Music builds bridges for the LGBTQ community!
With our roots dating back to the very first Chicago Pride Parade in 1979, Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles has been at the heart of the local LGBTQ community. Our mission is to use the universal language of music to spread a message of love and acceptance. Following three years of unprecedented growth and recognition, now is the time for us to expand our reach as we – quite literally – sound the trumpet and help lead the charge toward social justice in Chicago and across the country.
Through the generous financial support of individuals, companies, foundations, and government agencies, Lakeside Pride presents an annual season that features our Jazz Orchestra, Marching Band, Pops Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Chamber Ensembles. However, to continue presenting concerts and community events that bring people together, we need your support.
There are a number of ways you can influence our future, including individual contributions, sponsorship, and by volunteering your time. Think of this, and all future gifts to Lakeside Pride, as an investment in the music you love and in the LGBTQ community.
Through donations, our equipment wish list, and our silent auction, your contributions directly support our organization.
Hire an Ensemble
If your wedding needs a jazz orchestra, fundraiser needs a woodwind choir, or business opening needs a marching band, we may be able to help.
Volunteers make Lakeside Pride possible in every way, from rehearsals to performances to community events.
Advertise or Sponsor
Support us while reaching the hundreds of thousands of people who attend our shows every year.