News & Events

ESC Ambassadors at Adventure Film Festival


On Saturday, September 12th, the El Sistema Colorado Ambassadors, an ensemble composed of students and staff who represent ESC in performances throughout the community, were given an opportunity to perform at the Adventure Film Festival, an annual event held at the Boulder Theater. The film festival aims to bring audiences inspiring stories of life and adventure from around the world.

ESC Ambassadors provided an appropriately upbeat musical encore to Landfill Harmonic, a film which chronicles the success of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a group of young musicians living near a landfill in Paraguay who play on instruments amazingly constructed from garbage. Landfill Harmonic underscores the transformative power of music which is seen and heard among the El Sistema community every day. Thank you, Adventure Film Festival, for allowing us to share our love of music with the community of Boulder!

You can be a Snack Superhero!


Playing music is great fun, but also hard work! We are seeking fuel for our young musicians in the form of daily snacks for our summer programs.

If you can provide 65-70 snacks (one for each student) one morning this summer (weekdays July 6-31), please contact Jamie at

Good student snacks include individually-packaged granola bars, nuts, popcorn, chips, crackers, fruit, or something homemade like cookies or cupcakes. Snacks can be delivered to Bryant-Webster (3635 Quivas Street in Denver) by 10:20am.

While you’re here delivering snacks, you’re welcome to watch and listen to our young orchestra rehearse and also meet our students!

If you would like to provide snacks for a day of camp between July 6 -31, please contact Jamie at

Thank you for your continued support!

Summer Camps are in Full Swing!


El Sistema Colorado’s free summer music camps are underway, and we are having a terrific time singing, playing instruments, reading, learning about teamwork, and having fun together! Students have the opportunity to participate in one, two, or all three sessions being offered, and over 90 young musicians have registered for our camps.

Session 1, which took place June 15-26, was about music inspired by nature. Camp concluded with a fantastic performance of Carnival of the Animals, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and The Lion Sleeps Tonight, among other outdoors-inspired pieces.

Session 2, July 6-17, will focus on the music and games of cultures throughout the world. Our Session 2 concert on July 18 at 10am will take the audience on a journey as we explore orchestral and choral music of Japan, Jamaica, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, and Venezuela!

During Session 3, July 20-31, we will embrace our heroic side, as we learn to play and sing themes from our favorite superhero movies and comics! Get excited to hear the sounds of Batman, Hercules, Spiderman, and a few other superhero surprises at our Session 3 concert on August 1 at 10am.

All summer concerts are at Bryant-Webster Elementary School, 3635 Quivas Street, Denver, CO 80211.