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The Brock House Big Band

The Brock House Big Band is an 18 piece swing band and their repertoire includes music from the 1930s and 1940s, the golden years of swing music. The band changes its program to match major public holidays (e.g., St.Valentine's Day, Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, and the Christmas Season) and performs about sixteen times a year, delivering big band music to community centres, hospitals and seniors residences. The band practices each Tuesday and Friday mornings from September to June and most of the performances are scheduled during the weekday.
We are thrilled to feature swing dancers at most of our concerts - see below!

Upcoming Events - 2018
5 June - Holy Family Hospital 14:30-15:30
6 June - Brock House Anniversary 18:30-20:00
15 June - Trout Lake CC 13:00-14:00
23 June - Point Grey Fiesta
28 June - Kerrisdale CC 13:30-14:30


Saxophone: Robert Browne, Brenda Clark, Greg Holden, Brian Phenix
Trombone: Ken Fowler, Ivan Herejk, Jim McCulloch, Gordon Spratt
Trumpet: Lock Gibbs, Joanne Maryt, Dave Todd, Bill Walters
Rhythm: Ken Bernard, Anne Cumpston, John MacFarlane, Doug Rogerson
Vocals: Margaret McConnell
Alternates: Cathie Best (piano), Ken Abel (saxophone)
Manager: Brenda Clark -

Music Director - Andrew S. Clark

Andrew started playing bass guitar in a rock-and-roll band as a student in Adelaide, Australia, and very occasionally could be seen late at night brandishing a trombone. Many years, two continents and two children later, he has retired from his serious day job and now entertains himself playing music and more recently, directing the Brock House Big Band.

Brock House Big Band Dance Team
BHBBDance Team #1
Maria Morlin
and Peter Dunlop have been dancing various styles of social dances for many years. They dance as a highly synchronized dance team and frequently combine several styles together in their dance routines. They enjoy dancing with the Brock House Big Band and in addition to joining dancers on the floor they perform their exciting routines at the band’s social dances. See a couple of short samples here:

PDunlop & Janet
Janet Lang
and Peter Dunlop are very keen and enthusiastic swing dancers. They particularly enjoy dancing Jive and West Coast Swing. Recently they have started dancing the “Street Hustle” one of the most popular dances from the 1970s. After having performed with the “Cheek-To-Cheek” dancers at several engagements, they are very pleased to be dancing with the Brock House Big Band.

Brock House Big Band Sample Repertoire

  • A Foggy Day 
  • String of Pearls
  • Allegheny Moon
  • American Patrol 
  • Berkley Square 
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Big Spender
  • Blue Skies
  • Blue Tango
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • Cabaret
  • Choo Choo Ch’Boogie
  • Cumparsita
  • Don’t sit under the … tree
  • For Sentimental Reasons
  • Hernando’s Hideaway
  • How High the Moon
  • I’m Getting Sentimental
  • I'll be Seeing You
  • I'll Never Smile Again
  • Into Each Life Some Rain ..
  • Jumpin’ at the Woodside
  • Just a Gigolo
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Love is Here to Stay
  • Me and My Shadow
  • Misty
  • Mood Indigo
  • Moonlight Serenade 
  • Moon River
  • Papa Loves Mambo
  • Perdido
  • Pensylvania 6500
  • Rock Around the Clock
  • ‘s Wonderful
  • Satin Doll
  • Sentimental Journey 
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Sing Sing Sing 
  • String of Pearls
  • Take the "A" Train
  • Thanks for the Memory
  • The Preacher 
  • The White Cliffs of Dover
  • You Made Me Love You

 Christmas Music

  • All I want for Christmas...
  • Chestnuts Roasting …
  • Christmas in Killarney
  • Christmas Waltz
  • Feliz Navidad
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Let it Snow
  • Santa Baby
  • Santa Claus Is Coming
  • Silver Bells 
  • Sleighride 
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland