17 bands in 17 days – Day 16: Ignite the Tropical Heatwave with the Gulfport Gecko Amalgamated Marching Band!

Gulfport Gecko Amalgamated Marching Band

Only 16 days until the spectacular musical extravaganza, Tropical Heatwave!

Get ready to experience an incredible lineup featuring 17 bands across 3 electrifying stages, plus a Hip Hop Lounge. Don’t miss out – secure your tickets now for just $40 and prepare for a night of unforgettable entertainment!

Ignite the Tropical Heatwave with an electrifying performance by the Gulfport Gecko Amalgamated Marching Band! Starting at 5:30 PM on May 4th at the Cuban Club, this dynamic group of volunteer musicians will set the stage on fire, leading the way for an unforgettable night of music with a lineup of 16 bands across three stages.

Nothing better to start an exciting night than with the energy of great music, where synchronized movements, precision formations, and powerful music create a visually stunning and exhilarating performance that engages the audience from start to finish.

Expect the unexpected with the Gulfport Gecko – a wild and talented ensemble whose energy is contagious. They stole the show last year, and we can’t wait for them to drum up the excitement once again. With their incredible music and infectious energy, the Tampa Bay community is fortunate to have them.

Leading the Gulfport Gecko Amalgamated Marching Band is Toffer Ross, who emphasizes the importance of inclusivity and representation, especially in today’s challenging political climate. Despite only about 10% of the band members identifying as LGBTQ+, they proudly participate in Pride events and numerous parades throughout the year, spreading a message of acceptance and unity.

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Marching bands often serve as cultural ambassadors for their communities, showcasing local talent and pride. They bring people together from diverse backgrounds and ages, fostering a sense of belonging and unity, and the Gulfport Gecko Amalgamated Marching Band is the perfect example of this.

The Gulfport Gecko Amalgamated Marching Band is more than just a musical ensemble – it’s a community that celebrates diversity and inclusion. Through their performances, they showcase the rich tapestry of humanity, breaking down barriers and spreading joy wherever they go.

Don’t miss the chance to experience the magic of the Gulfport Geckos at the Tropical Heatwave. Join us as we celebrate music, diversity, and the spirit of unity with this extraordinary marching band!

Get your tickets now and be part of the excitement!


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