Central Wyoming College begins it summer concert series on July 10. Kelly Dehnert, Manager for Hot Notes | Cool Nites Concerts in the Park, said the CWC Community Band will be performing in the Riverton City Park along with guest artist, “Packin’ the Mail.” He said the concert begins at 7 PM.
Packin’ the Mail, performing country and western music, incorporates the skills of local musicians according to Dehnert. “The band has been performing country and bluegrass for many years,” he said, “And they are well-known around Wyoming.” According to Dehnert, the group has performed numerous times for the Hot Notes audience and have been very well received.
The CWC Community Band will be performing a program of popular band music. The band features classic band literature in addition to Broadway, patriotic, marches, and jazz genres.
On Monday, July 17 the concert will be in the Lander City Park with guest artist “The Lost Springs Band,” a variety band that Dehnert says has performed often in the concert series.
Hot Notes | Cool Nights Concerts in the Park were started by Tonia Burnette, former Robert A. Peck Arts Center Coordinator, and Dehnert in the mid-nineties. The conductor of the band is Dr. Jeremy Cochran who took the helm in 2020 at Central Wyoming College as director of music. The concerts are sponsored in part by the Wyoming Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, Rocky Mountain Agronomy, Girard Law Office, and the Recreation Boards in Lander and Riverton are sponsors of the concerts.
Cochran encourages families to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of band and country music.
Performers interested in playing in this summer’s community band or others wishing to get more information about the concerts are encouraged to contact Jeremy Cochran at [email protected].
An earlier release included former band members incorrectly