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

Upcoming  Performances

Jazz Band:
Golden  Valley
PRIDE  Festival

Sat    June  10th    1:00pm
Brookview Park
200 Brookview Pkwy
•  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 N
OT required -- we accept 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
1 Organization,
3 Great Bands!


Twin  Cities  PRIDE:
 Visit our
PRIDE  Festival  Booth
Sat & Sun  •  June 24th - 25th  •  10am - 6pm
ng Park    Booth L31 (PINK section)  

Marching  Band:
Ashley  Rukes 
RIDE  Parade 

Sun  •  June 25th  •  11am stepoff
Hennepin Ave 
•  from 3rd St to Lo
ring 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)



Concert Band:
"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



Check  Back  Later  This  Summer
for news about our 

Exciting  41st  Season..!

2023 24

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