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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.

1989
Sue
Bybee
Section Leader
Bb, Eb, & Bass Clarinet, Alto, Soprano, & Tenor Sax
Water Fitness Instructor
1992
Chuck
Webber
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!

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: It’s in the Genes!

Meet the Ninnemanns –

1989
Nancy
Ninnemann
Flute, Piccolo
Occupational Therapist in Special Education
2007
Peter
Ninnemann
Percussion
Student
2000
Stephanie
Ninnemann
Trumpet
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1989
Tom
Ninnemann
Section Leader
Tuba
Radio Journalist

 

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 – Nancy on flute and Tom on tuba. Daughter Stephanie was 2 years old at the time. The band rehearsed in a variety of venues, and Stephanie would occupy herself in back of the band with what toys she brought along. 30 years later, she is still near the back of the band playing trumpet. Currently a member of a five veterinary doctor team in Aspen Colorado, Stephanie takes the band music to Colorado with her and practices along with recordings. In this way, she can still drive back to Jackson to participate with her parents in the band’s performances.

Lighting of the Town Square – Tom on Tuba, Stephanie on Trumpet (white jacket), Nancy on flute.

Nancy and Tom’s son Peter attended rehearsals in much the same way a few years after his sister. He became a familiar sight on the back of the band trailer near the percussionists so that he could jump off and chase down sheets of music that blew off the stands. By middle school, he studied percussion, became part of the school bands, and he often played with the Jackson Hole Community band until college. At those times, it was all four of the Ninnemann family playing in performances.
The Jackson Hole Community band was created to be an organization that encouraged musicians to continue to play as adults, and young musicians to build their skills. Indeed, the membership continues to be made up of members aged 14 to 82 and in vocations ranging from students to teachers, attorneys, journalists, veterinarians… and entire families.

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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Beginning with a Single Step

Meet Zachary Singer –

2015
Zachary
Singer
Conductor
Percussion
Musician, Conductor, Teacher

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?

For me, Old Bills has always been the start. Two years ago, I made my debut as the conductor on a wonderful sunny morning in Town Square. Since then, I have made new friends and strengthened old ones, seen the eyes of children light up when they hear a familiar Halloween tune, given audience members a journey around the world and through time and seen a side of Jackson that loves and appreciates the arts on a community level. My experiences are only a small fraction of the great experiences had by all the members of the band since its inception in 1989. This year we share some of those experiences leading up to Old Bills with a Meet a Member Campaign. Select members of the group will have a chance to blog on our website about their experiences with the band and why they still love being a member.

Jackson Hole Fourth of July Parade 2018

The music we’ll be playing at the Square will reflect the spirit of our group. From the zany sounds of The Muppets Theme to the laid back sounds of MacDonald and Hanley’s Indiana to the somewhat suspicious sounds of The Stripper. Every tune will help make this early September morning energize. And with that, every band member will bring their own personality into the music we present for you.

One thing I can’t forget to mention is the importance of donating to the Community Band via Old Bills Fun Run. Examples of how your donations help include instrument repair, maintenance of library materials, radio and newspaper publicity, rehearsal and concert space rentals, and so forth. These details are only a mere trifle as compared to the real intent of your donation. Your donation shows the love and support for community music making and its impact on the future of our society. I’ll see you on the square!

Cheers,

Zach Singer

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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