During this unprecedented time with the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests against racial injustice, people are turning to the healing power of music.

As musicians we are trained to listen to other instrumental voices in the group to find the tempo, the balance, and intonation, to create a musical journey. Although we are currently unable to gather and perform, we are still listening, learning, and growing. Similar to music, we’re taking one note, one beat, one measure at a time to know better, then do better as we journey forward.

For 15+ years as Columbus’ own LGBTQ+ band, we strive to provide a safe and loving environment for our members, uplift our community through music, and share the gift of music to our audiences.

You have a special opportunity to support CapPride’s efforts by making a gift during The Columbus Foundation’s “The Big Give” from 10AM on Wednesday, June 10th through 11AM on Thursday, June 11th. Your gift to the Capital Pride Band during this 25-hour period will be boosted by a $1.5 million Bonus Pool. When the gift is made through The Columbus Foundation’s secure online system, all credit card fees will be covered by The Columbus Foundation so that 100% of your gift directly benefits CapPride!

You can navigate to the Capital Pride Band page by going to The Columbus Foundation’s webpage https://columbusfoundation.org/the-giving-store and search for the Capital Pride Band.

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Christine Swoboda

Christine Swoboda is a member of the Capital Pride Band of Columbus, playing flute and baritone depending on her mood. Outside of band she enjoys nerdy board games, science, useless facts, craft beer, and petting every animal she sees.