ABOUT US

OUR MISSION IS TWO-FOLD

We are passionate about performing expertly-prepared live music that is not only pleasing to the ear, but also fulfills a dual mission:

  1. To promote, preserve, and perform American big band music.
  2. To financially support music education in area schools.

We love to delight SWFL audiences with our admission-free concerts at Cambier Park in Naples and Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. 


Donations collected during intermission help to offset performance costs, and the remainder are invested into our Annual High School Music Education Program fund which helps to support music education in local schools.

CHANGING TIDES IN MUSIC

Music sure has changed through time, hasn't it? Today's youth are bombarded with electronically-produced entertainment and overly-synthesized music. 


Sure, digital music has its place (and some of it even sounds pretty amazing), but wouldn't it be a crying shame to see live music in its purest form, with all of its beautiful imperfections, fizzle away as older generations of musicians age and depart?

Our hope is to reach the young musicians in our area and inspire them to be the best they can be. And maybe, in the process, they might actually hear how cool our "retro music" really is and join us on stage one day to keep big band music alive forever.

PARTNER WITH US

You have many options for supporting our dual mission.

  1. We invite you to simply attend concerts and invite others!
  2. If you are able, we welcome your donations during intermission at each concert.
  3. Dedicate/Underwrite a concert in the name of a loved one or an organization of your choosing.
  4. Sponsor/Underwrite a concert or in the name of your business for exposure and marketing purposes.