To provide an avenue for the extension of musical studies and lifetime enrichment for instrumentalists of all ages and expertise.
To promote traditional concert band repertoire through rehearsals and performances.
To supply musical accompaniment to special events for the benefit of both the musicians and the audience.
- Thank You for a Sucessful Concert
The Jackson Hole Community Band had its fifth annual Halloween concert this past Saturday out at Teton Village. It was a great success and we thank everyone who made it out to the performance. Due to a water main bursting at Walk Festival Hall, we almost had to cancel the concert. But thanks to the kindness and efforts of several Teton Village businesses and their staffs, we were able to make a last minute venue change and put the show on anyway.
The Jackson Hole Community Band Board members would like to send our most sincere thanks to Grand Teton Music Festival and Doug Henderson for accommodating us and helping us deal with the venue change, Teton Village Association for allowing us to perform on the Village Commons,Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Jerry Bland for giving us blanket permission to perform outdoors on JHMR property if needed, Hotel Terra for allowing us to borrow chairs to seat our audience, Christy and Garth Gillespie for letting us borrow their moving van on such short notice so that we could bring out extra percussion equipment, Steve Friedlander for providing us with bottled water, and, of course, every member of the Jackson Hole Community Band for being able to switch gears and pull off a fun show outdoors in an unplanned location. Also, thank you to all the Teton Village businesses who participated in this event and to the audience for taking it all in stride. We couldn’t have done this without all of you! This community is truly great!
-Jason Wright, JHCB Board President Read more
The Jackson Hole Community Band
We are a 30-piece ensemble founded in 1989. We rehearse nearly year-round to provide free entertainment – from old favorites by Duke Ellington, to toe tapping marches by Sousa, to classics by Mussorgsky – at many community events, public concerts, and parades.
We are an all volunteer band and do not hold auditions. Our members hail from backgrounds as diverse as engineering, law, real estate, and the clergy and range in age from early-teens to the eighties. Abilities range from Middle School students needing a more challenging repertoire, community members returning to their musical roots, music majors, and semi professionals. Many members have had a 15- to 20- year break before joining. It’s never too late to join!