Monday, December 15, 2014

MAFB announces $5000 matching challenge from Jon Sims Endowment Fund

The Mid America Freedom Band has started an endowment fund to ensure the future viability of the organization for years to come. 

Why now?

The Jon Sims Endowment Fund has agreed to match every dollar up to $5000 for Lesbian and Gay Band Association member ensembles.

The first 10 bands to reach the $5000 threshold will receive an additional $1000 in matching funds!

This matching offer expires on December 31, 2015.

Your tax-deductible gift will have the double the impact until we reach that $5000 threshold and hopefully the $6000 one as well. Contributions to the endowment fund will be listed cumulatively in our programs.  

To donate to the MAFB endowment fund, click the donate button above to be taken to our Paypal donation page, or write “Endowment” on the memo line of a check mailed to:

Mid America Freedom Band
P.O. Box 32792
Kansas City, MO 64171

Alternately, you can write a check directly to the Jon Sims Endowment Fund with "Mid America Freedom Band" written in the memo line to make sure that funds are directed into the MAFB fund.

Jon Sims Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts
PO Box 14172
San Francisco, CA 94114

For more information about the Jon Sims Endowment Fund, visit:

Thank you for all your support!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Frozen Fantasia

We can’t let it go either! The lovely and talented Idina Menzel (or Adele Dazeem as John Travolta knows her) inspires the holiday concert of fantastic fantasias and the hot-off-the-presses medley from the pen of the newly minted EGOTer Robert Lopez and his hit Disney musical, "Frozen." Daniel Elder’s "Fantasia" receives it world premiere and Greg Bartholomew’s "Far North Land" gets its US premiere in this new band arrangement. Reaching back the the Baroque era, MAFB performs Bach’s "Fantasia in G" in Edwin Franko Goldman’s famous arrangement as well as fantasias on the popular carols “Silent Night” and “We Three Kings.” It wouldn’t be a holiday concert without Leroy Anderson’s "Sleigh Ride." Joining these popular tunes are the medleys Randall Standridge’s "Yuletide Festival" and Bob Krogstadt’s "Bells of Christmas." But it’s David Lovrien’s "Minor Alterations" that will have you giggling as this demented arrangement puts your favorite holiday selections in minor tonalities!

Name-your-price tickets available here:

Monday, November 17, 2014

MAFB CENSORED 2015 Calendar is now available for pre-order

Are you ready for the sexy? Mid America Freedom Band's scandalous 2015 Calendar is now available for pre-order. 12 months of sexy studs and vivacious vixens await your viewing and scheduling pleasure.

Calendars are $20 each. Shipping is free. If you wish to pick-up your order instead of having them shipped, they will be available at our "Frozen Fantasia" concert, December 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm in Liberty Memorial. Please indicate that you would like to pick-up your order in the "note to seller" box.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

MAFB makes good on bet with SFLGFB

After the Royals and Giants advanced to the 2014 World Series, Kansas City's Mid America Freedom Band challenged the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band to a friendly wager. If the Royals won, SFLGFB would play "Kansas City," if the Giants won, MAFB would play "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." Here's MAFB making good on the bet. GO ROYALS!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mid America Freedom Band challenges San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band to World Series wager

In the spirit of friendly competition.... oh who are we kidding. We want our Royals to win the World Series. This is the only acceptable outcome. On Friday, October 17, the Mid America Freedom Band challenged the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band to a wager. On Monday, October 20, the challenge was accepted. When the Royals win the World Series, the SFLGFB will play and post their recording of "Kansas City." If for some reason this does not come to fruition and some other team wins (cough... Giants... cough, cough), MAFB will play and post their recording of "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." GO ROYALS!

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