Denver & Mile High Orchestra in Upland
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A band for the American family

Denver & the Mile High Orchestra concert on Saturday


By Danielle Barnes | Echo

There’s something delightfully inspiring about being present at a live music event. It allows people to make unspoken connections with the artists and create lasting memories.

Denver & the Mile High Orchestrahopes to inspire during its local concert this Saturday. The group’s live performances capture the hearts of their audiences, making them lifelong fans.

The Dove Award-winning bandplaced third of the 12 top bands on the Fox network reality television series “The Next Great American Band.” Formed in Nashville, Tennessee, the 18-member band began as a group of friends from Belmont University. Denver & the Mile Orchestra have evolved toward a “power funk” sound that provides a new perspective to contemporary pop music.

They have played for artists such as The Who, Kelly Clarkson and Matthew Westand have travelled across the globe, performing during the Olympic Games in 2002 and 2004. The band currently has two TV shows in development and multiple upcoming recording projects.

This group considers themselves “a band for the American family”—a band everyone can enjoy. They aim to create music that influences people and introduces them to life-changing experiences.

“If we can inspire people to do the things that they’re supposed to be doing, that’s what it’s all about,” said writer and bandleader Denver Bierman, who is also a graduate of Plymouth High School in Indiana.

The group will appear at Lakeview Christian School this Saturday at 8:15 a.m., where they will perform for the school’s chapel service. The band will also conduct a Q&A session and  Bierman will work one on one with choir students from Lakeview. They will be hosting a free concert at Upland Community Church, also featuring guitarist and songwriter Shane Tracey. The event will begin on September 26 at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

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