In 2003 a group of local brass players began meeting on a casual basis to play quintet music – with sometimes as many as 10 players, it made for a unique and lively (if not oversized!) ensemble. Eventually, five of the regular players decided to come together as a group and form the Jackson Hole Brass Quintet. The brass quintet is a very flexible type of ensemble, with a repertoire encompassing musical genres from madrigals to jazz and everything in between. Four original members still comprise the JHBQ, and the group practices together weekly for several hours, with rare exception.
Since 2004, the JHBQ has been an ensemble of the Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra, which sponsors the Quintet’s rehearsal space at the Center for the Arts. The JHBQ is proud to represent the Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra as its mobile performing group, supporting the Orchestra’s education and outreach programs by performing at local schools and events.