2019: A Year in Review

Our first year as the Official Band of San Francisco just flew by!

We’ve been busier than ever since last December 2018, when Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors bestowed upon us that incredible honor and capstone to our landmark 40th Anniversary Season! In 2019, we performed at over 35 events all across the Bay Area. See a timeline of all of the events (with pictures) at the end of this post! We’ve also put together an expanded slideshow of photos on YouTube.

Throughout 2019, we sought to use our status as the Official Band to highlight organizations and events working to serve our communities. We are incredibly proud to have supported over 20 local groups that promote LGBTQ+ visibility and nurture understanding between diverse communities, including AIDS Walk SF, Castro Street Merchants, Community United Against Violence (CUAV), GLIDE Memorial Church, Maitri Compassionate Care, OpenHouse San Francisco, Sacramento Pride, and Silicon Valley Pride—nearly half of which we partnered with for the first time!

The success of our message of visibility, inclusivity, and love is only possible thanks to generous donors like you! To make a donation, please visit our Donation page.

Timeline icons indicate the featured Band group:

Pep Band

Concert Band

Marching Band

Timeline photos credit: Andrea Nguyen, unless otherwise noted.

January 19
Women’s March Oakland

Women’s March Oakland

January 19
Women’s March San Francisco

Women’s March San Francisco

February 23
San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade

San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade

February 24

Widow Norton’s Pilgrimage

March 23
Community Concert: Pines of Rome

Community Concert: Pines of Rome

April 6
Legion of Honor Free Saturdays Kickoff

Legion of Honor Free Saturdays Kickoff

April 7
Openhouse Spring Fling

Openhouse Spring Fling

April 12
Rainbow Day Flynn Elementary

Rainbow Day Flynn Elementary

Photo credit: Ben Upsavs

May 18
Spotlight on Broadway

Spotlight on Broadway

Photo credit: Michael Kerner

May 19
Harvey Milk Day

Harvey Milk Day

June 3
Mayor’s SF Pride Month Flag Ceremony

Mayor’s SF Pride Month Flag Ceremony

June 9
Sacramento Pride Parade

Sacramento Pride Parade

June 12
San Francisco Giants LGBT Night

San Francisco Giants LGBT Night

June 28
Trans March

Trans March

June 29
Pink Triangle Commemoration Ceremony

Pink Triangle Commemoration Ceremony

June 29

Dyke March

June 30
San Francisco Pride Parade

San Francisco Pride Parade

Photo credit: Kristopher Sillers Acevedo

July 4
Corte Madera-Larkspur July 4th Parade

Corte Madera-Larkspur July 4th Parade

July 14
AIDS Walk San Francisco

AIDS Walk San Francisco

July 18
SFO Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Grand Opening (Sponsors Event)

SFO Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Grand Opening (Sponsors Event)

July 20
SFO Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Grand Opening (Public Event)

SFO Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Grand Opening (Public Event)

August 18
Sunday Streets SOMA

Sunday Streets SOMA

August 25
Silicon Valley Pride

Silicon Valley Pride

September 8
Oakland Pride Parade & Festival

Oakland Pride Parade & Festival

September 22
Glide Memorial Church – Reverend Cecil Williams’ 90th Birthday Celebration

Glide Memorial Church – Reverend Cecil Williams’ 90th Birthday Celebration

October 5
Community Concert: Contrast

Community Concert: Contrast

October 6
Castro Street Fair

Castro Street Fair

Photo credit: Ed Wolf

October 13
Italian Heritage Parade

Italian Heritage Parade

October 19
OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo

OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo

October 24
March from Caltrain Station to Warriors Opening Night

March from Caltrain Station to Warriors Opening Night

October 26
Mira Vista School

Mira Vista School

October 30
The pep band plays the national anthem at the Golden State Warriors LGBTQ Night

Warriors LGBTQ Night

November 2
Community United Against Violence 40th Anniversary Party

Community United Against Violence 40th Anniversary Party

November 10
San Francisco Veterans Day Parade

San Francisco Veterans Day Parade

November 30
Castro Merchants Holiday Shopping Kickoff

Castro Merchants Holiday Shopping Kickoff

December 2
Castro Tree Lighting Celebration

Castro Tree Lighting Celebration

Photo credit: Paul Margolis

December 7
2019 Dance-Along Nutcracker®: Nutcrackers in Space

2019 Dance-Along Nutcracker®: Nutcrackers in Space

December 15
Maitri Compassionate Care Holiday Open House

Maitri Compassionate Care Holiday Open House