ABOUT the Band

This is our 14th 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 Ontario 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 Home Page for upcoming events)

The Musicians

Most of the musicians in the band happen to be Mohawk College, McMaster, Humber students/graduates but also very musical community members interested in playing and keeping big band music alive.

Band Members

Vocalist – Aubrey Wilson, Andre Bisson
Trombone – Aaron Leystra, Eric MacTaggart, Andrew Tyhurst, Christian Gundlack
Trumpet – Mathew Charters, Steve Nacha,  Tyrrel Crawford, Jordon Anstey, Loretta Hale
Sax – Rob Wagner(Bari), Patrick Tyhurst(Alto), Lizuarte DeSousa(Alto) Mike Albert(Tenor) Josh Heidrich (Tenor)
Rhythm Section
Piano –
Angelo D’Ostilio
Guitar – Marc Girard
Bass – Josh Arduini
Drums – Keagan Earlybig-band-extravaganza