Lakeside Pride offers a variety of small ensembles, providing members further opportunity to collaborate with musicians in a tight-knit team environment. These groups proudly represent the LGBT community in performance throughout Chicago.

Lakeside Pride small ensembles:

  • Brass Quintet – two trumpets, french horn, trombone, tuba
  • Clarinet Choir – a clarinet ensemble
  • Salsa Band – a Latin-infused salsa band with traditional instruments and vocalists
  • Strayhorns Jazz Combo – trumpet, saxophone, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, and drums
  • Wilde Cabaret – vocalists accompanied by piano or guitar
  • Woodwind Quintet – flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and french horn

Recent small ensemble appearances include:

  • Andersonville Farmers Market
  • Andersonville Midsommarfest
  • Billy Strayhorn Plaque Dedication at the LGBT Legacy Project
  • Center on Halsted Annual Gala
  • Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame at the Chicago History Museum
  • Chicago Park District: Elm Park
  • Chicago Public Schools: Gallistel Language Academy, Lindblom Math and Science Academy, and Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Academy
  • Connections for the Homeless Auction
  • The Cliff Dwellers – People Supporting the Arts
  • Equality Illinois Annual Gala
  • Late Night Andersonville
  • Northalsted Market Days
  • Northalsted Pride Fest
  • Multiple weddings, picnics, house parties, and memorial services

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