Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is an inclusive organization with ten different performing groups celebrating and promoting the LGBTQ community through music. We provide a forum for adult musicians, regardless of background, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We practice, play, and perform at our own events and in partnership with other Midwest LGBTQ and Chicago community organizations, providing an enriching experience for our community.

Lakeside Pride offers opportunities from members to perform throughout the year alongside musicians within a wide spectrum of skill levels. With our growing recognition in the community, our ensembles continue to see larger audiences with each performance. We look forward to welcoming you into our family and to take part in the exciting opportunities Lakeside Pride presents to musicians and listeners across Chicago.

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You can find background and membership details on each of our ensembles on the following pages.

Jazz Orchestra Marching Band Symphonic Band Chamber Ensembles

If you have any questions not addressed on the pages, please don’t hesitate to contact