Dave Reinwald’s ROCKY MOUNTAIN BAND – Live Music for Benefits, Fund-raisers, Concert Events

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The ROCKY MOUNTAIN BAND specializes in the rich and majestic music of the beloved John Denver,  having performed to date nine John Denver  tribute concerts for various benefit and fund-raising events.

Just prior to the 2010 Independence Day Holiday, The ROCKY MOUNTAIN BAND performed a ‘rousing “God Bless the U.S.A.”  concert at Kissinger’s Lutheran Church, Wyomissing, PA, featuring  music from Garth Brooks, Josh Turner, Lee Greenwood, Elvis Presley and Josh Groban - and a couple of tunes from the John Denver songbook, too !   Then they wrapped up the evening with several patriotic and inspirational numbers.

Then, in August of 2011, it was The ROCKY MOUNTAIN BAND  at beautiful Kaercher Creek Park for the Summer Concert Series of the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department.

The November 14, 2010  Holly Heilman Cancer Fund Benefit Concert

The Rocky Mountain Band’s March 8, 2010 Benefit For Haiti



The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time Click below to listen to  John Denver’s classic anthem  “Rocky Mountain High”    –> 03 Rocky Mountain High 

The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time   Click below to listen to the ever-popular  ”Leavin’ On a Jet Plane”   –>   14 Leavin’ On A Jet Plane

The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time   Click below to hear “Coming Home”,  the very last song ever written by John Denver   –>  12 Coming Home

The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time   Click below to listen to just Dave and his guitar on the powerful and moving “I Want to Live”  –>  09 I Want to Live

The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time   Click below to listen to the entire Rocky Mountain Band on “Good To Be Back Home”  –>  07 Good To Be Back Home

The New Earth Band MP3 - Supper Time   Click below to listen to the one they all want to sing along with,  “Country Roads”   –>   06 Country Roads

So, whether your need is for a musical program to benefit a cause, a fund-raiser for a particular project, or simply a desire for a joyful and lively concert to celebrate a Holiday, to mark a milestone, or to entertain your organization, The ROCKY MOUNTAIN BAND will first consult with you, and then custom-build a musical program that will best fit your occasion, suit your taste and meet your need.  To schedule an event, or for further information, please use the “Contact Us”  link at the upper-right quadrant of the page.



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Banjo-picker extraordinaire Conlan Kerschner joins The Rocky Mountain Band

It’s a boy!  And thank God, he’s a country boy!  Although he’s not from Alabama, he comes to us with a banjo already on his knee!   Rocky Mountain Band leader Dave Reinwald announced on November 10, 2013 that the Adamstown, PA’s banjo-plucking phenom, Conlan Kerschner, is officially joining the Band, and will be a featured performer at future Rocky Mountain Band events.  Welcome to the family, Conlan!


What’s On the Docket?



Randy Angelo


There will always remain an empty spot in the Band and in our hearts as we remember the passing of The ROCKY MOUNTAIN BAND’s  drummer-percussionist extraordinaire,  Randy Angelo, 59, on  Friday, December 21, 2012, at the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, following a valiant struggle thru his lengthy illness.   A memorial service was held Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Community Mennonite Church, 328 W. Orange Street, Lancaster, PA.


Percussionist Randy Angelo 





An honor and a privilege it was as The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell appeared with The ROCKY MOUNTAIN BAND as they presented a program of cmassic American country, inspirational and patriotic music at Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA, prior to The Lehighton 9/12 Project’s presentation of  “13 Hours In Benghazi”, featuring Benghazi survivor, former US Army Ranger, CIA operative, and private security contractor Kris Paronto, on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

Genuine thanks  to the 200 enthusiastic attendees and supporters of the final, crowning event of the 16-day 2016 Reading-Berks Conferences of Churches Music Fest,  Sunday, October 30, 2016, at Kissinger’s Church (www.kissingerschurch.org), 715 Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing PA, which featured The Rocky Mountain Band with an evening of the regal,  rural, music of the beloved John Denver, for the benefit of 11-year-old leukemia patient Hannah Hrivner.

Gratitude most abundant!  to the 200 fantastic attendees and supporters of the final, crowning event of the 16-day 2015 Reading-Berks Conferences of Churches Music Fest,  Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Kissinger’s Lutheran Church (www.kissingerslc.org), 715 Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing PA, which featured The Rocky Mountain Band with an evening of the regal, yet rural, music of the beloved John Denver.

Our thanks to the approximately 150 attendees of the final concert of the 16-day 2014 Reading-Berks Conferences of Churches Music Fest, held, Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Kissinger’s Lutheran Church (www.kissingerslc.org), 715 Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing PA.  The Rocky Mountain Band presented an evening of the music of the beloved John Denver, for the benefit of Laney’s Legacy of Hope (www.laneyslegacyofhope.org) and the RBCC.

What a show!  What can certainly be termed the Rocky Mountain Band ‘s best performance in eight years of benefits and fund-raisers took place Sunday, November 10, 2013, at Kissinger’s Lutheran Church (www.kissingerslc.org), 715 Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing PA, ironically, for the benefit of the Band’s percussionist, Randy Angelo, who passed away in December of 2012, following a tedious liver transplant and valiant subsequent battle.  The event opened with a lively, Bluegrass-lover’s set, courtesy of the flying fingers of Adamstown’s phenominal, 13-year-old banjo-master, Conlan Kerschner, after which Conlan joined the The Rocky Mountain Band  for the first set.   As we’ve said, “Wow!  What a show!”

Thanks to the Reading-Berks Conference of Churches for leading off their first annual “Joyful Weekend of Heavenly Music” with Dave Reinwald’s Rocky Mountain Band and The RMB’s lively package of contemporary and country Gospel music, Sunday, July 21, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza www.crowneplaza.com/Reading , Wyomissing, PA. 

A standing ovation goes out to Kissinger’s Lutheran Church, 715 Berkshire Boulevard, Wyomissing PA (www.kissingerslc1.org) and all the folks who came together on Sunday, November 13, 2011 to savor  The Rocky Mountain Band’s  concert for the benefit of  The Holly Heilman Cancer Fund (http://hollyhcf.org/Events.html), featuring the music of Elvis Presley, George Strait, John Denver, and – believe it – BonJovi!   

A tumultuous shout-out to Becky Richards  of the  Berks County Parks & Recreation Department  (parks@countyofberks.com) on behalf of The ROCKY MOUNTAIN BAND,  for the Department’s kind invitation and for the wonderful opportunity to be a part of their 2011 Summer Concert Series, Thursday evening, August 4, 2011, at the beautiful Kaercher Creek Park, Hamburg PA.

A stand-up Patriotic  Salute goes out to Kissinger’s Lutheran Church (www.kissingerslc1.org), 715 Berkshire Boulevard, Wyomissing PA, for hosting The Rocky Mountain Band’s  Sunday, June 27, 2010  “God Bless the U.S.A.” concert.  The proceeds were committed to benefit the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

A massive and well-deserved ”Thank-You” from the members of the nine-piece ROCKY MOUNTAIN BAND  to the Reading and Berks Community, and to the entire congregation and staff of Kissinger’s Evangelical Lutheran Church,  715 Berkshire Boulevard, in Wyomissing, PA (www.kissingerslc1.org), for their reception and response that exceeded all expectations at this charity event, “The Benefit For Haiti -The Music of John Denver Concert” on Sunday, March 7, 2010.  God bless you all for your support!

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