A volunteer organization playing concert band music for recreation and community service in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Concert at Jackson Lake Lodge – High Noon!

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

 

Jackson Lake Lodge
US Highway 89 N Moran, Wyoming
– half mile north of Jackson Lake Junction, Grand Teton National Park Wyoming, US
Moran, WY 83013
(307) 543-2811
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Community Band Seeking Music Director

.. 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

Year in Review, From the President’s Corner

Our 2010-2011 music year has been filled with excitement and change starting with the hiring of our current artistic director and conductor, Mr. Arturo Fuerte.  Art has brought to the band a new level of enthusiasm, musical direction and instruction which has had a tremendous impact on the band’s sound.  We are now playing music repertoire which is much more difficult, and appropriately programmed than ever before.  The band has enjoyed working with him and this is evidenced in the increase in our regular membership from a waning 20ish members in 2009-2010 to a regular group of 40!  It has been a lot of fun to work with the talented group of musicians from high school kids to retirees!

Mr. Art Fuerte: Halloween 2010!
Mr. Art Fuerte: Halloween 2010!

The year has also been punctuated by an amazing set of concerts begun last year with the inaugural Halloween Concert for the Kids.  With over 350 people in attendance, the children had a great time in their costume parade on stage while the bad performed Dance of the Macabre.  The holidays brought another wonderful show and a unique collaboration with the Cathedral Voices.

The spring brought new timing to our spring concert, this time in March followed by a recording of our very first CD, OPUS 1.  Be sure to get your copy from a band member for a small donation.

Finally, summer brought our annual concerts at Jackson Lake Lodge and Music in The Hole and in a grand finale, the band played a joint concert with the Wyoming Army National Guard band at the Center for the Arts with special guest soloist, Jay Evans from the Grand Teton Music Festival!  All these shows along with our regular gigs, parades, special Olympics, lighting of the town square, etc. has kept us very busy!

Read more in our summer news letter: NEWSLETTER 2011