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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    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
    Let the #Pride celebrations continue!!! Come hang with GFBLA #marchingband for our final #parade appearance this Sunday in #hollywood at @lapride!  Parade starts at 11am at Sunset & Highland! 🌈🥁🎺🎷🎶And post-parade, stick around for a second performance at the @lapride #blockparty, 2:35pm set time!See y’all then ❤️
    How cool to be featured in @lamag!! Thanks @candohando for including us in this piece and sharing what we do.  #happypride friends!  Go pick up a copy now! ❤️🌈🎶#lgbtq #gayband #marchingband #lamag