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New Member Welcome Event - Sunday, October 16, 6 PM!

Atlanta Freedom Bands welcomes musicians and color guard members at all skill levels to join us as we begin our 24th performance season! The Concert Band will give a first read of music for our upcoming holiday concert. We will also have representatives from the MetroGnomes Stage Band, the Marching Band, and the Color Guard on hand for those interested in all the opportunities AFB offers. Following the rehearsal, we will have a potluck sociable to start the season in a fabulously festive way. Don't keep your instrument in the closet. Come out and play!

Sunday, October 16, 6 - 8 PM (with a potluck dinner following)
Saint Paul United Methodist Church
501 Grant St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
(Click for Directions)

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Parking is available along the neighborhood streets.  Please enter through the double red doors on Sydney Street.  If you have a portable music stand, please bring it along.  We look forward to welcoming you!

Announcing AFB's 24th Performance Season
Season Tickets On Sale Now!
AFB's Concert Band and MetroGnomes Stage Band have an exciting set of concerts and events planned for our 24th performance season.  The Concert Band's three exciting concerts will take you from a joyous celebration of the holiday season to music from the African-American experience to a program of favorites by George Gershwin.  Plus, AFB’s Concert Band will kick off a Student Composer Residency project.  Each concert this season will feature the premiere of a work by a student composer, introducing you to tomorrow’s great composers. 

AFB's Concert Band Season

“Jubilance – Songs of Joy and Celebration!”
Saturday, December 17, 8 PM
1026 Druid Hills Presbyterian Church
Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Click for Directions)
AFB’s Concert Band will bring joy and celebration to your holiday season.  The program includes a number of seasonal favorites and songs to brighten the lengthening night and chillier days.  And, in our AFB tradition, we hope to introduce you to some new holiday tunes you may not have heard before.

Roots & Branches
Saturday, March 18, 8 PM
AFB celebrates music created in and influenced by African and African-American culture.  Works include Symphony #1 by William Grant Still, “Forever Free” by Ulysses Kay, and “Africa: Ceremony, Song, and Ritual” by Robert Smith.

Saturday, June 17, 8 PM
Celebrating the musical legacy of one of America’s greatest composers, AFB presents some of George Gershwin’s best works:  “An American in Paris”, “Rhapsody in Blue”, and selections from “Porgy and Bess” with piano and vocal soloists.

Tickets are on sale now, including a season ticket package that gives you all three concerts for the price of two.  The season ticket prices are $30 for general admission, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students.  Individual concert ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

For more details on the 24th Performance Season concerts, check out the Concert Band’s page.

The MetroGnomes Stage Band - Swing Dance Events

The MetroGnomes Stage Band will have two famously fun big band swing dance events to kick off your holiday season and swing you into next Spring!

Swing into the Holidays

Friday, November 18 - Swing Dance Lessons at 7, Live Music at 8 PM
Hudson Grille Midtown,942 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta 30309 (Click for Directions)
Tickets $15.  Free valet parking is available.

Dance your way into the season at The MetroGnomes' fall dance event.  The joint will be jumping with the best of the big band swing era, a few rock and funk tunes, and some seasonal sensations in the mix.  Arrive early for free dance lessons from our friends in Down South Swing, then dance the night way or just have a listen to the great music.  In between songs, you can enjoy appetizers, desserts, and a cash bar, or you can order from Hudson's menu.

Spring Swing
Saturday, April 15 - Swing Dance Lessons at 7, Live Music at 8 PM

Let's make tax day less taxing this year!  File your return, then join the MetroGnomes for another sensational event with a variety of high-energy swing tunes and some sultry slow-dancing favorites.  Dance lessons, appetizers, a cash bar -- You won't want to miss this great evening!