2023 Annual Campaign

We've hosted 24 concert band practices, We hosted a concert last April on Earth Day weekend (our first post-COVID concert!). We're also working towards hosting another concert in January. We performed at 14 marching band performance, and hosted 4 marching band practices. We also hosted several social events for band members. We've had 77 members attend practice since August. We upgraded our percussion section with a new professional bass drum. We upgraded our practice space at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion. We resumed practices of the Jazz ensemble after a several year break.

It was amazing to participate in Pride events in New Hope, Princeton, Asbury Park, Allentown. It was amazing to share joy and LGBTQ+ pride and acceptance at these marches and parades. We expanded our participation in local events in Philadelphia, including the Disability Pride March, collaborations with Philly Thrive at Lanier Park and Stinger Square, performed at the Schyukyll River Park in Center City, 4th of July and Christmas Parades, Out and About in Manyunk, and the first LGBTQ+ band at the Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade.

It's been an amazing year, but we've also had to expand the budget--our new practice space is much more expensive than our older space. We've expanded to include a paid assistant artistic director. We continue with other costs including music and other needs. Our 14 year old organization needs your support to continue our tradition of always bringing in more revenue than expenses--even through the COVID pandemic.

And we need your help into 2023.

Today, we are starting our annual campaign. Last year, we were so thankful to have raised nearly $5,000 between Thanksgiving and New Years, and we would love your help doing the same again this year.

We'd love you to share the above successes with your family, your loved ones, your friends, your rich work associates, your sugar daddies, anyone you know looking to share some donations with a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Donations can be mailed in a check to "Philadelphia Freedom Band, 1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19103". Donations can be brought to practice and handed to a board member. Donations can be sent through Paypal to Donations can be sent through Venmo to @philadelphia-freedomband.

Check out the Facebook fundraiser we've begun here:

Please share this fundraiser Facebook link or this email as far and wide as you are able. And, please DONATE to a most magical, wonderful, musical organization.

Donations are always Welcomed!

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COVID-19 means that we lost nearly a year and a half of shared practice time together in 2020-2021. Now, we have increased expenses including a use agreement with our new home at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion.

The band was been awarded grants through The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, for which we are very grateful.

Help us make joyful noise.

The Philadelphia Freedom Band is a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 public charity and relies on donations to thrive. Your gift can help us buy music or equipment, fix broken donated instruments, or enable someone with limited resources to join and play with the band. Please consider giving to the band via PayPal (, Venmo (@philadelphia-freedomband), or check.

Shopping on Amazon? Do it via Amazon Smile (see instructions here) and set the Philadelphia Freedom Band as your charity of choice.

On Facebook? Consider setting up a Facebook fundraiser (instructions here) so your friends and family can help support the band.

100% of your donation goes to making beautiful music and community!

Mailing address: Philadelphia Freedom Band, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

501(c)3 number: 23-2583490