Saturday, October 26 at 3:00 PM at Walk Festival Hall.
The Jackson Hole Community Band, in partnership with the Grand Teton Music Festival, invite kids of all ages to arrive in costume to our 4th annual Halloween Concert. Conducted by Jennifer Levanduski the JHCB will feature Halloween tunes including music from the Harry Potter movies and March of the Trolls. Children will be invited on stage for a costume parade, bring your cameras! The concert is FREE and open to the public. Please join us for this fun Halloween event! Trick or Treating to follow at local business.
Saxophobia offers students and audiences a rare glimpse at some of the most unusual saxophones ever made and pays tribute to a handful of great jazz legends who contributed to the development of jazz and the popularity of the sax. Saxophobia explores a repertoire of over 50 years of jazz styles including music of Rudy Weideoft, Frankie Trumbauer, Adrian Rollini, Sidney Bechet, Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Paul Desmond, John Coltrane and others. The show utilizes approximately 10 different saxophones including a tiny curved sopranino sax, straight tenor, C melody, connosax, slide sax, Grafton plastic alto, bass, and 6 1/2 ft tall contrabass.
Rob Verdi, a professional saxophonist and musical instrument collector from the Los Angeles area, currently I performs at the Disneyland Resort and also presents formal concerts and school outreach programs with a couple musical ensembles called Saxophobia and The Side Street Strutters Jazz Band. For the past two years he has actively participated in the WY state arts conference which included a showcase performance resulting in invitations for Rob to share his saxophones at school programs and formal concerts in Cody, Thermopolis, Lander, Kemmerer, Big Pine, and Evanston. This year’s conference will be hosted in Jackson October 12-14 and Rob was selected to once again perform a 12 minute showcase for arts presenters from throughout the state.
The Jackson Hole Community Band is excited to participate in Rob’s SAXsational Showcase this weekend performing Gabriel’s Oboe and a medley of songs including Tequila, Pink Panther and Yakety Sax.
During Rob’s visit to Jackson He the JHCB is sponsoring today’s special presentation of SAXsational to the 6th grade music students at Jackson Hole Middle School with Robin Closson.
The Jackson Hole Community Band is a 50-piece ensemble founded in 1989 that rehearses nearly year-round to provide free entertainment—from old favorites by Duke Ellington, to toe tapping marches by Sousa, to classics by Bach. In 2012 JHCB held the third annual Halloween performance with over 350 people in attendance, including over 200 school children. Band members, all volunteers, range in age from the teens to the 80s and hail from backgrounds as diverse as engineering, software, medicine, law, real estate, and the clergy.
Won’t you jump on the bandwagon? Your support of the Jackson Hole Community Band helps to buy new music, keeps our performance trailers rolling, pay rent in our rehearsal space in the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, and supply our equipment and instrument needs, among many other things. We couldn’t do what we do without your support.
We thank you for your past support and ask you to please consider a contribution to the Jackson Hole Community Band through Old Bill’s Fun Run 2013, where your donation will be augmented by generous community philanthropists. Just list the JHCB on your donor form or visit www.oldbills.org.
With great thanks,
The Jackson Hole Community Band
Jason Wright, President
Julie Wilson, Vice-President
Dean Scofield, Treasurer
Elizabeth King, Secretary
Don Cushman, Business Manager