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Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Welcomes New Artistic Director

Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard, Orlando's own LGBT+ concert and marching band, has announced the appointment of new artistic director, Chris Green.

Mr. Green brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him to the task of growing Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard, both artistically and in membership with over 25 years experience in bands, drum and bugle corps, pageantry and winter guard. He has been an adjudicator, arranger and clinician for marching, concert, jazz bands, winter percussion and winterguards across the country.

Chris most recently served as the Director of Bands for Adamson HS in Dallas TX from 2010 - 2016 taking the program from 12 to over 200, winning accolades in USBands, Bands of America, and North Texas Colorguard Association. He won the Dallas Rotary Club Teacher of the Year in 2014, and was the Adamson HS Teacher of the Year through the Distinguished Teacher Review in 2015. He also won The Farmer's Insurance Dream Big Teacher of the Year grant to provide $100,000 worth of new equipment for the Band Program. "Chris's proven commitment to LGBT+ issues as well as his experience in creating and growing community music programs made him a natural fit for our expanding organization." says band President, Joseph Kennedy.

Mr. Green and his husband, Tony moved to Saint Petersburg, Florida in September. He is "thrilled to be joining the Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band at this important time in our and the organization's history."

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Central Florida Sounds of Freedom performed its 5th anniversary concert on June 12, 2016, the day of the Pulse massacre. In the days and weeks afterward they performed at vigils, memorial services and remembrances all across central Florida. Their founding mission is to provide exceptional music entertainment and inspirational services for the community; to promote LGBT awareness, acceptance and equality in a positive way through performances ranging from parades and concerts to visual arts. Members are role models from all walks of life with one common goal: To unite, serve and educate through music, entertainment and the arts.

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