A Message from W. Henry Walker, President of Farmers & Merchants Bank: Welcome Back to Family Musical Mornings!


Farmers & Merchants Bank president W. Henry Walker presenting a gift to Pacific Symphony in 2019.

I am very blessed to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the start of the 2022-23 season of Family Musical Mornings! This 5-concert series includes a wide variety of music for young people: opening with a special Halloween concert and followed by everyone’s holiday favorite,

“The Nutcracker.” The series continues with music from the great outdoors, special moments from Disney films, and finishing up with a mini-opera especially for kids.

As fourth-generation President at Farmers & Merchants Bank, I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors of Pacific Symphony and I believe music education at a young age helps to establish the cultural tone for future generations. In addition, F&M Bank is pleased to serve as the Presenting Sponsor of Pacific Symphony’s Family Musical Mornings series for the 18th season.

Founded in 1907 by C.J. Walker, F&M Bank provides white-glove banking service to clients at 25 branches throughout Southern California, including 13 in Orange County, and is poised for even more growth in the months ahead. Branches, handshakes, and values are just some of the traditions you will find at F&M Bank coupled with our cutting-edge technology.

Giving back to the communities we are honored to serve has been part of the F&M Bank business model since the beginning. Founded on the principles of honesty, integrity, the home, the Church, and service above self, the Bank upholds C.J.’s philanthropic spirit, regularly supporting organizations in the areas of human services, faith, education, healthcare and the arts. F&M’s philanthropic contributions have come in many forms, including in-kind donations for charity events, employee volunteer efforts, recognition and grant programs for organizations and individuals, and critical banking services that allow nonprofits to serve their missions. In addition, the Farmers & Merchants Bank Foundation was created in 2012 as a separate 501(c)3 organization to further enhance the legacy of philanthropic community support established by C.J. Walker.

Regardless of economic climate, F&M has remained unwavering in its commitment to the arts. Speaking for everyone at the F&M Family, we warmly welcome you all back to the Pacific Symphony!

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