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Atlanta Freedom Bands Bid to Host the 2013 LGBA Conference

Color Our World in Atlanta in 2013
Atlanta Freedom Bands invites you to join us for a “Pride-tastic” LGBA conference in 2013.  The Atlanta Pride Festival is the Southeast’s largest and you will want to be surrounded by all the rainbow energy in our city.  The conference will feature a massed band concert that celebrates the rainbow flag’s 35th anniversary; a huge contingent of marchers, color guard and cheer groups in the annual parade; and plenty of time to enjoy all the Pride festivities.  You can view the entire proposal by clicking the document by opening this pdf file.

LGBA Conference Proposal Highlights
Your Hosts:  Atlanta Freedom Bands
  • Founded in 1993
  • Member of LGBA since 1995
  • Ensembles include Concert Band, Marching Band, Color Guard and MetroGnomes Stage Band
  • Hosted members of six LGBA bands for Atlanta Pride 2010 festival and parade
  • Presented LGBA regional event “Bravo! A Night at the Opera” in April 2011
Proposed Date: October 10-13, 2013
  • Coincides with the Atlanta Pride Festival weekend
  • Coincides with National Coming Out Day
  • Marks Atlanta Freedom Bands’ 20th anniversary
Location:  Atlanta’s Midtown Neighborhood
  • Central location and walkable with easy access to transit
  • Center of Atlanta’s LGBT scene
  • Home base for all Atlanta Pride activities
  • Potential host hotels and conference venues all in the neighborhood
  • Open, welcome, accepting, modern, urban and historic
Conference Activities Include …
  • Gala LGBA concert, “Color Our World,” celebrating the rainbow flag’s 35th anniversary
  • A massed band and color guard marching down Peachtree Street in Atlanta’s Pride Parade
  • Workshops by Atlanta’s professional musicians and music leaders
About the Atlanta Pride Festival
  • The largest Pride festival in the Southeast
  • Offers a week-long series of events including parties, concerts, a weekend festival in Piedmont Park and the annual Pride parade
  • The parade attracts 250,000 fabulous spectators each year
  • Proposed conference schedule includes free time to enjoy the “pride in the park” festivities and time in the evenings for official Pride events