Welcome to great music, great times, and great community!
Sat • June 10th • 1:00pm
200 Brookview Pkwy N • Golden Valley
The Minnesota Freedom Band is a Twin Cities-based non-profit Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allied (GLBTA) music arts group committed to presenting
quality performances, providing oppor-tunities for our members to improve musicianship, and gathering to build relationships with each other and with our community.
To achieve this mission, we operate three musical groups with often overlapping membership:
• Concert Band consists of 45 - 50 musicians in three major sections:
• Woodwinds (flute, clarinet, sax, etc)
• Brass (trumpet, trombone, tuba, etc)
• Percussion (drums, timpani, etc)
Music consists of a variety of genres, including classical, folk, pop, and traditional music.
Auditions are NOT required -- we accept a diverse range of musical expertise. Your section leader may test your proficiency to determine chair / part assignments.
• Freedom Jazz! is a 20-piece Big Band Jazz Ensemble.
Music ranges from classic jazz standards to more contemporary popular charts, and often features soloists.
Auditions ARE required, with a special emphasis on sight reading and improvisation.
• Marching Band composition varies between 20 and 30 musicians, depending on who is available for performance dates. All marching instrumentation is welcome, with a special need for percussionists.
Music consists of traditional marches,
plus band arrangements of
popular contemporary songs.
Auditions are NOT required, but experience in marching while playing an
instrument is desired.
You can choose to play with one, two, or all three groups, depending on your time availability for rehearsals and individual practice.
No longer have an instrument? We can probably help you with that, too!
Interested in joining, or want more information? Please Contact Us and we'll be in touch!
What is the
MINNESOTA FREEDOM BAND?
3 Great Bands!
Twin Cities PRIDE:
PRIDE Festival Booth
Sat & Sun • June 24th - 25th • 10am - 6pm
Loring Park • Booth L31 (PINK section)
Sun • June 25th • 11am stepoff
Hennepin Ave • from 3rd St to Loring Park
Unit Number TBD
Concert & Jazz Bands:
"Music In The Parks"
FREE Outdoor Concert
Mon • June 19th • 7:30pm
Lake Harriet Bandshell
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy • Minneapolis
(Bring Chairs or Blankets • Water •
Bug Spray • Sun Screen)
"Bands on the Bluff"
at Fort Snelling
Fri • July 14th • 7:00pm
Ft Snelling Visitor Center
200 Tower Ave • Minneapolis
Freedom Jazz! Band:
I N C O N C E R T
Loring Park Main Stage
Sat • June 24th • 3:15pm - 3:50pm