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About High Society Big Band
High Society Big Band recreates the swinging jazz sounds of the Big Band era, performing compositions that span an entire century of music, including standards made famous by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Harry James and Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey. In the tradition of these great orchestras, High Society Big Band is a 16-piece Big Band consisting of five saxophones, three trombones, four trumpets, bass, keyboard, drums, and male and female vocalists. In addition, our vocal group, the High Tones, performs group vocals reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters and the Modern Aires.

High Society Big Band has an active library of hundreds of compositions, from jumping jive to slow and sweet, all to bring the brassy Big Band era alive. The foundation of the band's repertoire is based firmly in the classic swing era of the 1930s and 1940s with all those golden hits, but the band also performs a wide variety of popular music from the 1950s through today that continues the tradition of the stirring, full-bodied sounds of the Big Bands. High Society Big Band performs the greatest music in the world in the very exciting setting of a live Big Band!

Members of High Society Big Band have performed for events throughout the state of Iowa, including �Big Band Sundays� at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, "Lakeside Casino and Resort", �Iowa State Fair�, the �KDAO Radio/United Way� annual fundraiser dance, �Iowa Falls Music in the Park�, �Ankeny Music Under the Stars�, the Historic Col Ballroom in Davenport, the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, the Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines, and dozens of outdoor town festivals throughout the central Iowa area.

In the Ames area we play annually for the Red Friars Dance Club at the Memorial Union Sun Room. Additionally we have provided entertainment for the Mary Greeley Medical Center Auxiliary dinner and auction and the Habitat for Humanity Grand Gala Ball.

High Society Big Band has also entertained large corporate clients that include AFLAC Insurance, Iowa Network Services, Aluminum Distributors Inc., and Edward Jones Investments Inc., during annual meetings and conventions. In addition to being a frequently requested band performing at many of the area�s most popular Country Clubs like The Des Moines Golf and Country Club, Des Moines Club and Hyperion Club, High Society Big Band is a perfect fit for, and has been a big hit at dozens of wedding receptions and anniversary celebrations.

High Society Big Band has recorded two CDs, each containing over 45 minutes of swinging Big Band tunes! Our first CD, High Society Big Band, released in 2001, contains a wide selection of up-tempo classics as well beautiful ballads. Our most recent CD, Singin' and Swingin' With High Society, released in 2005, contains the most popular dance music of the Big Band era, tunes guaranteed to bring you to your feet and onto the dance floor!"

Please check out our schedule of upcoming events to find out where you can listen and dance to the swinging sounds of High Society Big Band. You're welcome to visit this site often - new events and dances are constantly being added! We hope to see you at a dance or concert soon! Visit us at for our updated schedule of performances.

Meanwhile, you can listen online to sound clips of the High Society Big Band and visit our favorite Big Band and swing links.


Upcoming Gigs

Sunday Dec 31st-2017
9:00 PM to 12:15 AM
Moose Lodge
Ames, Iowa
$65 per couple

Vocals by Julie

We Bring Big Band ALIVE!
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