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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

TubaChristmas  

Conductor: Don Cushman
 
Date: Saturday, December 7th 2019
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php National Museum of Wildlife Art
TubaChristmas in Jackson, WY
(307) 733-5771

School Performance  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Friday, December 20th 2019
Time: 10:45am
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php JES – Jackson Elementary School
School Performance in Jackson, WY

Program:

Holiday Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, December 21st 2019
Time: 7:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Center for the Arts Center Theater
Holiday Concert in Jackson, WY
(307) 734-8956

Program:

View details Marks
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
arr. Henderson/Brown (Canadian Brass Version)
View details Anderson
Penny-Whistle Song, The
arr. Anderson
View details Sweeney
On Joyful Wing
View details Anderson
Christmas Festival, A
View details Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker Suite
arr. Longfield Selections from the
View details Reed
Russian Christmas Music
arr. Curnow
View details Handel
Hallelujah Chorus
arr. Barnes Canadian Brass arrangement
View details Simmons
Secret Agent Santa
View details Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
arr. Reed Chorale from Cantata No. 147
View details
Chanukah Celebration
arr. Bobrowitz
View details Standridge
Christmas Tale, A
Beware the Krampus
View details Anderson
Sleigh Ride
View details
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
arr. Fuerte
Total Concert: 01:08:21

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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

TubaChristmas  

Conductor: Don Cushman
 
Date: Saturday, December 7th 2019
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php National Museum of Wildlife Art
TubaChristmas in Jackson, WY
(307) 733-5771

School Performance  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Friday, December 20th 2019
Time: 10:45am
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php JES – Jackson Elementary School
School Performance in Jackson, WY

Program:

Holiday Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, December 21st 2019
Time: 7:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Center for the Arts Center Theater
Holiday Concert in Jackson, WY
(307) 734-8956

Program:

View details Marks
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
arr. Henderson/Brown (Canadian Brass Version)
View details Anderson
Penny-Whistle Song, The
arr. Anderson
View details Sweeney
On Joyful Wing
View details Anderson
Christmas Festival, A
View details Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker Suite
arr. Longfield Selections from the
View details Reed
Russian Christmas Music
arr. Curnow
View details Handel
Hallelujah Chorus
arr. Barnes Canadian Brass arrangement
View details Simmons
Secret Agent Santa
View details Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
arr. Reed Chorale from Cantata No. 147
View details
Chanukah Celebration
arr. Bobrowitz
View details Standridge
Christmas Tale, A
Beware the Krampus
View details Anderson
Sleigh Ride
View details
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
arr. Fuerte
Total Concert: 01:08:21

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