The Pikes Peak Gold Bands
Who are we? – The Pikes Peak Gold Bands are two adult community bands that are presently active in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We provide a destination for adult musicians to make music, friendships, and inflame their passion of music! There are two Gold bands: Gold Concert Band (traditional instrumentation) and Swingmasters Jazz Band (traditional jazz instrumentation), under the direction of Ray Bell. Enrollment is open to any adult (18+) instrumentalists with band experience; at least through High School level. Check out the Our PPIOM Bands for more details!
Where do we practice? – We want to extend a huge thank you to the Springs First Church by providing the bands the use of their church for band rehearsals, a place to store our music literature library, and a home for our percussion! Located at 4120 E Fountain Blvd Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Rehearsals are every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 AM for the Gold Concert Band followed by Swingmasters Jazz from 11:15-12:15 during the Fall and Spring seasons.
How to Join the Band
New members are always welcome! We do not require an audition to join the band with the exception of the Swingmasters jazz band. Minimum we require high school level experience on your instrument to play in PPIOM (even if it was twenty years ago!). Apply online at Registrations for PPIOM
View our Monthly Calendar to stay up-to-date on current rehearsals, concert dates, and seasonal events.
*Update as of 08/16/2023- We are currently accepting applications for our 2023 Fall Season that begins September 5*