Denver Municipal Band honors Gerald Endsley
The Denver Municipal Band presented a concert on July 4, 2017, in Denver’s Washington Park, honoring former trumpet soloist and conductor Gerald Endsley.
Endsley began working with the band as Principal Solo Cornet in 1966, and assumed duties as Conductor in 1995. He worked with the band until his death on February 27, 2015.
A memorial bench was placed in Washington Park, a short distance from where band concerts are often given. Funds for the bench were provided by many friends of Endsley through the Denver Municipal Band.
Inscription on Memorial Bench
Trumpeters David Hickman and Ronald Romm visited the Endsley Memorial Bench on July 14, 2017, to pay tribute to the memory of their dear friend. [Directions: On the east side of the park, take Franklin Street to the Kentucky Street entrance. Go to the south side of the maintenance building.]
Hickman and Romm at Endsley Memorial Bench
Source: David Hickman and Ronald Romm
Photo Credit: Miriam Hickman and Avis Romm