midwest big band singin and swingin concert valparaiso indiana

Midwest Big Band Concert – Valparaiso

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/27/2022
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Location
Memorial Opera House

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     Big band music of the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s has gifted American culture with arguably the greatest love songs on the charts.
     Listening to the crooning of “Rat Pack” members Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop on the radio was enough to melt any icy heart until it skipped a beat to the thrill of a saxophone.
     Band leaders like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller
drew crowds and bridged racial divides through the love language of swing.
     Midwest Big Band has added more than a dozen new tunes for you to enjoy since their last performance at Memorial Opera House earlier this year in March!
     For the past three years, this professional quality, historical, 18-piece big band has been thrilling audiences across Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland with their world-class talent. Instrumentalists include the best semiprofessionals in the Region, some of whom have toured professionally with Ray Charles, played freelance in Los Angeles, or taught music at the high school and college levels.
     Local vocalists Mary Kay Steele from La Porte, who has performed in community theater in Northwest Indiana for many years, along with Jim Bulanda, who is
famous for his “Tribute to Frank Sinatra Show,” have joined the band to style the jazz standards.
     This event is sponsored by Memorial Opera House Foundation. Memorial Opera House Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit Indiana corporation.
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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.