Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Glade Sun

July 2, 2013

Visiting big band leaders join Swing Street for July 6 dance

Big dance band leaders from Indiana and Ohio will join the 18-member Swing Street Big Band for its second summer dance at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center. 

The three-hour dance, part of the Fairfield Glade Fourth of July holiday weekend observance, will begin at 7 p.m., Saturday.

Long-time friends of William Schneider, director of The Swing Street Big Band, the two will “sit-in” with the band for the dance. It marks the beginning of the second year of programs for swing music lovers and ballroom dancers from Middle Tennessee.  

Visiting for the dance are Jerry Jerome, leader of the Stardusters Orchestra of Indianapolis, IN, and Terry Kitchen, leader of the Swing City Big Band, Cleveland, OH.

Jerome will fill a trombone chair in the band and Kitchen will play in the saxophone section.

In addition, Nashville song writer Lynn Beal, who leads her own 12-piece big band, will join as one of three vocalists for the July 6 event.  She and her band perform twice monthly at The Pink Slip in the Hotel Preston, just west of the Nashville Airport. 

Following a successful fund-raising concert for Habitat for Humanity of Cumberland County at Stone Memorial High School, Schneider said he is looking to expand awareness of the quality of music provided by the Swing Street Big Band across Middle Tennessee. 

“More than 500 persons attended the concert and gave us a standing ovation.  Afterward, many said we brought back memories of the best in big band music,” Schneider said.

The Swing Street group’s second year performing in Fairfield Glade, continues a 16-year history of big band dance music programs in the resort community.

The two band leaders who are joining the band for Saturday’s performance have extensive resumes for top quality music performances, Schneider said.

“Jerome and the Stardusters perform annually at the historic Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, for example,” he said. 

The 8,700-square-foot Indiana Roof Ballroom has been offering big band dance music since it opened in 1927. Its history includes performances of all the major big bands and vocalists including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.

Kitchen and Schneider started the Black Tie Big Band in Vermilion, OH, in the 1990s.  Kitchen took it over when Schneider moved to Tennessee.

Beal will sing six songs including “Sensible,” one of her compositions.

She will join the two regular Swing Street Big Band vocalists, Rusty McClanahan and Wanda Hepburn.

Also joining the group for the July dance will be Mike Wyatt, a drummer-percussionist with the Lynn Beal Big Band, and guitarist Randy Harrison from the Indianapolis area. 

Wyatt fills in for regular drummer Kurt Snider, who is on vacation.  Wyatt has been part of the Nashville music scene for more than 30 years.  He has worked with Grand Ole Opry star Charlie Louvin, toured with country music legend and movie actor Jerry Reed, and recorded with well-known country and Christian music group Diamond Rio.

The band’s program will be three, 45-minute sets. It will include several patriotic numbers in addition to swing, fox trot, waltz, slow ballads, cha cha, tango, and rumbas.

“With Beal and Wyatt joining us, we’ll add several new charts to our program,” said Schneider.

Tables for the dance seat eight persons and may be reserved. Beverages are available for purchase. Guests may bring snacks.

The Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center is at 128 Stonehenge Rd., six miles north of I-40 (Exist 322, Peavine Road). Tickets are $27.50 per couple ($13.75 per person), including tax, in advance. Tickets are $16.50 per person at the door. Reservations can be made and tickets paid prior to the event at the Center. Phone reservations may be charged to a credit card by calling the Center at 484-3722.

1
Text Only
Glade Sun
  • Pats big day - Jensen photo.jpg FFG Resident Services presents painting to the Pat Summitt Foundation

    A dramatic portrait of Pat Summitt, painted by Chuck Jensen, was presented to the Pat Summitt Foundation by Fairfield Glade Resident Services at its Community Information Event on memory care.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • FFG Rotary district gov1.jpg Rotary District Governor visits Glade Rotary Club

    The Fairfield Glade Rotary Club welcomed Rotary District Governor Jerry Wear from Pigeon Forge.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • 'Anything Goes' to benefit Resident Services

    In olden days, a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, but now heaven knows, Anything Goes.

    July 23, 2014

  • Simms work on display beginning Aug. 3

    From Aug. 3 to Aug. 29, the Cumberland Art Society (CAS) will exhibit original creations by award-winning artist John Simms, who is internationally recognized as a Master Portrait Painter. The Creating Tomorrow’s Heirlooms exhibit will feature fine art in oil, acrylics, watercolors and charcoal. Please plan to meet Simms from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, at the CAS Backdoor Gallery, 186 S. Walnut St. in Cookeville.

    July 23, 2014

  • Read the latest edition of "The Bulletin"

    The Crossville Chronicle-Glade Sun also publishes a newsletter called "The Bulletin" in which you'll find a schedule of Glade activities and events, a restaurant and dining guide, golf information, and even tour schedules. Click here for the latest PDF edition of "The Bulletin."

    April 21, 2010 1 Link

  • Rafael 4.jpeg.jpg 'Wild Man' debuts at Palace Aug. 23

    "He's cool!" "He's famous!" "He's awesome!" "He's an icon!" "Ladies love him!" And, "He's Wild!"
    Crossville's own Wild Man Billy Ralph, Rafael R. Soriano, known for his signature song "The Dark Stranger," is making his debut appearance at the Palace Theatre Aug. 23.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • FFG Garden scholarships1.jpg FFG Garden Club presents five students with scholarships

    The Fairfield Glade Garden Club, in conjunction with members of the 1st National Bank of Tennessee, honored three returning students and two new students with scholarships as they continue their agricultural and horticultural education in their selected fields.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Normandie 2010 014.jpg Faith Bible Fellowship welcomes missionary musicians July 27

    Longtime French radio program producers and musicians, Daniel and Francoise Dossmann have lived through many transitions throughout their lives. Thirty years ago, they traveled from France to Ecuador to serve as missionaries with HCJB Global, (now Reach Beyond). After 17 years in Quito, Ecuador, they began a new phase of ministry in the West African country of Cote d’Ivoire. At the end of 2004, a civil war erupted and a mandatory evacuation ensued.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Abacus Column: Fairfield Glade golf courses — a product of talent, desire and commitment

    On a recent Friday morning, a friend and I were playing the back nine of Dorchester Golf course. At the tee box on the unique par three 13th Hole, we met a young gentleman named Rob Krumple. Rob is a course maintenance employee reporting to Dorchester Superintendent Mike Wilson. My friend and I often comment about the excellent condition of our courses and since we had opportunity to pass a compliment on to Rob, we did.

    July 23, 2014

  • rotary0039.jpg Rotary Club presents scholarships

     

    July 23, 2014 4 Photos

Marketplace Marquee
Parade
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar
2014 Readers' Choice
Graduation 2014