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Meet The Notables SundayThe Notables Swing Band brings back the “golden oldies” from the Big Band era when swing ruled the dance floors. Many of our band members remember those full sounds and infectious rhythms and in 2010 our band was formed to recreate this great music. Swing has been enjoying resurgence and we are excited to be part of that in Central Oregon. We play to renew the memories of that music for those who used to dance to swing and, importantly, we play to draw in completely new generations. And we want those who come to our events to have as much fun as we do playing for them!

The Notables Swing Band recently brought Betty Berger out of retirement to sing with the band. Betty led her own band for over 15 years, playing twice monthly at the River House here in Bend.

Meet The Notables with Betty Berger

Meet The Notables Swing Band with Betty Berger

Before that she had a 40 year career singing with bands in Southern California. Her vocals, backed by the 17 piece Notables Swing Band, really do take you back to the days when big bands with singers such as Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Helen Forrest and Ella Fitzgerald ruled the airwaves. We are sure you will appreciate what a great addition Betty Berger is to the band.

We all love playing the classic swing music popularized by musicians such as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. In that tradition, we have 17 members in order to make that characteristic full sound of a big band by offering the standard instrumentation of the early bands. We believe we provide a very enjoyable experience for all. Please check out our website, Meet The Notables Swing Band.

Meet The Notables

386 N. Fir Street, Sisters
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 27
Sponsored by Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

We are a spin-off of the 75-member Cascade Horizon Band, well known for the many concerts it plays in Bend and nearby communities. As such we are a non-profit entity. All of our performance fees, after expenses, are donated toward helping various school music programs in the area. The money is used to buy and repair instruments, purchase music and also help pay for school band trips.

Meet the Notables September 27th

Meet the Notables September 27thRefreshments and seating provided. For more comfort, bring your own lawn chair and wear your comfy dancin’ shoes!

The Notables Swing Band performs in numerous venues throughout the Central Oregon area. This last summer we were chosen to perform at:  The Bite of Bend, July 4th at Drake Park, the Quilt Show and Art Faire in Sunriver, Deschutes County Fair and for the Veteran’s Honor Flight show. And we continue playing once a month for dancers at the Bend Senior Center Sunday Afternoon Dance.

The September 27th concert hosted by Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Sisters is a fund raising event for Circle of Friends.

Donations requested in support of Circle of Friends.

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