Membership Form & Dues
To become a member of Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, members need to fill out this membership form:
Due to the current uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors of Lakeside Pride has decided to waive membership dues for the 2020/2021 season.
Lakeside Pride funds its operations through a diverse range of revenue streams including donations, silent auctions, beer booths, grants, membership dues, major concerts, and other paid performances. In 2020 we have already missed out on significant income, from numerous lost paid performance opportunities such as the spring Symphonic Band concert (and attendant silent auction), as well as summer beer booth volunteering and membership dues from summer-only members.
With the future still highly uncertain, all revenue streams will be affected for our 2020/2021 season. The true financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Lakeside Pride will only be known in the future. With our income significantly more limited than in the past, even while large ensembles are unable to rehearse there are still necessary and significant expenses that are incurred in keeping the organization running: music performance licenses, storage space rental, purchasing music, rehearsal space at Preston Bradley, website hosting and mailing services, Association of Concert Bands and Lesbian and Gay Band Association memberships, and accounting fees to name but a few.
As ever, we would rather have you as part of our Lakeside Pride family than your money.
If, however, you feel able and inclined to do so, please consider making a donation to Lakeside Pride in lieu of membership dues. The easiest way to donate without fees is via Zelle/QuickPay at email@example.com, or via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org giving as a friend or family, or by check payable to Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles mailed to Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St, Chicago IL 60613.
More information is available in the member handbook.
We feel strongly that one will never be excluded from our large and close family due to financial situation.
Any questions should be directed to Member Resources Chair, Patrice Mustaafaa, at email@example.com.