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Getting Ready To Play Our Heart Out: Unveiling The Upcoming Season!

I’m excited about our upcoming concert band season! It begins with the Old Bills Fun Run on September 9th at the Jackson Elementary School fields. We’ll be playing music that is energetic and uplifting, such as “The Captain America March”, “Magnificent Seven” and “The Rocky Theme”.

The Old Bills event is when our community comes together to celebrate non-profit organizations through an outdoor activity. It’s our biggest moment to remind our donors why it’s important to give to the community band. Concerts don’t just happen! So much work goes behind the scenes to make a concert enjoyable for all audiences. We have to order new music and library supplies. Our rehearsal spaces are rented through the Center for the Arts. Some members need to borrow instruments and we have to take care of the ones we own. If you donate to our organization, it makes a difference!

I’d like to summarize the rest of our events for the season. We’ll be playing our annual Halloween Concert at Walk Festival Hall on October 28th. This is my favorite event of the season because we get to play fun and spooky music for kids in their Halloween costumes. The kids also get Halloween candy and sing along to the Addams Family. 

Our Holiday events include the Lighting of the Town Square on November 24th at Jackson Town Square and the Holiday Concert on December 16th at the Center for the Arts Theater. The Town Square event has the band playing traditional carols alongside the Jackson Hole Chorale and “Here Comes Santa Claus” as Santa arrives on a fire truck. Our Holiday Concert features classic Christmas and Hanukkah music, as well as some interesting twists on classic themes. You will also see us at the Wyoming Special Olympics opening ceremony and local schools.

Our Spring Concert is our most ambitious concert, showcasing our most challenging repertoire of the season. This season’s theme has not been decided yet, however it will have a story-like approach, taking our audiences on a musical journey. The Spring Concert is on April 28th, 2024, at the Center for the Arts Theater

The last part of our season is our patriotic concerts, which occur in May, June and July. We’ll be playing in two parades, Old West Days Parade (now Best of the West) and the Independence Day Parade. We also play a short show for Elkfest and the 4th of July Lion’s Club Breakfast in Town Square, an instrument petting zoo with the Grand Teton Music Festival, and wrap up our concert season with a full show at Jackson Lake Lodge on the last Saturday of June. The patriotic shows feature music that celebrates America and the brave men and women who fought, or continue to fight, for our country. 

Overall, the concert band season seems to be packed with exciting events that you won’t want to miss. Make sure to mark your calendar, and we hope to see you there!

Auf Wiedersehen!

-Zach Singer

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Beginning with a Single Step

Meet Zachary Singer –

2015
Zachary
Singer
Music Director
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

Wyoming Special Olymipcs  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Tuesday, February 27th 2024
Time: 6:30pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Hole High School
Wyoming Special Olymipcs in Jackson, WY
307-732-3710

Program:

View details Sheldon
Chanteys
View details Miranda
Hamilton
arr. Brubaker Suite from
View details Buckley
Hope Springs Eternal
View details Bach
Six Contrary Dances
View details Williams
Summon the Heroes
arr. Higgins
View details Arnaud
Olympic Fanfare
arr. Hermann from Bugler's Dream
View details Key
United States of America
arr. Smith Star Spangled Banner
Total Concert: 00:48:06

Spring Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Sunday, April 28th 2024
Time: 4:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Center for the Arts Center Theater
Spring 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
Section Leader
Trumpet
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1989
Thomas
Ninnemann
Section Leader
Tuba
Retired Radio Newsman

 

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

Wyoming Special Olymipcs  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Tuesday, February 27th 2024
Time: 6:30pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Hole High School
Wyoming Special Olymipcs in Jackson, WY
307-732-3710

Program:

View details Sheldon
Chanteys
View details Miranda
Hamilton
arr. Brubaker Suite from
View details Buckley
Hope Springs Eternal
View details Bach
Six Contrary Dances
View details Williams
Summon the Heroes
arr. Higgins
View details Arnaud
Olympic Fanfare
arr. Hermann from Bugler's Dream
View details Key
United States of America
arr. Smith Star Spangled Banner
Total Concert: 00:48:06

Spring Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Sunday, April 28th 2024
Time: 4:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Center for the Arts Center Theater
Spring Concert in Jackson, WY
(307) 734-8956

Program:

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