Oak Lawn Band on the search for new artistic director

The Oak Lawn Community Band is in search of a new leader.

Founded in 1980, the nonprofit organization has maintained a slate of approximately five concerts every year, playing symphonic, marching, chamber and “pep” events at festivals and concerts. It’s all-volunteer and members are from all walks of life, but the mission is to serve those who support the LGBTQA communities of North Texas.

 Interested candidates can go to the band’s website, or send inquiries to tony.daniel@oaklawnband.org. Applications will be accepted until May 19, with auditions for the top candidates held in June.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

And the winner is: Who won what in the Dallas Pride Parade


Kaliente won the trophy for Best Overall Entry (Photo by Chuck Marcelo)

The biggest Pride parade in Dallas history took to the streets of Oak Lawn on Sunday afternoon, with more than 120 total entries making their way down Cedar Springs to Reverchon Park. Today (Monday, Sept. 19), organizers announced the winners in the nine different categories. They are

  • Best Performance: Oak Lawn Band
  • Best Walking Group: Turtle Creek Chorale
  • Best Costume: LULAC
  • Best Social Commentary: Dallas Victims of Crime
  • Best Overall Entry: Kaliente
  • Best For Profit: Bank of America
  • Best Non Profit: United Court of the Lone Star Empire
  • Judge’s Choice: Veteran’s for Diversity
  • Best Interpretation of the Theme (“Solidarity Through Pride”): Abounding Prosperity

(Watch for more of Chuck’s photos of the parade here on Instant Tea throughout the week.)


The United Court of the Lone Star Empire won the trophy for Best Nonprofit Entry (Photo by Chuck Marcelo)

—  Tammye Nash

Oak Lawn Band pool party

Photos submitted by Diane Treider

“A great time was had by all at the Boys in the Band Pool Party Benefit. Good food catered by Taco Cabana, bar tended by Gerry Mason, desserts created by Carol and Sara Bynum, and amazing hosts in Tim Stallman and Gerry Mason. We had a great start on fundraising for new percussion equipment. We’re having a car wash at the Round-Up this Saturday, August 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.”

—  John Wright

Friday freebie: Two tix to Oak Lawn Band's 30th Anniversary concert at the Cathedral

Stallman, Diane Trieder and Rodriguez of OLB

In today’s Voice, I chatted with Tim Stallman, president of the Oak Lawn Band, about the group’s celebrating 30 years of music in the community while looking to another three decades of playing. On Saturday, they perform an anniversary concert at the Cathedral of Hope complete with concert prelude and wine reception.

Thanks to band member Billy Rodriguez, we have two tickets for tomorrow night’s show at 7 p.m. at COH. Provided you can get to the office by 5 p.m. today, the first to e-mail me at lopez@dallasvoice.com with “Gimme Some OLB” in the subject gets the tickets. Or, if you’d prefer, tweet the same to me here.создать рекламуреклама директ

—  Rich Lopez

Remembering friends on World AIDS Day


Two panels for original Round-Up Saloon owner, Tom Davis

Alan Ross used to stage the parade almost singlehandedly. Now the parade is named for him.

David Barton opened Hunky’s with his brother Rick.


Three panels remember residents of AIDS Services Dallas. The panels only list them by first name.


Oak Lawn Band


Oak Lawn Bowling Association. Every group in the LGBT community lost friends.siteтиц и pr

—  David Taffet