"Swingin' in the Holidays!, Big Band Style" will feature The Big Band Sound
25-piece jazz orchestra, including six vocalists and swing dance
performers, in a show spotlighting everyone's favorite Christmastime,
wintertime, and holiday time music, all in the most exciting setting of a
live big band. Songs will include Ella Fitzgerald's "What Are You Doing
New Year's Eve", Frank Sinatra's "Moonlight in Vermont" and "I've Got
My Love to Keep Me Warm", Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby" as well as her
sequel "(This Year's) Santa Baby", Kay Starr's swinging arrangement of
"(Everybody's Waitin' for) The Man with the Bag", Lou Rawl's cool
version of "Merry Christmas Baby", Carol Lawrence and Robert Goulet's
duet of "The Christmas Waltz", Louis Armstrong's classic "Zat You Santa
Claus?", and Glenn Miller's take on "Jingle Bells". Also included will
be a jazzy version of the Hanukkah song "S'Vivon", many other favorites
like "Silent Night", "Let it Snow", and "White Christmas", plus a
General Admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here or at the door. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be
required to enter, and masks must be worn at all times inside. Proceeds from "Swingin' in the Holidays!, Big Band Style" will benefit the Sparrow's Nest local charity. The Big Band Sound
has performed throughout the Hudson Valley for over 40 years and this show is the eighth in a series of “Big Band
Style” shows that they have presented to great acclaim. Over the past
four shows, more than $30,000 has been raised for Sparrow's Nest of the Hudson Valley, which provides meals to the families of caregivers diagnosed with cancer. More information about Sparrow's Nest can be found at sparrowsnestcharity.org.
Monday, December 2nd, 2019 - The Little Big Band Sound on Radio At 8:00am, tune your radio to 92.1 Lite FM(or listen online) to hear a subset of The Big Band Sound appearing on Joe Daily's Holiday Concert Series.
Friday, August 21st, 2020 - Outdoor Concert in Wappingers Falls For our 26th time, The Big Band Sound will be performing at Mesier Park in the Village of Wappingers Falls. Our concert starts at 7 p.m., admission is Free, and bring a lawn chair. You can't beat the hometown atmosphere of a gazebo concert right in the center of the Village! If it rains, this concert will be held the next day, Saturday, August 22nd, at the same time. Call Village Hall at (845) 297-8773 ext. 7 for rain information. Directions: The park is at the center of the Village of Wappingers Falls at the light where Route 9D and Main St. intersect. Click here for directions.
Saturday, November 14th, 2020 - 1940s Dinner Dance in Patterson The Patterson Recreation Center will be the site this Veterans Day of a 1940s Swing Dance with dinner starting at 6 p.m. followed by three hours of dancing to The Big Band Sound! We'll be playing the original arrangements of all your Swing Era favorites. $40 for dinner, dancing and music or $20 for just dancing and music. Call (845) 878-7106 for reservations. Click here for more information. Directions: Take Route 55 east to Route 22 south. Drive 2.7 miles and turn right onto Route 311. After 0.7 miles, turn left onto Front St. After 4 blocks, the recreation center is on the right, just past the Patterson train station. Or, take Interstate 84 to the exit for Route 311. Take Route 311 north for 2.9 miles and turn right onto Front St. Click here to get custom directions.
"Showtunes! Big Band Style" will feature The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra,
including six vocalists and swing dance performers, in a show
spotlighting smash hits from Broadway and Hollywood. At the core of the
Great American Songbook are timeless songs that originated on the
Broadway stage and Hollywood screen. In this show, songs will be
performed from all of the greatest American composers and lyricists,
including Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein,
Duke Ellington, Frank Loesser, and Jerome Kern. Plus, classic standards
will be presented from the most famous Broadway shows and Hollywood
movies, including "South Pacific", "My Fair Lady", "Guys and Dolls",
"Kiss Me Kate", "The Wizard of Oz", and "Casablanca".
way to enjoy a journey through Broadway and Hollywood favorites than in
the most exciting setting of a live big band. Many of the selections to
be presented in "Showtunes! Big Band Style" were
popularized by big bands and big band singers, including Bobby Darin's
"Don't Rain on My Parade", Frank Sinatra's "The Way You Look Tonight",
Ella Fitzgerald's "Johnny One Note", and Cab Calloway's "Everybody Eats
When They Come to My House". Also included will be the anthems "You'll
Never Walk Alone", "As Time Goes By", and "Over the Rainbow".
tickets won't be required for entry, the suggested donation is $20 per
person. Click here for donation "tickets" and more information! Proceeds from this show will benefit the Sparrow's Nest local charity and more than ten thousand dollars was raised over the past three shows. Sparrow's Nest of the Hudson Valley provides meals to the families of caregivers and children diagnosed with any type of cancer. More information about Sparrow's Nest can be found at sparrowsnestcharity.org.
This year's show will be performed outdoors at Freedom Park Bandshell
in the Town of LaGrange Poughkeepsie. The park is located at 212
Skidmore Rd. in LaGrangeville. Click here to get directions. Handicapped
access is available. If it should rain, the performance will take place under the cover of the large picnic pavilion adjacent to the bandshell. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!
Saturday, July 10th, 2021 - Outdoor Concert, Village of Wappingers Falls This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Village of Wappingers Falls and their Sesquicentennial Celebration will include a concert by The Big Band Sound on this day at Veterans Park starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be food trucks and fireworks on the lake will follow the concert at 9 p.m.! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy this free concert. If it rains, this concert (and the fireworks) will be held on Saturday, July 17th at the same time. Directions: Veterans Park is on North Mesier Avenue four blocks north of East Main Street (that's four blocks north of Mesier Park, in the center of the Village, where we've often performed). Use "39 N. Mesier Ave." in your GPS. Click here for more directions.
Saturday, July 24th, 2021 - Outdoor Concert in Millbrook ***Due to weather, this concert that was originally scheduled to be on Saturday, July 3rd has been postponed to Saturday, July 24th.*** As part of the summer concert series sponsored by the Millbrook Arts Group, The Big Band Sound will be performing for our 14th year at the Millbrook Community Bandshell this evening starting at 6 p.m. Bring your picnicking paraphernalia to spread out on the beautiful lawn and enjoy our special celebration of America's original music: jazz! Directions: Taconic Parkway to Route 44 east, then stay straight on Route 82 and turn left at the light onto North Ave. Follow the road as it turns right and becomes Franklin Ave. After 4 blocks, the bandshell is on is on the left, just past the Thorne Building at 3323 Franklin Ave. Click here for more directions. If it rains, the concert may be cancelled. Check the Millbrook Arts Club Facebook Page for information if the weather is in doubt.
Saturday, August 7th, 2021 - Outdoor Concert in Goshen For the 19th time, the Goshen Public Library will be hosting The Big Band Sound to bring you a concert of the best of the big bands from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For the first time, this concert will be held on the lawn of the new Library (at 366 Main St.) Admission is Free, thanks to our sponsor Norton & Christensen! It'll be hosted by the Friends Of The Goshen Public Library & Historical Society. If it rains, this concert will be held on Sunday, August 8th at the same time. Call (845) 294-6606 for more information. Directions: I-84 across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to the exit for Route 747. Turn left and take Route 747 south to the light at the end of the road. Turn right onto Route 207/Little Britain Rd., follow it for 12.1 miles and the new Library will be on the left, at 366 Main St. Click here to get custom directions.
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 - Outdoor Concert at Hackett Hill Park The Town of Hyde Park's annual Music In The Parks concert series will include (for the 19th time!) a concert by The Big Band Sound this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Town's Hackett Hill Park. Pack your lawn chairs and a picnic for an evening of beautiful jazz standards! Admission is free. If it rains, this concert may be cancelled. Call (845) 229-8086 for more information. Directions: Hackett Hill Park is on the north side of East Market Street, 0.8 miles east of Route 9 or 0.6 miles west of Route 9G/Violet Ave. Use "59 E. Market St." in your GPS.
Saturday, August 14th, 2021 - Outdoor Concert, Washingtonville As part of the renown "Hudson
Valley Jazz Festival", the Moffat Library and Friends of Moffat Library
will be presenting The Big Band Sound in a concert at Vern Allen Park
starting at 4 p.m. this afternoon. Admission is Free, so bring your chairs and
blankets to this spacious park and enjoy the swinging jazz sounds of big band
classics. If it rains, this concert will be held the next day, Sunday, August 15th
at the same time. Directions: I-84 across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to Exit 32 for Route
747. Turn left and take Route 747 south to the light at the end of the road.
Turn right onto Route 207 (Little Britain Rd.). After 0.5 miles, turn left onto
Toleman Rd. After 2.8 miles, turn left onto Decker Dr. and the park is at the
end of that road at the intersection with Ahern Blvd. Use "1 Ahern
Blvd." in your GPS. Click here for more directions.
Saturday, August 21st, 2021 - Outdoor Concert, Wappingers Falls
TheStony Kill Farm Foundationwill
be hosting a concert for the community
featuring The Big Band Soundthis
evening starting at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Visitor Center/Manor House. Stony
Kill is a historic working farm and the nonprofit Foundation hosts environmental conservation and sustainable
agriculture programs year-round. Pack your lawn chairs and picnic for this free
concert. If it rains, this concert will be held on Sunday, August 22nd at the
same time. Directions: Stony Kill is on the west side of Route 9D 1.8 miles
north of Interstate 84. Turn in at the north entrance. Use "Farmstead Lane"
in your GPS. Click here for more directions.
Sunday, September 12th, 2021 - Outdoor Concert at New City Library The Big Band Sound will be appearing at the New City Library in concert on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend and it's our 18th year of performing at the Library! We'll be playing on the lawn from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs: Admission is Free. Call (845) 634-4997 for more information. If it rains, this concert will be held inside the library. Directions: From the Bear Mountain Bridge, take the Palisades Parkway south to Exit 11. Turn left onto New Hempstead Rd. Go 2 miles to the end of the road and turn left onto North Main St.Go 0.7 miles, turn right onto Squadron Blvd. and then immediately turn left into the Library's parking lot. Click here for more directions.