Butter your popcorn, put your cell phones on silent, and join the band as Jennifer Levanduski conducts this cinematic musical journey through all your favorite movie themes.
The Jackson Hole Community Band presents
“A Night at the Movies”
Saturday April 30th, 7:00pm
at the Center for the Arts, Center Theater
Mark your Calendars! The Jackson Hole Community Band invites you to hear music from Tombstone, Pixar, West Side Story, Lawrence of Arabia, and more. Composers include John Williams, Leonard Bernstein, & Carl Orff. Please join the band for this toe-tapping, spine-tingling, night of movie favorites.
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, Jennifer Levanduski. The band credits Levanduski for bringing them to a new level of performance through the challenging and varied repertoire and the leadership. Jennifer’s final concert as conductor is “Night at the Movies” Saturday, April 30th, 7:00 PM at the Center for the Arts Theater.
It has been a privilege to lead this talented group of musicians! They have become family. We have created tremendous musical moments together. Conducting them has been the highlight of my career! ~ Jennifer Levanduski
With Mrs. Levanduski’s departure, the band is seeking a new Music Director, beginning summer, 2016. The JHCB is looking for someone with experience in conducting concert bands – especially community based organizations. 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.
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 Four full concerts a season, as well as for several community events during the year.
Do you play a wind instrument or percussion, did you in High school? If you can read music and have some experience please dust off your instrument, there is no time like now to join your Community Band. 2016 JHCB Rehearsals begin Thursday January 14th at 7pm, newcomers, walk-ins, and visitors are always welcome.
We are a family of musicians with day jobs that play music together for the joy of it. All volunteers, we hail from backgrounds as diverse as engineering, law, real estate, and the service industry and range in age from early-teens to the eighties. Many of our members have had a 20 to 30 year gap when they joined the band.
This is a perfect time to join our band, we will be rehearsing for our spring concert, “A night at the Movies”. Our conductor has selected a variety of music to challenge all abilities. You will recognize the music and have several weeks to learn your part. [Click to see what’s in our rehearsal folder]
You don’t have to be intimidated by the difficulty of the music because there is likely someone else who is very good playing the same part as you. If you are just getting back into it after many years you will be put on a part that is doubled by someone more experienced.
Our conductor says “Play what you can, practice when you feel inspired, and sit out what’s too hard.”
The stuff that’s too hard won’t stay that way for very long if you stick with us.
Do you have a busy schedule? We are very organized, once you become a member you will be added to our member mailing list. You will receive reminders about rehearsals, information about upcoming events, and important JHCB related information. The mailing list is managed by a band member, you will not get spammed.
Is your job stressful? There is no better stress relief than playing music… lines and dots.
Do you live in one of the surrounding communities? We have a group of members that drives the canyon every week, a few members drive the pass, and we even have a couple members who drive from Idaho Falls to play music with us.
Don’t have your instrument? We have percussion and a few student quality wind instruments. The wind instruments can be loaned out until you can have your instruments shipped to you.
Don’t think your remember how to read music? Ask any member, it comes back. Quicker than you think.
What is the commitment?
We hope you will like participating our group enough to come all the time, of course. But it isn’t about making every rehearsal or even every performance. It’s about rekindling a love for music, meeting new friends, and having a good time! We don’t expect anyone to commit their lives to us, just like we don’t expect anyone to be professional musicians.
Jackson Hole Community Band 2016 Rehearsals
Thursday Nights 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Center for the Arts Performing arts wing
January 14th, 2016 – March 24, 2016
April 14, 2016 – June 30, 2016
August 25, 2016 – November 17, 2016
December 1, 2016 – December 15, 2016
Formal Concerts – A Concerts
Halloween Concert End of October
Holiday Concert mid-December
Spring Concert between end of March to beginning of May
Jackson Lake Lodge Patriotic Concert Typically the weekend before the 4th
Community Events – B Concerts
Old Bills Second Saturday morning in September
Lighting of the Town Square Friday evening after Thanksgiving
Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies Typically second Tuesday evening in February, we may receive schedule as late as January.
Elk Fest Saturday morning before the Memorial Day weekend
Old West Days Parade Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend
Independence Day Parade in the morning,
Still not sure? Sit in on a rehearsal. You don’t have to call ahead, just show up with or without your instrument. But if you bring your instrument you will have more fun.
College credit through Central Wyoming College (CWC) and a scholarship for a graduating high school senior are available. Go to Member Resources for more information.