This 50-piece ensemble, founded in 1989, rehearses nearly year-around to provide free entertainment—from old favorites by Duke Ellington, to toe tapping marches by Sousa, to classics by Bach. In 2010 JHCB implemented two annual concerts for kids and our Halloween performance had over 350 people in attendance, including over 200 school children. 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.
Please consider a contribution to the Jackson Hole Community Band through Old Bill’s Fun Run 2012, where your donation will be augmented by generous community philanthropists.
Just list the JHCB on your donor form.
The Jackson Hole Community Band
Mark your Calendar for Sunday, July 1, 12:00
Join the Jackson Hole Community Band as we perform with the majestic Tetons as a backdrop. We will be playing movie and patriotic favorites by John Philip Sousa, John Williams and more.
Look at all the stars. You look up and you think, “God made all this and He remembered to make a little speck like me.” It’s kind of flattering, really. ~ Morgan Earp, Tombstone
A sneak peak at just a few pieces we have planned for you…
- Music From Tombstone, Bruce Broughton – arr. Ted Ricketts
- Esprit De Corps, Robert Jager
- Fugue on Yankee Doodle, John Philip Sousa
- The March from 1941, John Williams
- America the Beautiful, SA Ward arr. Carmen Dragon
- The Cowboys Overture, The John Williams
- Semper Fidelis, John Philip Sousa
- Stars and Stripes Forever, John Philip Sousa
.. to begin late summer, 2012
The Jackson Hole Community Band, a musical fixture in Jackson Hole concerts, parades, and other public events since 1989, is regretfully saying farewell to its music director and conductor, Art Fuerte. The band credits Fuerte for bringing them to a new level of performance through the challenging and varied repertoire he chose, and the leadership he brought to rehearsals and performances during the last several years.
With Mr. Fuerte’s departure, the band is seeking someone to replace him, beginning late summer, 2012. JHCB is looking for someone with experience in conducting concert bands – especially community based organizations with a wide range of skills. The music director, in addition to conducting the group at rehearsals and concerts, chooses concert repertoire, works with the JHCB board to acquire necessary equipment and musical scores, and serves as the inspirational leader of the band.
Finally, the band is looking for someone to inspire, excite, and satisfy band members and the public alike, keeping the JHCB tradition of working and performing for enjoyment and musical satisfaction alive and strong.
As one member put it, “It has to be fun!”
The Jackson Hole Community Band is a group of committed musicians from teenagers to retirees. Members vary in skill level and background from middle school students to professional musicians. Most are from the Jackson area, but a few come from Idaho and other parts of Wyoming. The band rehearses weekly on Thursday nights, and performs three full concerts a season, as well as for several community events during the year – including the Old West Days Parade, July 4th events (notably as the opening musical ensemble in Music in the Hole concerts), and at Old Bills, to name a few.
Anyone interested Jackson Hole Community Band Music Director’s position please visit this page: Music Director Information