The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble is proud to continue the Youth Pride Band program! The Youth Band is open to all high school band students in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. The Youth Pride Band will work with internationally-known composer, transciber, and arranger Johann de Meij, and will perform a concert with the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble on Sunday, February 21st, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Amaturo Theatre at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Click here to find out more about Johann de Meij.
All interested students are required to submit an application online by December 15, 2015. Program applications will be available online by September 1, 2015. Once the application is submitted, the student will be sent a Parental Consent Form via email, which must be mailed to the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble by December 30, 2015. Students will be notified of their acceptance to the program via email, and sent the music by December 30, 2015. Applicants will be accepted based on experience. Please list all previous honor band, All-County, All-State and Solo and Ensemble experience on your application.
To Apply for the 2016 Youth Pride Band CLICK HERE
Students participating in the Youth Pride Band of South Florida will be eligible for one of FIVE $1000 college scholarships. Recipients of the scholarships will be selected by the program leadership, and will be recognized during the concert.
Program requirements include submitting an application, attending ALL rehearsals, and performing with the Youth Pride Band as well as the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will be recorded (Audio and DVD). Rehearsals will occur January 31, February 7, and 14 from 2:00-6:00 pm, February 19 from 6:00-9:00 pm and February 20 from 10:00-5:00 pm at St. Mark's Episcopal School in Ft. Lauderdale. Concert day (February 21) rehearsal will be from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
If you are interested in participating in the Youth Pride Band please fill out the online application. If you would like to volunteer with our organization, or donate to this worthy cause, please contact us by email at YouthPrideBandSF@pridewindensemble.org.