Upcoming Performances

Poway Community Band Festival

Saturday, May 20, 10am (morning concert)

Free!

Performing

American Fanfare
Glitter and be Gay from Candide
A Tribute to Judy Garland
and more!

Old Poway Park
14134 Midland Road, Poway, California 92064
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Poway Community Band Festival
The Largest Community Band Festival in the Southern United States!

17 bands in two days – Saturday from 10am to 7pm, Sunday from 11am to 7pm
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy this free festival brought to you by the Pomerado Community Band.


Summer Pops Concert

POPS! Goes The Weasel

a Musical POPpourri

Friday, June 23, 8pm

The Mississippi Room

at The Lafayette Hotel
2223 El Cajon Blvd. 92104
Between Texas Street and Park Blvd.
street parking only

Tickets - $20

Cabaret seating
No host bar
(you pay for your drinks).
Complimentary hors-d'oeuvres at 7:30
Limited seating this concert normally sells out so get your tickets early

Special Guest Ria Carey

Performing
Highlights from Beauty and the Beast
Pirates of the Caribbean
Theme from Game of Thrones
Pinball Wizard
Music from the Incredibles
Pop Goes the Weasel
And more!

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


FREE CONCERT!
Twilight in the Park
Balboa Park
Spreckels Organ Pavillion

Wednesday, June 28
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Performing
Battle Hymn of the Republic
God Bless America
MacArthur Park
Alleluia Laudamus Te
and more!

Free parking - Children Welcome!
Come early, relax, bring food if you'd like, and enjoy the outdoors in your park.


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.


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.

Summer Cabaret Concert: Friday, June 23
Balboa Park Twilight in the Park: Wednesday, June 28
Fall Concert: Saturday, October 14
Holiday Concert: Saturday, December 16


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!