The Danish Concert Band is a band that develops constantly - both in regards
to the individual players, but also because the band loves exploring new music, challenges and targets. Because of the great opportunities this band offers, it
attracts some of Denmark's future professional musicians. The band then
benefits from their talents as both a band member but also as a soloist. The
Danish Concert Band has very enthusiastic amateur musicians and is proud to
be in the high end of Danish amateur music.
The band has a unique community feel due to the fact that it is a band which
contains multiple generations and friendships between all ages. Those relations
are strengthened when the band travels throughout Europe, giving concerts and participating in festivals.
The Danish Concert Band was founded in 1968 and today consists of 65 players.
The band is economically supported by the municipality of Rødovre. The
municipality has supported the band from the very beginning. For recordings
and tours the band is supported by public and private foundations.
The band regularly participates in competitions and has achieved the
Danish Championship as well as the Nordic and European Championships.
The latest in 2017, where the band won the Danish Championship and will
therefore be participating in the European Championship 2018 in Bruxelles.
The band has four annual concerts in Kulturhuset Viften in Rødovre. The
summer concert is held in the Concert Hall at Tivoli Gardens. Generally, you
will experience at least one soloist at the performances. These soloists will be
one of the band's players or a professionel musician.
The Danish Concert Band collaborates with both Danish and international
composers, where the close collaboration with the Dutch/American composer
Johan de Meij is worth mentioning, as well as the good collaboration with the
Danish composer Søren Hyldgaard. These collaborations has lead to several
premieres in Denmark and other very exciting projects.
The band wouldn't be where it is today, if it hadn't been for the conductor
Jørgen 'Misser' Jensen. He started directing the band, when it was only three
years old, in 1970.
Misser started his own musical career in the Tivoli Youth Garden, where he
played the clarinet. In 1975, at the age of 27, he became the solo clarinet in
Copenhagen Phil, until he in 1980 changed to a position as the alterning solo
clarinet in The Danish National Symphony orchestra until 2012 where he retired.
He still plays in Collegium Musicum and teaches at The Royal Danish Music
The Danish Concert Band is playing every Monday from 19.15-22 in Rødovre at
Valhøj Skole, Rødager Allé.
If the band sounds interesting, and you would like to join, you are most welcome
to contact us. You do this, by filling out the contact form and write 'Possible
new player' in the subject line.
We're often looking for new players, especially: oboe, bassoon, trombone,
euphonium, trumpet and percussions. You will then be contacted, and there will
be a small test. We look forward to hearing from you.