Join the DCB
Interested in joining the Denver Concert Band? Most sections are at capacity, but we may have openings for a particular season or instrument. Inquire about joining the band by emailing us at Info@DenverConcertBand.org. Please include what instrument you play and your prior performing experience.
Membership is open on a space-available basis to adults who can play the music we perform. No auditions are required; however, for a trial period of up to four consecutive rehearsals, all prospective members will be required to sit at the end of the section they are joining, regardless of ability. At any time during the trial period, the First Chair Player, in coordination with the Section Manager and the Conductor, shall determine whether the prospective member shall be accepted into the section.
Rehearsals are weekly on Monday nights and formal concerts are at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Regular members pay membership dues yearly.
The Denver Concert Band is comprised of 90 musicians who love instrumental music. These musicians are volunteers who rehearse and perform year-round throughout Colorado.
Jacinda Bouton has been the band's Music Director since 1997. She is also the founding Conductor of the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra and is an active conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.
The DCB has four formal concerts, currently in the Lone Tree Arts Center. One of these concerts includes a guest artist, and another concert is dedicated to the year's Young Artist Scholarship winner. The band also has an active summer season, performing at venues such as Levitt Pavilion, the Historic Tabor Opera House, and Perry Park Country Club. Smaller groups perform in additional events like the Race for the Cure, and DCB's annual holiday performance at the Denver Health downtown campus.
Music selection can vary greatly, as the band enjoys sharing a wide range of musical experiences. Each concert generally has a mix of marches, older classics, and contemporary music. Summer concerts usually include more patriotic tunes and well-known Broadway, pop music, and movie soundtracks.
As a non-profit organization, the DCB is also dedicated to musical education and enthusiasm. Our annual Young Artist Scholarship competition gifts a high-school senior with $2000 towards their college education. The DCB's Show & Tell Band also performs at elementary schools to teach and promote interest in musical instruments.
To enrich the cultural fabric of our community
by presenting dynamic musical experiences
by supporting and educating Colorado youth and music lovers of all ages, and
by providing opportunities for adult musicians to continue their avocation.
In 1961, a group of adult friends were reminiscing about their past musical experiences, or the musical instrument they never got the chance to learn. The group, lead by Dr. James DeRoos, and Herold and Viola Topping, were inspired to approach Stan Limburg about leading and teaching a musical group. The South Denver Community band was formed! In the late 60s, the name changed to The Denver Concert Band, and the group became a non-profit organization.
In 1968, under the guidence of Frank Parce, the DCB performed its first formal concert at Grant Junior High School. In 1972, the DCB was the first adult band to be invited to perform at the Colorado Music Educator's Conference in Colorado Springs. In 1975, the DCB performed for Governor Lamm's inauguration at the State Capitol. In 1977, the DCB created the Young Artist Scholarship Competition to encourage high school seniors to pursue music performance careers. And in 1986, the DCB was the first community band to perform for state music educators at the national convention of The American Bandmasters Association.
Now, the 90-member band regularly performs for thousands of Coloradoans every year. In additional to the formal and summer concerts around the Denver Metropolitan Area, the band performs across the state; previous locations include Estes Park, Leadville, and Vernon. The band has also traveled outside the United States, in countries including Switzerland, the British Isles, France, and Germany.
Board & Staff
The Board of Directors and the Staff are also comprised of volunteers. These people are dedicated to serving the band as a non-profit organization.
Board of Directors
Show and Tell Band Manager
Young Artist Scholarship/Concert
Jo Ellen & Ken Kopatich