The Tampa Bay Pride Band is an all-inclusive LGBT and Straight Wind Ensemble and Marching band supporting the LGBT community in the Bay area.. TBPD Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds rehearse weekly on a Mondays from 7pm-9pm all year round. Our reheasal venue is Middleton High School. New instrumentalist are welcome to start at any time.
We are a non-auditions wind band. We encourage instrumentalist of all ranges to join our band. Our aim is to play an array of musical genres. The emphasis is on 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 Symphonic Wind Ensembles.View & Download Tampa Bay Pride Band Handbook (2017-18)
Attendance at rehearsals and performances is of paramount importance for a quality ensemble. We also understand that things do come up and create conflicts so we would like everyone to take responsibility to make us aware of conflicts as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly for the group.
Uniforms for concert performances will be concert black unless advised otherwise and the responsibility of the performer.
Membership and Dues
Membership and dues:
A membership fee of $30.00 in the fall and additional $30 in the spring is collected from every band member participating in the Tampa Bay Pride Band and Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds by the Treasurer. This fee entitles the band member to check out music for concerts and/or parades. Fees also cover rental space and other operational expenses. Band members are entitled to a receipt of this transaction upon request. Membership fees are due on or before the 3rd rehearsal. Students’ membership fee is $15 in the fall and $15 in the spring. Under certain hardship conditions, the membership fee can be waived if approved by the Board President.
Rehearsal and Concert Expectations
Tampa Bay Symphony Winds rehearsal is based off the long standing orchestral tradition of rehearsals and concert etiquette. All performers should come prepared to rehearsal 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.
In the event that you can not complete a concert after committing to a performance, we ask that you be responsible for finding a suitable replacement prior to the concert. If some reason a conflict or emergency were to come up, please notify your section leader immediately.