Providing every child access to the life-changing experience of making music.
January 2022
A new year is a state of mind.
It's a sense of anticipation, possibility and hope. The baton is raised, restlessness replaced by readiness and a collective breath drawn for the outpouring of the first notes.

We encourage you to greet this earthly spin around the sun as an opportunity to bring more music and harmony into the lives of Colorado's children, as well as your own. We invite you to join us in February for a special event at Landmark Theaters' Chez Artiste and in March for our twelfth annual instrument drive.

We partnered again this concert season with your Colorado Symphony.

Our thanks go both to the symphony for hosting us in the lobby of Boettcher Concert Hall for 10 instrument donation performances and to Colorado Public Radio for supporting us with publicity.
Instrument donation at the symphony concluded this past weekend, January 21-23, with guest conductor Peter Oundjian’s revival of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and rising star Steven Banks’ Colorado Symphony debut on John Adams’ Saxophone Concerto.

In total, we collected 29 instruments from generous concert-goers whom we thank for this rousing prelude to our upcoming March instrument drive!
Working with the Boulder Valley School District and our repair partner, CIOMIT, we are making instruments available to many students who lost theirs in the Marshall fires. By the end of this month, 40 young musicians will have newly restored instruments to play.
Thanks to the resounding success of our 2021 instrument drive, we had instruments on hand to share with the Boulder Valley School District when the need arose.
On January 13th, BMTL board member David Necker delivered the first batch of instruments to Aubrey Yeh, Coordinator of Language Arts & Humanities for BVSD.

The Conductor takes the audience into the heart of classical music, and into the soul of one of its top artists, the internationally renowned conductor Marin Alsop — current conductor laureate and former music director for your Colorado Symphony — giving us backstage passes to the artistry and energy that rewards her audiences and inspires her students. With unprecedented access, the director and film crew accompany Marin Alsop to concerts around the world from Mozart’s The Magic Flute in São Paulo, to Mahler’s First Symphony in Lucerne, to Bernstein’s Mass in Baltimore, and her opening concert in Vienna.
Save the Date

Together let's celebrate Maestra Marin Alsop's career as well as her ongoing commitment to the transformative power of music. Look for us in the lobby before or after all three film screenings on Saturday, February 5.

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the trailer!

MARCH 7-20

Shadow or no, we know what Punxsutawney Phil will learn this Groundhog's Day - just six more weeks til the heart of the BMTL Instrument Drive March 7-20, 2022.

Blizzards may howl but the winds we will be listening for will come from the gently used band and orchestra instruments contributed by our generous donors. Woodwinds (as well as strings, brass and percussion instruments) can be dropped off at 17 donation locations across the state.

As certain as we are that spring will come to Colorado, we know that underfunded school music programs across the state need our support. Your gift of an instrument you no longer play or a contribution to our repair fund can truly have a positive impact on a child's life, now and for many years to come. Thank you!

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our digital brochure for all the details.

Bringing Music to Life

2390 S Fillmore St
Denver, Colorado 80210
(303) 756-3123
Steve Blatt, Executive Director . Michael Frank, Board Chair .
Christine Andresen . Rebekah Bonn . Peter Dawes . Anne Necker . David Necker . Kathy Newman .
Jerry Reuschhoff . Lynne Valencia . Lin Williams