Treasure Valley Concert Band, Directed by:
– Phil Hartman
– James Ogle
– Myron Peterson

The Switch In Time Jazz Orchestra, led by:
– Joel Brotman

Showcase Concert 2024

Join us on Tuesday May 7th at 7:00 PM at South Jr. High.

This year’s Music Week Showcase Concert is titled “An American Tapestry“, featuring the Treasure Valley Concert Band, a small ensemble comprised of members of the band, and the “Switch In Time” Jazz Orchestra.

Treasure Valley Concert Band

Filling in as conductor of the Treasure Valley Concert Band are Myron Peterson, director of bands at BSU, James Ogle, director of the Meridian Symphony and Phil Hartman director emeritus of bands at Centennial High School. Joel Brotman is the music director of the Switch In Time Jazz Orchestra.

Musical selections by the TVCB will include An American Fanfare, Shenandoah, American the Beautiful and The Stars and Strips for Ever. Switch In Time will showcase a variety of styles and eras of big band music.

Formed in the fall of 1979 the Treasure Valley Concert has performed at least 6 concerts every year free to the public. Started as a continuation of the Boise Summer Band, the group provides and outlet of musicians who love band music to perform and share their passion with others.

The Switch In Time Jazz Orchestra:

The Switch In Time Jazz Orchestra is the outgrowth of a band that was formed several years ago as a “reading” band, getting together a few times a month to play for the pleasure and practice of the members. Reading sessions were held early in the evening in the living room area of an assisted living facility in Caldwell, Idaho, where a few of the residents could sit and hear the music. It was, from the beginning, the intention of Wayne Daniels, the founder and leader of the group at that time, to eventually start performing for audiences. A few years later, when Wayne moved away from the area, leadership was assumed by Joel Brotman, then the lead alto sax player in the band, and the band assumed the name “Switch In Time,” to reflect the broad scope of its collection of compositions and arrangements. written over many decades. Many were of music written during the first half of the 20th century and rearranged during the second half of that century and into this one. The repertoire could be called “Old Wine in New Bottles.” When the band performed in the spring of 2022 at the esteemed Gene Harris Jazz Festival, it was listed as the Switch In Time Jazz Orchestra, and the name has stuck.

The members of the band span several generations and diverse backgrounds, including active and retired music educators, veterans of military bands, retired law enforcement officers, sales executives, attorneys, health care professionals, students and others. Most of its engagements have been for charitable, educational, religious and other eleemosynary institutions. It now meets twice a month, either to explore its library of music together and to keep their chops in shape, or to prepare for upcoming performances as they arise.


Alan Anderson


South Jr. High School
3101 Cassia St
Boise, ID 83705

Date & Time:

Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00 PM