The Ron Green Big Band – Swing in the Spring

The Ron Green Big Band was formed some ten years ago, by Ron (an octogenarian) who at the time was playing with the Slinfold Concert Band and still also plays with the Petworth Town 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.

It has now grown into a very competent band playing at dance venues, wedding receptions, parties and concerts.

Band members travel from various parts of Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey to meet up on a fortnightly basis at Forest Green Village Hall to rehearse under the musical direction of John Sandford, a local musician and music teacher at Cranleigh School.

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 the concert will be a joint promotion with The Cranleigh Arts Centre, who will therefore financially benefit from the evening.

Friday 16th March at 8.00pm Cranleigh Arts Centre

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