The Marching Band is Back In Action (and In Person)!
The LGBAC Marching Band is currently holding socially-distant outdoor rehearsals! Join us every other Thursday at 6:30 PM in Foley Square, downtown Manhattan!
Virtual Performance: March to the Finish
The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band is proud to present the winning composition of our BIPOC Composition Competition!Composer Ethan Prado's first-ever composition for symphonic band, March To The Finish is structured after Sousa's classic works. This delightful cross-cultural mash-up features inventive writing for the percussion section (Mr. Prado being himself a percussionist).
Virtual Performance: Till Together
Composed by Music Director Henco Espag and performed by The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band, Till Together is written in three sections: an A section, a B section, and a repeated A section with some extras added in.The first A represents public health and racial unrest against the backdrop of a civil and politically divided society. The B section has a lighter, bouncier feel and acts as a bridge between the two A sections. This shows that there is a path forward where bridges can be rebuilt to an even more expansive and inclusive community. The return of the A section has a sense of movement with a solid bass structure displaying a strong foundation of hope and need for positive social change. The piece is a reminder that there is still much more work that lies ahead in order to achieve unity, equality, and justice for all.
Virtual Performance: Bad Guy
In 2020, with much of of the world shut down, our band members were busy practicing in their homes and rehearsing on Zoom. We're excited to share another of our virtual performances from that year!
Marching into Macy's Thanksgiving Day® History!
The marching band made its debut performance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® in 2020! Chosen to represent the NYC Pride March, the LGBAC was the first LGBTQ+ marching band to appear in the Parade