Press Releases

“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…