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“California Dreamin’, a Musical Celebration of our Golden State” coming to three Northern California cities

Under the baton of Artistic Director Pete Nowlen, the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band will present “California Dreamin’,” an ambitious and entertaining concert that will paint a broad musical picture of the Golden State.  There will be three performances in three different cities… Sunday, April 6, 4pm, at herchurch Lutheran, 678 Portola Drive, San Francisco….

2013 Dance-Along Nutcracker®: Nutcrackers of the Caribbean! Takes Clara & Fritz on Pirate Adventure

There be pirates in this ballet! Nutcrackers of the Caribbean! takes Clara and Fritz on an adventure on the high seas as they search for the lost treasure of Peglegs Tchaikovsky in the 2013 installment of the Dance-Along Nutcracker®.

Pete Nowlen Named Artistic Director of San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

Pete Nowlen, Director of Concert Bands at U.C. Davis, has been named Artistic Director of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band. Mr. Nowlen makes his official debut as artistic director at the Freedom Band concert “A Festival of Ensembles,” the first concert of its 2013‐14 Community Concert Season. Concert downbeat at 8PM, Friday, September 20,…

Commander Zoe Dunning, USN (ret.) reads the Gettysburg Address at Freedom Band concert

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band captures the long arc of moral justice in an instant, when Commander Zoe Dunning, USN (ret.) reads the Gettysburg Address at next months’ concert celebrating civil rights pioneers. Artistic Director Candidate Pete Nowlen conducts the Freedom Band in “Through Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall” 8PM, Friday, May 31, at…

Seggelke Conducts Lord of the Rings Symphony Performed by San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

The first openly LGBT music organization in the world, the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band has challenged stereotypes about LGBT people for 35 years, and now it’s taking on stereotypes about bands. The Freedom Band performs a full symphony originally composed for wind ensemble ‐ the famous Symphony No. 1 Lord of the Rings by…

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Dance-Along Nutcracker®: At Sea! Previews at California Academy of Sciences [MORE]

2010 GAY-La! Goes Burlesque It’s the gayest GAY-La! On land or sea! For grownups only - this cruise ship's gone cruisey with burlesque acts, holiday cocktails and a midnight buffet on the Lido Deck! Saturday, December 11 at 7pm, $50 [MORE]

Video Contest! Prizes include tickets and special participation in the show! [MORE]

AUDIENCE IS THE STAR IN THE DANCE-ALONG NUTCRACKER® WITH MUSIC AND FUN FOR ALL AGES [MORE]

DANCE-ALONG NUTCRACKER® GALA IS GREAT WAY TO KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON [MORE]

MUSIC, DANCE, AND COMEDY COMBINE TO MAKE DANCE- ALONG NUTCRACKER® AN ENTERTAINMENT EXTRAVAGANZA [MORE]

SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band Presents The Official September Concert [MORE]

JADINE LOUIE RETURNS AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF SAN FRANCISCO LESBIAN/GAY FREEDOM BAND After a three-year hiatus, Jadine Louie, Best of the Bay winner for music education, returns to take the podium as Artistic Director/Conductor of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, the first openly LGBT community music group in the world. [MORE]

Cal Band Director Robert Calonico Conducts SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band in “BANDANCING” [MORE]

DROSSELMEYER GETS SPOOKED AT 2008 DANCE-ALONG NUTCRACKER®: BAH HUMBUG! At the 2008 Dance-Along Nutcracker: Bah Humbug! crazy clockmaker Uncle Drosselmeyer gets a good haunting from a bevy of ghosts when he turns down Clara´s Christmas party. [PSA/Calendar Listing] [Press Release]

DONNA SACHET & TRAUMA FLINTSTONE STAR IN 2008 DANCE-ALONG NUTCRACKER®: BAH HUMBUG! In this year´s twist on the Nutcracker story, Donna Sachet appears as the haggard ghost in fabulous outfits, and Trauma Flintstone plays scroogey Uncle Drosselmeyer, who´s haunted by his past when he refuses Clara´s invitation to the Stahlbaum Christmas party. [MORE]

JADINE LOUIE NAMED GUEST CONDUCTOR OF 2008 DANCE-ALONG NUTCRACKER®: BAH HUMBUG! Longtime Dance-Along Nutcracker mastermind and Best of the Bay winner Jadine Louie directs the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band´s 2008 Dance-Along Nutcracker: Bah Humbug! [MORE]

CITY SWING WITH JOYCE GRANT JAZZES UP GALA PERFORMANCE OF 2008 DANCE-ALONG NUTCRACKER®: BAH HUMBUG! City Swing, the classic, 18-piece big band fronted by Joyce Grant, performs Les Brown´s jazzed up Nutcracker Suite and other swing favorites at the Gala performance of the 2008 Dance-Along Nutcracker: Bah Humbug! [MORE]

August 7, 2008 - GOLDEN GATE PARK BAND DIRECTOR GUEST CONDUCTS SAN FRANCISCO LESBIAN/GAY FREEDOM BAND Michael L. Wirgler, Music Director and Conductor of the 126-year-old Golden Gate Park Band, guest conducts the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band for its 2008-09 Community Concert Series season opener, Bands Across the Sea. [MORE]

July 8, 2008 - DR. ROBERTO-JUAN GONZÁLEZ STEPS DOWN AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF SAN FRANCISCO LESBIAN/GAY FREEDOM BAND [MORE]

June 19, 2008 - KRON-TV & KCBS RADIO´S "HAT LADY" – JAN WAHL TO APPEAR AT 2008 PRIDE CONCERT: "OUR MESSAGE IS MUSIC" Jan Wahl, San Francisco´s celebrated film critic and events journalist – affectionately nicknamed the "Hat Lady" – has just agreed to appear at the Thursday performance of the 2008 Pride Concert. [MORE]

June 8, 2008 - BETTY´S LIST FOUNDER HOSTS BIRTHDAY RECEPTION AT 2008 PRIDE CONCERT Dr. Betty L. Sullivan, LGBTQ media maven and founder of the popular website "Betty´s List" (www.bettyslist.com), toasts 30 years of queer visibility through music when she hosts the birthday-party-style reception at the Friday performance of the 2008 Pride Concert. [MORE]

April 23, 2008 - 2008 PRIDE CONCERT CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF SF L/G FREEDOM BAND & LGBTQ MUSIC MOVEMENT The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band celebrates its 30th anniversary with the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco and San Francisco Gay Men´s Chorus at the 2008 Pride Concert: Our Message Is Music. [MORE]

PRIDE CONCERT PSA/CALENDAR LISTING - The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band celebrates its 30th anniversary with the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco and San Francisco Gay Men´s Chorus at the 2008 Pride Concert: Our Message Is Music. [MORE]

A String of Pearls Press Release,PSA/Calendar Listing

Nutcracker RAT-ified! Press Release, Trauma Flinstone stars in RAT-ified!, Gala featuring City Swing and vocalist Joyce Grant, PSA/Calendar Listing

Rhapsody in Chapultepec Concert Press Release, PSA/Calendar Listing

With Trumpets, Fifes, and DrumConcert Press Release, PSA/Calendar Listing

Dr. Roberto-Juan Gonzalez Appointed Artistic Director [MORE] Press Release (English), Press Release (Spanish)

Enduring View Community Concert Concert Press Release, PSA/Calendar Listing

BRADLEY CONNLAIN NAMED GUEST CONDUCTOR OF 2006 DANCE-ALONG NUTCRACKER® [MORE]

GAIL WILSON RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO TO STAR IN 2006 DANCE-ALONG NUTCRACKER®: CLARA-F I E D ! Press Release, Calendar and PSA Listing

COMMUNITY TICKET RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2006 DANCE-ALONG NUTCRACKER® [MORE]