September 29, 2010
Vol 10, Issue 31
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In Memory - Lee Stametz
Lee Stametz: Denver theater community loses its piano man
By John Moore
Denver Post Theater Critic
Posted: 09/23/2010 06:02:04 PM MDT

Lee Stametz     Lee Stametz hit all the right notes. Not only on the piano, but as a person.
     "Lee was possessed with a powerful calm," said Broadway musical director Ray Roderick. And in times of great stress, Stametz always had an obvious solution at the ready. "He would simply walk up and put his arm around me, and everything would just be better."
     Stametz, who composed original music for at least 14 productions and played piano for many more during his 24 years at the Denver Center, died of cancer early Thursday at his Denver home. He was 55.
     "He leaves a really big hole in the fabric of things with his passing," said former Denver Center actor and director Jamie Horton, with whom Stametz collaborated on "Inna Beginning" and many other Denver Center productions. "His spirit reached out to so many people, and it is a rare human being who does that."
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Lee Stametz joined the Denver Musicians Association in 2001
DMA Policy on Community Orchestras & Bands
With a solid quorum of 25 members present at DMA's Sept 27 General Membership meeting, a policy defining the jurisdictions of Professional Ensembles and Community Ensembles was unanimously adopted. This revised policy answers to recent competitive activities of the Lone Tree Symphony and the Timberline Symphony that defy all reasonable, ethical standards.

Approximately 30 community orchestras are now established in metro Denver, which is an extraordinary number. Some are invaluable community partners, but others have no understanding of purpose, nor do they show regard for our industry. The responsibility to identify and support only those organizations that prove to be genuine community partners therefore rests entirely on each and every one of us. DMA standards and subsequent member obligations are now clearly delineated in the DMA Policy on Community Orchestras & Bands. This policy mirrors the established Music Code of Ethics, which is an AFM/MENC agreement dating back to 1947 that defines the jurisdictions of professional musicians and school musicians.

The DMA welcomes your public comments on this subject. Click Here to post.
The Music Code of Ethics
By Joshua Jones, eHow Contributor
updated: July 1, 2010

Music ethics concerns the intersection of professional and student musicians. 
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Particularly in small towns, there is often a conflict between amateur musicians and ensembles, like high school music programs and professional musicians. An individual might hire a local high school ensemble for much less than a professional musician. Because of the potential conflict between professional and amateur musicians that might diminish the number of paying gigs, music educators and professional musicians have collaborated to define the circumstances under which it is ethical for amateur musicians to accept private or public paid performances.  Read On
Dallas Symphony Orchestra CEO Doug Adams resigning
The Dallas Morning News 
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Just two years after arriving as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's president and CEO, Doug Adams is resigning, effective in 30 days. His is the second high-profile resignation on the local arts scene in just more than a month, after Mark Nerenhausen left the AT&TPerforming Arts Center.

Although the DSO has a roughly $4 million deficit from the last season, Adams said he made the decision for personal reasons. In particular, he hasn't been able to sell a home in Denver , where he was previously president and CEO of the ColoradoSymphony.
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In This Issue
In Memory - Lee Stametz
DMA Policy on Community Orchestras & Bands
The Music Code of Ethic
Dallas Symphony CEO Doug Adams resigning
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Ron Moewes, 9/30
Boulder Chamber Orchestra, 10/1-2
René Heredia, 10/2
Colorado Chamber Players Presents, 10/3, 10/4
Pat Emerine, 10/7 & 20
Centerpiece Jazz, 10/7 & 21
Englewood Arts "Chamber Music of the Masters" 10/9
The Dale Bruning Quartet, 10/9
BassFest at Lamont! 10/23 & 10/24
CSO Auditions for Section Violin
GPO Auditions for Violin and Horn, 11/14
FCSO Auditions for Principal Trumpet & 4th Horn
Cheyenne Symphony Auditions
"Black-Out" Dates for DPAC Performer Parking Passes
New Wage Scales Effective September 1, 2010
Congressional Voting Record on the Arts
Paul Fiorino Running for Governor
Confessions of a Union Buster
AFL-CIO Statewide Political Endorsements
Golden Eagle Concert Band Fall Concert, 10/3
Golden Eagle Concert Band Auditions
Orion Winds, 10/17 & 10/2
Lakewood Symphony Auditions
Call for GBYO brass musicians
Contact Info - DMA Officers
Quick Links
2010-11 Wage Scales
(effective 9/1/2010)


Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Scott O'Neil
Scott O'Neil
Best of Beethoven
Fri, Oct 1 - 7:30PM
Scott O'Neil and the Colorado Symphony serve up Beethoven's greatest delicacies, including the Leonore Overture No. 3, the famous opening movement of his Fifth Symphony, the Moonlight Sonata, Für Elise and a movement from one of the composer's moving string quartets.
Scott O'Neil, associate conductor
BEETHOVEN / Leonore Overture No. 3
BEETHOVEN / Fifth Symphony, Opening Movement
BEETHOVEN / Moonlight Sonata

Ben Folds
Sat, Oct 2nd - 7:30PM
Over the last 15 years, Ben Folds' first-class melodic gifts, irony-laced lyrics, and rock inspired piano playing have earned the North Carolina native a legion of devoted fans of all ages.

Marin Alsop
Marin Alsop
CSI Beethoven
Fri, Oct 8 - 7:30PM
Why did Beethoven lose his hearing and what was the cause of his death? Conductor Laureate Marin Alsop is joined by a team of forensic scientists who lead this Crime Scene Investigation with the Colorado Symphony.  Get to know Beethoven on a more human level while enjoying selections from his famous symphonies.
Marin Alsop, conductor laureate

Marin Alsop Conducts Beethoven
Sat, Oct 9 - 7:30PM
Sun, Oct 10 - 2:30PM
The Beethoven Festival concludes with Conductor Laureate Marin Alsop offering three of the great master's jubilant, mighty and dramatic works: the Egmont Overture, Eighth Symphony and his Triple Concerto featuring Colorado Symphony principals Yumi Hwang-Williams and Silver Ainomäe with guest pianist Alessio Bax.
Marin Alsop, conductor laureate 
Yumi Hwang-Williams, concertmaster 
Silver Ainomäe, principal cello
Alessio Bax, piano
BEETHOVEN / Overture to Egmont
BEETHOVEN / Symphony No. 8
BEETHOVEN / Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello "Triple Concerto"
Ron Moewes, 9/30
Ron will be performing with Ralph Sharon (Tony Bennett's piano player for years) and Dean Ross on bass on Thursday, September 30,  from 11:30 to 1:30 at Dazzle Jazz Restaurant, 930 Lincoln Street.  Reservations recommended - 303 839 5100.  $20.00 will get you your choice of entree, a alcoholic beverage or non-alcoholic beverage, dessert, and music by the Ralph Sharon Trio (tax and tip are included!)
As always we thank you for your support.   Ron

Boulder Chamber Orchestra, 10/1 & 10/2
Andrew CooperstockIt's All Relative
Featuring Andrew Cooperstock, piano.
Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church of Boulder
1128 Pine St
Boulder, CO 80302

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Broomfield Auditorium
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020
René Heredia & his Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre, 10/2
The enchantment of Spain, the excitement of genuine Gypsy Flamenco music and dance, lavish costumes - all together in an exquisite performance! 
A show for the entire family - not to be missed!

Saturday, October 2nd, 7:30 PM - Greeley
Union Colony Civic Center
Hensel Phelps Theatre, 701 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO  80631
Box Office Hours 12:00 - 6:00 pm Mon - Fri and 12:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday
Tickets: In advance: $20, At the door:  $25

Colorado Chamber Players Presents, 10/3, 10/4
Boccherini Quintet with Masakazu Ito, Guitar
Boccherini Quintet with Masakazu Ito, Guitar

Sunday, October 3, 2010, 3:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Monday, October 4, 2010, 7:00 pm
Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street, Golden, CO
$19 General, $14 Seniors 62+ and Students, $10 kids under 10

Pat Emerine, Under the Radar, 10/7 & 10/20
Pat EmerineUnder the Radar
Thursday, October 7th/ RTO Q's (Littleton) / 8:00 - 11:00 pm /

Wednesday, October 20 / Little Bear (Evergreen) / 8:00 - 11:00 pm /

Centerpiece Jazz, 10/7 & 10/21
Centerpiece Jazz (Joni Janak - vocals, Ron Moewes - drums & vocals,  Ed Stephen - guitar & vocals, and Colin Gieg - bass)  will be performing at Cafe del Sol, 6th and Garrison (on the north frontage road) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on THURSDAY, October 7 and THURSDAY, October 21. Reservations are recommended.  CALL 303 238 7999.
Englewood Arts "Chamber Music of the Masters" 10/9
Date: Saturday, Oct 9, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm

ENGLEWOOD ARTS PRESENTS continues its "Chamber Music of the Masters" series with Beethoven's Septet in E-flat major.  Colorado Symphony Orchestra French hornist, Fritz Foss, will serve as host for this concert, in addition to performing in the ensemble.

Colorado Symphony Orchestra musicians
Dorian Kincaid, violin
Mary Cowell, viola
Thomas Heinrich, cello
Jeremy Kincaid, bass
Abby Raymond, clarinet
Michael Sundell, bassoon
Fritz Foss, horn

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* General Admission:  $15.00 Adults | $12.00 Seniors | $5.00 under 18
* Season tickets (all 10 concerts!) available:  $130 Adults | $110 Seniors
* Available: · At the door (box office opens 45 minutes prior to concert)
· Online at
· In advance by calling 303.806.8196
* Cash, checks, Visa or MasterCard accepted 

Location: Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center | 2nd level
1000 Englewood Parkway (Hampden & S. Jason)
* Ample FREE parking in south lot of Englewood Civic Center
* Directly adjacent to Englewood RTD & Light Rail stations
* Wheelchair accessibility
The Dale Bruning Quartet, 10/9
Dale BruningThe Dale Bruning Quartet with Ron Miles, Mark Simon, and Paul Romaine will present music under the theme of:

Join them as they play Standards, Originals, and Swing tunes for two shows at Dazzle Jazz on October 9th, Saturday. The shows are 7 pm and 9 pm and the tickets are $15.

Contact for reservations or call them at 303-839-5100.
BassFest at Lamont! 10/23 & 10/24
SUSAN CAHILL, Coordinator & Lamont Double Bass faculty
BRUCE BRANSBY, Special guest artist and clinician
Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24, 2010
Frederic C. Hamilton Family Recital Hall
Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Lamont Concert Line (303) 871-6412
Robertson's Violins from Albuquerque, New Mexico will be in attendance with basses, bows, accessories and for help with minor adjustments

Farewell Concert
Sunday, October 24, 3:15 pm. to 4:30 pm. - Hamilton Recital Hall
By Bruce Bransby and Susan Cahill
Free and open to the general public
Parking at the Newman Center parking garage with entrance from E. Wesley Ave
Visit and click on "Bassfesst" for more information.
Jennifer Lane/Rock & Soul Trio, Wednesdays
My Rock & Soul Trio is still playin every Weds down at Cool River Cafe, with Harold Lee ( from the Freddi Henchey Band) and Windall Armour (from Opie Gone Bad) 6pm -8:

Scott Martin, Sundays
pianist Scott Martin and the band Sundays at Vic's
Vic's Espresso, 2680 Broadway, Boulder
Boulder's longest (7yrs.) ongoing live jazz gig
Sundays from noon to 2 pm

David Brussel, Selected Thursdays
Performing on selected Thursdays at the Mercury Cafe, 7 p.m.
2199 California St.
Denver CO 80205

James Hyatt, Tuesdays
Pete and I are performing at Trailside every Tuesday for awhile. We start at 7:30 so it won't be a late night. Stop in and say hello.
10360 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO - 303-457-0660

Jeffrey Straach, Mondays
Every Monday, 6-9 PM at the Bliss Café
7501 Grandview, Arvada

Joe Bonner, Sundays
Performing every Sunday at the Mercury Café, 8 PM.
2199 California St
Denver, CO 80205
Convergence, First Friday of every month
7 & 9pm Convergence Denver's All-Star band, now performing every 1st Friday! Featuring Paul Romaine, John Gunther, Eric Gunnison, Marc Simon, Mark Patterson, and Greg Gisbert! $10
Dazzle Restaurant, 930 Lincoln St.
Queen City Jazz Band, 3rd and 5th Sundays
QCJB plays regularly on 3rd Sundays, and on the 5th Sunday when there is one, approx 4x/year.
6pm, Bull & Bush Pub, 4700 Cherry Creek South Dr, Glendale, 303.759.0333
Complete QCJB Schedule at Queen City Jazz Band
Purnell Steen and LeJazz Machine
Join us every third Wednesday through July at Crossroads at Five Points!
call 303-832-0929 for reservations
Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra - First Sunday of every month, 8:00pm -11:00pm
Mercury Cafe, 22nd & California Street, Denver
Info: 303-369-6890 Hot Tomatoes Website
Jennifer Lane - Rock & Soul duo - Thurs thru Sat
Elway's Steakhouse
1st and University in Cherry Creek
Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's, 7pm - 11pm
Call for info and reservations @ 303-399-5353
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra Presents
Every month, MJO features two different high school jazz ensembles in concert at Dazzle! Playing the second and third Monday of each month (with some exceptions), the school plays one set followed by a set from MJO. The big finale includes both bands on stage featuring soloists from both groups. One of MJO's missions is to support jazz in the schools and this program, in our 6th year, continues to be wildly successful. Reservation ALWAYS recommended at Dazzle (303-839-5100). Great food, great atmosphere and always a great night of big band music! Check our website ( for our calendar and to confirm each month's schedule.


Colorado Symphony Auditions for Section Violin, 11/1
Announces auditions for:
Section Violin (rotating position)
Audition is scheduled for Monday, November 1, 2010
Employment will commence January 3rd, 2011 or earliest availability after that date.

Highly qualified applicants send FAX or one-page resume to:
Larry Brezicka, Personnel Manager
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Boettcher Concert Hall - 1000 14th St, #15
Denver, CO  80202
FAX 303-293-2649
Application must be received by October 1st, 2010

*The Colorado Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

GPO Auditions for Violin and Horn, 11/14
The Greeley Philharmonic announces auditions for:
Section 1st Violin
*Associate Principal 2nd Violin
*Assistant Principal 2nd Violin
Section 2nd Violin
4th Horn

Employment to commence in January of 2011, or earliest availability after that date.
*Employment for the two titled 2nd Violin positions may not commence until the 2011/2012 season.

DATE: November 14, 2010
LOCATION: Foundation Hall, Greeley, CO
More details and the rep list may be found soon at:

TO APPLY: Please email a 1 page resume to:
Becky Kutz Osterberg, GPO Personnel Manager 

Please include current address, email address and phone number.
Communication via email is greatly preferred, but if necessary, you may also FAX to:
Becky Kutz Osterberg's home office FAX # for 970-204-1552

Fort Collins Symphony Auditions for Principal Trumpet & 4th Horn
The Fort Collins Symphony announces auditions for the following positions:
4th HORN
DATE: Auditions will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010
LOCATION: Colorado State University Center for the Arts
   1466 Remington St
   Fort Collins CO 80524
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 18, 2010
For more information and to request an audition time for any of the above openings email a ONE PAGE resume to:
April Johannesen, Personnel Manager
Please include current address, email address and phone number.
Communication via email is preferred, but you may also mail to:
Fort Collins Symphony
Attn: April Johannesen
P.O. Box 1963
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Information and repertoire may be found at
April Johannesen
Fort Collins Symphony Personnel Manager

Cheyenne Symphony Auditions
The Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for the following openings:
AP 2ND VIOLIN (1 Year Position, Tenure Track Possible)
- Click here for More Info on Violin Auditions OR Violin Music Excerpts
- Click here for More Info on Viola Auditions OR Viola Music Excerpts
- Click here for More Info on Cello Auditions OR Cello Music Excerpts #1 & Cello Music Excerpts #2
- Click here for More Info on Bass auditions OR Bass Music Excerpts
Audition Date: Sunday, October 24, 2010
Audition Location: Laramie County Community College, Fine Arts Building, 1400 East College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007
Application Deadline: Monday, October 11, 2010
Email a ONE PAGE resume by Monday, October 11th 2010 to:
Jason Johnston, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra Manager at:
Individual audition times will be assigned after October 11th 2010
***Please include current address, email address and phone number with resume***
I can be reached at 970.988.3838 but communication via email is greatly preferred.
More Information
You are strongly encouraged to acquire your own parts which can be used during the audition. However,
excerpts can be found on this page next to your specific instrument


"Black-Out" Dates for DPAC Performer Parking Passes
     The Denver Musicians Association is one of several entities that may distribute DPAC parking passes, which we currently available for $6 each. The policy for distribution and use of parking passes is detailed in a MOU with the parking complex.
     As detailed in a Sept 15 Memo, performer parking passes will be subject to Black-Out and Red Flag Dates when these parking passes will be invalid. These are designated high volume dates as the Holiday Season approaches, and will also affect parking in the Colorado Convention Center (CCC) garage. Immediate dates in the DPAC garage are Saturday, October 16 and Saturday, October 23.
     Please make alternate arrangements on these specific dates, and be sure to allow plenty of extra time.

New Wage Scales Effective September 1, 2010
For over 100 years, DMA wage scales have established minimum acceptable compensation for defined services. These rates are established by the membership. Additionally, all scales are adjusted annually by the Colorado Cost of Living Index, effective September 1st (for contracts filed after September 1) of the current year.  Any disputes that arise over the terms of this Schedule of Wages shall be adjudicated by the Denver Musicians Association Board of Directors. Whenever feasible, the Board of Directors may negotiate an agreement with prospective employers for contributions to the AFM-EP pension fund on behalf of the employed musicians.
You may download a complete copy, or a one-page summary by clicking on either of the links below:
2010-11 Wage Scales (eff. 9/1/10)
2010-110 Scale Summary

The Grades are In - Congressional Voting Record on the Arts

Grades Are In

Dear Peter,

Did you ever bring home a bad grade on a report card as a kid? What about in the arts? Hard to imagine. Well, our U.S. Senators brought home their grades on our Congressional Arts Report Card, and although they weren't graded on their paintings or musical scales, they managed to fail the arts. 

We're featuring 12 of the 28 senators that failed the arts as the Dirty Dozen online now. Take a moment to see why each of these senators received an F and learn what you can do to make sure they do better next time!

Bob signature
Robert Lynch
President and CEO
Americans for the Arts Action Fund

DMA Member Paul Fiorino Running for Governor
I will serve the citizens,as Governor in restoration of education, Arts & P.E.
Inspiration for entrepreneurs to pursue ideas with innovation in environmental concerns, renewable energies, technology.
Creative policy making, bringing the best talent together working for Colorado concerns for Health Care, Growth Management, Water, and Quality of Life.
The Election of 2006 brought 10,996 certified votes, 4th out of 5 candidates on the ballot.A first for Unaffiliation to have a candidate on the ballot by petition. 1.013 million Unaffilliates registered 11/06

Phone: 303-825-7570 to volunteer
Address :
PO Box 40362  Send Checks to Fiorino For Governor
Denver, Colorado  80204

Confessions of a Union Buster
Sept. 27, 2010

Former, and very successful, union buster Martin Jay Levitt is sharing his experience, trade secrets and tips with Delta Air Lines' more than 27,000 flight attendants who face an aggressive anti-union campaign by the airline. They will begin voting Sept. 29 on forming a union with the Flight Attendants-CWA.
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Colorado AFL-CIO Statewide Political Endorsements
     The DMA is an affiliate union of the Colorado AFL-CIO, the State Labor Federation, we have also included a copy of the 2010 Colorado AFL-CIO Voter guide. We would ask that you strongly consider the AFL-CIO endorsed candidates for U.S. House, State Senate and State House as you make your voting decisions.
     How you vote is your decision. We have interviewed the candidates and researched the ballot measures and have made these recommendations to you and your family to help you make an informed decision.
     Please call the DMA at 303-573-1717 or the Colorado AFL-CIO at 303-433-2100 if you need more information about candidates, ballot measures or information on voting procedures.

Note: Organizations submitting postings agree to not unfairly compete for commercial engagements.

Golden Eagle Concert Band Fall Concert, 10/3
The Golden Eagle Concert Band, an adult 50 piece community concert band, under the direction of John R. Williams and Scott Christie presents its Fall Concerts entitled "Anamalia" (meaning all thing animal) on Saturday, October 2, 2010, and Sunday, Oct 3, 2010 at 2PM each day at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO. Selections include " Hounds of Spring", "Carnival of the Animals", "Suite from JAWS", "The Elephant March", "Music Of The Beatles", and our other usual variety of music. Tickets can be purchase by calling the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office at 303-987-7845. This is a great selection of music for all to enjoy. We even have a couple of surprises in music for our audience. See you there!!!!!

Openings in the Golden Eagle Concert Band Auditions
The Golden Eagle Concert Band, a 50 piece adult community concert band in the Denver are is looking for some additional players to fill open chairs in the band. We have openings for the following:
Bassoon 1 & 2 (needed immediately)
Clarinets - 2-3 chairs open(Needed immediately)
Primary Mallet Percussion - 1 chair open(Needed immediately)
2nd Oboe - 1 chair open
Trumpet - 1-2 chairs open
If you have wind ensemble experience or have played in high school or college and would like to join a very good adult concert band, please contact John Williams at 303-695-8800. There are no dues. We are not a "pay to play" organization. We would love to talk to you to see if you would like to join us, so please give me a call. We are a your round performing organization. We have a fun summer schedule. Check out our web site at

Concert by the Orion Winds, 10/17 & 10/24
The Orion Winds, a double woodwind quintet, will perform concerts at 7 P.M. October 17 at Green Mountain Presbyterian Church, 12900 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood;  and on October 24 at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 5400 S. Yosemite, Greenwood Village.  The programs will be given in memory of founder and horn player Cal Coleman, who passed away August 7.  Selections will include the Brahms Haydn Variations, Glazounov Concert Waltz No. 1, Gounod Petite Symphonie, Excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof, Stars and Stripes Forever, and a selection of horn quartets.  A free-will donation is appreciated.  For more information, call Sara Keene, 303-742-9205.
Jefferson Symphony Young Artists Competition
Applications for the 52nd Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition (2011, for pianists born after December 31, 1986), must be postmarked by Sept. 30. The First Place award is $2,000 + $5,000  5-year annuityRead about this exciting competition and download an application at
The competition is co-sponsored by the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities.
Lakewood Symphony Auditions
Lakewood Symphony is holding auditions for second trombone and all strings.  Also, we are auditioning for subs in other sections.  Rehearsals on Tuesdays, 7:30-10, Sept thru May at Green Mountain United Methodist Church; concerts are at the Lakewood Cultural Center.  Call 303 - 980-0400 for requirements, appointment, and further information. 

Call for GBYO brass musicians
Dear music teachers,

     We're very excited that many people are showing a great deal of interest in the new Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras, and we've already received more than 150 audition applications. However, we're light on brass, especially low brass. We have trumpet players, but need horns, trombones, and tuba. 
     We are only a few brass players away from assembling a full orchestra, and I hope you'll join me in seeking out talented and enthusiastic brass students to work with Maestro Gary Lewis, the artistic staff, and the GBYO mentoring program in this inaugural season. It promises to be a tremendous year full of wonderful opportunities.
     I'd also like to remind you at this time that all GBYO musicians are required to participate in their parallel school music ensemble and take private lessons.
     More about our programs and conductors, and an audition application, can be found online at and I'd certainly be more than happy to talk with you about the coming year.

Brian Jack
Executive Director, GBYO
Electric Upright Bass for Sale - Zeta XB304 Swampash Electric Upright Bass. Used once. Excellent Condition.  $900.00; lists for $1,350.00. Compact and lightweight, the Strados Crossover Bass transports as easily as any electric bass guitar. A deluxe soft-padded zippered gig bag is included with the Crossover, providing portability with protection. 
Beautiful 1990 Picado Classical Guitar. Excellent Condition. Plays beautifully. Handmade in Barcelona, Spain.  $1,495.00; sold at some internet shops for $2,000 - $2,995. Model 54 - Canadian Cedar or Alpine Spruce soundboard, premier quality solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, Honduran cedar neck and ebony fingerboard with bone nut and saddle. A deep, rich woody tone and good volume. Sold with hardshell case. Fustero tuning machines.  Case is included.
Call Eric Roberts at (303) 346-2970 or e-mail:

No-name cello (full size) for sale - $200.  I bought this from an adult student who had lost interest.  It would be good for another adult or high school student starting out.  It probably came from somewhere in the Orient.

Betty at

Leedy 1925 Xylorimba.  Geoge Hamilton Green Model 4 octave starting from "middle C"
Good condition. $2500
Contact John Galm or 303 250 2000

Free violin music (a box full of old stuff).  Capitol Hill.  Catherine Rands  303-733-3908

Violin for sale
- an excellent value for any serious music student or young professional, or a seasoned professional who needs a second instrument that'll stand up to any challenge. My husband Tom was the sole owner of this instrument, which he played at Meadowmount and as concertmaster of the American Youth Orchestra in high school,as a student at Indiana University, and in his early years as a professional player.

Please contact me if you want to give it a trial run.
violin for saleAppraisal Values as of April 8, 2009:
4/4 size Violin by Gustav August Ficker, lot #0026 No. 227; made in
Germany exclusively for Wm Lewis & Son, Chicago, IL
Appraisal $6,500
4/4 Violin Bow stamped Wm Lewis & Son, round pernambuco
Appraisal $1,600
4/4 Violin Case oblong w/leather trim, canvas cover, shoulder strap
Appraisal $500
Asking price for all 3 items: $6,500
Contact Lisa Eakins: 970.988.8083 or

Rudall-Carte Grenadilla Wood Piccolo
for sale. Excellent condition--just serviced. Has silver sleeve in headjoint. Original case plus outer case included. $1200 OBO. Call 518-364-3594 or email

Conn International tenor saxophone 86M
, bought brand new from Flesher-Hinton. It was used only 1 ½ years. Very good condition. Includes music stand and essential elements. 1 instruction book. Asking $900. If interested, please call 303-870-5570.
Yamaha Flugelhorn (#009381A): Model 631, lacquer finish, near perfect condition, plays great, includes case & mouthpiece (Bach 3C). $1000 (obo). Call Scott 303-521-8206.
Wanted: Used cheap upright bass, ¾ size, $500 or less. Call Nick Beato 802-598-7240 (Boulder)
Holton French Horn for sale. The Holton Professional Merker-Matic is a premium double French horn that offers the ultimate in craftsmanship and tonal splendor. Design features such as its newly designed 4th branch, dual bore, and mouthpipe tapers lead professionals to claim an ease of blowing in all registers as well as an exceptionally quick response and a smooth, precise legato. A genuine Holton Farkas MC silver-plated mouthpiece and slim-line wood-shell case are included with the H275 French Horn.

The Holton H275 Pro Merker-Matic French Horn is in the key of Bb/F double. Dual bore .468"/.460"; 12.25" large-throated, hand-hammered, detachable bell; newly developed taper with .306 venturi of nickel silver; tapered hand-lapped brass rotors with nickel silver outside casings; reversible 4th valve; hand-lapped nickel silver slides with rolled beads; fully adjustable finger hook; independent F/Bb tuning; solid nickel-silver finish. Retail price - $6,585.00. I will ship insured for retail value within the continental US for $99. Asking $3,200.00
Contact Bradley Scott at or 720-840-6102
Olds Trumpet for sale, good condition in original case with original documents. Jazz style trumpet from the 1960s, valued at $1000-$1200 by reputable music store. Beautiful pearl inlays and silver engraving. Contact: Patricia at 303-514-7256
Yamaha Y-62 Grenadilla wooden piccolo for sale. Excellent condition! Original case included. Please e-mail or call for more information (303.437.7149 or $1800 or best offer.
Koerwitz Guitars. Brian Koerwitz, certified luthier. Custom guitar building and instrument repair.  Please visit my website, 303-868-6799, Member DMA.

Cello for sale: Full-size '96 Sofia, in excellent condition. I have documentation of a fairly recent appraisal, and it was also recently in an instrument shop in Ann Arbor, MI in an attempt to be sold, and it was appraised then as well. I have a Gewa hard case that goes with it, and if the buyer would like my bow as well, I will also include it. I'm asking $7,000 or best offer. I can be reached at 734-355-1619. It's a MI number, but I do live in Denver.
Soprano Sax for sale.  Yanagisawa 991 and comes with two necks, one curved and one straight.  It also has a Yanagisawa #7 hard rubber mouthpiece with ligature and cap. It is in virtually new condition and has been very meticulously maintained.  Even the case is like new. Asking a firm $2200.00.  This horn lists for over $6000.00. Please contact me at or call me: 719-488-0440
Clavinovas Needed - Parlando School for the Arts is looking for Clavinova digital pianos to purchase or as tax-deductible donations. Contact Karen Dusek at or leave a message at 303-442-0006.

Piano for Sale1973 George Steck "Petite" Grand Piano. 4'6" long. Excellent condition - sound board is flawless and case was refurbished in Spring 2009. Great piano for someone looking for the sound/look of a grand but without a larger space to place it. Full price offer includes moving and one on-site tuning. Proceeds benefit Parlando School for the Arts. Appraised for $3,000. Asking $2,500. Call 303-358-4058 or email for more information.
Violins: A violinist by the name of Claus Chapelle. He is travelling through Denver and has 3 violins with him for sale... said they are rare finds and wanted to see if there are interested buyers in town. The three violins are as follows:
1. a Jay Haide violin, made of European wood, new instrument, has Eva Pirazzi strings - $3,400
2. a Czech violin, made in 1880 or 1890, appraised at $10,000
3. a French violin, made in 1880, refurbished with brand new professional strings - appraised at $10,000, asking price $8,000
Claus has all of the paperwork for the instruments. His number is 520-548-4613.


Need sound and lights for an event?Call Tim Greenhouse @ 303-903-5440. I have been doing sound and lights for " Jakarta" and playing keys. When the band is idle I'd be happy to do it for somebody else. Using EV, QSC, Shure, Allen and Heath, Bose, etc. Have wireless mics too. I'll work with you on the price depending on the event.

If you need music arranging, a copyist or any sort of composition. Please e-mail Scott Higgins for quotes and samples.
 Flute compositionsavailable by Alaunde Copley-Woods:
"Chickens in the Garden" available on: (look under "flute duets")
or (search for copley-woods)
"1074: Nine Miniatures for Solo Flute" available on: (after clicking on "flute music" you can search for Copley-Woods or browse under flute solos)
ATA shipping box, perfect for transporting musical instruments or sound equipment. It has two separate compartments, well padded. Practically new condition. It measures 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet. I no longer need it and I am looking for a reasonable offer.
Contact Enrico at
Got Photos? DMA member Robert "Rusty" McCall is a professional photographeroffering a wide variety of specialty portraits, live performance images, and headshots for musicians, models, and performance artists of all types. Color, black & white, and custom color processes are available in candid, studio, rehearsal, and performance venue settings, indoors and out.
Examples can be seen at
Keep in mind that the DMA offers a "one-time" promo voucher of up to $60, which can be applied toward a professional promotional photo.
Quiet Song for Band- Grade 1/2, by Debbie Davidson.
 A great song for the first band concert of the year! It uses the first five notes typically used in band method books, and is inspired by "Bolero." A quiet tune begins with the flutes and then gradually all of the instruments are added for a big climax before it tapers back down to the flutes. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
$25 Creekside Publishing Company
Available mail order through or through Flesher-Hinton.
Finale to Beethoven Symphony No. 9- Grade 2+ for full orchestra and SAB chorus, Debbie Davidson.
 Arranged to make this amazing classic accessible for middle school students. Key signatures and changes are simplified. Vocal parts are all doubled, and the Baritone part is optional. An advanced part is included for extra support - when this piece was premiered at Cherry Creek Academy, a teacher played this advanced part on the cello and an advanced piano student played it on piano. Most of the second parts (i.e. second clarinet, second flute, second violin) can be handled by students in their second year of instruction. The Cherry Creek Academy performance involved singers, grades 5 - 8, band members, grades 6 - 8, and orchestra members, grades 6-8.
$65 Creekside Publishing Company
Availabe mail order through or through Flesher-Hinton.
Contact Info - DMA Officers
Your DMA executive board invites you to contact them directly with any concerns, suggestions, etc. that you may have.

President: Pete Vriesenga 303-526-7239 -
Secretary-Treasurer: Adolph Mares 303-423-4748 -
Vice President: Thomas Blomster 303-322-1764 -
Executive Board:
Ron Bland 303-935-5099 -
Lloyd Bowen 303-424-4508 -
Gloria Holliday 303-321-0902 -
Hank Troy 303-703-3550 -
Michael Weaver 303-875-4013 -

Denver Musicians Association
Local 20-623 AFM/AFL-CIO
1165 Delaware St.
Denver, CO  80204-3607
Phone: 303-573-1717
Fax: 303-573-1945