top of page

Community Band


About The Band

A Lifetime of Music

Founded in 1989, the Downriver Community Band (DCB) is a volunteer wind ensemble of adult musicians with a mission to promote music within the organization and the community. DCB is comprised of players of various skill levels from all walks of life. We pride ourselves on having no auditions required and no chair positions. DCB is for everyone; DCB is for fun! DCB performs locally for civic, charity, and fundraising events and has performed in Hawaii, New York, Washington DC, and Indiana. Our repertoire consists of marches, big band, classical, jazz, show tunes, contemporary, and original compositions. Our conductor, Patrick Jensen, is an active musician in the Detroit area. He teaches music at both Wayne State University and Henry Ford College and has been associated with the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, The Dearborn Symphony, Henry Ford College Big Band, and the Frank Zappa tribute band. Sponsorship for the group comes solely from community supporters.

Upcoming Concerts

  • Stars & Stripes - Flag Day Tribute, Concert & Celebration
    Wed, Jun 14
    Grecian Center Park & Pavilion
    Jun 14, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Grecian Center Park & Pavilion, 16300 Dix Toledo Rd, Southgate, MI 48195, USA
    Enjoy a patriotic concert to celebrate United States of America! Featuring your Downriver Community Band!
  • DCB - MOBIG - Belle Isle Michigan
    Jul 19, 7:00 PM EDT – Jul 20, 8:30 PM EDT
    Detroit, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
    Enjoy a beautiful concert from a beautiful venue, overlooking Downtown Detroit - Belle Isle - Sunset Point - West end of the island.
  • Summer of Music In the Park
    Tue, Jul 25
    The Grecian Center
    Jul 25, 7:00 PM
    The Grecian Center, 16300 Dix Toledo Rd, Southgate, MI 48195, USA
    Come listen to the summer sounds of DCB in a beautiful setting, Grecian Center Park, Southgate Michigan.
  • Upper Peninsula Community Band Festival
    Fri, Aug 04
    Presque Isle Park Band Shell
    Aug 04, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
    Presque Isle Park Band Shell, Peter White Dr, Marquette, MI 49855, USA
    After a 4 year break, the DCB is travelling once again, this time to Marquette Michigan for Upper Peninsula Community Band Festival. DCB's concert is in beautiful Presque Isle Park, surrounded by Lake Superior.
  • DCB Big Band Dinner Dance
    Sat, Oct 21
    PRCU Wyandotte
    Oct 21, 4:00 PM EDT
    PRCU Wyandotte, 1430 Oak St, Wyandotte, MI 48192, USA
    Enjoy great music, great dinner, and dancing as DCB entertain you with some some spectacular Jazz Music. This event is always a crowd pleaser!