Join Us!


The Desert Winds Freedom Band is always looking for new members. You don’t have to be a professional musician to play in our band. We have members with wide ranging musical abilities, and everyone works hard to make the band sound good. People of all ages and all band instruments are welcome. You need to supply your own instrument (except percussion), you must read music, and you have to attend rehearsals regularly. Even if you’re not sure the band is for you, come give us a try!

The band rehearses on most Thursday nights from 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm from September through May. This year our first rehearsal is on September 5, 2019. We play three formal concerts, march in the Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade, and usually play at a few other community events during our season. There are opportunities to play in smaller ensembles as well. And of course, we have some band social events which members and partners can enjoy.  Membership dues this year are $90. New members are provided with a 90-day dues free period.

We rehearse at the Jewish Community Center located at 332 W. Alejo Rd, Palm Springs, CA.

If you would like to learn more about the band, or if you have interest in joining us, please complete the linked form below and we will contact you promptly.


When I was 8 years old my Dad gave me a trumpet and that event sent me on the path of many years of music.  As a Canadian snowbird I was thrilled when I was welcomed to be a part of the Desert Winds Freedom Band. The opportunity to perform with such a talented group of musicians from all walks of life has been a highlight for me.