Peter Lillpopp is a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Colorado, Boulder, pursuing a doctorate in wind conducting. He received his masters degree in instrumental conducting from the Hartt School in West Hartford, CT in 2014 before moving to Boulder. He has studied conducting with Don McKinney, Glen Adsit and Edward Cumming. Prior to his graduate work in conducting, Peter taught secondary instrumental music for seven years. He received his undergraduate degree in music performance from the University of Southern California where he studied tuba with Tommy Johnson.
"Just as Boulder is not your typical city, the Boulder Concert Band is not your typical community band,” comments Lillpopp. “I have been very impressed with the dedication and musicianship of the members and am really looking forward to our future concerts."
President - Bernard Buster
Vice President - Marilyn Kroner
Secretary - Sheri VandeRiet
Treasurer - Peter Gowan
Webmaster - Aaron Jordan
Board Member - Dee LeMaster
Board Member - Steve Matteson
Board Member - Heather Sotiros
The Boulder Concert Band has approximately 70 members drawn from throughout the greater Boulder and Front Range area.
Celebrating its 32nd season, the BCB has a glorious tradition. The first records of a performing band in the city of Boulder date back to 1870. The ICC Silver Cornet Band, as it was known, performed weekly concerts in the pioneer town of Boulder. In the spring of 1897 a larger band organization was formed. This group, called the Boulder Band, was said to be the best organization of its type in Colorado. Several decades later, the Boulder Municipal Band was formed and was the first to include women musicians.
The Boulder Concert Band as we know it today was reorganized in 1976 by the late Hugh McMillen, former Director of Bands at the University of Colorado. Considered to be one of the premier adult community bands in the state, the current organization has over 70 volunteer musicians. Its members are from the business, professional, and educational communities in the Boulder County and Denver metro area.
The BCB provides our community with outstanding performances of traditional and modern concert literature and enriches the cultural experience of the audience and the musicians. The BCB also provides a community organization for adults who wish to continue to play their instruments after completing high school or college.