Our Next Performance

Centennial Concert

Celebrating the Panama-California Exposition

Saturday, April 25, 7pm

San Diego Woman's Club

2557 3rd Avenue, San Diego 92103
Banker's Hill, between Laurel and Maple
Parking available at Union Bank lot

General admission: $15.00 advance, $20 at door
$10 Student/Military Rush 10-min. before show

Performing arrangements from the opening concert of the 1915 Exposition:

Processional Montezuma March

William Tell Overture

Orpheus in the Underworld

Unfold, Ye Portals

And songs from the era:


Tobasco: Ragtime Waltz

Lucy's Sextet

I Love You California

And more!

Advance tickets

Available at The Windsmith

3875 Granada Ave., North Park, 92104
(credit cards accepted)

Order online through Arts Tix

or from any band member.

For more information call 619.692.2077 ext. 814

About 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.

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Concert Recordings & Youtube Channel

Click here to listen to some of our past performances.

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Concert Schedule

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: April 25, 7pm
Summer Cabaret Concert: Friday, June 26, 8pm
Balboa Park Twilight in the Park: Thursday, June 18, 6pm
Fall Concert: Saturday, October 10, 7pm
Holiday Concert: Saturday, December 12; traditional and modern holiday music

Rehearsal Schedule

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

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