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Welcome to the Copenhagen Post Orchestra – The Concert Band in Red

The Copenhagen Post Orchestra – The Concert Band in Red is a concert band with about 50 amateur musicians. We are playing in the red uniforms of the national Danish post. Our repertoire is versatile and ranges from evergreens, musicals and movie songs over marches and classical pieces to music written for concert bands and wind orchestras.

We are Copenhagen’s most cosy orchestra – if you are playing an instrument and you want to join us or if you want to hire us for your event please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Go down memory lane

The roots of the Copenhagen Post Orchestra go back to the year 1922 when a group of postal employees gathered at the post office in central Copenhagen. They founded “Copenhagen’s Postmen’s Band” with eight musicians – this has developed into the big concert band we know today as The Copenhagen Post Orchestra. What a journey!

Hire the orchestra

Copenhagen Post Orchestra is a concert band consisting of wind instruments (wood and brass) and percussion. At concerts, we bring 35-50 musicians in the traditional red uniforms of the national Danish post.

We are playing concerts at various occasions such as spring concerts, opening celebrations of shops, offices or exhibitions and Christmas music in the pedestrian street.
There are many occasions and possibilities, we can play inside or outside and we will bring with us the equipment we need. We don’t require power, light or water supplies – not even a scene to perform on is necessary.

For smaller events such as receptions or anniversaries it is possible to engage a more suitable smaller section of our band.

Are you interested in hiring the orchestra for your event, small as large, please get in touch with our chairman Anders Faber Kappendrup by email formand@postorkester.dk or phone +45 4214 5521.

We come in all shapes and sizes

The musicians in our band come in all ages, shapes and sizes – also the level spans from intermediate to semi-professional.

In the Copenhagen Post Orchestra, being social and playing music is equally important! We are truly enjoying music and our rehearsals – a big portion of our musicians have been with the orchestra for many years.

Come and play with us

Our rehearsals take place every Tuesday from 19.00 to 21.45 in Copenhagen, next door to Femøren Metro station in the Amager district.

Are you playing an instrument and do you want to join us?

You don’t need to be an employee of Postnord/the national Danish post to play with us. Our musicians have various occupations such as teachers, nurses or engineers.
There are no auditions to join the band. We have a mutual three months trial period to see if you and the orchestra are a perfect match. Come and play with us!

The rehearsals and instructions are mainly given in Danish – but you are welcome to give it a try, most of the musicians speak English and are happy to help with translating if you are not fluent in Danish.

If you want to join the Copenhagen Post Orchestra, please contact our chairman Anders by email formand@postorkester.dk or phone +45 4214 5521.