The Denver Municipal Band

Denver Municipal Band

About Us

Music Variety — Something for Everyone

There really is something for everyone. We're unique in that we play as a full concert band and contract to a brass band, a show band, a brass quintet, or a small trio ensemble. Because of our flexibility, we play everything — orchestral, rock, soul, and funk. Our orchestra, which plays the most frequently, performs a wide variety including movie scores, showtunes, Big Band, marches, and classic masterpieces.

Leading Colorado Musicians

We're made up of some of the best professional Colorado musicians. Many of our performers play with other ensembles such as the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet, Central City Opera, Denver Brass, and the Queen City Jazz Band. In fact, famous visiting musicians want to play with us.

Our 2019 Musical Program

We love providing the programs. If you don't catch it at the concert, our 2019 concerts include the following classical, Big Band, movie scores, and showtunes:

Alma Llanera
America the Beautiful
Amparito Roca
Appalachian Spring
Beguine for Band
Besame Mucho
Concertiono (9th and 11th )
The Cowboys
El Gato Montes
Espana Cani

Hands Across the Sea
Lawrence of Arabia
Mambo Greats
One Life Beautiful
Phantom of the Opera
The Planets, Mars
Poet and Peasant
Semper Fidelis


Our Conductor and Executive Director, Joe Martin

Dr. Joe Martin Dr. Martin's professional brass playing includes principal trombone/euphonium with the Denver Brass, trombonist with the Aries Brass Quintet and principal trombonist with the High Altitude trombone quartet. He appears on numerous recordings with these three groups including CDs on the Delos and Klavier labels. Dr. Martin performs and provides clinics with the Summit Brass as part of the annual Rafael Mendez Brass Institute hosted by the University of Denver. He has also performed with the Colorado Symphony, the Boulder Philharmonic, Greeley Philharmonic, Cheyenne Symphony, Colorado Ballet Orchestra and numerous Broadway show productions at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.