How to become a Friend of the DCB

DCB LeadvilleThe Denver Concert Band is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is managed by a board of directors. We rely on member dues, ticket sales, summer season fees, and the generosity of donors and corporate sponsors to cover our costs. Funds are used to cover rental of rehearsal space, purchase of music, and remuneration for our conductors and special guests.

Our financial needs far outpace the funds raised by our annual dues. Thanks to the generous donors and corporate sponsors of the DCB, we are able to share our love of music with you. There are a number of ways to contribute to the Denver Concert Band, and no gift is too small.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts – Established as a way to honor a special milestone or accomplishment for friends and supporters of the Denver Concert Band. For information, or to make a donation, please contact us at

We recognize donations to the DCB at the following levels:

Conductor’s Circle – $2500 and above

Benefactor – $1000 to $2499

Patron – $500 to $999

Sponsor – $100 to $499

Associate – $25 to $99

Donors may also make a “restricted” contribution to the band to help fund specific items such as music purchases, instruments, the various marketing publications, the “Show and Tell Band,” etc.

Please contact the band to find out where your gift might help the most.

You can write us at the address listed below, or email us.

If you would like to become a “Friend of the DCB” please send your tax-deductible donation to:

The Denver Concert Band
P.O. Box 630252
Littleton, CO 80163-0252

DCB Endowment Fund

You may now also contribute to our Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund was set up so that only the earnings of the fund are to be used to help the band. The principal is to be maintained. The DCB Endowment Fund (with unique tax ID number) is a perfect vehicle for planned estate gifts. The DCB Endowment Fund is managed quarterly by three custodians: Paul Plath, Stan Joy, and Ron Corsi. The custodians serve staggered 3 year terms.

There are three Endowment Fund options:

1. Gene Chick Fund (Unrestricted Fund) – the earnings are transferred into the operating account at a periodic rate.

2. Frank Parce Fund (Restricted Fund for marketing purposes) – the board authorizes the specific use of the earnings after a committee recommendation.

3. Joy of Education Fund (Restricted Fund) – earnings help with the the Young Artist Scholarship and “Show and Tell Band” with percentages of 75% and 25%, respectively.

If you would like to help the band with a lasting gift, make a donation to the endowment fund:

DCB Endowment Fund
Denver Concert Band
P.O. Box 630252
Littleton, CO 80163-0252

With your donation, please indicate the specific Endowment Fund to which you wish to donate in the memo field.

You can also donate through the Colorado Gives organization:


The Denver Concert Band’s current corporate sponsors include: