The Jackson Hole Community band is a 30-piece ensemble founded in 1989. We rehearse nearly year-around 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. Our members, all volunteers, hail from backgrounds as diverse as engineering, software, medicine, law, real estate, and the clergy and range in age from early-teens to the eighties. We have no skill level requirement or auditions, but prefer people who have played at least the junior high skill level. Most members have had a 15- to 20- year break before joining. It’s never too late to join! To supply musical accompaniment to special events for the benefit of both the musicians and the audience.
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 rehearse Thursday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 in the Arts Center between Glenwood & Cache. Our season runs from September through the Fourth of July, with brief breaks at Christmas and around Easter. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome. [Click here for schedule]