Our Next Performance

Holiday Concert

Music for Christmas, Hanukkah
& New Years

Saturday, December 13, 7pm

First Universalist Unitarian Church

4190 Front Street, San Diego 92103
Hillcrest, next door to UCSD Medical Center

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

Performing
Russian Christmas Music Alfred Reed
A Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
Christmas Pops Sing-Along arr. James Ployhar
Miracle on 34th Street Cyril J. Mockridge, arr. William Malpede
Rhapsody for Hanukkah Stephen Bulla
Farandole Georges Bizet, arr. Robert Longfield
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Albert Hague, arr. Gary Poirier
Edelweiss Oscar Hammerstein/Richard Rodgers, arr. James Curnow
Radetzsky March Johann Strauss, arr. Alfred Reed
Polyushko Pole Lev Knipper
Thunder and Lightning Johann Strauss, arr. Alfred Reed

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.

Click here to visit our Youtube channel.


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: Mid April
Summer Cabaret Concert: July
Balboa Park Twilight in the Park: July or August
Fall Concert: Saturday, October 11
Holiday Concert: Saturday, December 13; 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

Thanks for visiting!