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3rd Annual Halloween Concert

Date: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 4:00 PM
Place: Walk Festival Hall, Teton Village (map below)

Welcome our New Conductor

Jennifer Levanduski co-conducted the Jackson Hole Community band in 2006. Unfortunately for the band her husband’s job pulled him (and her) away from Jackson Hole for 3 1/2 years. She apparently hadn’t had enough of us, because she was willing to take over the reins of the band when a vacancy in the conductor’s position occurred in the summer of 2012.

Jennifer and her son Blake
Jennifer and her son Blake

Jennifer’s experiences in music qualify her highly for this position. She has a Bachelor of Music Degree with a Teacher’s Certificate from Sam Houston State University, where she played in bands throughout her university career. She has taught for a total of 15 years at a variety of grade levels in the Houston and Dallas areas. Jennifer also teaches flute, oboe and clarinet at the junior high and high school in conjunction with the Grand Teton Music Festival’s Tune Up program. Additionally, she played in the Houston Symphonic Band for 7 years, which is a high testament to her musicianship. Her bright eyes and broad smile welcome all players to our group each week, and her enthusiasm is mirrored by the players in the band.

This, our 3rd Halloween concert, is her 3rd concert as our leader since she assumed the role of conductor in late August. We are so lucky to have her conducting our band. She has selected a creative set of music fitting for Halloween, including feet stomping, finger snapping, moans and groans, and other interesting instruments. Anyone ever heard of a sound tube?

It is an exciting moment for audience and band members alike to witness the band dressed up in costume. In Halloween Concerts past we have witnessed Valkyries in the flute section, devils in the clarinets, and other engaging costumes. Can’t wait to see what they come up with this year.

Kid 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! Trick-or-Treat maps will be available after the concert for the kids interested in retrieving candy from generous local businesses.

In partnership with the Grand Teton Music Festival, the concert will be on Saturday, October 27 at 4:00PM at Walk Festival Hall. The concert is FREE and open to the public. Please join us for this fun Halloween event!


Halloweens Past

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Poster PDF

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Map to Event

Walk Festival Hall

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Walk Festival Hall 43.588237, -110.828178


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Celebrate the season with a Senior Oktoberfest! The celebration includes an Oktoberfest inspired menu, strudel auction and live “Oom-pah” music with the Jackson Hole Community Band.

Wednesday, October 17

6:00 pm dinner
6:45 pm concert with Jackson Hole Community Band
Senior Center of Jackson Hole
$5.00 for Senior Citizens 60 years and older
$10.00 for non-seniors

Please make your reservation to attend with the Senior Center of
Jackson Hole by calling 733-7300 by 12:00 pm October 17th.
Senior Center of Jackson Hole 733-7300
Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department 739-9025


Community Band Seeking Music Director

.. to begin late summer, 2012

The Jackson Hole Community Band, a musical fixture in Jackson Hole concerts, parades, and other public events since 1989, is regretfully saying farewell to its music director and conductor, Art Fuerte. The band credits Fuerte for bringing them to a new level of performance through the challenging and varied repertoire he chose, and the leadership he brought to rehearsals and performances during the last several years.

With Mr. Fuerte’s departure, the band is seeking someone to replace him, beginning late summer, 2012.  JHCB is looking for someone with experience in conducting concert bands – especially community based organizations with a wide range of skills.  The music director, in addition to conducting the group at rehearsals and concerts, chooses concert repertoire, works with the JHCB board to acquire necessary equipment and musical scores, and serves as the inspirational leader of the band.

Finally, the band is looking for someone to inspire, excite, and satisfy band members and the public alike, keeping the JHCB tradition of working and performing for enjoyment and musical satisfaction alive and strong.

As one member put it, “It has to be fun!”

The Jackson Hole Community Band is a group of committed musicians from teenagers to retirees.  Members vary in skill level and background from middle school students to professional musicians.  Most are from the Jackson area, but a few come from Idaho and other parts of Wyoming.  The band rehearses weekly on Thursday nights, and performs three full concerts a season, as well as for several community events during the year – including  the Old West Days Parade, July 4th events (notably as the opening musical ensemble in Music in the Hole concerts), and at Old Bills, to name a few.

Anyone interested  Jackson Hole Community Band Music Director’s position please visit this page: Music Director Information