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Keep the music alive!

Thank you to all who all who attended Old Bills, The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, and everyone who has supported us in 2018 and through the years. We cannot thank you enough for your support!

If you have not already, there is still time donate, donations are accepted until 5 pm on Friday September 14th.  Your donation will be augmented by generous community philanthropists.

JHCB – 30 Years Strong!

2019 will mark our 30th season of community concerts and activities! At this major milestone, the JHCB continues to grow and improve in both musicianship and outreach. With your help, we hope our 30th season will be the best one yet! Comprised of musicians of all ages and backgrounds, drawn together through a shared love of music and a commitment to enhancing Jackson Hole’s artistic and cultural character, we hope you’ll consider supporting the financial health of the Band this year through Old Bill’s Fun Run.

Thanks to this support we have been able to continue our efforts to create fun and unique concerts for the community such as last season’s “A Wrinkle in 3/4 Time” spring concert musical time traveling adventure. Your donation through Old Bills Fun Run helps to buy new music, keeps our performance trailers rolling, pay rent in our rehearsal space in the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, and supply our equipment and instrument needs, among many other things.

We have many exciting events planned for this anniversary season, and we hope that you will be along for the ride with us!

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

Meet the Band:

 
Zachary Singer
Beginning with a Single Step - Meet Zachary Singer - Every journey begins with a single step. The Jackson Hole Community Band will begin it’s 2018-19 season with the many racing steps of Old Bills Fun Run. Who could ask for a better way to start? ... Continue Reading
 
Tom Ninnemann
Music: It’s in the Genes! - Meet the Ninnemanns -   When the Jackson Hole Community Band was formed for the Wyoming Centennial (re-established we said since Jackson had a small band in 1914), both Nancy and Tom were involved in its organization and rehearsals – ... Continue Reading
 
Elizabeth Chambers
Music: A Lifetime Journey - Meet Elizabeth Chambers   I joined the Community Band in 2012, when I was in eighth grade. Most of what I remember about those first rehearsals, sitting between tubist Ron and euphonium Don and getting their names mixed up, was ... Continue Reading
 
Holly Balogh
Music: A Family of Friends - Meet Holly Balogh -   Our children are so busy.  I know. I am the mother of 2 busy kids.  In our community, in Jackson, WY, they seem to have so many great opportunities; karate, swimming, running, biking, skiing, hockey, ... Continue Reading
 
Don Cushman
Music: Since the Beginning - Meet Don Cushman - In the mid '80s we formed a brass quintet in Jackson and played for various community events. Some of us said, "It sure would be nice to have a band." So, we started the Jackson Hole ... Continue Reading
 
Sue Bybee
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. When I moved to Jackson Hole in ... Continue Reading
 
Julie Wilson
Music: Good for the Soul - Meet Julie Wilson - I played the flute from 5th grade until I graduated from High School, then played in the Bishop California Community Band a couple times right out of high school. I moved to Jackson for a summer ... Continue Reading
 

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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

Visit our jhcband.org/upcoming-events/ for details & sign up for our newsletter jhcband.org/newsletter/ and never miss a concert.

Music: Since the Beginning

Meet Don Cushman –

1989
Don
Cushman
Conductor, Section Leader
Trombone, Euphonium, Trumpet, Conductor
Retired Instructor

 
Stop. Listen. Is your radio or TV on? I’ll bet you hear music, even if it’s in the background. Music permeates our lives, sometimes creating suspense but usually providing fun.

In the mid ’80s we formed a brass quintet in Jackson and played for various community events. Some of us said, “It sure would be nice to have a band.” So, we started the Jackson Hole Community Band, now nearly 3 decades ago.

“Community Band” has at least 2 connotations. It’s a concert band that is comprised of members of the Jackson Hole Community (extending into Teton Valley, Star Valley, and Pinedale/Big Piney). It’s also a band for the community, playing for many occasions in the community: holiday parades, town square lightings, ground-breaking and dedicatory ceremonies for schools and hospital expansion, concerts in public schools, combined concerts with high school and adult vocal groups, and every Old Bill’s Fun Run’s annual “party” in Jackson. Spin-off groups from the band provide TubaChristmas and special music presentations in local churches, as well as concerts of their own. The results are usually measured in smiles and happiness. Yes, music is fun – to hear and to play. Since the beginning, having fun – and providing enjoyment for our many and varied audiences – have been hallmarks of our Jackson Hole Community Band – in all aspects.

Read more about Don here: jhcband.org/member/don-cushman/

Don Cushman, founding conductor; now euphonium player

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!

What is Old Bills?

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

Halloween Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Guest Conductor: The Handyman
 
Date: 10/27/18
Time: 3:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/lions-elephants-swans/ Walk Festival Hall
Halloween Concert in Teton Village, WY

Program:

View details O'Brien
Time Warp
arr. Wallace from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
View details Bach/Chopin/Gounod/Mussorgsky
House of Horrors
arr. Wallace A Melody of Spooky Music
View details Saint-Saëns
Danse Macabre
arr. Osterling
View details Sheldon
Monster Under the Bed
View details Schwartz
Wicked
arr. Bocook (Selections from)
View details Elfman
Dark Shadows
arr. Lopez
View details Saint-Saëns
Carnival of the Animals, Concert Suite from
arr. Brand Grand Zoological Fantasy
View details Holst
Mars, the Bringer of War
arr. McAlister/Reed from The Planets
View details Mizzy
Addams Family Theme, The
arr. Marshall
Total Concert: 00:48:29

Lighting of the Town Square  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: 11/23/18
Time: 5:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Town Square
Lighting of the Town Square in Jackson, WY

Program:

TubaChristmas  

Conductor: Don Cushman
 
Date: 12/08/18
Time: 12:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php National Museum of Wildlife Art
TubaChristmas in Jackson, WY
(307) 733-5771

Holiday Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: 12/15/18
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Center for the Arts Center Theater
Holiday Concert in Jackson, WY
(307) 734-8956

Program:

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Music: A Family of Friends

Meet Holly Balogh –

2002
Holly
Balogh
Flute, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone
Consultant, Realtor, Athlete
2017
Bennett
Balogh
Flute
Student

 

Our children are so busy.  I know. I am the mother of 2 busy kids.  In our community, in Jackson, WY, they seem to have so many great opportunities; karate, swimming, running, biking, skiing, hockey, baseball, cross country, art, music, theater, dance, and the list goes on-and-on.  How can these kids find the time to do it all, and still be kids?  And how as parents to we help our kids make good choices and pick activities that are fun, engaging, and also help them with a life-long activity they will love?

For me, music has been a constant in my life from the time I was in 3rd grade, carrying that heavy cello up and down my street to orchestra practice.  This was back in the 70s, and 2 emergency hernia surgeries later, I picked up the lighter weight – could fit in my backpack – flute and never looked back.  And what a gift it has been to me!

From playing with the Jackson Hole Community Band, I have had the amazing opportunity to become friends with people from all walks of life, all different ages, all different values and beliefs and socio-economic backgrounds.  Through band, I have been lucky to have the most supportive people around me.  I remember when my son was born and was life-flighted to Salt Lake City in 2005 with a double pneumothorax.  My band friends were there to provide support and help during such a difficult time.

Julie Wilson, Bennett Balogh, Holly Balogh, Noah Osnos, Nancy Ninnemann at Jackson Lake Lodge 2018

Several years ago, we lost a dear band member and fellow flautist, Norma Foster Price to lung cancer.  Moments with the ‘band ladies’, 4 of us that weekly went to her house as she fought valiantly and eventually lost her fight to cancer, where we laughed and commiserated about music and the latest goofiness of rehearsal, was a bright light during dark days.

I suggest that we all try to bring the gift of music to the next generation. If you are thinking about what activity to choose next for your busy child, or they need a new outlet for their creative energy, get them playing an instrument.  And, when they are ready, encourage them to join the band and come to rehearsals at the Center for the Arts Thursday nights 7-9PM. We are fun, goofy, crazy, old, young, but most importantly supportive, and loving.  Let’s bring our kids together for the opportunity of life-long learning through music.  I, Holly Balogh, and my kids will see you and yours there! 

www.jhcband.org, www.hollybalogh.com @thetidewilltrn on twitter and Instagram.

Holly Balogh, Community Band Member since 2002, BS in Music from Bradley University, 1991.

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!

What is Old Bills?

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
  • 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

Halloween Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Guest Conductor: The Handyman
 
Date: 10/27/18
Time: 3:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/lions-elephants-swans/ Walk Festival Hall
Halloween Concert in Teton Village, WY

Program:

View details O'Brien
Time Warp
arr. Wallace from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
View details Bach/Chopin/Gounod/Mussorgsky
House of Horrors
arr. Wallace A Melody of Spooky Music
View details Saint-Saëns
Danse Macabre
arr. Osterling
View details Sheldon
Monster Under the Bed
View details Schwartz
Wicked
arr. Bocook (Selections from)
View details Elfman
Dark Shadows
arr. Lopez
View details Saint-Saëns
Carnival of the Animals, Concert Suite from
arr. Brand Grand Zoological Fantasy
View details Holst
Mars, the Bringer of War
arr. McAlister/Reed from The Planets
View details Mizzy
Addams Family Theme, The
arr. Marshall
Total Concert: 00:48:29

Lighting of the Town Square  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: 11/23/18
Time: 5:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Town Square
Lighting of the Town Square in Jackson, WY

Program:

TubaChristmas  

Conductor: Don Cushman
 
Date: 12/08/18
Time: 12:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php National Museum of Wildlife Art
TubaChristmas in Jackson, WY
(307) 733-5771

Holiday Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: 12/15/18
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Center for the Arts Center Theater
Holiday Concert in Jackson, WY
(307) 734-8956

Program:

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