Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles

Founded 1978, The Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles (GFBLA) is the second oldest LGBTQ+ community wind ensemble in the world. GFBLA provides public concerts throughout Southern California, offering a wide repertoire of music ranging from classical to contemporary.  

Our Mission

To promote acceptance and celebrate diversity by bringing together musicians from across Southern California for performance and educational opportunities that embrace equality, inclusion, and the love of music.

Upcoming Events

Latest News

  • GFBLA Hosts Pride and Popcorn at HOLA
    Come be a part of our next Pride celebration, this time with the GFBLA Concert Band! We’ll be performing themes and medleys from your fav films and musicals under the stars!  We’ll also be featuring some guest conductors, so get excited to see our emerging talent strut their stuff!  Bring your blankets and picnics and… Read more: GFBLA Hosts Pride and Popcorn at HOLA
  • GFBLA Keeps the Pride going in Weho
    A recap of another great Pride Celebration earlier this month in West Hollywood. Thanks to all our friends, supporters, and especially MARCHERS who came out to represent GFBLA! Happy Pride, All! Thanks to member, Bobby Toledo, for the content capture and creation.
  • GFBLA Featured in LA Magazine
    How cool to be featured in LA Magazine!! Happy Pride, now go pick up a copy now or check out the article online and read all about it!

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    Our next participant in the Member Conductor Workshop is our friend and bari sax extraordinaire, Jessica Hoover!Come see Jessica and GFBLA Concert Band next Tuesday night at HOLA at 8pm!  Details at GFBLA.org/events🎶🎹🎵#lgbtq #concertband #gfbla #pride #confucting
    Swipe through for Pride thoughts and memories from our beloved double reed players! 🏳️‍🌈
    GFBLA members, we hope to see you Thursday at movie  night 🍿 🍕! Please check Spond for all the details (and make sure to RSVP yes if you're going!) it's going to be INCREDIBLE 🎥
    So excited to share the deets about our @gfbla Member Conducting Workshop!Four GFBLA Members have been selected to conduct a piece at our upcoming Pride and Popcorn concerts at @heartoflosangeles and the Motion Picture and Television Fund as a part of the first ever #GFBLA Member Conducting Workshop. This workshop includes working with @jovran, GFBLA Artistic Director and Concert Band conductor and visiting conductor, @dwayne.s.milburn, as well as spending time on the podium with the GFBLA Concert Band!We’ll be featuring each of our participants so you can get to know them before their big debut!  First up: @kmcgloth1593!
Can’t wait to see you at @heartoflosangeles on Tuesday, June 25th at 7:30pm!  More info at GFBLA.org.#lgbtq #concertband #gfbla #pride #conducting
    Come be a part of our next Pride celebration, this time with the GFBLA Concert Band!  We’ll be performing themes and medleys from your fav films and musicals under the stars!We’ll also be featuring some guest conductors, so get excited to see our emerging talent strut their stuff!Bring your blankets and picnics and enjoy this FREE celebration of love and music as one community!#concertband #lgbtq #pride #moviemusic #filmscore #outdoorconcert