Donate money – our goal is $17,000
Percussion – djembes, congas, bongos, shakers, snare drums, bass drum, etc. (20)
Electric Bass (2)
About the programs and goals
Music and mentorship for Denver’s incarcerated and homeless youth
In 2019 Shane Endsley (director of education for the Denver Municipal Band) started going to the Gilliam youth Detention Center in Five Points with some drums and worked with small groups of the kids there. The kids there don’t get much chance to be productive, creative, or inspired. Their response to these activities was overwhelmingly positive. We were just about to expand the program to a second location with Urban Peak (youth homelessnness services) when Covid hit. Now, we’re seeking funds to purchase more instruments, expand to two new locations, and to add a mentorship and economic opportunity for some of the kids we will be working with. The Denver Municipal Band would like to offer those that are ready for it, the opportunity to participate in paid training and then be employed by us as youth mentors on these services.