Jacinda M. Bouton has been the Music Director of the Denver Concert Band (DCB) 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. Jacinda feels fortunate to have conducted these ensembles in over thirty guest artist concerts with members of the Colorado Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and many other nationally and internationally renowned soloists. In addition, Ms. Bouton has recently directed the Denver Municipal Band during the summer season.
Jacinda has directed the DCB on international concert tours to the British Isles in 1998 and France and Germany in 2004. She also directed the DCB in two appearances at the Association of Concert Bands national convention in Fairfax, VA in 2002 and Houston, TX in 2009. Jacinda has served as Co-Director of the Breckenridge Music Institute’s Summer Music Camp, was Director of the Denver Junior Police Band taking an active role in the rebirth of this Denver institution, and for many years was Director of Instrumental Music at George Washington High School in the Denver Public Schools. Jacinda is a cum laude graduate of Southwest Missouri State University with an emphasis in Music Education, receiving certification in both instrumental and choral areas.
Ken Kopatich has been the Associate Conductor of the Denver Concert Band since 1986. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Master’s Degree in Clarinet Performance, both from the University of Colorado in Boulder. His teaching career included both instrumental and vocal music instruction at all levels in the public schools of Wyoming and Jefferson County, Colorado.
Currently, Ken directs the Chancel Choir at Brentwood United Methodist Church and performs with two dance bands, Swing Incorporated and The Joe Peterson Swing Orchestra. Ken has served on the Board of Directors for the Jefferson County Education Association and the Colorado Education Association. He is a member of the Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA). Ken is also Director of the DCB’s Show and Tell Band, leading that group in approximately 18 performances each year at schools throughout the area.