With more than 30 years of community concerts and activities, the JHCB is stronger than ever sporting wonderful plans for an ever-adapting 2021-2022 season. The Band is comprised of musicians of all ages and backgrounds who are drawn together by our love of music and a commitment to enhancing Jackson Hole’s artistic and cultural environment.
During the shutdown, we continued to play individually and record holiday favorites shared virtually to the delight of our followers and the public. Your contributions have allowed us to purchase recording mixing software and hardware to make this happen, as well as aid in the purchase of protective music gear and the leasing of a larger rehearsal venue for safely resumed rehearsals in May. We continue to rehearse and practice and sustain our tradition of contributing family friendly entertainment throughout the year – ever adapting to to meet the times.
We hope you’ll consider enhancing the financial health of our organization through Old Bill’s Fun Run.
We cannot thank you enough for your support!
~ from all of the Jackson Hole Community Band Members.
- To provide an avenue for the extension of musical studies and lifetime enrichment for instrumentalists of all ages and expertise.
- To promote traditional concert band repertoire through rehearsals and performances.
- To supply musical accompaniment to special events for the benefit of both the musicians and the audience.
The Jackson Hole Community Band
We are a 30-piece ensemble founded in 1989. We rehearse nearly year-round to provide free entertainment – from old favorites by Duke Ellington, to toe tapping marches by Sousa, to classics by Mussorgsky – at many community events, public concerts, and parades.
We are an all volunteer band and do not hold auditions. Our members hail from backgrounds as diverse as engineering, law, real estate, and the clergy and range in age from early-teens to the eighties. Abilities range from Middle School students needing a more challenging repertoire, community members returning to their musical roots, music majors, and semi professionals. Many members have had a 15- to 20- year break before joining. It’s never too late to join!
We began with a core group of 20 people, and now boast a membership of approximately 50. A typical rehearsal draws 30-40 musicians, with an average 38 musicians playing for big events such as concerts and parades. The level of enthusiasm has multiplied since the Band’s inception, not to mention the increase in requests to perform and the overall quality of the performances. As a group, we strive to provide total enjoyment for the audience and members alike. The Wyoming Centennial Committee has designated the Band as a “Living Legacy,” and we have performed an average 25 community events per year. In September of each year since 1997, we have performed as an integral part of the “Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities” sponsored by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.