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Halloween Concert 2019

2018

From The Conductor

I’m so excited for this year’s Halloween Concert! We’ll be playing one of the best narrated pieces written, “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev. When deciding to add this to the program, I had to think of someone who was good enough to be the narrator. My first time performing “Peter and the Wolf” had special guest narrator Leonard Nimoy. You may remember
him as Mr. Spock in the television show Star Trek. His narration was awesome and inspiring. Finding someone on parr with Nimoy in Jackson was going to be a challenge. However, since I’ve asked KJAX’s very own radio DJ DelRay to narrate, I might have found someone to beat Nimoy’s performance. DelRay and I have done lots of radio interviews in the past few years and he is one of the most joyous and animating personalities in Jackson. A few days ago, I heard him speak a line of dialogue about Peter encountering the Wolf and it gave me chills. I’m so excited to have DelRay joining us this Saturday to narrate “Peter”. So excited, in fact, I might ask him to help me with another part of the show…

“Peter and the Wolf” will be a huge chunk of the program (15 minutes!). To compliment “Peter”, I programmed a medley of John Williams horror classics. Titled “Chillers and Thrillers”, this piece features such horrifying Williams music such as the theme from “Jaws”, Voldemort’s theme from
“Harry Potter”, music from the movie “War of the Worlds” (2005) and music from “Witches of Eastwick”. As a fan of Star Wars, “Chillers and Thrillers” also features the “Imperial March” from “The Empire Strikes Back”. Who else is excited to see the last installment of the Skywalker saga this Holiday season!?

Every Halloween concert, I like to have a piece that features a special effect or instrument. My first year was a piece with a water gong. Last year featured a piece with sound tubes. This year’s “special effects” driven piece is “Haunted Clocks” by Brian Balmages. This piece showcases the percussion and flute sections. From the first measure, we hear the steady
“tick-tock” of a clock, played by temple blocks. As the piece progresses, our steady timekeeper is disrupted by the sounds of more percussion and “cuckooing” flutes layering on top of each other to their own beat. It’s not until we hear the sounds of “Big Ben” coming from the chimes that music is forced to come back on track. It’s been a fun challenge asking both sections to not follow the conductor in our rehearsals.

This year is going to be awesome! I can feel it. The musicians are really enjoying the music. DelRay is fun! There’s already snow on the ground. This’ll be the best Halloween Concert yet!

Live long and prosper,
-Zach Singer

Costume Parade

Kids and kids at heart should show off their creative talents and come in costume as well. And be prepared, all goblins and ghouls will be welcomed on stage for the annual costume parade. Get those cameras ready! Be sure to tag your photos #JHCBand.

Trick or Treat

After our traditional Adams Family sing along, the little ghosts and goblins can retrieve candy from generous local businesses. Trick-or-Treat maps will be available at the concert, or return to this page for a list of participating businesses.

Poster PDF

Keep the Music Alive – part 3

Zachary Singer

Please remember us at Old Bills 2019.

In 2019, you can give  beginning August 1st until 5 pm on September 13th. We hope you can join us Saturday, September 7th, for Old Bill’s at the Jackson Town Square!

We cannot thank you enough for your support! ~ from all of the Jackson Hole Community Band Members.

2019 – 2020 Season

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

Upcoming Events

Lions Club Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, July 4th 2020
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Town Square
Lions Club Concert in Jackson, WY

Wyoming Special Olymipcs  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Tuesday, February 4th 2020
Time: 6:40pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Hole High School
Wyoming Special Olymipcs in Jackson, WY
307-732-3710

Program:

View details Hammerstein/Rodgers
Sound of Music
arr. Christensen Selections
View details Djawadi/Martin
Game of Thrones
arr. Bocook Soundtrack Highlights
View details Williams
Summon the Heroes
arr. Higgins
View details Arnaud
Olympic Fanfare
arr. Hermann from Bugler's Dream
View details Key
United States of America
arr. Smith Star Spangled Banner
View details Sousa
Diplomat March, The
Total Concert: 00:26:59

Spring Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, May 2nd 2020
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Center for the Arts Center Theater
Spring Concert in Jackson, WY
(307) 734-8956

Program:

ElkFest  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, May 16th 2020
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Town Square
ElkFest in Jackson, WY

Old West Days Parade  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, May 23rd 2020
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Town Square
Old West Days Parade in Jackson, WY

4th of July  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, July 4th 2020
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Town Square
4th of July in Jackson, WY

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Keep the Music Alive – part 2

Don Cushman

Please remember us at Old Bills 2019.

In 2019, you can give  beginning August 1st until 5 pm on September 13th. We hope you can join us Saturday, September 7th, for Old Bill’s at the Jackson Town Square!

We cannot thank you enough for your support! ~ from all of the Jackson Hole Community Band Members.

2019 – 2020 Season

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

Upcoming Events

Lions Club Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, July 4th 2020
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Town Square
Lions Club Concert in Jackson, WY

Wyoming Special Olymipcs  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Tuesday, February 4th 2020
Time: 6:40pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Hole High School
Wyoming Special Olymipcs in Jackson, WY
307-732-3710

Program:

View details Hammerstein/Rodgers
Sound of Music
arr. Christensen Selections
View details Djawadi/Martin
Game of Thrones
arr. Bocook Soundtrack Highlights
View details Williams
Summon the Heroes
arr. Higgins
View details Arnaud
Olympic Fanfare
arr. Hermann from Bugler's Dream
View details Key
United States of America
arr. Smith Star Spangled Banner
View details Sousa
Diplomat March, The
Total Concert: 00:26:59

Spring Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, May 2nd 2020
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Center for the Arts Center Theater
Spring Concert in Jackson, WY
(307) 734-8956

Program:

ElkFest  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, May 16th 2020
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Town Square
ElkFest in Jackson, WY

Old West Days Parade  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, May 23rd 2020
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Town Square
Old West Days Parade in Jackson, WY

4th of July  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, July 4th 2020
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Town Square
4th of July in Jackson, WY

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