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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

Holiday Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, December 15th 2018
Time: 7:30pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Center for the Arts Center Theater
Holiday Concert in Jackson, WY
(307) 734-8956

Program:

View details Wasson
Festival Fanfare for Christmas
for Wind Band
View details Cacavas
Winterscape
Tone Poem for Trumpet and Symphonic Band
View details
Wonderful World of Christmas
arr. Christensen
View details Herbert
March of the Toys
arr. Langey/Clark/Rogers from Babes in Toyland
View details Bach
Forget Me Not O Dearest Lord
arr. Reed
View details
Geographical Fugue
View details Handel
Hallelujah Chorus
arr. Barnes Canadian Brass arrangement
View details
Chanukah Celebration
arr. Bobrowitz
View details Guaraldi/Mendelson
Christmas Time Is Here
arr. Vinson
View details
Fireside Christmas, A
arr. Nestico
View details Ticheli
Amazing Grace
For Concert Band
View details
Bell Carol A' La Big Band
arr. Romeyn
View details Anderson
Sleigh Ride
View details
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
arr. Fuerte
Total Concert: 01:06:06

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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

Holiday Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, December 15th 2018
Time: 7:30pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Center for the Arts Center Theater
Holiday Concert in Jackson, WY
(307) 734-8956

Program:

View details Wasson
Festival Fanfare for Christmas
for Wind Band
View details Cacavas
Winterscape
Tone Poem for Trumpet and Symphonic Band
View details
Wonderful World of Christmas
arr. Christensen
View details Herbert
March of the Toys
arr. Langey/Clark/Rogers from Babes in Toyland
View details Bach
Forget Me Not O Dearest Lord
arr. Reed
View details
Geographical Fugue
View details Handel
Hallelujah Chorus
arr. Barnes Canadian Brass arrangement
View details
Chanukah Celebration
arr. Bobrowitz
View details Guaraldi/Mendelson
Christmas Time Is Here
arr. Vinson
View details
Fireside Christmas, A
arr. Nestico
View details Ticheli
Amazing Grace
For Concert Band
View details
Bell Carol A' La Big Band
arr. Romeyn
View details Anderson
Sleigh Ride
View details
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
arr. Fuerte
Total Concert: 01:06:06

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