Sweet Home Chicago 

Pride Bands Alliance Conference

May 26-29, 2022

40 years of music, visibility, and pride. Come back to where it all started!


It is with great enthusiasm that Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles invites you to Chicago for the 2022 Annual Conference of the Pride Bands Alliance (formerly Lesbian and Gay Band Association), bringing this exciting event to the shores of Lake Michigan in the heart of Downtown Chicago. 

Returning to Our Roots
In 1982, seven individual music bands from across the country met here in Chicago to unite as one larger music organization, and since those early years, Pride Bands Alliance has grown exponentially into the successful international music organization it is today. Forty years later, we can think of no better way to mark the accomplishments of Pride Bands Alliance than where it originated, back in the Midwest and in the hometown of a founding member. 

Lakeside Pride understands the history and represents the future of Pride Bands Alliance. In each rehearsal, performance, and community gathering, Lakeside Pride embodies the mission of Pride Bands Alliance by promoting LGBTQ music, visibility, and pride across the Chicagoland area. We excitedly look forward to introducing the city we love, the organization and members we treasure, and most importantly, the sounds of progress through the lens of Pride Bands Alliance 2022.

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