The Danish Concert Band (Rødovre Concert Band) was founded in 1968, and today it consists of 65 musicians. Since the mid-seventies, the orchestra has made tremendously progress resulting in several National Championships, The Nordic Championship, 1st prizes in several international competitions and in 1990, a European Championship. Two days after celebrating its 25th anniversary in 1993, The Danish Concert Band won the Europäischer Wettbewerb in Trier, Germany.
The orchestra has performed several times on the Danish Radio and in the concert hall, in Concert Hall Aarhus, Concert Hall Odense and Concert Hall Tivoli and 3-4 times a year locally in Viften.
Over the years, the orchestra has commissioned a number of compositions from both national and international composers, among them Søren Hyldgaard and Johan de Meij. Furthermore, the orchestra has experimented with genre, concert concepts, and the use of music as a means of communication. The orchestra has also undertaken a social responsibility and has, since 2010, been involved in a musical developmental project for marginalized children in Denmark.
At least every second year, The Danish concert Band goes on a concert tour in Europe, and so the orchestra has played in large concert halls in Scotland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Schweiz, Luxembourg, France, Austria and The Czech Republic.
The orchestra has recorded 16 CD’s with a wide-ranging repertoire, first compositions, concerts with soloists and world premiere recordings.
Cerebral Vortex - Øyvind Moe
Dances from Crete - Adam Gorb
Hans Christian Andersen Suite - Søren Hyldgaard
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The Danish Concert Band, conducted by Jørgen "Misser" Jensen. Foto: Morten La Cour Dragheim (Click to enlarge)