Welcome to the official website of the Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles!
The Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles (GFBLA) is a community wind symphony that currently includes over sixty talented wind and percussion instrumentalists. Celebrating nearly forty years together, GFBLA provides free public concerts throughout Southern California, offering a wide repertoire of music ranging from classical to contemporary.
Celebrating our 42nd Anniversary in 2020!
GFBLA in Quarantine!
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In honor of successfully hosting our first virtual rehearsal this week, we wanted to share a little fun and positivity with the world! Over the last few months of quarantine, our members came together in their respective shelters-in-place to keep making music. The result is our rendition of Gloria Gaynor's hit "I Will Survive" which truly captures the personalities and creativity of our members. We miss our in-person rehearsals and performances dearly, but until we can all safely be together again, we will keep playing, keep smiling, and keep surviving!
Thanks to all who participated and special thanks to percussionist Bernie Stern for putting the whole thing together!
"I Will Survive"
Written by Frederick J. Perren and Dino Fekaris
Published by Universal PolyGram Int. Publishing, Inc. on behalf of itself and Perren-Vibes Music, Inc. Used by permission.
Our Artistic Director
GFBLA is led by Artistic Director Justin Raines. Justin is a conductor, tuba player and award-winning composer. His music has been performed in concert around the world and has graced the soundtracks of several recent films.
Read more about Justin here.