Youth Marching Band

Sign up to be part of the Annual Pride Youth Marching Band!

Creating a safe environment for our LGBTQ youth to thrive is part of the ever-critical work of our movement. The Youth Pride Marching Band is a volunteer program designed to foster character development and leadership in LGBTQ-identified youth who wish to participate in the parade by sharing their musical talents in a culturally supportive community.

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Registration for the 2017 Youth Marching Band is now open. Sign up below!

A large, spirited, volunteer musical entertainment ensemble of San Diego County youth to march in the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade. This band and colorguard will perform upbeat music in a way that represents quality and fun!


  • Anyone currently enrolled in a school/college band class AND who has completed at least the ninth grade.
  • Band or Colorguard
  • Any sexual orientation or gender identity — we love our LGBTQ supporters!


  • The satisfaction of supporting and entertaining our San Diego LGBTQ Community!
  • You get a free SD Pride Youth Marching Band T-Shirt!
  • You get a Free Pass for both days to the SD Pride Music Festival in Balboa Park (transportation not provided).
  • Meet new friends from throughout San Diego County.


  • Register now for more information, and stay tuned for updates in the future!


  • T-Shirt provided.
  • You provide for yourself and wear:  khaki shorts and black sneakers or marching shoes.
  • Hair, hats and/or make-up: be creative!


  • Participants will need to provide their own instruments—be sure to coordinate with your music teacher before the school semester ends.
  • A limited amount of percussion and sousaphones will be available—please contact the band instrument manager to coordinate this.


  • Flags and poles will be provided.
  • Same uniform as the band.

Other ways to be involved

Youth Marching Band Performance Rehearsal Dates and Times:
Madison High School
4833 Doliva Dr, San Diego, CA 92117

Monday, July 10, 5-9 p.m.
Wednesday, July 12, 5-9 p.m.
Thursday, July 13, 5-9 p.m.

Tuesday, July 11th, Fox 5 Media Spot
8:30am Call Time @ Fox 5 Studios 7191 Engineer Rd, San Diego, CA 92111

Friday, July 14th, Spirit of Stonewall Rally
5:30pm Call time @ SDUSD District Offices 4100 Normal St 92103 (meet on big lawn)

Saturday, July 15th, Parade Day
8:15am Call Time in 2017 Pride Shirt
Madison High School
4833 Doliva Dr, San Diego, CA 92117

Questions? Contact Youth Marching Band Coordinator Russ Sperling at [email protected].