The Colorado Wind Ensemble

We’ve had a fabulous first season with conductor Dr. David Kish, and have thoroughly enjoyed playing for new audiences all around the metro area!  Many thanks to you all for joining us.

Please check back for updates on the summer season – we’re still adding a date or two.

We’d also like to invite you to support us at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival (north of the Cherry Creek Mall) on July 2, 3, and 4.  We’ll have a beverage booth (more details to come) and will be earning a percentage of sales.  Hope you can make it!


CWE Welcomes New Conductor, Dr. David Kish
The Colorado Wind Ensemble is thrilled to welcome Dr. David Kish as the new conductor and musical director of the Colorado Wind Ensemble!

David Kish headshot 3David Kish, a native of Hershey, Pennsylvania, is also Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands, and teaches conducting and music education courses. He serves as a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Innovation, is founding director of the Metro State Wind Band Celebration, and is a recipient of the Faculty Senate Teaching Excellence Award.

“I am honored to have been selected as the next Conductor and Musical Director of the Colorado Wind Ensemble!  I look forward to the immense challenge of following Matt Roeder and Martha Cox in this position.”




The Colorado Wind Ensemble is metro Denver’s urban wind symphony, featuring the versatile and sumptuous sounds of 45 woodwinds, brass, and percussion.  The CWE performs all around the region, playing everything from classics by Holst and Grainger to current contemporary sounds of Schwantner and Corigliano.  Formal season concerts, chamber music, summer band in the park, collaborations with other artists, and educational outreach with students are critical components of our vision.  Our mission is to present exceptional live performances of the various genres of music for woodwinds, brass, and percussion to audiences and students.  We hope you will join us!