Charlotte Pride Band
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PO Box 36032

Charlotte, NC 28236

charlotteprideband@gmail.com

Dr. John S. Ross, Artistic Director

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A 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization

As a community band, we're aware that not everyone likes or understands symphonic music.  In order to thrive, we have to constantly reach out to new audiences and we love reaching out to new crowds that can use encouragement! 



Since our founding in 2010, we've made a firm commitment to partner with other community groups to support their activities.  We firmly believe that non-profit, community-based organizations and events provide necessary services to benefit the community.  Often, they do so on a very limited budget - which is why we help.  We may not be able to financially assist these groups, but we can support them through uplifting, entertaining music.  



Over the past two years, our small ensembles have performed for major community events such as the Komen Race for the Cure, AIDS Walk Charlotte, the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund's Annual Happening!, and the Out of the Darkness Walk.  We've also performed for smaller groups such as the Charlotte Business Guild and at church services, free of charge.  

When we do good things, we believe good things will come to us.   

It's easy to think that the word "pride" in our name relates solely to gay and lesbian pride, but we take our commitment to the community much more seriously!  As a part of the Charlotte community, we want to produce a feeling of pride for everyone we're involved with: 



  • We want our members to have an ensemble they can be proud to be a part of.

  • We want our fans to have a wind ensemble they can be proud to support. 

  • We want to foster a sense of pride in the good works done in our area.  

That's why we work hard to provide our members outreach opportunities.  Whether playing for the Komen Race for the Cure, AIDS Walk Charlotte, the Out of the Darkness Walk, or even just for private events, we work hard to support and uplift the very community that supports and encourages us.  



Additionally, we provide volunteer opportunities for the community, helping with events and administrative functions that give our community members a chance to build relationships, learn teamwork and leaderships skills, and learn more about the back-end operations of a small, non-profit organization.