JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Halloween is nearly here but there’s no reason to be scared. In fact, you are to be entertained.

The Jackson Hole Community Band is performing its annual Halloween concert for the kids next weekend at Walk Festival Hall.

Children, adults, and musicians will be dressing up as their favorite characters and listening to the haunting sounds of winds and percussion. The Community Band will be playing classic Halloween tunes likes Danse MacabreBach’s Toccata and Fugue and music from the movies including Dark Shadows and Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Lions, Elephants, and Swans…Oh My!

Sammy Douville (flute) & Jason Wright (saxophone) at the 2017 concert.

This year’s performance will also feature a collaboration with Dancers Workshop. Our performance of Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals will have Lions, Elephants, and Swans dancing alongside the band.

“I would like to thank school director, Eric Midgley, for organizing and rehearsing the dancers for this event,” said JH Community Band director Zachary Singer.

It wouldn’t be a Halloween concert without the traditional Addams Family sing-a-long. Audience members will be singing the classic tune at the end of the show with a guest singer to lead them. All costumed kids will be invited to march their way along the stage to the militant sounds of Gustav Holst’s Mars from his most famous work The Planets.

After the show, children will have the opportunity to trick-or-treat local Teton Village businesses for some candy.

“This year’s Halloween concert is shaping up to be the most challenging and fun that I have ever conducted. I can’t wait to see the ghouls and goblins make their way to the show and have a haunting time!” Singer added.

Flutes Anna Senecal and Noah Osnos 2017.

Free show. Saturday, October 27 at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village beginning at 3pm. Costumes are encouraged.