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San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

Date:
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
Time:
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Venue:
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA
Phone:
(415) 543-1718
Cost:
Free

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Facebook Event URL
https://www.facebook.com/events/1414126665324761/

Founded by Jon Reed Sims in 1978 in response to Anita Bryant‘s anti-gay campaign in the late 1970s, the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps was the first openly-gay musical group in the world. Sims went on to create the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, and numerous other ensembles, while the Marching Band and Twirling Corps evolved into the celebratory San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band. Today’s concert features music spanning decades of American popular music, from jazz and swing standards of yesteryear to modern musicals and pop music of today, highlighting the musical versatility of the wind band.
 

 

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