Music: What could be better!!

Meet Sue Bybee –

This Blog is in memory of my good friend and fellow clarinetist, Chuck Webber, who passed on to play with the angels earlier this year. We miss you Chuck.

Section Leader
Bb, Eb, & Bass Clarinet, Alto, Soprano, & Tenor Sax
Water Fitness Instructor
Bb Clarinet
Retired Insurance Professional

When I moved to Jackson Hole in the late 60’s , there weren’t a lot of playing opportunities for amateur musicians. I played a little with some pick-up combos, but eventually put the instrument away for about 15 years. When I heard about the community band starting up, I was excited, but also nervous. I hadn’t played for so long! I practiced a few times to see if I could even still play, got my nerve up and went to that first rehearsal. After that – I was hooked!

I’ve had some very stressful jobs over the years and sometimes, after a long day of work, I really didn’t feel like going to rehearsal, but I made the effort and felt so much better for it. When you are playing music, you are totally in the moment and forget about everything else. Community Band rehearsal became a two hour time frame to escape from the stresses of the workplace and the two year old twins! Thank goodness I have a husband who could take on that responsibility one evening a week.

A good friend, former band member and fellow musician , A.J. deRosa said , “Community Band is like high school band, you meet people that you would never see anywhere else in your life.” This is so true! In band there are people of all ages and from all walks of life, with one thing in common – a love of music and playing music together.

We have great times together, meet wonderful people and escape from the stresses of everyday life. What could be better!!

If you’ve played an instrument in the past, come join us. There are no auditions, no big requirements – just the ability to read music and play a band instrument. If you don’t have an instrument, we may be able to find one for you. It’s fun, relaxing and you’ll meet people. Give it a try!

Nancy Ninnemann (flute), O’Ann Fredstrom (flute), Sue Bybee (clarinet), Julie Wilson (flute), Jason Wright (Saxophone) – After our Spring Concert 2016

Keep the music alive!

Please remember us at Old Bills 2018.

In 2018, you can give  beginning August 1st until 5 pm on September 14th. We hope you can join us Saturday, September 8th, for Old Bill’s at the Jackson Town Square!

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We cannot thank you enough for your support!

Thank you from all of the Jackson Hole Community Band Members.

2018 – 2019 Season

  • Old Bills Fun Run
  • Oktoberfest
  • Halloween Concert
  • Tuba Christmas
  • Holiday Concert
  • Wyoming Special Olympics – 50 Years!
  • Spring Concert
  • Old West Days Parade
  • Independence Day Parade & Lions Club Breakfast Concert
  • Jackson Lake Lodge Patriotic Concert

Upcoming Events

Spring Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
Date: Sunday, April 30th 2023
Time: 7:00pm Center for the Arts Center Theater
Spring Concert in Jackson, WY
(307) 734-8956


View details Reed
Mr Music
View details Marquez
Danzon No.2
arr. Nickel
View details Debussy
arr. Johnson
View details Schönberg
Les Miserables, Selections from
arr. Barker
View details Bernstein
Gee, Officer Krupke
arr. Murtha from "West Side Story"
View details Hanson
Chorale and Alleluia
View details Mackey
Sheltering Sky
View details Williams
Folk Song Suite
Total Concert: 00:33:03

Old West Days Parade  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
Date: Saturday, May 27th 2023 Jackson Parade Route
Old West Days Parade in Jackson, WY

4th of July  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
Date: Tuesday, July 4th 2023 Jackson Parade Route
4th of July in Jackson, WY

Special Event  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
Date: Monday, May 29th 2023
Time: 3:00pm Jackson Town Square
Special Event in Jackson, WY
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