THE LAKE NORMAN
BIG BAND

BIG BAND 

About Us


 
The Lake Norman Big Band takes the stage as about a 20-member ensemble composed of talented musicians from the Lake Norman region.

     Since its formation in 1998 and incorporation in 2007, the band has performed both indoors and outdoors at numerous Lake Norman area community events including Davidson's Concerts on the Green, Birkdale, the Lowe's YMCA, Mooresville Soup Kitchen Lobsterfest, Race City Days Festival; several local churches; the Town of Cornelius; fundraisers for Welcome Home Veterans, the USO, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Boys and Girls Clubs, Knights of Columbus,  Iredell Concert Association, Mooresville Concert Association, and other private events.  We currently play regularly for the public on the third Monday of every month at the Finish Line Restaurant (inside George Pappas' Victory Lanes) in Mooresville, NC.

     Big Band is a style of music that originated in the 1930's and 1940's.  During that era the popular bands were conducted by such legends as Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and others.  Later, came the younger generation of stars like Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson.  Big bands kept the country dancing and in recent years, have become very popular for many social events.  We go beyond that concept, incorporate many different styles of music from the different eras and give it our own sound.  Most unique is our treatment of more modern songs by popular bands and artists including Chicago, Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, Carlos Santana, Billy Joel, Norah Jones, Michael Buble and Pat Metheny.  We hope to win over a new generation of fans who hear us play music that may be more recognizable.  Please check out our playlist for the latest updates to our musical chart collection.

     If you want to impress, The Lake Norman Big Band will play music for your next event, whether its a benefit, dance, concert, private party or a corporate celebration.  We will make your event a great success!


MEMBERS


TRUMPETS:
     Terry Rothwell - 
& flugelhorn; section lead; treasurer
     Richard Spangler - & flugelhorn - board member
     Jim Singer - & flugelhorn 
     Jody Tyree - & flugelhorn
     Jeff Markee - & flugelhorn

TROMBONES:
     Jim McNabb -
section lead; president
     Allen Dobson
     Mark Anderson
     Charles Emerich
     Dan Markley
    Yoram Friedman - bass trombone
 
SAXOPHONES:
     Shawn Ervin
- alto, soprano & tenor sax and clarinet; section lead
      Mark Lowery - alto & bari sax, board member, librarian
      Jamin Shanti - alto, tenor sax and clarinet
     Mark Graham - tenor, soprano & alto sax, flute and clarinet
     
Don Caruthers - tenor sax and flute, vice-president
     John Tate - bari, tenor & alto sax
 
    Mary Ellen Williams bari sax
      Bill Haraden - alto sax and clarinet

RHYTHM:
   PERCUSSION:
        Jeff Flagg - section lead
        Phil Kouwe - auxillary percussion
   
PIANO:
      Tom Schmutzler - board member

   BASS:
      Scott VanHatten
      Brad Gulley
      Craig Malz

VOCALISTS:
     Virginia Wagner
     Brenda Wallace
     Gordon Barnes

SOUND:
     Stan Hager


The Lake Norman Big Band
P.O. Box 4114
Mooresville, NC 28117



Contact: Jim McNabb
704-224-5213

jmcnabb22@gmail.com

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