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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/22/2019

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Sean Abreu

South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble

786-270-9649

ypbcoordinator@pridewindensemble.org

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South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble Presents: Youth Pride Band Season 8

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Fort Lauderdale, FL On, February 24, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at the Amaturo Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble will present the eighth annual Youth Pride Concert. Each year, the Ensemble hosts an honor band comprised of students from Miami-Dade, Broward, Hendry, and Palm Beach counties. The high school students will have an opportunity at being awarded one of at least ten $1,000 college scholarships. Over the course of the organization’s initiative, the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble has provided scholarships that have aggregated to an amount over $100,000. These scholarships are generously donated by individuals in the community, band members, and are also made possible through grant funding. Students rehearse with coaches and clinicians leading up to the performance. During this time, the coaches (comprised from members of the Pride Wind Ensemble) work side-by-side with the youth to help them master the music. This year’s clinician is renowned openly gay composer and conductor, Robert Sheldon. He has served on the faculty at Florida State University and holds a Masters Degree from University of Florida. Robert is also the current Director of Concert Band Publications at Alfred Music publishing. Under his direction, the group will be performing a variety of compositions while also gaining musical knowledge and growth. The first half of the concert features the high school students while the second half will include members of the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble alongside the students.

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About South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble: South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble is a nonprofit organization geared to providing a positive environment for the LGBTQIA community. The mission of the Youth Pride Band is to bring awareness to LGBTQIA issues and bullying in high schools. It is a safe-space for all who wish to come together to share their mutual appreciation of music. For more information, go to www.pridewindensemble.org.

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Tickets are $30 and are available through the Broward Center Box Office online or by calling 954-462-0222.

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Contacts:

Dan Bassett, Artistic Director – 954-242-4202

Artisticdirector@pridewindensemble.org

Adam DeRosa, Pride Wind Ensemble President – 954-292-7785

President@pridewindensemble.org

Sean Abreu, Youth Pride Coordinator – 786-270-9649

Ypb.coordinator@pridewindensemble.org

Stephen Casellas, Youth Pride Coordinator – 954-682-8429

Ypb.coordinator@pridewindensemble.org

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