Highlands Ranch residents Nancy Casper, Linda Harris, Andy Telatnik and Karen Weiser will be performing with the Denver Concert Band in its upcoming concert on Sunday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree Arts Center.
The Denver Concert Band has been entertaining audiences throughout the Denver metro area since its inception in 1961, and is a regular participant in the annual Highlands Ranch Music Festival at Civic Green Park. The band is comprised of 90 volunteer musicians from all walks of life, connected by their love of music.
Karen Weiser is a 21-year resident of Highlands Ranch. Her day job is producing television shows for networks such as HGTV, DIY, Food and Travel, but every Monday evening you'll find her at the band's weekly rehearsal, where she plays bass clarinet.
Nancy Casper, a Sales and Closing Coordinator for residential home sales, has lived in Highlands Ranch for 26 years. Casper has played flute in the DCB for 19 years. Like many members of the band, Casper stopped playing after college to focus on career and family. After a 20-year break, she joined a community orchestra and “had so much fun playing that I realized it was something I never wanted to give up again!”
Linda Harris has been a Highlands Ranch resident for 30 years. She plays in the band’s tight-knit percussion section. Harris has played with many local bands and orchestras, but says of the DCB, “It's the best percussion group I have ever played with, and I look forward to Monday night rehearsals.”
Andy Telatnik is the relative newbie to Highlands Ranch and the Denver Concert Band, marking 5 years as a resident and as a percussion player in the band. Andy, who works in marketing, played in school bands and rock bands throughout high school, but then put down his sticks for a quarter century before discovering the Denver Concert Band.
For concert tickets, go to LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.
Photo credit: Don Casper Photography