SKAGIT SWINGS ALL-STAR BIG BAND

18 Musicians Serving Northwest Washington State

Music Director

Music Director and saxophonist Ray Blank is a former music educator.

Contact Information

Phone: (360) 594-2906

e-mail: bandinfo@skagitswingsband.org

Background

Our music consists of a wide variety of great dance and show tunes. It includes music ranging from that performed starting in the 1930's by such greats as Count Basie, Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington to more recent arrangements

The Skagit Swings Band's top professional 18 musicians include 5 Saxophones, 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, 4 rhythm instruments (piano, bass, guitar & drums), and a great vocalist.

Some of Our Coming Performances

We will be featured at Seafarers' Park in Anacortes from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Such a beautiful spot by the marina in Anacortes for an enjoyable summer evening.

On Saturday, July 23rd, we perform at the Concrete, WA Fly-In from 1 to 4 PM. Enjoy seeing many interesting aircraft and antique autos while listening to our music. Food will also be available. A great opportunity for a summer outing. And a perfect setting for our big band sound - at least when the airplane engines are not roaring.

On Saturday, August 27th we will be performing at the Bellingham Big Band Festival located at the Village Green in the Fairhaven district of Bellingham. This is also a great setting for the big band sound. And there will be more variety with multiple bands. Each organization wil play for about an hour starting at about noon.