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Music :: Misc
Swingin' on High
7:00 PM
Kalispell Eagles
SWINGIN’ ON HIGH, featuring the wonderful sounds of the Big Band era, is playing again for only the second time at the regular Eagles Saturday night dance on October 12th. The dance will be held from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. in the Kalispell Eagles Ballroom, which boasts one of the best dance floors in Northwest Montana. Don’t miss this opportunity to listen and dance to their music on a large dance floor. Admission is $10:00 per person.
This band, comprised of 17 skilled local musicians, and led by local businessman BJ Lupton, has been playing for more than two decades at various local functions, many of which were for charitable fund raisers. Thousands of dancers and listeners have been thrilled with their genuine Big Band sounds of yesteryear.
The band provides the marvelous sounds of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey and many more. The rhythms, beat, and tempos of these greats give a variety of choices of dance styles.
Swingin’ On High instrumentation is big band standard: five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, piano, bass, drums, and female vocalist.
In attempting to keep the sounds of the Big Band era as authentic as possible, the band has conducted significant research for original music. Recently discovered in Yale University archives was the prime Benny Goodman music charts. Swingin’ On High purchased a number of these great charts and has added them to their “Book of Music” for the enjoyment of one and all.
Swingin’ On High was created and continues to exist for the benefit of our community. Most of these musicians are local business people, and they give much of their time to conduct several rehearsals in preparation for their events. For the band, the playing of this delightful and wholesome music is a joy.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Kalispell Eagles
Address: 37 1st St W Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: N/A

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