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Welcome to great music, great times, and great community!

The Minnesota Freedom Band, founded in 1982, is a Twin Cities-based, non-profit community band comprised of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and Allied volunteers. We are committed to presenting quality performances, providing opportunities 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 ofpopular contemporary songs.

• Auditions are NOT required, but experience in marching while playing an instrument is desired.

You may play with one, two, or all three groups, depending on your time availability for rehearsals and individual practice.

Interested in joining, or want more information?  Please Contact Us and we'll be in touch!  


Upcoming  Performances

Freedom  CONCERT  Band

Alphabet  Soup
Fall / Holiday  Concert 

Sun  •  Dec  3rd


Freedom  JAZZ  Band

Cool  Hands,  Warm  Hearts,
&  Hot  Chocolate

Fall / Holiday  Concert 

Sun  •  Dec  10th

Freedom  CONCERT  Band

Books  &  Video  Games
Spring  Concert 

Date To Be Determined

Freedom  JAZZ  Band

Pack  Your  Bags..!
Spring  Concert 

Sun  •  Apr  21st

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