Summit Concert Band performing at the Breckenridge Oktoberfest in Breckenridge, CO on September 14, 2014.
The Summit Concert Band is a community-based group focused on providing quality entertainment at events throughout Summit County and the central Colorado mountain region. Our musicians are all volunteers and of varying ability levels. Members come from Summit County as well as the surrounding counties. Since we are a resort community, we always welcome visiting musicians.The Summit Concert Band was formed in 1982 when a hearty group of locals climbed on a flat bed truck to play in the Breckenridge Ullrfest Parade. Over the years the band has grown in size, become an official 501c3 charitable organization, expanded our performance schedule and fostered other performing groups. The band promoted the development of the Summit Chamber Orchestra and many members play in both groups.
The band has had a long and beneficial relationship with the Summit High School instrumental music program. Besides rehearsing in the band room, the band makes its extensive music library available for the high school band’s use. Additionally, the Summit Concert Band has been able to obtain grants to purchase percussion instruments for the Summit High School instrumental music program. Several Summit High School band students currently perform with the band, expanding their musicianship and professionalism as a result.
The Summit Concert Band rehearses on most Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm; rehearsal location is normally the Summit High School band room. Summit High School is located on CO highway 9 approximately 4 miles south of Frisco, CO. Woodwind, brass and percussion players of all abilities are encouraged to join us. Visitors and part-time residents, as well as full-time residents of the Summit County area are welcome to participate in rehearsals and concerts. Check the calendar page of this web site to confirm locations, dates and times for rehearsals and concerts.
The director of Summit Concert Band is Ms. Beth Steele.