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. We have made the difficult decision to suspend the Youth Pride Band program this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will miss seeing you and having you share your exceptional talent with us, but rest assured, we will be back stronger than ever in 2022 with guest conductor / clinician Julia Giroux!
2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Youth Pride Band. To celebrate this, we will be creating a virtual concert composed of footage from the first nine years. We will broadcast the concert on the originally planned concert date of February 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm, so mark that date on your calendar!
Application process is now closed.
All submitted applications will be reviewed. Students will be sent a Parental Consent Form via email, which must be mailed to the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble by December 30, 2020. Students will be notified of their acceptance to the program via email, and sent the music by December 30, 2020. Applicants will be accepted based on application date, prior experience, and instrumentation needs. Please list all previous honor band, All-County, All-State and Solo and Ensemble experience on your application.
Students participating in the Youth Pride Band of South Florida will be eligible for one of several $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 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm. The concert will be recorded (Audio and DVD).
Rehearsals will occur at:
St. Mark's Episcopal School
1750 East Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
Dates and Times:
Sunday, February 7, 2:00-6:00 pm at St. Mark's Episcopal School
Sunday, February 14, 2:00-6:00 pm at St. Mark's Episcopal School
Sunday, February 21, 2:00-6:00 pm at St. Mark's Episcopal School
Saturday, February 27, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at St. Mark's Episcopal School (food provided)
Sunday, February 28, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm, at the Broward Center (dinner provided)
Sunday, February 28, 7:00 pm performance at the Broward Center
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.