The Houston Pride Band has a proud history spanning four decades. Originally known as the Montrose Marching Band, the organization was formed by a small group of musicians in 1978 as a way to make new friends and to provide entertainment for Houston's gay and lesbian community.
The Houston Pride Band is a member of the Lesbian and Gay Band Association (LGBA), a national musical organization made up of over twenty-five bands across the nation and around the world. With LGBA, members of the Houston Pride Band have been able to participate at every Gay Games, several Presidential Inaugurations, and conferences throughout the world.
Our artistic directors
- To provide a welcoming, comfortable and safe musical outlet for LGBT and allied musicians to participate in a community band setting.
- To encourage interest in public and private music education through concerts and events that uplift and inspire musical interest in people of all ages.
- To use musical performances to support local community organizations and events.
- To host and participate in local, state, national, and international conferences that foster the continuing participation of all individuals in community musical programs.
The Houston Pride Band is open to all brass, woodwind, and percussion players. We welcome musicians of all skill levels.
For more information, feel free to contact us. Rehearsals
The band rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, 775 Caronline St, 77002.
Download this guide for detailed rehearsal information. And be sure to join us for a bite to eat after rehearsal!