This week’s Wednesday on the Water Free Concert, 6:30-8:30 pm July 29

6:30-8:30 pm July 29

The South Okanagan Big Band

(Swing with this 18 piece Big Band)

Spirit Square, Peach Orchard Beach

You and your family are invited! Bring lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic and enjoy the music. Beach access, playground, water-park, soccer fields & volleyball court on site! A different genre of music every week so there is a little something for everyone!

Sponsored by Jubilee Dental Centre and Bad Robot


Formed as a not-for-profit group in 2011 by Richard de Jonge and a small group of fellow music enthusiasts, the South Okanagan Big Band (SOBB) is still a young band.  What brings us together each week is the joy of playing those old swinging tunes of the 1930’s and 40’s made popular during the Big Band Era, plus some choice diverse tunes that have come along since!
The band has most recently been the “house band” for the Penticton Legion, practicing there weekly and playing for events on a fairly regular basis.  As a result of playing so many dances in the last couple of years, the band has a reasonably good repertoire of good old dance tunes.  We are now hoping to expand our horizons by playing in different venues and in adjoining communities.
Our current director is Richard de Jonge, who has enjoyed a learning curve in doing so over the last year or so.  Richard keeps our group topped up with new music to play, and he also plays sax, sings, and has played key roles on the Board of Directors since the formation of the band.
Our members comprise a range of abilities and backgrounds, from intermediate to experienced and a few seasoned professional players.  Our current personnel are as follows: Rhythm: Ben Bordignon (bass), Barb Mackenzie (piano), Rod Rose (drums), Ken Tapping (guitar); Saxes: Richard de Jonge, Don McIntosh, Dale McKinnon, Susan Norie, Catherine Scott-Taggart; Trombones: Sandy Andres, Sheila Cossette, Zac Gardner, Terry Grove; Trumpets: Kyle Bingham, Roli Ebneter, Randy Gibson, Michael Mott

If you wish to get in touch with us, try emailing or call Richard at (250) 809-2795.

2015 Summer Line Up

August 5     Dark Horse (Variety from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s)
August 12    Almost A Few (Classical Instrumental Guitar Duo)
August 19    Allison Altherr & Done Workin’ (Soulfull country sounds)
August 26     Cod Gone Wild (Modern Celtic Music)

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