This season is going to be an exciting one! As I study scores of music for our upcoming Old Bill’s concert, it only makes me more anxious to bring to life the music written with a group of talented and driven musicians. Since I’ve joined the Jackson Hole Community Band last year as a percussionist, my life in Jackson has been given a purpose.
As the new director of the band, my goal is to bring a new energy and artistic style to the group that still retains the same fun environment I came into over a year ago. I feel that Old Bills is great to start off the season because it will have that familiar excitement right off the bat. When the Halloween concert music comes into play, I feel the group will be ready to take on some new ideas. I’ve already picked a piece that features a great number of musical effects, including my personal favorite, the water gong. There will also be a piece by P.D.Q. Bach that brings a very humorous and unexpected take on band music. Further down the road, I hope to find a piece that involves electronics.
I have no doubt 2016-17 is going to be a fun season! With the support of friends, family and community, it’s a no-brainer.
Rehearsals begin this Thursday, August 25th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Center for the Arts, upstairs in the performing arts wing.
To donate on line: Old Bills Fun Run Donor View
To donate by mail: Old Bills Donor Form After more than 25 years of Spring, Old West Days, July 4th, Old Bills, Halloween and Christmas and other concerts and activities, the JHCB is getting stronger than ever, with plans for a fantastic 2016-2017 season. Comprised of musicians of all ages and backgrounds from right here in the Jackson area, drawn together by a love of music and a commitment to enhancing Jackson Hole’s artistic and cultural environment, we hope you’ll consider enhancing the financial health of the Band through Old Bills Fun Run. For example, your contributions last year allowed us to add a vibraphone and new music to our repertoire, adding to the excitement of our “Night at the Movies” concert last season. We promise to continue practicing hard and pushing our limits to sustain our tradition of contributing fun and entertainment to Jackson Hole events throughout the year.
Please join the Jackson Hole Community Band for a free patriotic concert.
Jackson Lake Lodge
Grand Teton National Park
Saturday, July 2
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Conducted by Don Cushman, this concert will feature patriotic favorites and traditional melodies including Victory at Sea, Bugler’s Holiday, America the Beautiful, and marches by Sousa. This casual concert is great for fans of all ages in the amazing venue of Jackson Lake Lodge.