2017 Summer Concert Series

The Loveland Concert Band, directed by Scott Schlup, is proud to announce the 2017 summer concert series consisting of six performances.  Our summer concert series is very popular and fun for the entire family!  This venue is a perfect backdrop for an evening picnic with some great music.

All performances are FREE and open to the public, with free-will donations accepted.


Location: Lynn and Norma Hammond Amphitheater at North Lake Park
                 29th St and Taft Ave, Loveland CO
                 (easiest access is just south of the Loveland High School parking lot)


  1. Tuesday, June 6, 7:15pm
    Concert in the Park #1: Broadway (with scholarship presentations)
    Listen to music from various popular musicals. Our summer concert series is very popular and fun for the entire family! This venue is a perfect backdrop for an evening picnic with some great music. We encourage you to bring your blankets and/or chairs to sit on the hillside and enjoy our concerts. At this concert we will present our annual scholarships to four graduating seniors, one from each high school in the Thompson School District.
  2. Tuesday, June 13, 7:15pm
    Concert in the Park #2: Vocal (with Food Drive for House Of Neighborly Service)
    Listen to music of popular vocalists such as Gershwin, John Lennon, Elton John, and others. With a food drive. Our summer concert series is very popular and fun for the entire family! This venue is a perfect backdrop for an evening picnic with some great music. We encourage you to bring your blankets and/or chairs to sit on the hillside and enjoy our concerts. At this concert we will be conducting a Food Drive to benefit the House of Neighborly Service in order to help feed families in need in our community. 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 and scholarship awards. The House Of Neighborly Service (HNS) assists and advocates for people challenged by the effects of poverty or situational crisis. Many of their clients are young families who are working but not making ends meet, single mothers and fathers who are doing everything they can to keep their families safe and provide for basic needs. Other clients are seniors, veterans, and disabled who live on fixed incomes, and individuals who experience job loss due to illness or layoff. Approximately half of their clients are school-aged children in the families. The HNS battle cry is “Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow”. HELP FOR TODAY: They help people who have found themselves in economic crisis by providing them with life-sustaining needs: food, clothing, transportation, prescription and utility assistance, plus many more valuable services. HOPE FOR TOMORROW: They help people plan for the future by providing individualized support to all of their families through case management, financial education, and helping them find the resources they need to thrive. Each head of household is required to complete a Financial Literacy course for ongoing services. More info: http://www.honservice.org/ Foods needed for HNS food baskets includes: Peanut butter, Cereal, Canned fruits & vegetables, Tuna, Beans, Rice, Pasta & tomato sauce, Flour/pancake/muffin mixes, Canned meat, especially pop-top, Fruit/applesauce cups, Nutritious snacks (dried fruit, granola bars, etc.) Toiletry items needed includes: Laundry & dish detergents, Toilet paper/tissues/paper towels, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Razors, Feminine hygiene items, Shampoo/conditioner, Soap/body wash.
  3. Tuesday, June 20, 7:15pm
    Concert in the Park #3: Orchestra
    Listen to various popular orchestral music pieces arranged for concert band. Our summer concert series is very popular and fun for the entire family! This venue is a perfect backdrop for an evening picnic with some great music. We encourage you to bring your blankets and/or chairs to sit on the hillside and enjoy our concerts.
  4. Tuesday, June 27, 7:15pm
    Concert in the Park #4: March
    Listen to numerous popular marches performed in a classic concert band setting. Our summer concert series is very popular and fun for the entire family! This venue is a perfect backdrop for an evening picnic with some great music. We encourage you to bring your blankets and/or chairs to sit on the hillside and enjoy our concerts.
  5. Tuesday, July 4, 8:00pm
    Concert in the Park #5: 4th of July Concert with fireworks
    Listen to a fun concert of a variety of popular musical pieces and patriotic music celebrating the birth of our nation. This concert will be followed by the City of Loveland fireworks display. Our summer concert series is very popular and fun for the entire family! This venue is a perfect backdrop for an evening picnic with some great music. We encourage you to bring your blankets and/or chairs to sit on the hillside and enjoy our concerts.
  6. Tuesday, July 11, 7:15pm
    Concert in the Park #6: Screen
    Listen to music from various popular movies by composers like John Williams and Henry Mancini and from Walt Disney and Hollywood movies and cartoons. Our summer concert series is very popular and fun for the entire family! This venue is a perfect backdrop for an evening picnic with some great music. We encourage you to bring your blankets and/or chairs to sit on the hillside and enjoy our concerts.

Concert Schedule

  1. Oct 16 2016, SUN 7 PM
    Fall Concert: The British Isles
    On Sunday, October 16, at 7 p.m., the Loveland Concert Band, directed by Scott Schlup, will perform their fall concert at the Mountain View High School Sue E. Wall Auditorium, 3500 Mountain Lion Drive. The Loveland Concert Band begins the musical travelogue by visiting the British Isles to enjoy their various musical styles. We will perform music originating in England, Scotland and Ireland as we travel through those regions. Please join us for an evening of great music performed by the Loveland Concert Band. This performance is free to the public. The Loveland Concert Band is a nonprofit group of adult musicians from throughout northern Colorado.
  2. Dec 4 2016, SUN 4 PM
    Holiday Concert: The Polar Express (with Food Drive)
    On Sunday, December 4, at 4 p.m., the Loveland Concert Band, directed by Scott Schlup, will perform their Holiday Concert, "The Polar Express", at the Mountain View High School Sue E. Wall Auditorium, 3500 Mountain Lion Drive. The Loveland Concert Band, directed by Scott Schlup, continues their travelogue performing music inspired by traveling during the holidays. You will hear music from "The Polar Express", "Christmas Fantasy", "The Toy Trumpet", "It's the Holiday Season", "Caribbean Christmas", "Christmas Prism", "Three Jazzy Kings", "Blue Christmas", "Ho! Ho! Ho! (a Medley for Santa)" and "Sleigh Ride". And, there will be a surprise visitor with a treat for kids of all ages! They will also be conducting a food drive at this concert to benefit the House of Neighborly Service in order to help feed families in need in our community. The concert is free to the public, but those attending are asked to bring a bag of non-perishable food items to benefit the House of Neighborly Service. The Loveland Concert Band is very pleased to partner with the House of Neighborly Service to celebrate this time of year through wonderful music and generous donations of much needed food. The Loveland Concert Band is a nonprofit group of adult musicians from throughout northern Colorado. 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 and scholarship awards. The House Of Neighborly Service (HNS) assists and advocates for people challenged by the effects of poverty or situational crisis. Many of their clients are young families who are working but not making ends meet, single mothers and fathers who are doing everything they can to keep their families safe and provide for basic needs. Other clients are seniors, veterans, and disabled who live on fixed incomes, and individuals who experience job loss due to illness or layoff. Approximately half of their clients are school-aged children in the families. The HNS battle cry is “Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow”. HELP FOR TODAY: They help people who have found themselves in economic crisis by providing them with life-sustaining needs: food, clothing, transportation, prescription and utility assistance, plus many more valuable services. HOPE FOR TOMORROW: They help people plan for the future by providing individualized support to all of their families through case management, financial education, and helping them find the resources they need to thrive. Each head of household is required to complete a Financial Literacy course for ongoing services. More info: http://www.honservice.org/ Foods needed for HNS food baskets includes: Peanut butter, Cereal, Canned fruits & vegetables, Tuna, Beans, Rice, Pasta & tomato sauce, Flour/pancake/muffin mixes, Canned meat, especially pop-top, Fruit/applesauce cups, Nutritious snacks (dried fruit, granola bars, etc.) Toiletry items needed includes: Laundry & dish detergents, Toilet paper/tissues/paper towels, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Razors, Feminine hygiene items, Shampoo/conditioner, Soap/body wash.
  3. February 26, 2017 SUN 4 PM
    Winter Scholarship Concert: The Clave Beat Goes On (with Raffle)
    This concert includes the Annual Scholarship Raffle On Sunday, February 26, at 4 pm,the Loveland Concert Band, directed by Scott Schlup, with the Mountain View High School Concert Band, continues their travels through music to visit Africa, Cuba, Brazil, and Latin America and also hold a raffle at the Mountain View High School Sue E. Wall Auditorium, 3500 Mountain Lion Drive. This concert includes the Annual Scholarship Raffle of at least 15 prizes valued over $40 each. The Loveland Concert Band explores the clave rhythmic pattern used in Afro-Cuban music. The clave rhythmic pattern is integrated into the musical styles of rumba, conga, mambo, salsa, and many others found in numerous latin and african countries. The Loveland Concert Band will perform "El Camino Real (A Latin Fantasy)" by Alfred Reed arr. by Robert Longfield, "The Golden Ear (Paso Roble)" by Mariano San Miguel arr. by Harold L Walters, "Mambo Greats" arr. by Stephen Bulla, "Tonadillas Suite" by Enrique Granados arr. by Ralph Ford, and "Tres Danzas De Mexico" setting by William E Rheads. The Mountain View High School Concert Band will perform a portion of this concert and they will jointly perform "Alleluia! Laudamus Te" by Alfred Reed and "Fanfare Chicago" by Shuhei Tamura with the Loveland Concert Band. The concert is FREE to the public, donations accepted. This concert also includes our annual scholarship raffle for prizes, where we raise money to provide scholarships to four graduating seniors in the Thompson School District. This is a great chance to be entertained with some great music and win a prize such as a restaurant certificate, tickets to the theater, or a certificate for shopping at the mall. In presenting the Annual Scholarship Raffle at this concert at least 15 prizes will be available. Tickets ($2 each, 6 for $10, 13 for $20) are available from band members and at our concert. Need not be present to win. But, why would you want to miss such a great concert? There are many prizes, such as: - gift certificates for Centerra Mall - handmade items - tickets to theater performances - gift certificates for many goods and services - gift certificates to various restaurants Each prize is worth at least $40. The raffle benefits go to the Loveland Concert Band's Findling-Gleichman-Smith Memorial Scholarships presented each year to a graduate at each of the four R2J high schools. 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 and scholarship awards. The Loveland Concert Band is a nonprofit group of adult musicians from throughout northern Colorado.
  4. April 23 2017, SUN 7 PM
    Spring Concert: Americana
    On Sunday, April 23, at 7 pm, the Loveland Concert Band, directed by Scott Schlup continues their travels to find the roots-oriented music of the United States at the Mountain View High School Sue E. Wall Auditorium, 3500 Mountain Lion Drive. They will also perform music in fond memory of Ken Anderson, a founding member of the Loveland Concert Band. Join the Loveland Concert Band as they explore the many sounds of Americana, which Wikipedia describes as "an amalgam of American folk music formed by the confluence of the shared and varied traditions that make up the musical ethos of the United States; specifically those sounds that are merged from folk, country, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and other external influences". The American Music Association defines Americana as "contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw. While acoustic instruments are often present and vital, Americana also often uses a full electric band." Come and listen to the Loveland Concert Band perform "America" by Samuel F Smith arr by Dan Borlawsky, "Bugler's Holiday" by Leroy Anderson transcribed by Michael Edwards, "Chisholm Trail" by Carl Strommen, "Chorale and Shaker Dance" by John P Zdechlik, "Fantasy on American Sailing Songs" by Clare Grundman, "Great Race" by Henry Marcini arr by John Moss, "Stars and Stripes Forever" by J P Sousa arr by Scott Schlup, "Washington Post" by J P Sousa arr by Brion/Schissel, "Amazing Grace (for Ken Anderson)" arr by Scott Schlup, and "Irish Tune from County Derry" by Grainger. The concert is FREE to the public, donations accepted. 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 and scholarship awards. The Loveland Concert Band is a nonprofit group of adult musicians from throughout northern Colorado.