The Notables Swing Band

Playing the Great Swing Music from the Big Band Era


The big band era comes alive whenever The Notables Swing Band plays the great swing music of the 1930's - 50's. We are an 18-member band in Central Oregon that provides rousing live big band music for dancing and entertainment. Our playlist also includes a big variety of more recent favorites, all played with the traditional full sounds of a classic big band.

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With the new Betty Berger Vocal Scholarship Fund, our goal is to award a $1,000 Scholarship to the most deserving Central Oregon High School vocalist. With your help this will be a re-occurring, annual award.

To make a donation, please make out checks to:
Notables Swing Band with a notation For Betty Berger Scholarship Fund
Mail to:
Notables Swing Band
3062 NW Underhill Pl.
Bend, OR 97703

We will also have a donation jar at our gigs and a FREE CD of Betty singing with bands in San Diego and Central Oregon.

Remembering Betty Berger

Come in From the Rain - 1980
Every Day I Have the Blues
Here's That Rainy Day
I Had the Craziest Dream - 1980
I Love Being Here With You - 2015
Taking a Chance on Love


    Mountain View HS Vocalist

    is our Betty Berger $1,000
    Vocal Scholarship Winner
    for 2020.

    We look forward to having him
    sing a song with
    the Notables Swing Band.

    Thompson says,
    Music has been a part of my soul.
    It is an honor to be the first recipient
    of the pretigious
    Betty Berger Vocal Scholarship Award.

  • NO Afternoon Dances until
    SENIOR CENTER reopens

    Practice your dance steps at home -
    the 6-foot Tango?
    Listen to good music
    while staying healthy

  • Life on Hold
    (Played in the key of C-19)

    We miss you All! (and hope you miss us!)
    Music gets us through all kinds of things.
    It will comfort and sustain us
    during this time as well.

Now 2 bands


Don't Miss Out!

Please consider the Notables Swing Band or The Little Big Band for your next event.


The Little Big Band

That Big Band Sound we all love, but coming from a quieter, smaller group; that is the new, THE LITTLE BIG BAND.

Now, if you want to hire a band to play at your parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary, and you want the band in the house; this is the band for you.

If you are the activities director at one of Central Oregon’s fine retirement homes; this is the band for you. If you are a restaurant or club owner and you want to have a band playing for listening and dancing; this is the band for you.

You can’t help but smile when you hear, Take the A Train, Satin Doll, and hear vocalist, Marky Mason sing your favorite song. All this music from 6 horns and rhythm, amazing!

So, remember the next time you need that Big Band Sound, but you have a small space the answer is: THE LITTLE BIG BAND.


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    “The Notables Swing Band is a true delight. Their music draws people out onto the dance floor for a great time, there are rhythms for everyone.” Brenda C., Bend

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    “We received lots of very positive feedback about the change in music (from previous years) and, obviously, you kept them dancing!!!!”  Thank you and Merry Christmas, Stephanie

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    “Hi Marvin, what a great concert you guys had last night. Great music and the evening was especially meaningful with the veterans tribute. Really enjoyed it! Glad I went!”  Kelly Bleyer, KBND Radio

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    “Thanks Marv and all the Notables and Harmonettes for a wonderful concert. Feedback was great, and I think we may make this an annual event.”  Thanks again, Carmen

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    “Thank you so much for participating in the July 4th Festival at Drake Park. Your music was beyond perfect. I heard so many positive comments...”  Charlene Schutz, Bend Park and Recreation

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