Philadelphia Freedom Band

The Concert Band next performs Sunday, January 28, 2024, at 4pm at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral (19 S 38th St.). 

Tickets and more info here

Our Fall 2023 season will be busy! Come see our joyful performances all around the Philadelphia region, join us as a instrumentalist in the marching band, OR support the band as a band aide! 

Click HERE to check out our current schedule of events.

Email Marching Band Manager Glenn ( for more information, whether to join us or to request band attendance at your event.

A big congratulations to our Jazz Ensemble on their amazing first concert! 🎉

 The concert, directed by Esau Jones and hosted by Balena Canto, was held on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at the Lutheran Church of The Holy Communion.

Join us for our Concert Band fall season, with practices starting Monday, October 2, 2023! 

Practice is Mondays 7-10pm and is located at The Lutheran Church of The Holy Communion, 2111 Sansom St. Philadelphia, PA, 19103

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Contact us with any accessibility/accommodation questions or requests

PFB requires members to be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccination card and matching identifier will the checked by the president of the organization the first time you attend.  We strongly recommend at-home COVID-19 testing before attending each practice.  We also have split masks you can use; they are optional at practices. Please stay home if you are not feeling well. Our COVID-19 policy can be found here.

Please keep our practice space cleaner than you found it!

Check out PFB's YouTube channel for throwbacks to parades and concerts past, plus a couple of exciting virtual videos!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates. Band members, join the internal BAND app for more info & further virtual community building (see the Member Info page). 

Concert Band

Our concert band holds two concerts annually, one in spring and the other in winter. We present a vast range of music, from classical pieces to pop tunes, centered on an interesting theme. Past themes include: The Tonic of Nature, Roaring Twenties, PFB in SPACE, Elements, and Water is Life.

Marching Band

Our marching band performs all year long.  

You can join at any time. We're always welcoming new musicians, color guard members, or volunteers to serve as band aides. Check us out at one of our upcoming events – see our calendar for more details!

Contact Marching Band Manager Glenn Scarborough  or Drum Major Sophie for more information.

2019 group in front of City Hall. 

We are a proud member of Pride Bands Alliance (formerly the Lesbian & Gay Band Association).

We are very proud to be supported by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

We are very proud to be supported by the Jon Sims Endowment Fund.