Philadelphia's Community Band - we welcome anyone who can read music.

Give to our annual appeal - to keep growing community music in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Freedom Band will be 10 years old in 2018! We're celebrating with an October concert to celebrate YOU, our supporters. We want you to perform with us with musical instruments you make with gourds. We'll help you make them.

If you give $10 or more, we'll send you a packet of seeds so that you can grow the gourds yourself. Otherwise, we'll have gourds for you.

Please click here to give to the Philadelphia Freedom Band's Grown Your Own Music Campaign.

Discover Music History All Around You

History, music and places in Philadelphia are all around us. The Philadelphia Freedom Band encourages you to discover the musical history with us through this page.

Discover, our Philadelphia music history initiative, explores Philadelphia's role in the creation and evolution of American and world music, instruments and movements.

Marching Band - All Year Long

Yes, our marching band performs all year long. We have parades in the spring and summer, cheer sections (for local races) in the fall and even caroling around the holidays.

You can join at any time.

You may even see us as part of a flash mob here and there.

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

We are a proud member of the Lesbian & Gay Band Association.

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