The Tampa Bay Pride Band is an all-inclusive wind ensemble and marching band supporting the LGBT community in the Bay area. TBPB Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds rehearse weekly on Mondays from 7pm-9pm all year round. Our rehearsal venue is Hillsborough Community College Performing Arts building on the HCC Ybor campus. New instrumentalists are welcome to start at any time.
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 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 Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds.View & Download Tampa Bay Pride Band Handbook View & Download Minor Participation Form
2021 Registration Release formParticipation 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 (i.e. black tux, black suit, black dress, black pant suit)unless otherwise advised. Uniforms are the responsibility of the performer.
Membership and Dues
A membership fee of $30 each fall and each 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 each fall and each spring. Under certain hardship conditions, the membership fee can be waived if approved by the Board President.Membership Dues
Rehearsal and Concert Expectations
Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds rehearsal is 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.
In the event that you can not complete a concert after committing to a performance, you are responsible for finding a suitable replacement prior to the concert. If a conflict or emergency were to come up, please notify your section leader immediately.
Rehearsal Location: Sparkman Wharf
Address: 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Rehearsal Time: 7pm-9pm