Join in for a night of big band music and dance! Great for dancers and listeners, the room will be filled with swing-era tunes performed by The Flat River Big Band of Greenville, MI. The eighteen member band is made up of musicians from all walks of life including several Big Rapids musicians.
A big band is a type of musical ensemble that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section. Big bands originated during the early 1910s and dominated jazz in the early 1940s when swing was most popular. The term "big band" is also used to describe a genre of music. One problem with this usage is that it overlooks the variety of music played by these bands.