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

Member Bio

Craig SheppardMember Since: 2015

Section: Trumpet
Instruments Trumpet
Profession Retired Band Director

R. Craig Sheppard was the director of bands in the Pinedale, Wyoming Schools for 40 years. He received his Bachelor of Science in Instrumental music education with a minor in math in 1971 from Mayville State College in Mayville, North Dakota and received a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Wyoming in 1980. While teaching in Pinedale he directed the marching band, concert bands, pep band and jazz bands. All of these groups performed throughout the Rocky Mountain region at events and festivals. He retired from teaching in 2012.

He was a member of the Yellowstone Big Band trumpet section for 25 years and plays in the Pinedale Community Theatre Orchestra. Besides playing his trumpet he likes to do anything outside, especially snow machining in the Winds and Wyoming Range and playing golf.
He resides in Pinedale, Wyoming with his wife of 33 years, Ellen.