45th Anniversary Preview

We’re joining our friends ONE Archives Foundation for #Circa2023, the first and only queer histories festival in the U.S.  Come join us and support this important effort!!

RSVP/Reserve Tickets at CircaFestival.org

About the show…

Get a glimpse of our upcoming 45th anniversary celebration with a preview performance at our home, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) at Lafayette Park. Our member-chosen program showcases GFBLA’s rich history and the passion for music that keeps us coming to rehearsal every week. Musicians will share their stories between pieces in this hour-long preview of our Sapphire anniversary and we hope you will join us in celebrating 45 years of harmony!

The Sapphire Collection: 45th Anniversary Concert

Featuring:

The West Coast Singers

Tracy Adams, euphonium soloist

Rossano Galante, guest composer and conductor

Past AD Bill Masonheimer, guest conductor

Past AD Justin Raines, guest conductor

Celebrate the Gay Freedom Band’s Sapphire anniversary with a collection of concert band music that has inspired our members for the last 45 years. Past Artistic Directors return to the podium, current member artists step into the spotlight, and the West Coast Singers sing along to take a musical journey through our rich history. We hope you will join us in commemorating 45 years of musical Pride this November!

GFBLA Presents: Care to Snow Dance

Get ready to be enchanted by captivating performances from talented musicians. The concert will showcase a delightful mix of holiday classics and contemporary tunes, guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit.Bring your friends and family along to share the joy and make lasting memories. The GFBLA Holiday Concert: Care to Snow Dance? is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season in style!Want to sponsor a piece for the GFBLA Holiday Concert? Click here: https://givebutter.com/GFBLASnowDance

Drag Queen Bingo with GFBLA

B-I-N-G-O is BACK! Come hang out with GFBLA and the most fabulous Bingo Hosts at Hamburger Mary’s WeHo on Tuesday December 19th! We’ll have Magic Castle tickets and other incredible prizes ready for YOU to win! Come support the band in your favorite holiday attire and giggle at all of the double entendres.Reservations available by calling Hamburger Mary’s WeHo at 323-654-3800 

Overture Rainbow Concert

GFBLA Presents Family Album 3: Overture Rainbow

Take a colorful look into queer music with past and living composers Aaron Copland, Francis Poulenc, Ethyl Smyth, Julie Giroux, Kyle Kindred, and Samuel Barber. Under the direction of Artistic Director Joseph Vranas and featuring guest conductor Jadine Louie, former Artistic Director of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

Forsythe Concert

More information and tickets here: https://huntington.org/event/gay-freedom-band-los-angeles

Members Beach Day Social

Annual members beach social hangout and bonfire at Dockweiler Beach during our summer break.

GFBLA Member Movie Night

We’re gathering over pizza and drinks to watch The Incredibles to socialize and get ready for our next concert.

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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 enjoy this FREE celebration of love and music as one community!

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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.