Donnie Lemley

Donnie Lemley joined the Mile High Freedom Bands’ artistic staff in 2015 and currently serves as the Associate Artistic Director, Director of Freedom Corps, and Director of Freedom Youth.  Donnie also serves as an ex-officio member of the MHFB Board of Directors.

Donnie has taught 5th grade through high school band in public schools in Kansas and Colorado since 2001.  Ensembles and events he has implemented, adjudicated, and directed include: concert band, marching band, jazz band, musical theatre orchestra pit, pep band, solo/ensemble festivals, and marching festivals.  He has performed with various notable trumpet players and institutions such as Vincent DiMartino, Allen Vizzutti, Fountain City Brass Band, Kansas City Civic Opera, Kansas City Symphony, Denver Gay Men’s Chorus, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and Fifth of Brass Quintet.

Donnie holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Kansas State University, and a Master of Music Performance degree (trumpet) from the University of Missouri-KC Conservatory of Music and Dance.  He loves living in Colorado.  If he’s not making music in the city, he’s in the mountains having the time of his life.

Contact Donnie at or through the Freedom Youth program at