The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble is proud to announce the Twelfth Annual Youth Pride Band program for 2022-2023. The band is open to all high school students in South Florida. Its purpose is to give students an opportunity to work with an outstanding artistic team and musician mentors, to network with other band students, to unite against bullying and to celebrate diversity through music.
The Youth Pride Band will be conducted by Julie Giroux. Julie is best known as a composer for modern Wind Ensemble and Symphonic band music. Julie has received many prestigious awards over her career which include Emmy Awards. Also conducting will be Dan Bassett, Artistic Director of the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble since 2006. Mr. Bassett is a Florida music educator with over 20 years’ experience and a founding member of the Youth Pride Band.
Feb 5, 12 & 19 - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Feb 25 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Feb 26 - 3:00 pm call and 7:00 pm concert (dinner provided)
Acceptance to the program is based on receipt of application and instrumentation needs. It is FREE to apply. Accepted students are required to pay a $20 participation fee. Applications for the 2023 Youth Pride Band are now closed.
Students participating in the program will be eligible for one of at least TEN $1,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS. Recipients of scholarships will be selected by the program leadership based on participation, enthusiasm and leadership qualities.
Students accepted to the program will be required to attend ALL rehearsals and to perform with the Youth Pride Band as well as the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm at the Broward Center for The Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. The concert will be recorded. Local professional musicians will be working with students in sectional and ensemble rehearsals leading up to the performance weekend.
Rehearsals will occur at:
St. Mark's Episcopal School
1750 East Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
Dates and Times:
Sunday Feb 5, 12 & 19 - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday Feb 25 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Feb 26 - 3:00 pm call and 7:00 pm concert (dinner provided)
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.