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Music: Since the Beginning

Meet Don Cushman –

1989
Don
Cushman
Conductor, Section Leader
Trombone, Euphonium, Trumpet, Conductor
Retired Instructor

 
Stop. Listen. Is your radio or TV on? I’ll bet you hear music, even if it’s in the background. Music permeates our lives, sometimes creating suspense but usually providing fun.

In the mid ’80s we formed a brass quintet in Jackson and played for various community events. Some of us said, “It sure would be nice to have a band.” So, we started the Jackson Hole Community Band, now nearly 3 decades ago.

“Community Band” has at least 2 connotations. It’s a concert band that is comprised of members of the Jackson Hole Community (extending into Teton Valley, Star Valley, and Pinedale/Big Piney). It’s also a band for the community, playing for many occasions in the community: holiday parades, town square lightings, ground-breaking and dedicatory ceremonies for schools and hospital expansion, concerts in public schools, combined concerts with high school and adult vocal groups, and every Old Bill’s Fun Run’s annual “party” in Jackson. Spin-off groups from the band provide TubaChristmas and special music presentations in local churches, as well as concerts of their own. The results are usually measured in smiles and happiness. Yes, music is fun – to hear and to play. Since the beginning, having fun – and providing enjoyment for our many and varied audiences – have been hallmarks of our Jackson Hole Community Band – in all aspects.

Read more about Don here: jhcband.org/member/don-cushman/

Don Cushman, founding conductor; now euphonium player

Keep the music alive!

Please remember us at Old Bills 2018.

In 2018, you can give  beginning August 1st until 5 pm on September 14th. We hope you can join us Saturday, September 8th, for Old Bill’s at the Jackson Town Square!

What is Old Bills?

We cannot thank you enough for your support!

Thank you from all of the Jackson Hole Community Band Members.

2018 – 2019 Season

  • Old Bills Fun Run
  • Oktoberfest
  • Halloween Concert
  • Tuba Christmas
  • Holiday Concert
  • Wyoming Special Olympics – 50 Years!
  • Spring Concert
  • Old West Days Parade
  • Independence Day Parade & Lions Club Breakfast Concert
  • Jackson Lake Lodge Patriotic Concert

Upcoming Events

Lighting of the Town Square  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Friday, November 23rd 2018
Time: 5:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Town Square
Lighting of the Town Square in Jackson, WY

Program:

TubaChristmas  

Conductor: Don Cushman
 
Date: Saturday, December 8th 2018
Time: 12:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php National Museum of Wildlife Art
TubaChristmas in Jackson, WY
(307) 733-5771

Holiday Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, December 15th 2018
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Center for the Arts Center Theater
Holiday Concert in Jackson, WY
(307) 734-8956

Program:

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— Your Old Bills donation helps pay for operation expenses such as insurance, instrument maintenance, and new instrument purchases.

Most of our musicians have their own instrument but we encourage people who used to play to return to playing and have several instruments available for this. Also no percussionist has timpani, bass drums, cymbals, xylophone, marimba etc. so we have a closet full of percussion instruments to maintain.

Keep the music alive!

Please remember us at Old Bills 2017.

In 2017, you can give  beginning August 1st until 5 pm on September 15th. We hope you can join us Saturday, September 9th, for Old Bill’s at the Jackson Town Square!

What is Old Bills?

We cannot thank you enough for your support!

From all of the Jackson Hold Community Band Members.

Upcoming Events

  • Old Bills Fun Run
    • 09/09/17 – 10:00am Jackson, WY
    • Jackson Town Square
  • Oktoberfest
    • Mid October
    • Senior Center of Jackson Hole
  • Halloween Concert
    • 10/28/17 Teton Village, WY
    • Walk Festival Hall
  • Holiday Concert
    • 12/16/17 – 7:00pm Jackson, WY
    • Center for the Arts Center Theater
  • Wyoming Special Olymipcs
    • 02/06/18 Jackson, WY
    • Jackson Hole High School
  • Spring Concert
    • 04/28/18 Jackson, WY
    • Center for the Arts Center Theater
  • Old West Days Parade
    • 05/26/18 – 10:00am Jackson, WY
  • Lions Club Concert
    • 07/04/18 – 9:00am Jackson, WY
  • Independence Day Parade
    • 07/04/18 – 10:30am Jackson, WY
  • Jackson Lake Lodge Patriotic Concert
    • July 4th weekend
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