Our Next Performance


Saturday, December 12, 7pm

First Universalist Unitarian Church

4190 Front Street, San Diego 92103
Hillcrest, next door to UCSD Medical Center
Parking at the paid church lot or UCSD Hospital

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

Classic Christmas
And the Mountains Echoed: Gloria!
Christmas Fantasia adapted from Ralph Vaughn Williams
Winterscape featuring Christian Tordahl on trumpet

Traditional Hannukah
Hanukkah Swings

Seasonal Movies
Polar Express
The Nightmare Before Christmas

New Year's in Vienna
Perpetuum Mobile
Emperor's Waltz
Radetzky March
Christmas Favorites
Christmas Swing-A-Long
Christmas Pop Sing-A-Long
Count your Blessings
White Christmas

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: Saturday, April 9, 7pm
Summer Cabaret Concert: Friday, June 24, 8pm
Balboa Park Twilight in the Park: TBD
Fall Concert: Saturday, October 15, 7pm
Holiday Concert: Saturday, December 17; 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!