It all started in 1861

The Denver City Band was formed in 1861 to bring culture to a mining town. More than 160 years later, we're still here, but today we're known as the Denver Municipal Band. We're also still bringing music to the Denver-area community. In fact, today, our mission is to bring music to Denver-area residents (from Westminster to Highlands Ranch) for free in parks near them. We also help Denver-area youth develop a passion for music and refine their musical talents. 

We're a 501(c)(3) making an impact

Just in 2022 we've ...

𝅘𝅥𝅮 Performed for more than 25,000 Denver-area residents — free

𝅘𝅥𝅮 Played 69 events around the Denver area

𝅘𝅥𝅮 Helped 2,000+ students in their musical pursuits and passions

𝅘𝅥𝅮 Brought communities together for 20+ neighborhood events


About us

Music variety, leading-Colorado musicians, and an executive director and conductor integrated into the fabric of Denver music. The Denver Municipal Band has all that and more. For more than 100 years, we've been bringing free concerts to Denver's most beautiful parks

Education programs for young musicians

The Denver Municipal Band also provides educational programs in the Denver area. We guide young players as musicians and participants in Denver's rich, cultural community. We provide musical opportunities for underprivileged communities and champion the growth of our next generation of professional Denver-area musicians.

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See when we're performing


Discover when we'll be in a park or area near you! Add the calendar to yours. Send it on and invite your friends. We usually play for free, too. (It's a century-plus old tradition.)

Our mission


Entertain the Denver
area residents and
tourists by providing free
professional concerts in
parks near them.


Unite diverse audiences
by varying where and
what we play,
encouraging residents to
come together.


Educate young musicians
with music coaching and


Inspire Denver residents
to appreciate music, our
beautiful parks, and each

Donate to the Denver Municipal Band

Help keep the tradition alive by giving free music in local parks in the Denver area.


2023 Performance Announcements

Get ready for another great summer with the Denver Municipal Band in parks across the City


All events subject to change

Stay tuned for additional announcements in the coming days

05/13/23    Brass Quintet, Denver Park Trust's Parks, Rivers, Trails & Trees Event, City Park Pavilion

06/02/23   Concert Band, Ice Cream Social, City Park Band Shell

06/11/23    Concert Band, Parker Days Festival

06/17/23    Brass Quintet, Platt Park People's Assoc. Neighborhood Celebration, Platt Park

07/04/23    Brass Sextet, Washington Park East Neighborhood Association's Neighborhood Picnic, Washington Park Boathouse

07/04/23     Concert Band, Annual Patriotic Concert, Washington Park Meadow

07/07/23     Concert Band, Neighborhood Celebration, Cheesman Park

07/08/23     Concert Band, Southmoor Park East Homeowners’ Association Neighborhood Celebration, Southmoor Park

07/09/23     Concert Band, Free Music Series, Levitt Pavilion

07/16/23     Concert Band with the Colorado Honor Band, Washington Park Meadow

07/22/23     Concert Band, Harvey Park Improvement Association Neighborhood Celebration, Harvey Park

08/01/23      Double Brass Quintet, Pinecrest Village Improvement Association Neighborhood Celebration, Pinecrest Village Park

08/11/23      Concert Band, Western Welcome Week, Littleton Sterne Park

08/12/23     Concert Band, Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association Neighborhood Celebration, Cranmer Park

08/17/23       Concert Band, MCA80238 Neighborhood Celebration, Central Park Conservatory Green (North)

08/18/23     Jazz Band, Bear Valley Improvement Association Neighborhood Celebration, Bates & Hobart Park

08/19/23      Brass Quintet, Family Movie Night, sponsored by Platt Park People's Association, Platt Park

08/20/23     Brass Quintet, Mountain Park Concert at Genesee Park

08/26/23    Jazz Band, Mayfair Neighbors Inc. Neighborhood Festival, Mayfair Park

09/02/23    Jazz Band, MCA80238's Neighborhood Celebration, Central Park Founders Green (South) 

09/09/23    Jazz Band, Cherry Creek East Association Neighborhood Celebration, Pulaski Park















Denver Municipal Band – 160+ music tradition was last modified: April 10th, 2023 by ame303