ABOUT the Band

This is our 10th year and things are jumping…and jiving! Thanks to this years fantastic line-up of players, it’s going to be a great year!

We perform Glenn Miller, Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Count Basie, Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy, Brian Setzer, Ella Fitzgerald, Herb Alpert, Sammy Nestico, Stan Kenton, Arrangements by Hamilton’s local musicians.

The Beginning…

We started off with a good bunch of musicians starting on September 14, 2005 with about 14 players and 5 charts. It was a safe environment to practice and keep all of our chops at their best. Which is the same motto we keep today!

The band rehearses every other Wednesday night, trying out new charts, newly written arrangements, and playing to the public. (Check Gigs)

The Musicians

Most of the musicians in the band happen to be Mohawk College students and graduates, however, there are of course players from McMaster, Humber, the community, and other musicians interested in making music in a big band.

Band Members

Vocalist – Aubrey Wilson, Andre Bisson
Trombone – Aaron Leystra, Alyssa Atikinson, Andrew Tyhurst, Christian Gundlack
Trumpet – Mathew Charters, Steve Nacha,  Loretta Hale
Sax – Rob Wagner(Bari), Patrick Tyhurst(Alto), Lizuarte DeSousa(Alto) Mike Albert(Tenor) Julien Beisecker (Tenor)
Rhythm Section
Piano –
Angelo D’Ostilio
Guitar – David Brideau
Bass – Jonas Pearson Paavola
Drums – Keagan Earlybig-band-extravaganza