It all started in 1861

Denver was part of the Wild West. The Denver City Band was formed in 1861 to bring culture and tame a mining town. More than 150 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. 


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We’re a 501(c)(3) making an impact


Just in 2019 we’ve …

𝅘𝅥𝅮 Performed for more than 24,000 Denver-area residents — free

𝅘𝅥𝅮 Played 31-plus venues around the Denver area

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

𝅘𝅥𝅮 Brought communities together for 10+ 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.)

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Join us and build community in the Denver area through music was last modified: March 24th, 2021 by