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Halloween Concert for the Kids 2023

Are you ready for a spooktacular event? The Jackson Hole Community Band has a thrilling treat in store for you this weekend for Halloween. We’re inviting everyone, especially the kids, to join us for an unforgettable Halloween Concert. The best part? Admission is absolutely free!

The Halloween Concert is an annual event hosted by the Jackson Hole Community Band. Our band members have been working tirelessly to deliver a hair-raising performance that will not only entertain but also bring together our local community. Sticking to tradition, we’re taking the fun a notch higher, with a parade and trick-or-treating. So why not make the most out of this Halloween and join us?

The concert will be held at the prestigious Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. Known for its excellent acoustics and cozy ambiance, Walk Festival Hall is the perfect location for this concert. The spectacular surroundings of Teton Village add an extra layer of excitement to the event.

Our band members have prepared a selection of chilling tunes that will keep you on the edge of your seat. But don’t worry, our concert isn’t all scares. We’ve also included some fun and festive Halloween songs that will have everyone tapping their feet.

One of the highlights of our concert is the costume parade. We encourage all our guests to come dressed in their Halloween best. Kids and adults alike are invited to strut their stuff on our ‘parade runway’. From ghosts to goblins, superheroes to princesses, we welcome all types of costumes. So make sure to pull out all the stops!

After the concert, kids will get the chance to go trick-or-treating. We’ll have a map of stations around Teton Village where they can collect their treats. It’s a safe and fun way for kids to enjoy Halloween and make new friends.

The concert will start at 3:00 PM on Saturday October 28th. We recommend coming early to find good seats. Remember, admission is free, but we do accept donations. All proceeds will go towards supporting the Jackson Hole Community Band and our future events.

This fun-filled Halloween Concert wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors. We’re proud to be sponsored in part by the Grand Teton Music Festival. Their generous support helps us bring this community event to life.

We look forward to seeing you at the Jackson Hole Community Band Halloween Concert. It’s going to be a ghoulishly good time!

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Announcing our Spring Concert

Back to Basics ~ performing a pre-pandemic concert in a post-pandemic world.

Announcing our Spring Concert ~ performing a pre-pandemic concert in a post-pandemic world.

This year’s Spring Concert features a program that was planned two years ago, but was never performed. The subtitle of this concert is “Back to Basics”. Not only is the band playing a straight-forward wind ensemble concert with no obvious theme, but they’re also going back to performing a pre-pandemic concert in a post-pandemic world. 

Highlights of our upcoming concert include a piece by Percy Grainger called “Lincolnshire Posy”. Grainger was an interesting fellow and his music reflects that. He wanted music to reflect nature and have a free-flowing sense of time, which is why you’ll often hear lots of meter changes in his music. The second movement of “Lincolnshire Posy” is a great example of this free flow in time because the melody is not strictly in common time or a basic meter throughout the movement. 

Another highlight of this concert is a selection called “Alligator Alley” by Michael Daugherty. Daugherty is a modern day composer who incorporates pop culture into his music, such as “Dead Elvis” or “Metropolis Symphony” (the story of Superman). “Alligator Alley” is the nickname for a stretch of highway between Naples and Ft. Lauderdale in Florida’s Everglades National Park. Daugherty composed this music to celebrate the management of the National Park Service in preventing poachers from hunting alligators. Listen for the snap of the alligator from the whip player when you see this performance!

Announcing our Spring Concert ~ performing a pre-pandemic concert in a post-pandemic world.

One last piece of music I’d like to showcase is Shostakovich’s “Waltz No. 2”, which has been arranged for wind ensemble by Johan de Meij. You may have heard of this famous waltz in Kubrick’s movie “Eyes Wide Shut” or the holiday classic “Bad Santa”. It was composed as a part of Shostakovish’s “Suite for Variety Orchestra”. In the original orchestral version, it included alto saxophone, which is not an instrument that normally plays in orchestra. It’s great to hear Meij’s band arrangement because the sax part is now accompanied by wind instruments that match the tone quality of that instrument.

There are eight other pieces that will be performed for this year’s Spring Concert. Please come see our concert this May 1st at the Center for the Arts main stage at 4:30PM. 


Zach Singer

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A Night at the Movies: The Sequel!

Free Concert! 07:00 pm – Sunday, May 05, 2019 at the Center for the Arts

True Believers,

I can’t wait for Spring Concert this year! I’ve been itching to do a movie themed concert ever since I became the conductor of the community band. The last movie themed concert performed by the band was in 2016 with Jennifer Levanduski conducting. That concert featured such classics as “Officer Krupke” from “West Side Story”, the theme from “The Godfather” and music from “Tombstone”. Just like Hollywood, I wanted to do that concert again, but bigger! This concert features only music that has been found in movie sequels, hence the title of our concert, “A Night at the Movies: The Sequel!”

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All of the music selections feature music from movies that have sequels.  Movies like “Jurassic Park”, “Superman”, “Star Wars” and “Back to the Future” have many sequels and feature their main themes in all of them. Some of the more obscure movie sequels in our concert include “Blue Danube Waltz” from “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Wizard of Oz”. Some might remember their respective sequels, “2010: The Year We Make Contact” and “Return to Oz”. “Return to Oz” might be one of my favorite sequels to a beloved classic because of it’s very dark tone and memorable scary moments. Some of our selections will feature themes that are only found in their sequels, such as “Yoda’s Theme” from “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” and music from “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”.

To celebrate our 30 year birthday we have invited our founding conductor, Don Cushman, to conduct a special piece.

This concert is going to be a blast! All of the musicians have been working real hard to bring the power of cinema to your ears. I can’t wait to see you at The Center Theater on Cinco De Mayo!



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