The purpose of the Lesbian and Gay Band Association is to promote LGBT music, visibility, and pride by:
Providing an international network of lesbian and gay bands in all stages of development;
Promoting music as a medium of communication among people;
Improving the quality of artistic and organizational aspects of member bands;
Stimulating public interest in the unique art form of community bands in our culture.
In 1980, 30 men stood on stage and sang at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Now known as Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC), that group has grown to more than 160 dues-paying members who contribute over 100,000 hours annually to rehearsals, performances, and community outreach services.
TCC has provided musical journeys to audiences in Dallas, TX for over 35 years, and annually offers a dynamic mainstage concert series at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Arts District.
TCC also features three smaller ensembles — Chamber Chorus, Camerata, and SoundBytes. Each group delivers a unique performance that highlights the members’ wealth of talent.
The Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps (ROTC) Dallas was founded in 2013 as a precision color guard to perform in Texas's Pride & Community Events.
Serving as a community band in Houston's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, the Houston Pride Band has several groups that perform at community events throughout the year as well as concerts and parades. We also provide a fun social experience for musicians.
The Houston Pride Band has a proud history spanning three 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. Click here for an in-depth article on the band's history.
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.