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 want to come listen, or perhaps bring your instrument for a rehearsal to try us out, contact our Artistic Director, Dean McDowell HERE so that we can be sure to have music for you when you arrive.