The Coeur d’Alene Symphony’s unique Instrument Auction fundraiser was completed on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, with the successful auction of a custom-built viola on Ebay Charitable Giving.
The winning bidder, Andy Osborn of Coeur d’Alene, purchased the viola for his son Luke. The Osborn family are all musicians who have been making music in the Coeur d’Alene area for many years.
Mike and Betsy Bullard of Coeur d’Alene were the successful bidders on a custom-made violin. Betsy Bullard has played violin in the Coeur d’Alene Symphony for 22 years.
The viola and violin were custom built specifically to help raise money for the Symphony by Jay Prior of Custom Strings in the Spokane Valley (www.customstrings.net).