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Pride Wind Ensemble
Youth Pride Band Season 8
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Amaturo Theater
Broward Center
Pride Wind Ensemble
On Broadway!
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Amaturo Theater
Broward Center

Pride Wind Ensemble
The Four Elements
Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Broward Center - Amaturo Theater
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Daniel Bassett


As Artistic Director for the Pride Wind Ensemble, I'd like to invite you to explore our site and the ways we provide top-notch performances dedicated to the LGBT and straight-friendly communities in South Florida.  I, along with our over sixty talented musicians, would like to thank you for your continued support throughout our 33 years as serving as South Florida's only LGBT Wind Ensemble.
-- Dan Bassett, Artistic Director

THE GOOD NEWS: The SFPWE applied for and has been recommended for a $25,000.00 Specific Cultural Event Grant from the State of Florida for the 2019 LGBA Conference in Orlando.

THE BAD NEWS: The Florida legislature has slashed funding over the last few years for cultural grant funds, culminating last year when they failed to fund any of the recommended specific cultural event grants. Overall, the SFPWE has seen a 75% drop in state grant funds over the last 5 years.

THE SORT OF GOOD NEWS: The legislature and governor who will approve the budget so that we can receive the awarded grant funds have not been elected yet. It will be the people elected this November who will pass the state budget that will hopefully include this grant. It is imperative that we elect friends of the arts to the legislature and cabinet this November.

WHAT CAN YOU DO? Vote for arts friendly legislators, cabinet members, and governor! Get your friends to vote. Get your family to vote. Speak out about why arts funding is important to you. Speaking as a non-profit, we cannot tell you who to vote for, but I’m sure most of you can figure it out. Share this post!

Finally, join the Florida Cultural Alliance, They will update you on when and how to advocate for arts funding in the future. They will help connect you to your representatives at just the right time to have the greatest impact on the budgeting process.

It will be an uphill struggle to get this funding we’ve been awarded, but if we can elect a few more arts friendly legislators and governor, it just might happen.

If you have any questions, then message me or email me at

Thank you for your support!

Brian French
SFPWE Grant Writer

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