A volunteer organization playing concert band music for recreation and community service in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Music Director

Equipment Manager, Section Leader, Assistant Music Director
Human Resources
Music Director
Musician, Conductor, Teacher

General Description

Main functions: Prepare the band in weekly rehearsals and work with the board to plan and organize musical performances. Provide artistic direction to band including choice of repertoire.

Reports to: Board

Role and Responsibilities:

HAVE FUN – and ensure the musicians and audience have FUN too!

  • Start and end rehearsals on time.
  • Conduct the band for all rehearsals and concert events.
    • If unable to attend, find a replacement conductor.
    •   A list of back-up conductors to call will be suggested.
  • Maintain a personal calendar for rehearsals and performances
  • Prepare for known future concerts at least 3 months in advance.
  • Select music, order charts if necessary
    • Select music within guidelines set by the board, the concert’s purpose and the group’s mission.
    • Select music for musicians with a variety of playing abilities, ages, and personalities.
    • Utilize existing music in library before purchasing new material
    • Purchase and distribute music in coordination with the JHCB librarian.
      • Charts must arrive at least 1 week prior to distribution and given to librarian.
      • Librarian will stamp and entering chart information into database.
    • Distribution of music should be coordinated with Librarian.
  • Rehearse A Concerts at least 6 weeks prior to concerts.
  • B concert rehearsals can be done as appropriate for the event
  • Dress appropriately for the podium, varying with the venue and concert type.
  • Prepare music order and program notes in a timely manner.
  • Always consider that the organization is a non-profit group with limited resources when making decisions regarding concerts, music, etc.
  • Keep board informed of conflicts or decisions being made as they relate to or impact the band.
  • Attend board meetings when needed.



Cancelling rehearsal is only allowed with board approval

  • 7:00-9:00PM Thursdays
  • Season begins first Thursday after Grand Teton Music Festival summer concert series ends, (end of August)
  • No Rehearsal Thanksgiving
  • Two to three week break for the December Holidays
  • Resume first Thursday in January
  • Two week break to correspond with the Teton County Wyoming School District
  • Summer Break after last Concert in July

Formal Concerts – A Concerts

These concerts are scheduled yearly by the board and conductor.

  • Halloween Concert
    • End of October
  • Holiday Concert
    • Beginning of December
  • Spring Concert
    • Varies end of March to beginning of May
  • Jackson Lake Lodge Patriotic Concert
    • Typically the weekend before the 4th of July

Community Events – B Concerts

These events are scheduled by others

  • Old Bills
    • Second Saturday morning in September
  • Oktoberfest
    • Mid October
  • Lighting of the Town Square
    • Friday evening after Thanksgiving
  • Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies
    • Typically second Tuesday evening in February
  • Elkfest
    • Saturday morning week before Memorial Day
  • Old West Days Parade
    • Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend
  • Independence Day Events
    • Parade – Morning
    • Additional performances vary

Instrument Petting Zoos

  • August Petting Zoo for GTMF
  • Farmer’s Market Petting Zoo (every 2nd-3rd year)

Other Events

The Jackson Hole Community Band is sometimes requested for community special events. Each is discussed by the board, if unable to conduct the board will find a conductor from the approved list. It may be necessary to share some rehearsal time in this event.

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