We are a concert band, marching band, jazz band and colorguard made up of LGBTQ+ members and allies supporting the Tampa Bay area and LGBTQ+ community through the performing arts since 2014. Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds rehearse weekly on Mondays from 7:00pm-9:00pm before each concert. New instrumentalists are welcome to start at any time.
Our rehearsals will be held at Hillsborough Community College Performing Arts Building in Historic Ybor City, 1411 East 11th Ave. Tampa, FL 33605. See our calendar for rehearsal and performance dates.
We are a non-audition wind band. We encourage musicians of all ability levels to join our band. Our aim is to present and promote music of the highest artistic quality. The emphasis is playing music in a fun and welcoming environment.
Reviewing and agreeing to the current handbook is required for participation in the Tampa Bay Pride Band and Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds.View & Download Tampa Bay Pride Band Handbook
Minor Registration Release Form2021-22 Minor Participant Waiver and Release Form
Attendance at rehearsals and performances is of paramount importance for a quality ensemble. Each member is responsible for making their section leader aware of conflicts as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly for the group.
Uniforms for concert performances will be concert black (black top, black bottoms, black jacket if desired, black shoes/socks, and Pride accessories) unless otherwise advised.
Uniforms for marching band performances will be the black TBPB shirt with black bottoms (shorts preferred), black shoes, and black socks unless otherwise advised. Uniform shirts will be available for purchase for $15 upon registration. Uniforms are the responsibility of the performer.
A membership due of $30 each fall and spring is collected from every band member participating in the Tampa Bay Pride Band and Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, membership dues help TBPB and TBSW continue its mission and provide an all-inclusive environment, high quality music, and performance opportunities to forge a close-knit community of diverse musicians.
Membership dues are collected on or before the 3rd rehearsal. Student membership dues are $15 each fall and each spring. Under certain hardship conditions, the membership dues can be waived if approved by the Board President.Membership Dues
Rehearsal and Performance Expectations
Rehearsals are based off the long-standing orchestral tradition of rehearsal and concert etiquette. All performers should arrive early and prepared with all material for a successful rehearsal. Each member shall be responsible for preparing their music based off the notes and markings from the previous rehearsal.
If a conflict or emergency were to come up, please notify your section leader immediately.
Rehearsal Location: Hillsborough Community College Performing Arts Building Ybor City Campus
Address: 1411 East 11th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
Rehearsal Time: Jazz Band 6:00-6:45pm, Concert Band 7:00pm-9:00pm