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The Brock House Big Band

The Brock House Big Band is an 18 piece band with a repertoire designed for swing dances. The band performs an average sixteen times per year, delivering big band music to community centres, hospitals and seniors residences. The repertoire changes to match major public holidays such as  St.Valentine's Day, Easter, Remembrance Day, and Christmas. The band meets for practice each Tuesday and Friday morning from September to June.

Currently seeking a baritone saxophone player!
For more information, contact Brenda at

We are thrilled to feature dancers Swing-in-Style at our concerts - see below!

Upcoming Events - 2019

23 Apr - Holy Family Hospital 14:30-15:30
28 May - Crofton Manor 14:00-15:00
8 Jun - Minoru Senior's Society 14:00-15:00
13 Jun - Kerrisdale CC 13:30-14:30
6 Jul - Brock House Summer Fair 10:00-11:00


Pictured, from left, back row: Margaret, McConnell, Art Liestman, Cathie Best, Gerry Adamus, Lock Gibbs, Dave Todd, Joanne Maryt, Bill Walters, and Andrew Clark, Director
Middle Row: Gordon Spratt, Ken Fowler, Jim McCulloch    Front Row: Doug Rogerson, Linda Blaine, Brenda Clark, Rob Browne, Bryan Phenix
Not present: Anne Cumpston, John MacFarlane

: Linda Blaine, Robert Browne, Brenda Clark, Bryan Phenix

Trombone: Ken Fowler, Ivan Herejk, Peter Homenuk, Gordon Spratt
Trumpet: Andy Hurst, Lock Gibbs, Joanne Maryt, Dave Todd, Bill Walters
Rhythm: Cathie Best, Anne Cumpston, Art Liestman, John MacFarlane, Doug Rogerson
Vocals: Margaret McConnell
Alternates: Ken Abel (saxophone), Gerry Adamus (drums)
Manager: Brenda Clark -

Music Director - Andrew S. Clark

Andrew started playing bass guitar in a rock-and-roll band as a student in Adelaide, Australia, and very occasionally could be seen late at night brandishing a trombone. Many years, two continents and two children later, he has retired from his serious day job and now entertains himself playing music and more recently, directing the Brock House Big Band.

Swing-in-Style - Brock House Big Band Dance Team
BHBBDance Team #1
Maria Morlin
and Peter Dunlop have been dancing various styles of social dances for many years. They dance as a highly synchronized dance team and frequently combine several styles together in their dance routines. They enjoy dancing with the Brock House Big Band and in addition to joining dancers on the floor they perform their exciting routines at the band’s social dances. See a couple of short samples here:

PDunlop & Janet
Janet Lang
and Peter Dunlop are very keen and enthusiastic swing dancers. They particularly enjoy dancing Jive and West Coast Swing. Recently they have started dancing the “Street Hustle” one of the most popular dances from the 1970s. After having performed with the “Cheek-To-Cheek” dancers at several engagements, they are very pleased to be dancing with the Brock House Big Band.

Brock House Big Band Sample Repertoire

  • A Foggy Day 
  • String of Pearls
  • Allegheny Moon
  • American Patrol 
  • Berkley Square 
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Big Spender
  • Blue Skies
  • Blue Tango
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • Cabaret
  • Choo Choo Ch’Boogie
  • Cumparsita
  • Don’t sit under the … tree
  • For Sentimental Reasons
  • Hernando’s Hideaway
  • How High the Moon
  • I’m Getting Sentimental
  • I'll be Seeing You
  • I'll Never Smile Again
  • Into Each Life Some Rain ..
  • Jumpin’ at the Woodside
  • Just a Gigolo
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Love is Here to Stay
  • Me and My Shadow
  • Misty
  • Mood Indigo
  • Moonlight Serenade 
  • Moon River
  • Papa Loves Mambo
  • Perdido
  • Pensylvania 6500
  • Rock Around the Clock
  • ‘s Wonderful
  • Satin Doll
  • Sentimental Journey 
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Sing Sing Sing 
  • String of Pearls
  • Take the "A" Train
  • Thanks for the Memory
  • The Preacher 
  • The White Cliffs of Dover
  • You Made Me Love You

 Christmas Music

  • All I want for Christmas...
  • Chestnuts Roasting …
  • Christmas in Killarney
  • Christmas Waltz
  • Feliz Navidad
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Let it Snow
  • Santa Baby
  • Santa Claus Is Coming
  • Silver Bells 
  • Sleighride 
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland