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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

Lions Club Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Thursday, July 4th 2019
Time: 9:00am
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Town Square
Lions Club Concert in Jackson, WY

Program:

4th of July  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Thursday, July 4th 2019
Time: 10:30am
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Parade Route
4th of July in Jackson, WY

Program:

Jackson Lake Lodge  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, June 29th 2019
Time: 12:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Lake Lodge
Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, WY
(307) 543-3100

Old Bills Fun Run  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, September 7th 2019
Time: 9:00am
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Town Square
Old Bills Fun Run in Jackson, WY

Halloween Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, October 26th 2019
Time: 3:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php TBA
Halloween Concert in Jackson, WY

Lighting of the Town Square  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Friday, November 29th 2019
Time: 5:00pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Jackson Town Square
Lighting of the Town Square in Jackson, WY

Holiday Concert  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Saturday, December 21st 2019
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Center for the Arts Center Theater
Holiday Concert in Jackson, WY
(307) 734-8956
Tentative

Special Event  

Conductor: Zachary Singer
 
Date: Friday, June 21st 2019
Time: 5:15pm
 
https://jhcband.org/inscoreorder/concert_list.php Legacy Lodge
Special Event in Jackson, WY
(307) 734-0500

Program:

View details Alford
Colonel Bogey March
View details Fillmore
Americans We
Fillmore Book # 1
View details Sousa
Gallant Seventh, The
arr. Schissel
View details Berry
Louie Louie
arr. Lavender
View details Ward
America, the Beautiful
arr. Dragon
View details Sousa
Washington Post
View details Ticheli
Cajun Folk Songs
Movement 1 only
View details
Armed Forces Salute
arr. Lowden
View details Sousa
Stars and Stripes Forever
arr. Brion/Schissel
Total Concert: 00:29:18

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Most of our musicians have their own instrument but we encourage people who used to play to return to playing and have several instruments available for this. Also no percussionist has timpani, bass drums, cymbals, xylophone, marimba etc. so we have a closet full of percussion instruments to maintain.

Keep the music alive!

Please remember us at Old Bills 2017.

In 2017, you can give  beginning August 1st until 5 pm on September 15th. We hope you can join us Saturday, September 9th, for Old Bill’s at the Jackson Town Square!

What is Old Bills?

We cannot thank you enough for your support!

From all of the Jackson Hold Community Band Members.

Upcoming Events

  • Old Bills Fun Run
    • 09/09/17 – 10:00am Jackson, WY
    • Jackson Town Square
  • Oktoberfest
    • Mid October
    • Senior Center of Jackson Hole
  • Halloween Concert
    • 10/28/17 Teton Village, WY
    • Walk Festival Hall
  • Holiday Concert
    • 12/16/17 – 7:00pm Jackson, WY
    • Center for the Arts Center Theater
  • Wyoming Special Olymipcs
    • 02/06/18 Jackson, WY
    • Jackson Hole High School
  • Spring Concert
    • 04/28/18 Jackson, WY
    • Center for the Arts Center Theater
  • Old West Days Parade
    • 05/26/18 – 10:00am Jackson, WY
  • Lions Club Concert
    • 07/04/18 – 9:00am Jackson, WY
  • Independence Day Parade
    • 07/04/18 – 10:30am Jackson, WY
  • Jackson Lake Lodge Patriotic Concert
    • July 4th weekend
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