The Minnesota Freedom Band is a vibrant and inclusive community band that welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, identities, and musical abilities. Founded on the principles of unity, acceptance, and artistic expression, this band provides a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ+ musicians to come together, share their talents, and create beautiful music.
In addition to a concert band, there is also a jazz band (Freedom Jazz) and a marching band. From classical to pop, jazz to rock, and everything in between, its repertoire reflects the diverse tastes and influences of its members and resonates with audiences of all backgrounds. Whether it's performing at local pride events, community festivals, or formal concerts, the Minnesota Freedom Band showcases the immense talent and creativity within the LGBTQ+ community.
One of the band's core missions is to foster a sense of belonging and empowerment among its members. It serves as a platform for LGBTQ+ musicians to connect in a safe space, form strong friendships, and build support networks. The band encourages self-expression and embraces individuality, celebrating the unique identities and experiences of each member.
Whether you're a member of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, the Minnesota Freedom Band invites you to join the band, attend our performances, or support us financially. We stand as a shining example of how the universal language of music can bring people together, break down prejudices, and create a more inclusive and harmonious world.
The Minnesota Freedom Band is a charter member of Pride Bands Alliance