The Denver Brass, recipient of the 2008 Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts and voted Best Local Band in Denver on Channel 7's 2010 "A-list," is unique in the world for it's sizable year-round season of between 175 and 200 concerts, and it's approach to a concert experience which engages audiences at a multitude of levels.. Unique in the world as one of only a few professional large brass ensembles, The Denver Brass enjoys a success directly linked to it's universal appeal. People from every background find inspiration in it's diverse programming - classical, jazz, Broadway, Latin, and all-new sound sensations. Strongly-themed shows feature a unique social and sound experience, with guest hosts, soloists, dancers, participatory activities, and exceptional lighting and multimedia techniques. The trademark sound of The Denver Brass features a dazzling array of more than 13 distinct brass instruments, utilizing mutes, technique and sound expertise to produce a rainbow of sound phenomena - not a band, not an orchestra, an entirely new sound. Further listening excitement is created through the inclusion of unexpected and unlikely guest artists such as bagpipers, vocalists, steel pan drums, or an authentic swing orchestra. The Denver Brass advertises "Goosebumps Guaranteed" without reservation.