The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
Welcome! The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble, one of Southern California's finest adult musical organizations, celebrates over 20 years of providing quality musical programs for the greater San Diego community. Originally called San Diego's Finest City Freedom Band, the group was formed to bring music to the LGBT community as a marching band that also played concerts. With the turn of the new century, the band has evolved into an elite concert band, playing more advanced music with a new mission to entertain the ideal of diversity within our ranks as well as promoting quality music to all of San Diego.
The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble is a self-supporting program of The Center, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. We do not receive any funding from The Center. Rather, we exist on income from concert ticket sales, the sale of merchandise, such as CDs, and donations from patrons and sponsors. To learn more about The Center or make an online donation to The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble, visit The Center's website by clicking their logo in the right column.
New York, Big Band and Broadway
Saturday, July 27, 7pm
complimentary hors d'oeuvres @ 6:30pm
no-host bar all evening
The Mississippi Room
The Lafayette Hotel
2222 El Cajon Blvd.
(North Park, between Texas Street & Park Blvd.)
Metroplex Robert Sheldon
Big Band Celebration arr. Gary Poirier
Duke Ellington Medley
Woody Herman in Concert arr. Bob Lowden
Benny Goodman in Concert arr. Wayne Scott
In the Mood Glenn Miller; arr. Clark
Selections from Wicked Stephen Schwartz; arr. Bocook
Over the Rainbow Harburg/Arlen; featuring special guest Andrea Sperling
Selections from Chicago Ebb/Kander; arr. Ricketts
Stormy Weather Arlen/Koehler; featuring special guest Andrea Sperling
Selections from Les Miserables Kretzmer/Schonberg; arr. Barker
General admission: $15.00 in advance, $20 at the door.
Advance tickets available at The Windsmith
3875 Granada Ave., North Park, 92104
or from any band member.
For more information call 619.692.2077 ext. 814
Stay informed about our upcoming concerts and events!
Concert Recordings & Youtube Channel
We perform at least four concerts per year, and in addition, some of our members get together in smaller groups to play at weddings, holiday parties, and other social functions in the community.
Spring Concert: Mid to late April
Summer Cabaret Concert: July 27, 2013; "pops"-style music
Balboa Park Twilight in the Park: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 6:15pm
Fall Concert: Mid to late October
Holiday Concert: December; traditional and modern holiday music
We rehearse on Monday nights,
7 to 9:30pm at the Metropolitan Community Church in Bay Park,
2633 Denver Street, 92110.
Directions: I-5 north or south take Clairemont Dr. exit. Go east one block. Turn right on Denver St. (traffic light). Church is on the left. Parking lot is on south side of church. We also can use the dentist's parking lot on the north side of the church and the strip mall parking lot two doors south of the church.
Contact Us: (619) 692-2077 ext. 814
Thanks for visiting!