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🎶 “Oh, what a night….” 🎶

The joyous music of The Four Seasons’ song December 1963 “Oh What a Night” comes naturally to mind when we think of the fabulous time we had at the Moonlight Swing Dance on March 24, 2022! Over 100 music-lovers and dancers enjoyed the perfect Wimberley weather and the gorgeous setting of the Messina Inn as The Wimberley Valley Big Band under the direction of master musician Doug Gillory entertained them with two hours of unforgettable music from all the decades. The dance floor was never empty as lively two-beats were followed by smooth waltzes and unforgettable love songs, and even a couple of funk tunes, all this punctuated by jazz solos by saxophone, trumpet, trombone, keyboard, drums, and vocal performers. Even a cowbell was featured on the favorite Grazin’ in the Grass.

The silent auction featured amazing gifts from local merchants and was a big part of the fundraising effort for our nonprofit and all-volunteer community band. The entire proceeds of the evening will be used to support the Wimberley Valley Big Band’s outreach in the community over the next year to young and old alike, buying new and entertaining music and paying the necessary expenses. Thanks to this successful and enjoyable evening, all of the upcoming performances for 2022 will be free events to our community! Join our ever-enlarging group of supporters by signing up for our email mailings or following us on Facebook (Wimberley Valley Big Band). Notices of upcoming events are posted here on our website and on Facebook as well as around town. Check out our Upcoming Events for all future listings.

WVBB’s next public event is playing at the Texas Community Music Festival, sponsored by H‑E‑B, in Austin at 1:30 pm on April 30. See https://tcmfestival.com/2022-schedule/ for details. Our next Wimberley event is the Main Pavilion at the Lions Club Market Day on May 7, 11am-1pm. If you are interested in playing with the WVBB, please email our director at hillcountryjazzband@gmail.com.

Enjoy the video below!