Ten years ago as the "It Gets Better" and "Trevor" Projects were attempting to help LGBTQ+ teens who were bullied in school, the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble began the Youth Pride Band of South Florida. The Youth Band's mission is to bring students from the Tri-County area together to make music through a band performance, but also to discuss LGBTQ+ issues and bullying in our schools.
In addition to an amazing musical experience, 11th and 12th graders have the opportunity to win one of many $1000 college scholarships. In the first nine years, $144,000 has been given away in scholarships. Even though we are not able to hold the program this year, we will still be awarding several scholarships.
This 10th anniversary concert will feature pre-recorded performances and testimonials from the first nine years of the Youth Pride Band program. We urge you to "pay what you can" for your virtual ticket. If so moved, please consider donating to our scholarship fund for next year's program.