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About Us

The Downriver Community Band (DCB), founded in 1989, is a volunteer group of adult musicians who play wind and percussion instruments. There are no auditions and no chair positions. This group is for fun!

Our mission is to give non-professional adult musicians a dynamic and enriching opportunity to perform, positively contribute to the cultural environment of the Downriver area, and perform in a venue that allows and encourages personal musical expression and growth. Our group is comprised of players with various levels of musicianship. Members come from all walks of life. 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.

DCB Practice Baritone
Patrick Jensen - DCB Conductor

Our Conductor

Patrick Jensen

Patrick Jensen has been an active musician in the Detroit area for most of his life. He attended Wayne State University for both his undergraduate degree (Music Education) and master’s degree (Conducting). While at Wayne State, Patrick played trumpet in several ensembles and even served as the musical director of the school’s Pep Band for a short time.

Outside of Wayne State, Patrick has performed and worked with many musical organizations in the area, including the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, The Dearborn Symphony, and the Henry Ford College Big Band, among others. Patrick also enjoys composing music for a variety of ensembles, including Marching Bands, Concert Bands, Orchestras, Jazz Ensembles, and Rock Bands.


Currently, Patrick is teaching music classes at Henry Ford College. He plays trumpet and keyboards in several R&B/Funk dance bands, as well as a few groups performing original music.

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