About Us

The Wimberley Valley Big Band is a 21-piece ensemble consisting of volunteer musicians ranging in age from 16-90, who love to play big band era music as well as light jazz. As a part of the Hill Country Community Band, we enjoy non-profit status and offer many free concert/dances to the Wimberley community as well as assisting in local fundraisers and other events.

The Big Band grew out of the remains of the Hill Country Jazz Band that played in this area for years under trombonist and leader Bob Tull, and later Dr. Al Corley. When that group disbanded, the musicians still wanted to play together. Brainstorming about the role of music in both the musicians’ lives and in the life of our community, the group decided to refocus the band on big band sounds that would serve our community better, and the Wimberley Valley Big Band was born! We are fortunate to have the talents of musicians from many of our surrounding communities as well as Wimberley, and to be under the direction of a dedicated board and a talented director, Doug Gillory, who brings his professional musician’s expertise to the band.

A true community band, we invite both student and advanced players to visit with us.

If you like to listen to the Big Band sounds of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Quincy Jones, Buddy Rich, and others, if you like to dance, or if you just like to have fun, come to one of our upcoming concert/dances.  

If you or your organization would be interested in having the band play at an event, our director, Doug Gillory (hillcountryjazzband@gmail.com) would love to talk to you.

The Wimberley Valley Big Band exists solely because of the volunteer efforts of our band members and the generosity and support of our community.  Consider donating as have so many of our friends and neighbors to support the band’s mission to bring great big band music to the Wimberley Valley community.

If you would like to donate to support our group and promote this type of music in the Wimberley area, please use our Paypal link provided in the sidebar.