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The Brock House Big Band

The Brock House Big Band is an 18 piece band with a repertoire designed for swing dances. The band performs an average sixteen times per year, delivering big band music to community centres, hospitals and seniors residences. The repertoire changes to match major public holidays such as  St.Valentine's Day, Easter, Remembrance Day, and Christmas. The band meets for practice each Tuesday and Friday morning from September to June.

For more information, contact Brenda at bclarkca@gmail.com

We are thrilled to feature dancers Swing-in-Style at our concerts - see below!

Upcoming Events - 2020

13 February - Kerrisdale CC 13:30-14:30
25 February - Holy Family Hospital 14:30-15:30
12 March - Kerrisdale CC 13:30-14:30
28 April - Holy Family Hospital 14:30-15:30
11 June - Kerrisdale CC 13:30-14:30


 

KCC 3Oct2019
Pictured, from left, back row: Andrew Clark (Director), Anne Cumpston, Gordon Spratt, Peter Homenuk, John MacFarlane, Andy Hurst, Ivan Herejk, Mike Smith, Dave Todd, Doug Rogerson, Art Liestman, Linda Blaine, Ken Fowler, Bryan Phenix, Ross San Pedro
Front Row: Margaret McConnell, Cathie Best, Joanne Maryt, Rob Browne, Brenda Clark, Peter Dunlop, Maria Marlin


Saxophone
: Linda Blaine, Robert Browne, Brenda Clark, Bryan Phenix, Ross San Pedro

Trombone: Ken Fowler, Ivan Herejk, Peter Homenuk, Gordon Spratt
Trumpet: Andy Hurst, Joanne Maryt, Mike Smith, Dave Todd
Rhythm: Cathie Best, Anne Cumpston, Art Liestman, John MacFarlane, Doug Rogerson
Vocals: Margaret McConnell
Alternates: Ken Abel (saxophone), Gerry Adamus (drums), Richard Knowles (guitar), Bill Walters (trumpet)
Manager: Brenda Clark - bclarkca@gmail.com

Music Director - Andrew S. Clark

Andrew started playing bass guitar in a rock-and-roll band as a student in Adelaide, Australia, and very occasionally could be seen late at night brandishing a trombone. Many years, two continents and two children later, he has retired from his serious day job and now entertains himself playing music and more recently, directing the Brock House Big Band.
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Swing-in-Style - Brock House Big Band Dance Team
BHBBDance Team #1
Maria Morlin
and Peter Dunlop have been dancing various styles of social dances for many years. They dance as a highly synchronized dance team and frequently combine several styles together in their dance routines. They enjoy dancing with the Brock House Big Band and in addition to joining dancers on the floor they perform their exciting routines at the band’s social dances. See a couple of short samples here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exQ_Wugfduc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8506g9la7po&feature=youtu.be

PDunlop & Janet
Janet Lang
and Peter Dunlop are very keen and enthusiastic swing dancers. They particularly enjoy dancing Jive and West Coast Swing. Recently they have started dancing the “Street Hustle” one of the most popular dances from the 1970s. After having performed with the “Cheek-To-Cheek” dancers at several engagements, they are very pleased to be dancing with the Brock House Big Band.


Brock House Big Band Sample Repertoire


  • 720 in the Books
  • A Foggy Day 
  • Alright, OK, You Win
  • American Patrol
  • Back Bay Shuffle
  • Beer Barrel Polka
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Big Noise from Winetka
  • Big Spender
  • Blue Skies
  • Blue Tango
  • Blue Velvet
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • Choo Choo Ch’Boogie
  • Corner Pocket
  • Cumparsita
  • Green Eyes
  • Hernando’s Hideaway
  • How High the Moon
  • I'll be Seeing You
  • I'll Never Smile Again
  • It Don't Mean a Thing ...
  • Jumpin’ at the Woodside
  • La Bamba
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Love is Here to Stay
  • Lover Come Back to Me
  • Misty
  • Mood Indigo
  • Moonlight Serenade 
  • Moon River
  • Nice 'N Easy
  • Papa Loves Mambo
  • Perdido
  • Pensylvania 6500
  • Rock Around the Clock
  • ‘s Wonderful
  • Satin Doll
  • Sentimental Journey 
  • Sing Sing Sing
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Slow Boat to China
  • String of Pearls
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Take the "A" Train
  • Tequila
  • The Preacher 
  • The Very Thought of You
  • You Made Me Love You
  • Wave
  • When I'm 64

 Christmas Music

  • All I want for Christmas...
  • Chestnuts Roasting …
  • Christmas in Killarney
  • Christmas Waltz
  • Feliz Navidad
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Let it Snow
  • Santa Baby
  • Santa Claus Is Coming
  • Silver Bells 
  • Sleighride 
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland