Welcome!

The Band Plays On!

The Thornton Community Band continues moving forward to provide a destination for musicians to make music in our community while ensuring that COVID-19 safety precautions are being followed to ensure the safety of the band membership, as outlined by the CDC, local, state, and federal entities.

Unfortunately during this time, current COVID restrictions will not allow us to meet as a large ensemble since we are at least an 85+ member group. Not to fear though since there are playing opportunities where we are able to field a small concert band or other small ensemble instead.

We encourage those who are interested in joining the band to still do so and we will work hard to get you playing ASAP!

Other exciting news is that we are rather excited to present our new conductor COL (Ret.) Thomas H. Palmatier! www.ThomasPalmatier.com Tom is quite excited to take the podium and we look forward to what he will bring to the group.

Be watching our Facebook and concert pages for upcoming events!

History of the TCB

The Thornton Community Band was founded in 2008 to provide a continuing musical and performance opportunity for the many amateur, professional, and retired musicians in the North Denver Metro Colorado area.  Artistry, Entertainment, and Education (and Fun!) are the three hallmarks of our band in which we strive to infuse in our concerts and rehearsals.

Since 2008, the TCB has grown as a 501(c)(3) organization with 85+ members hailing from throughout the greater Denver Metro area!

We are proud to announce that our Chamber Winds group just started in the fall of 2019!

We are looking forward to the launch of the Thornton Jazz Band in 2020!

Concert Season

The TCB plays four major concerts (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer/Fourth of July) a year with the season starting in September and ending in July.

Additionally, several minor (but still just as important) concerts are spread throughout the concert season including: Thornton Winterfest, Thornton Twist and Shout Summer Concert Series, Highlands Ranch Band Festival, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Relief Walk, Balfour Sr. Assisted Living Winter Holiday, “Pop-up” concerts, and assorted summer concerts.

Check out our next concert! http://www.thorntoncommunityband.org/upcoming-concerts/

Joining the Band

New members are always welcome. Adult instrumentalists with at least high school band experience are invited to join. An annual membership fee* of $85 is required of all active musicians in the band. Check out the link down below to join the band or become a “Friend of the band”.

*Annual membership fee is waived for full-time University students and high school students or special circumstance.

We currently have openings in the following sections:

  • Bassoon
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • String Bass (Double Bass)
  • Tuba
  • Percussion (General)
    • Drum Set

If your section is not listed above, don’t despair, feel free to apply anyway! If a section is filled to capacity, applicants to these full sections may be placed on a waiting list until an opening is available.

Come join the fun!

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