Blue Band Special Commissioned Piece
Evan Williams

Blue Band Special Commissioned Piece

The piece is called love words, and is inspired by Claude McKay’s poem, “Romance.” McKay was a writer of the Harlem Renaissance, a Jamaican immigrant to the US, a bisexual, and for a time, involved in socialist and communist movements. He spent his final years in Chicago.

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Music Announcement
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Music Announcement

Musical selections for symphonic bands and commissioned pieces are now finalized. Parts will be shared in March.

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Red Band Special Commissioned Piece
Christen Taylor Holmes

Red Band Special Commissioned Piece

The title derives from Chicago born trans activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy who participated in a wide range of activist causes throughout her lifetime, including the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

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Meet our Big Band Conductors

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is excited to announce our Big Band Conductors for the Pride Bands Alliance conference “Sweet Home Chicago”. The Big Band provides a unique opportunity for experienced jazz players from around the country to come together and entertain a lively crowd! The shimmering skyline of Chicago provides a starry backdrop for an evening of cocktails and jazz at Adler Planetarium, as the band lights up the room with a program honoring the contributions of Chicago musicians to the jazz idiom.

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Meet our Symphonic Band Conductors

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, Chicago’s premier LGBTQ music organization, is excited to present Sweet Home Chicago, a double-feature symphonic band performance at the historic Auditorium Theatre. The performance will include two world premieres of new works by composers Christen Taylor Holmes and Evan Williams. We are excited to announce our four symphonic band conductors:

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