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Pride Bands Alliance
1030 15 St NW, #500
Washington, DC 20005

(Current and Founding Member)

Pride Bands Alliance, formerly known as Lesbian and Gay Band Association (LGBA), formed in 1982 when eight gay bands (including the MN Freedom Band) got together for the first time in Chicago. Now, Pride Bands Alliance has over 30 member groups from coast to coast, plus groups in Canada, Australia and Europe. As a massed band, this group has performed at such milestone events as an electrifying first concert at the Hollywood Bowl (1984), the 1987, 1993, and 2000 Marches on Washington, each of the 8 Gay Games (marching, field shows, concerts, and pep bands), and Presidential Inaugurations for both Bill Clinton an Barack Obama, and appearances in major venues including Madison Square Garden, the Alamo, DAR Constitution Hall, Jordan Hall (Boston), Jones Hall (Houston), Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco), and the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park during the 2006 Gay Games VII held in Chicago.

MFB is just one of the LGBTQ music groups in the Twin Cities.


Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

2314 University Ave. West #20

St. Paul, MN 55114

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