Raise $10,000 by June 1, 2017

Gerald Endsley

Jerry was a graduate of Denver Public Schools and held Trumpet Performance degrees from the New England Conservatory and the University of Colorado. He performed with the Colorado Symphony, the Colorado Opera and Ballet Orchestras, and served as the Music Contractor for the Denver Center Theatre Company. He was a specialist in the history of soprano brass instruments and was an avid collector of historic instruments. Jerry joined the Denver Municipal Band in 1966 and served as their executive director from 1995 to 2015. He also conducted the Metropolitan State University of Denver Concert/Community Band for nearly 15 years. He was a member of the Denver Musicians Association since 1967 and received Mayor Webb’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2002.

An estimated $6,000 will pay for the design, construction and installation of the bench. Additional funds will benefit the Denver Municipal Band’s Annual Concert Series.

Eulogy for Jerry

To honor the late Gerald Endsley, Denver trumpeter extraordinaire and Director of the Denver Municipal Band for 20 years with this custom bench in his honor at the 2017 Annual 4th of July Celebration in Washington Park.

Date March 4th, 2017
Venue Dazzle Jazz
930 Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80203
Time 1:00pm-3:00pm

Featuring Shane Endsley, Hank Troy, DMB Brass Quintet and many Denver musicians.

Silent Auction – historical posters, Jerry’s odd brass pieces, collector postcards, CD’s and a few copies of “A Sesquicentennial Celebration” written by Gerald Endsley in 2008.

Come early and start bidding. Enjoy a complimentary appetizer or drink with admission. A lunch menu, Jerry’s Nightly Martini, and complete bar selections will be available to purchase. A rare Jerry interview video and a few special guests are also on the program.

Seating is Very Limited – mail your check today or secure your ticket online now.

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Jerry’s Custom Natural Coiled Trumpet with C Crook


16x20” celebrity signed, numbered, matted and framed.


Contributions of any amount are welcome and tax-deductible! Make donations by check (mailing address below) to the Denver Municipal Band or by clicking the "Donate Now" button via credit card

3358 Race Street
Denver CO 80205
Note: for Tribute Bench

"The Band will utilize the support to serve all the citizens of Denver by taking the music to the people in their neighborhood parks and by tailoring programming to reflect the diverse cultural make up of each community, keeping our municipal mission to provide music for all of Denver's citizens."

Jerry Endsley