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The Brock House Big Band

The Brock House Big Band is a standard 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.
Upcoming Events - 2017
14 November - Holy Family Hospital 14:30-15:30
7 December - Kerrisdale CC 13:30-14:30
8 December - Trout Lake CC 11:00-12:00



Saxophone: Hazel Absolom, Robert Browne, Brenda Clark, Greg Holden
Trombone: Ken Fowler, Ivan Herejk, Jim McCulloch, Gordon Spratt
Trumpet: Bill Absolom, Lock Gibbs, Dave Todd, Bill Walters
Rhythm: Ken Bernard, Ian Browne, Anne Cumpston, John MacFarlane, Doug Rogerson
Vocals: Margaret McConnell
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 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
  • Hernandos 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
  • Theme from Family Guy
  • You Made Me Love You

Christmas Music

  • 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

Dance at Trout Lake Community Centre