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Niwot Community Band to play at Rockies game


Courtesy Photo The Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band plays at the Independence Day celebration in Niwot each year.

The Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band has been given the honor of playing the National Anthem at the Colorado Rockies game on June 27, but their story neither starts nor ends there.

The band formed in 2005 to dedicate the new community bandstand at Whistle Stop Park on the Fourth of July.

“We had this project going then realized we didn’t have a band,” organizer Bruce Warren said. “The bandstand was a rough recreation of one that had existed in the early 1900’s when Niwot had a band, called the Niwot Military Band.”

They called the Niwot High School Music Directo...

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