Mardi Gras-Valentine’s Dance Rocked the House!
A nice crowd of about 125+ people celebrated Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day with a rockin’ big band dance Tuesday night at the VFW. Wimberley Valley Big Band played many signature songs such as Birdland, String of Pearls, and Sentimental Journey, as well as several new ones, and the crowd enjoyed them with dancing and applause ending with a standing ovation.
Silver-voiced Kathy Burnette entertained with favorites such as Black Coffee and At Last. Dancers filled the floor with everything from swing to two-step to the tango. This family- friendly event even saw a baby dancing with his/her parents, cuddled up in a Snuggie!
Wimberley Valley Big Band’s small vocal group, the HoneyTones, debuted Moonlight Serenade to great applause. The small group sings challenging four-part harmony in front of the big band.
The Wimberley Valley Big Band’s next performance is March 16 at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Wimberley, Texas. This concert, named the Psalm 150 concert, will feature gospel tunes, big band, music, light jazz, and a new composition by big Band Director Doug Gillory. Join us on March 16 for this event.
On April 6 we return to the gracious Wimberley Valley Winery for another free outdoor Wine
and Unwind Concert/Dance.
And at the end of April, we are pleased to announce the Second Annual Rhapsody in Bluebonnets Concert/Dance at Old Glory Ranch. This concert/dance is the only ticketed event the Wimberley Valley Big Band offers the community, and with it the Band raises its operating costs for the year ahead. Tickets will be on sale at the end of February.
Last year’s Rhapsody in Bluebonnets was truly a glorious evening! Plan to join us.
*(We call these events “concert/dances” because we have listeners in our audiences that just kick
back and just listen and others who express their enjoyment by dancing…we always have a
dance floor area reserved. The WVBB enjoys seeing people enjoy themselves as much as we
enjoy playing our music.)
The Wimberley Valley Big Band is a community-based, volunteer group of quality musicians who bring big band dance and jazz music to the local area. Operating as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization , this multigenerational group of talented musicians offers free dances to the community as well as performing at fundraising events for other local organizations and offering educational opportunities. All inquiries for tickets can be handled by e-mail to
Looking for musicians who play trombone and an experienced sound person.
Please contact us if you are interested.
The Wimberley Valley Big Band grieves the loss of our wonderful friend and fellow musician, John Logan. John’s many talents and positive personality brought joy to the entire band, and he will be remembered with great affection and respect.