Capital Pride Concert Band held their fall concert, Could it Get Any Better?, on October 18 and 19 in the Capitol Theatre at the Riffe Center. The concert featured the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus, and for those fortunate enough to attend, it was a moving night of music and emotions. The concert concluded with the first public performances of It Gets Better. Trumpet section leader Julie Houg commissioned the song for the band to call attention to anti-gay bullying. Adrian Helser wrote the song and was on stage both nights to help bring it to life.
This first-ever collaborative effort was overseen by the band’s artistic director, Leigh Briggs, and the chorus’ artistic director Dr. Timothy Sarsany. ABC6/FOX28 Meteorologist Marshall McPeek served as the Master of Ceremonies.
Both ensembles are celebrating anniversary years. CGMC has a full season of concerts lined-up to mark 25 years. Capital Pride Band has been making music for 10 years. You can catch the Capital Pride Band at Union Café on select OSU game days, in parades and at their spring concert. Next up for the CGMC is their annual holiday show, Joy! Welcome Home, in December.
Capital Pride Band’s Upcoming Events:
Pep Band: OSU vs. Michigan State at Union Café / Nov. 8
Pep Band: Union Café’s Beat Michigan Pep Rally / Nov. 28
Holiday Brass: Village Lights in German Village / Dec. 7
Spring Concert at the Lincoln Theater / March 28
For more details or tickets visit: CapPride.org
CGMC 25th Anniversary Season:
Joy! Welcome Home / Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 10
VOX with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra / Feb. 20 & 21
Our Story, Our Song / March 20 – 21
Illuminati: Songs of the Spirit / May 3
Divas: Dead or Alive / June 26 – 28
For tickets visit: ColumbusGayMensChorus.Com