Woodland Park Wind Symphony (WPWS)
Now in its 26th year, the 60 Piece Woodland Park Wind Symphony has become a popular musical cornerstone of Woodland Park. A rarity for a small community, the WPWS and supporting ensembles perform throughout year for many local events, civic organizations and facilities including the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Woodland Music Series, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies, and The Holiday Home Tour. Besides free formal concerts, the WPWS is highly recognized for its Spring Thematic Concerts such as the “Jurassic Travel through Sight and Sound” concert which featured a display of a 40 Foot T-Rex provided by Dinosaur Brokers. The WPWS is an “all-volunteer” non-profit organization funded by donations and grants.
Woodland Park Main Street (WPMS)
Woodland Park Main Street is part of a nationwide movement striving to revitalize historic buildings, foster community among businesses, and create a place where people feel connected. WPMS does not build, buy or finance new development. They are contributors. Through their status as a Designated Main Street organization, they have access to grant monies for historic preservation and downtown revitalization. Their goal is to work in collaboration with key partners and organizations in planning for the future of downtown Woodland Park. Their volunteers help make it all possible! If you’re located in the Main Street District, one of their representatives will be contacting you for your sponsorship this year.
2019 Beneficiary: Woodland Park Main Street
2018 Beneficiary: The American Legion Eric V. Dickson Post 1980, Veterans of Foreign Wars Thomas Kelly Post 6051, The Lighter Side of Christmas Parade
2017 Beneficiary: Woodland Park Pikes Peak Lions Club
2016 Beneficiary: Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
2015 Beneficiary: Ute Pass Kiwanis
2014 Beneficiary: Ute Pass Symphony Guild
2013 Beneficiary: Woodland Park Community Cupboard
2012 Beneficiary: Girl Scouts of Colorado, Troop 249
2011 Beneficiary: Teller County Search and Rescue
2010 Beneficiary: Boy Scouts of America, Teller County
To apply to be the beneficiary of next year’s parade, please download the application. (40kb PDF) For additional information, please contact Tracie Bennitt at firstname.lastname@example.org 719-687-7375.