Music from Stage and Screen: Carlton Park Rotherham

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.

We would like to thank Clare Teal for including the Dearne Big Band in her Concert Diary


Christ Church, Ardsley

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.

Winter Season: Rotherham Season Opener.

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.



Winter Season 2015 – 2016

Sunday sees the return of our “Winter Season” of concerts at both Carlton Park Hotel in Rotherham, and the Holiday Inn at Barnsley.

Concerts start at 7:30pm entry is £5.00 on the door, all proceeds from these concerts goes towards the Barnsley Youth Jazz Association promoting “Music for All”

Winter Season Rotherham 2015 – 2016
The Dearne Big Band & Singers Present

  • Sunday 13th Sep 2015 – The Season Opener
  • Sunday 11th Oct 2015 – Music from Stage and Screen
  • Sunday 15th Nov 2015 – Music from the Glenn Miller Years
  • Sunday 17th Jan 2016 – 100 Years of Big Band
  • Sunday 14th Feb 2016 – Sinatra and Ella Evening
  • Sunday 13th Mar 2016 – An evening of Big Band Classics with                                                                  special guests SYMCS


Winter Season Barnsley 2015 – 2016
The Dearne Big Band & Singers Present

  • Sunday 27th Sep 2015 – The Season Opener
  • Sunday 25th Oct 2015 – Music from Stage and Screen
  • Sunday 29th Nov 2015 – Music from the Glen Miller Years
  • Sunday 31st Jan 2016 – 100 Years of Big Band
  • Sunday 28th Feb 2016 – Sinatra and Ella Evening
  • Sunday 20th Mar 2016 – Something old, Something New

We look forward to seeing you all at one or more of the above dates.

Filey Lifeboat 2015

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.

PS. Order more sun for next year.


Dearne Big Band Summer Ball

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!