The Ron Green Big Band was formed some twelve years ago, by Ron who at the time, was playing with the Slinfold Concert Band, and still occasionally plays with the Petworth Town Band. At the age of ninety he has decided to call it a day, and the band are very thankful for his initiation of this band.
It was from these two bands where most of the former band members came from, and originally it was a group of friends who just wanted to play swing music for fun.
The band has now grown into a very competent semi-professional band playing at dance venues, wedding receptions, parties and concerts, including Wentworth Golf Club and The Amex stadium at Brighton & Hove FC.
The band members travel from various parts of Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey to meet up on a monthly basis at The Band Room at Cranleigh to rehearse.
The band is now under the musical direction of Xav Riley, a local musician from Ewhurst.
The normal line up is 6 Saxophones, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, plus a rhythm section of piano, bass, guitar and drums, together with a female singer.
The band’s repertoire contains music from many eras and this concert is a joint fundraising event with Cranleigh Arts Centre.
Saturday 2nd February 2019 at 8pm at Cranleigh Arts Centre.
Tickets: £12 per person
Box Office: 01483 278000