JWA stage band

JWA stage band
The JWA stage band

We put together an “all-star” big band to play for a Parramatta Rotary club function. It was at the Holiday Inn at Parramatta. Everyone in the band was a member of our combos (except for one last-minute substitute, Thanks Lee). It was a 13-piece ‘little big band’ format, playing specially arranged or adapted music. It worked really well, and sounded very good.

We don’t plan to make it a regular thing, but we will certainly to it again. Because it was all combo student, everyone was a soloist with great ears and ability to think and adapt ‘on the spot’. That made for a great, flexible and very musical group. Working title for the group is the ‘JWA Stage Band’, to differentiate it from the SYJO community big bands we sponsor.view of Rotary club audience from the stage, JWA stage band


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