Please join us for our 31st spectacular season of providing exceptional music for woodwinds, brass, and percussion to Denver area audiences. We will present a full concert series at our home of Littleton United Methodist Church, with additional performances at the Lakewood Cultural Center and the Parker Arts, Culture, & Events (PACE) Center.
Our concert season includes collaborations with wonderful guest artists, including trumpet soloist Michael Hengst, the Littleton Chorale, and French composer Laurent Jacquier. You will hear Music from the Dark Side for Halloween, New York Nights featuring music from West Side Story, Making Merry Music: A Holiday Celebration for the holidays, a fantastical road trip in Follow the Yellow Brick Road, and Celebrating the American Spirit with stirring music for winds and voices. On the classical side, we are presenting Classical Winds: From 3 to 12, featuring music from Mozart to tango at the PACE Center; and Inside the Music Box, featuring great standard classics by Stravinsky, Mozart, and Gounod at Littleton United Methodist Church. Check back frequently for programming updates. Season tickets are now available!
Play with the CWE
Are you interested in becoming a CWE musician? Please visit our audition page. At this time, we are currently auditioning players for regular positions on horn and baritone saxophone, and for alternate positions on oboe, bassoon, tenor saxophone, trombone, tuba, and percussion.
CWE Commissioning Consortium Project You are invited to join the CWE Commissioning Consortium Project. The CWE is joining with Colorado schools and music organizations to commission a band composition by award-winning composer Steven Bryant. Consortium membership is now open through December 2012. If you would like to join the commission, please contact conductor Matthew Roeder. For more information, click here.
"This was the first performance of the Colorado Wind Ensemble that I have heard . . . I came away wondering why this organization is not better known. They play so well that they can certainly promote its wind ensemble repertoire. There are members of this ensemble who are absolutely stellar members of some of the community orchestras in the Denver metro area, and when they are combined as members of the Colorado Wind Ensemble, this organization truly excels. Their playing is intensely musical, and there is no question that they take great pride in being true musicans." -- Robin McNeil
Musical Spirits, Dancing Souls guest artists Fiesta Colorado Dance Company
Read the review of this performance in Dance World.
Photograph by Stan Obert
Educational Outreach The Colorado Wind Ensemble is actively involved in working directly with students in school music programs and providing opportunities for students to become more involved in music. Click here to read more!