Our Next Performance
Twilight in the Park
Tuesday, August 26, 6:15pm
The Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park
George M Cohan Salute
Selections from Music Man
The Andrews Sisters
America the Beautiful
A Disney March Spectacular
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.
Stay informed about our upcoming concerts and events!
Concert Recordings & Youtube Channel
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
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!