U3A Swing Division

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Early in 2016 we formed a Big Band (Jazz and Swing) from among U3A members in the West Midlands.  We are currently compiling a library of tunes much in the Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Glen Miller style as well as more recent charts.  The Band is now called "U3A Swing Division"

The band is based in Balsall Common, meets on alternate Tuesdays Starting at 2:00 PM, and rehearse in the The Blessed Robert Grissold Catholic Church in Meeting House Lane.

The exact dates for the first 6 months of 2017 are:

January:  10th and 24th

Feb     :    7th and 21st

March  :     7th and 21st

April     :     4th and 18th

May      :     2nd, 16th and 30th

June      :    13th and 27th

We need more brass and saxophone members and if you have played in the past donít worry about being rusty as we are constructing a friendly and safe environment to enjoy playing and learning more about this wonderful genre.

If you want more information then please contact me, Nick Carter, at the following email address: bigband@balsallcommonu3a.org or telephone 01676 535694

Click here to see more photographs of the band rehearsing November 2016

Click Here to see photographs of the band rehearsing January 2017