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Lakewood hosts free Colorado Honor Band concert

The Lakewood Heritage Center is delighted to host the Colorado Honor Band’s Summer Winds for a free concert, open to members of the public, at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 19 at the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater located at the Lakewood Heritage Center, 801. S. Yarrow St.  Free parking is available.

Through this hour-long concert, the audience will experience the hard work and dedication these young musicians experience in this program. Since 1953, the Colorado Honor Band Association has provided affordable, high-quality music education to the youth of the Denver metropolitan area and beyond.  Youth ages 9-18 audition to be placed in the most appropriate band and chair according to their abilities, and they participate in a robust curriculum that teaches leadership skills and diligence as well as developing musical skills and abilities.

In addition to the free concert, at 10 a.m. and again at noon, staff and volunteers from the Lakewood Heritage Center will preview the museum’s new “decade trunks” for audience members.  These trunks invite participants to get hands on with history by decade, by touching and experiencing artifacts from the 1950s, 60s, 70s or 80s.  See the change in fashion through the years, calculate the changing costs of a car, discover how world events affected communities and learn about pop culture trends such as rock ’n’ roll and lava lamps!

The Lakewood Heritage Center is on the east side of Belmar Park.  For more information, call 303-987-7850 or email HCA@Lakewood.org.

Sponsored by the Lakewood Heritage, Culture and the Arts Division, and the SCFD – with appreciation to the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
Posted on: Wednesday, July 09, 2014