The big band era comes alive whenever The Notables Swing Band plays the great swing music of the 1930's - 50's. We are a 17-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.
Welcome to our website! We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or are thinking about booking a gig for your next event.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
December 14, 1929–March 20, 2019
The best decision the band ever made was to coax Betty to come out of retirement and join the Notables Swing Band. With her cheerful demeanor, professionalism and experience singing songs from the big band era of the 40s the band immediately rose to a new, higher level of playing every time Betty stepped up to sing. Diminutive in stature but with a huge heart and tremendous love of this big band music, Betty was one of a kind. We miss her immensely.
This photo tells you all you need to know about Doug. A ray of sunshine every time he entered a room, Doug was always upbeat and a wonderful bandmate. Whether it was playing in the trombone section or belting out a Frank Sinatra song, Doug was always there for us. To paraphrase Sinatra, Doug “had a very good life”.
December 7, 1938–April 11, 2018
The Notables Swing Band would never have had such a successful start if not for Howard. He was the organizer, the connection guy and a tireless promoter for the band. Howard had us booked into festivals in Redmond, Prineville, and Sunriver our very first year. And, along with his daughter, Kathy, he designed our music stand fronts and put together our website. This website even after 9 years is still 90% unchanged from the original. So, from all of the musicians in the band, a big,“Thank you Howard for being instrumental in making all this happen”.