Carolina Crown Preview Artist DMHO On “Next Great American Band”

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Carolina Crown Preview Guest Artist "Denver and the Mile High Orchestra" is one of 12 finalist on Fox TV’s reality show called "The Next Great American Band".

DMHO was chosen as one of the 12 finalist for Fox’s latest reality show. The show airs Fridays at 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central. The Next Great American Band is produced by the same producers of American Idol and is structured in a similar format. Each Friday every group performs a song and then the audience calls in and votes for their favorite group, the group with the fewest votes is eliminated and sent home. Click here to read the band’s bio and watch their feature video on the Fox NGAB website.

DMHO performed in Charlotte this past June as the feature artist for Carolina Crown’s Preview Event. The band has many drum corps connections. Trumpet player Scott Steward is a former member of the Blue Devils and a current instructor for Spirit from JSU. Trombone player Justin Carpenter marched with the 2004 World Champions, The Cavaliers.

Please be sure to watch Fox on Friday’s and vote for DMHO to move on to become The Next Great American Band.

About DMHO

Formed by a group of friends at Nashville’s Belmont University in 1999, this exceptional group of musicians is comprised of three trumpet players, three saxophone players, two trombone players and a rhythm section. In the five years since their inception, the group has traveled around the globe, performing at churches, conferences, festivals—even at the Olympics—taking their electrifying horn-driven sound to the masses. The big band sound of the 30’s and 40’s had long intrigued Denver, who had played the trumpet for 16 years , so he assembled a group of musicians—friends to reinvent the style for the modern age. “I grew up listening to hip-hop, rock and pop, to all those genres,” says Denver, who is also the group’s lead vocalist and music arranger. “So I wanted to take the best of today and the best of yesterday and mix ‘em up.”

“In an age when new bands come and go with the wind,” bandleader Denver Bierman says, “the only way you can explain that a Christian ‘big band’ is still going strong after five years is that God must be up to something. So our job is just to keep moving forward and make sure He gets all the glory."

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Posted by on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007. Filed under DCI World.