Our award-winning marching band and color guard entertains nearly one million spectators annually at parades and events. This ensemble embodies the vision of the original Chicago Gay Pride Band, which formed in 1979 as one of the first LGBT bands of its kind.
Annual events include Chicago Disability Pride Parade, Chicago Memorial Day Parade, and Chicago Pride Parade, among others. Members have also performed in other U.S. cities and overseas with the Lesbian and Gay Band Association. These include the Gay Games, the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York City, and the Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Our marching season runs from April to September, with rehearsals on Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Northside College Prep High School, 5501 N. Kedzie, Chicago. The tour schedule for the marching band and color guard is determined in April at the beginning of the season.
All members and friends of the LGBT community are welcome to perform with us. If you can play a musical instrument, we can teach you to march wave at the crowd!