The clock struck 7:30 and the band opened the evening with Sun Valley Jump. The audience was led through an evening of sounds from the stage and silver screen, “Laras Theme”, “The Pink Panther”, “Skyfall” and the Theme from “Rock” were just a few of the numbers included in the evenings set list.
The doors to Scarlett’s Suite at the Holiday Inn Barnsley opened to welcome the first audience of this season. MD Paul Dent led the band through three sets of Big Band Classics, leaving the audience looking forward to next months Music from Stage and Screen
We were pleased to be invited back this year to play for the Todwick Jazz Supper Club. The band played 3 sets of classic Big Band music by Arty Shaw, Count Bassie, Frank Sinatra and of course Glen Miller.
The musicians were again very impressed with the refreshments, and would like to thank the organisers for the pizza and beer
We had a lovely warm welcome from Rev Fiona Kouble at Christ Church Ardsley on Wednesday 16th September. Glenn Miller tunes where heard throughout the church and at the interval tea, coffee and cake hit the spot. It was our pleasure to help raise funds for a new heating system.
The first notes of American Patrol rang through the Carlton Suite announcing the opening of the first concert of the Rotherham season. The familiar faces of the band were joined by new faces, as some of our “younger” members made their debut performance.
MD Loraine Cawood lead the band through a set of classic Big Band and swing pieces leaving the audience in high spirits, eagerly awaiting the next concert of the season on October 11th at 7:30 pm, as usual the ticket price will be £5.00 on the door.
What a wonderful sunny Sunday afternoon, time for ice creams and sandcastles. This year the Dearne Big Band were again privileged to be invite to play for the RNLI Filey Lifeboat day. The “human fruit machine” and other activities from the fund raisers made for a great day out. We are looking forward to our “day out at the sea side” next year, and would like to thank all the volunteers who made the day.
The Dearne Big Band hosted it’s 1st Summer Ball fundraiser and reunion on the 6th June 2015 at the Holiday Inn Barnsley. The evening started off with a complimentary drink on arrival and a fantastic 3 course meal. Afterwards the big band provided 2 hours of entertainment where everyone was dancing to classic big band tunes mixed with some dance favourites. At the interval we hosted a roll the £1 to the whiskey bottle and drew the raffle. It was wonderful to see past big band members (alumni) again to catch up and reminisce over old times. Josh was DJ and sound man for the evening and finished the night off with some great hits. A big thank you to everyone who was involved in setting up the evening and thank you to everyone who supported us on the night. We all had a great time and look forward to next years Summer Ball!
Our singer Ann’s Dad is a stalwart support of the band. We were very happy to play for his surprise 80th birthday party back in May this year. Alan we hope you had a great night and hope to see you at this year’s Carlton Park concerts.
The Dearne Big Band had the pleasure of celebrating the 70th anniversary of VE Day at the Westfield Centre South Elmsall. There was lots of dancing as everyone entered into the spirit of the VE Day celebrations and a good time was had by all.