Come see Stillwater's youth bands perform at our annual spring event!

Also performances by student groups from Durango Arts Center's "Applause!" program and Be FRANK Foundation's "Be Heard!" program. Booths hosted by lots of area organizations that offer summer youth programs. Live music all day, tons of hands-on activities for kids, and of course delicious food! CLICK HERE for more details.


Stillwater's summer programs are now open for registration. One-week camps, ongoing classes, special workshops and more. All ages & all experience levels. Check out our Summer Youth Program and Summer Adult Program.

The Stillwater All Stars summer touring band is now taking applications. This select group of students will join with faculty members to play a number of regional performances, including opening on the main stage at the Telluride Jazz Festival.

Here's a video of the Stillwater All Stars at the Telluride Jazz Festival last summer.

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Here are some fun pics of some fun times with Stillwater Music.

Telluride Jazz Festival

Winter Wonder Bands!

Rocking the Drum Class

Party in the Park


"Super Bad" & Chinle High School band

Stillwater's advanced band "Super Bad" will host a touring band from Chinle High School in Arizona for a collaborative performance. The Chinle group is a 10-member band of Navajo students playing jazz and rock under the direction of Eric Swanson. Stillwater Music faculty will conduct a band clinic from 12-3pm at Stillwater Music, 121 W 32nd St., Unit E in Durango. Then Stillwater’s advanced combo “Super Bad”, under the direction of Jared Wright, will join forces with their Chinle colleagues for a public performance and potluck. Each group will perform a short set, and then the two bands will join forces as a combined band to round out the evening.

When: May 6 Time: 6:00pm
Where: First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive in Durango

Stillwater's 6th Annual Party in the Park

Stillwater's annual Party in the Park will feature live music all day by Stillwater youth bands, students of Durango Arts Center's "Applause!" youth vocal performance program, and classical string ensembles from Be FRANK Foundation's "Be Heard!" youth music program. Food, vendors, exhibits and fun hands-on activities for kids! Sponsored by a grant from the Durango Friends of the Arts (grant facilitated by the Community Foundation Serving the Southwest); and by an Arts & Culture Block Grant from the City of Durango.

When: May 21, 12:00 - 5:00PM
Where: Buckley Park, Durango, CO

Fashion Fusion

Animas Jazz, Stillwater's adult chamber jazz combo, will play classy jazz at Fashion Fusion, a brand new fundraiser for the Durango Arts Center.

When: Wednesday, May 25
Where: Fort Lewis College Ballroom

Durango Montessori Graduation

Stillwater has provided a music program for Durango Montessori School for five years where DMS kids get to play in their own band! The 4th and 5th grade bands will perform at the 5th grade graduation ceremony.

When: May 31, Time: 5:00pm
Where: Smiley Building, 13th St. & 3rd Av., Durango

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Stillwater's bands will perform downtown for the crowd watching the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic circuit races and kids races. Great music, exciting races, beer garden next door!

When: May 28, Time: TBA
Where: Downtown, Durango, CO
  • 9:00-11:00am : 32nd St Collective advanced youth band
  • 11:30-1:30 : Groove Casters adult big band
  • 1:30-2:00pm: Batucada de Durango adult samba band
  • 2:00-4:00pm: Animas Rocks adult rock band

Music at James Ranch

Stillwater's adult bands will provide an afternoon of great music for people enjoying a meal at the Harvest Grill & Greens at James Ranch. Enjoy the music, the food and the view at this beautiful spot!

When: June 4, Time: 12:00-5:00pm
Where: James Ranch, 33846 US Highway 550, Durango
  • 12:00-1:00pm : Animas Rocks (rock)
  • 1:15-1:45pm: Batucada de Durango (Brazilian samba)
  • 2:30-3:40pm: Groove Casters (funk/blues/jazz)
  • 3:50-5:00pm: Seven Sharp 11 (jazz)