About

OUR HISTORY & FUTURE
The Loveland Concert Band as a long history as the local community band in Loveland, Colarado.  
The Loveland Concert Band began as the Loveland Municipal Band in the fall of 1977. The name was changed sometime during the late 1980s. The band was formed to provide adults the enjoyment and satisfaction of performing in an ensemble. In addition to providing adults the opportunity to continue playing their band instruments, the band's goal was to provide the Loveland and surrounding communities high quality band concerts.

Currently, the Loveland Concert Band schedules four regular concert series programs, five summer series programs, one educational outreach program with a local junior high school and performs the finale concert for the city of Loveland's Fourth of July celebration.
 
Band membership has always consisted of community members from Loveland, Ft Collins and the surrounding areas. Membership in 1977 was around 60. The membership for the 2014-2015 concert series was around 75. Members come from all walks of life and have very interesting careers from teachers to airline pilots. 

Education of the arts, especially instrumental education, has been another goal of the band and its members since 1977. In the early 1980s, the Loveland Concert Band established a scholarship fund. A scholarship is given to a top graduating instrumental music student from each of the four Thompson R2-J Schools each year.

Loveland Concert Band has had five musical directors. The first Director of the band was Norman Klumpp. Gil Garcia, Dean Beck, and Steve Goacher also conducted. The current Musical Director is Scott Schlup.

Now beginning new season, the Loveland Concert Band strives to continue the purpose and goals set for the band by its members and board in 1977.

For more information please contact the President of the Board, Jim Wright.
Band Members
MISSION
LOCATIONS
The Loveland Concert Band is made of volunteer adult musicians from all over the northern Colorado region. We have many members who have been with the band for many years. Even a few original founding members still perform in the band. The personnel changes from concert to concert, so it is impossible to keep an updated list of current members.
 
Many members play every concert each year. But, sometimes conflicts arise and members needs to sit out for a concert or two. We are able to keep the participation for each concert at approximately 50-60 members. This allows use to perform wide range of concert band music.
 
 
The Loveland Concert Band's mission is to increase music awareness in the community.
 
It does so through its musical presentations and its annual scholarship raffle.
 
Scholarships are awarded once per year to students, chosen by their school and music director as strong musicians.
 
  • Rehearsals are in the band room at Mountain View High School, 3500 Mountain Lion Drive, Loveland, CO
 
  • Formal concerts are performed in the Sue E. Wall auditorium at Mountain View High School, 3500 Mountain Lion Drive, Loveland, CO
 
  • The summer concerts are performed in the Hammond Amphitheater in North Lake Park south of Loveland High School, 920 W 29th St, Loveland, CO