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!

    @GFBLA on Instagram

    The @gfbla Board of Directors had a hang last night and got some great work done whilst playing life-size #hungryhungryhippos and #pacman.  Enjoying our break this month, then back to work!#boardofdirectors #lgbtq #community #gayband
    What a great way to close out our epic #pridemonth!@gfbla Concert Band and our Member Conductor Workshop participants, Kelsi McGlothin (@heartshapeddog), Katherine Monroe (@katedelgadillo), Nick Keufler, and Jessica Hoover performed two “Pride & Popcorn” concerts featuring our movie music favorites.  The performances were held at our community partner facilities @heartoflosangeles and @mptf and made our hearts so full.To say we our proud of our community, these aspiring conductors, and all of our members is an understatement.  Thanks for making this month so special and let’s keep the PRIDE strong for the rest of the year. 🩷❤️🧡💛💚🩵💙💜#pride #gfbla #conductors #concertband
    Last but definitely not least, presenting our final Conductor Spotlight for tonight’s concert!  Pleased to share a little bit about Katherine Monroe and why she’s excited to conduct “Cartoon Carnival”!See yall tonight 😍
    Get to know Nick Keufler, another one of our Conducting Workshop participants.  Come see him conduct TONIGHT at @heartoflosangeles Art and Recreation Center in Layette Park!More info at GFBLA.org/events#conducting #concertband #lgbtq #gfbla