Our Next Performance

Red, White and Blues
Songs of America

Friday, June 27, 8pm

Please arrive early for complimentary appetizers
and no-host bar starting at 7:30pm

The Mississippi Room

at The Lafayette Hotel
2223 El Cajon Blvd. 92104
Between Texas Street and Park Blvd.
free parking at the corner of Texas and Howard

Concert Program

American Overture
George M Cohan Salute
American Fantasie
Selections from Music Man
A Tribute to Billie Holiday
The Andrews Sisters
American Patrol
America the Beautiful
A Disney March Spectacular
Elegy to a Young American
Carousel Waltz
New York, New York
You'll Never Walk Alone

General admission: $20.00 advance, $25 at the door.


Advance tickets available at The Windsmith

3875 Granada Ave. (at University), North Park, 92104

Order online through Arts Tix

or from any band member.

For more information or group pricing for 10 or more,
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: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Summer Cabaret Concert: Friday, June 27, 2014; "pops"-style music
Balboa Park Twilight in the Park: Tuesday, August 26, 6:30pm
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!