Saturday, March 28, 2009

Dip your honey and raise some money

Come join us at a fund raiser for Palouse Habitat for Humanity. The event is on April 17th at the SEL Event Center in Pullman (click here for a map) from 6 until 11 pm. The band will start playing around 8:30 pm. Here are the details.

We Salute Glen Miller

The band has started working on a new chart, Salute to Glen Miller II, arranged by Jest Hest and published by Warner Brothers. The chart contains three great tunes. The tribute begins with the traditional sax section soli and the memorable Bobby Hackett trumpet solo in "String of Pearls". Next is a ticket on the ever popular "Chatanooga Choo Choo", and then it closes with the powerful "American Patrol".

Since we are blessed with two very talented singers, Anne and Solveig, we will be adding a couple of choruses wherever possible. We call this technique SVT (Standard Vocal Treatment).

We get a lot of our charts from Marina Music, located in Seattle, Washington. They have a huge selection of charts on their website.

Friday, March 27, 2009

2009 swing dance season opens at Dahmen Barn

The 2009 swing dance season opens on Saturday, March 28th at the Dahmen Barn. Dancing begins at 7:30pm. $5 per person, $8 per couple, kids under 12 get in free. The Hog Heaven Big Band will play on the 4th Saturday of each month in 2009.

The Dahmen Barn in located on highway 195, north of Uniontown, Washington. Call the barn at 509-229-3414 for more information.

Bill's back on bari

Bill has rejoined the band on bari sax. This brings the sax line back to full strength; Patrick and Jon on alto sax, Peggy and Tim on tenor sax, and Bill on the bari sax. Come welcome Bill back to the band and hear them kick-off the 2009 season at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown, Washington on March 28th. Dancing begins at 7:30 pm.