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About Us

The Moonlight Swing Living History Big Band was established in 1996 in Auburn California as a non-profit historical organization whose chartered mission is to keep the memory and music of Glenn Miller and the Great Big Band Era alive for all to enjoy. The majority of our charts have been arranged from either original 78s and V-discs from World War II, charts that have been donated from original artists or from our in house arrangers.

We have played a wide variety of venues since 1996, as intimate as a backyard wedding anniversary to playing for the late Bob Hope at the Stockton Air Show in front of thousands of people. Below is a partial list of our past performance highlights. This list does not show our entire performance history, merely our most memorable and notable shows). If you’re interested in hearing Moonlight Swing in person, check our Events page for our next performance.

 

.1996

  • First Performance- Dewitt Senior Center,Auburn, CA

  • Swing Concert- Colfax Theater Colfax, CA

1997

  • Swing Dance Auburn, CA

  • Concert with Radio Broadcast, Colfax Theater, Colfax, CA

  • Fleet Week Cruise- USS Jeremiah O'Brien, San Francisco, CA

  • New Year's Eve Dance- Grand Island Inn Isleton, CA

1998

  • "Wings Over Stockton" air show (Bob and Dolores Hope in attendance) Stockton, CA

  • Sock Hop Dance- Foothill High School,North Highlands, CA

  • The 1st annual GWAA/EAA Fly-In, Castle Airport,Atwater, CA

  • New Years Eve Dance- Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts,Walnut Creek, CA

1999

  • Lake of the Pines Winter Ball Auburn, CA

  • The Carson-Tahoe Hospital Foundation 50th Anniversary Celebration, Ormsby House Carson City, NV

  • Swing Concert Woodland Opera House Woodland, CA

  • Grand Re-Opening Holiday Inn NE Sacramento, CA

  • Swing Concert Varsity Theatre Davis, CA

  • 75th Anniversary Celebration of United Way Swing Dance Sacramento Convention Center Sacramento, CA

  • City of Auburn, Sesquicentennial Dance Auburn, CA

  • Swing Concert, Crest Theater,Sacramento, CA

  • Grass Valley Airfest Dance Grass Valley, CA

  • The 2nd annual GWAA/EAA Fly-In, Castle Airport Atwater, CA

  • Private Concert- Flamingo Hilton Reno, CA

  • New Years Eve Dance- Mark Hopkins Hotel San Francisco, CA

2000

  • Private Concert, Sacramento Convention Center Sacramento, CA

  • Swing Concert, Lodi Performing Arts Center Lodi, CA

  • Swing Dance- Gold Country Fairgrounds Auburn, CA

  • Concert- Magic Circle Theater Roseville, CA

  • 4th of July Concert Ojai Music Festival Ojai, CA.

  • Rascals in Paradise Dance Homewood Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Sesquicentennial Celebration Concert Sacramento, CA

  • Club McClellan New Years Eve Dance, McClellan AFB McClellan, CA

2001

  • Swing for the Symphony Dance, Gold Country Fairgrounds Auburn, CA

  • Nevada County Black and White Ball Nevada City, CA

  • Squaw Creek Dance Squaw Creek, CA

  • Grass Valley Airfest Dance Grass Valley, CA

  • Private Dance Lake Tahoe, CA Truckee-Tahoe Airport's "Air Affair 2001"Truckee, CA

  • Veteran's Day Concert, Sun City Roseville, Roseville, CA

  • Christmas Concert- Magic Circle Theater, Roseville CA

2002

  • Swing for the Symphony Dance Auburn, CA

  • I Sustain the Wings Concert- Lodi Performing Arts Center, Lodi, CA

  • Chino "Planes of Fame" Hangar Dance- , a fund-raiser for the  restoration of the B-17 "Picadilly Lilly II". Chino, CA

  • Constitution Day- Concert and Dance Nevada City, CA

  • Private Corporate Dance, Western Aerospace Museum Oakland CA

  • Embassy Suites Grand Opening Sacramento. CA

  • Jimmy Doolittle's Raider Reunion Concert Fairfield, CA

  • Wedding Reception- Grand Island Mansion Isleton, CA

  • 4th of July Celebration Concert, Sun City Roseville, Roseville, CA

  • Constitution Day Dance Nevada City, CA

2004

  • Thunder in the Sky Dinner Dance Auburn CA

  • Private Dance, Pine Mountain Lake Groveland, CA

  • Private Dance- Jackson Rancheria Casino Jackson, CA

  • Salute to the Armed Forces Dance Palmdale, CA

  • Concert- Rocklin Jubilee Rocklin, CA

2005

  • Lauren Shane Benefit Concert- Rancho Cordova, CA

  • Salute to the Armed Forces Dance (Tuskegee Airmen in attendance) Palmdale CA

  • Private Dance, Nevada County Fairgrounds Grass Valley, CA

  • July 4th Concert- Sun City Lincoln Hills Lincoln, CA

2006

  • Auction and Wine Fair- Placerville Kwanis Placerville, CA

  • Private Dance- 75th Anniversary Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Sacramento, CA

2007

  • Auction and Wine Fair- Placerville Kiwanis, Placerville, CA

  • Dinner Dance- Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church Mariner's Fleet.Fair Oaks, CA

  • Dinner Dance- Fundraiser for the McClellan Aerospace Museum.Sacramento, CA

  • Sacramento Traditional Jazz Jubilee Sacramento, CA

  • Concert- Sacramento Zoo Sacramento, CA

  • Dinner Dance- Nevada County Air Fest Grass Valley, CA

2008

  • Dinner Dance Rancho Murieta, CA

  • Sacramento Traditional Jazz Jubilee Sacramento, CA

  • Private Dance- Wedding, Arden Hills Country Club Sacramento, CA

  • Concert on the Green Los Gatos, CA

  • Anniversary Party- Sun City, Lincoln Hills Lincoln, CA

2009 

  • Sister Swing's 10th Anniversary Concert - Magic Circle Theater Roseville, CA

  • Concert- Vacaville Performing Arts Center Vacaville, CA

  • Dance- National Down Syndrome Fundraiser Auburn, CA

  • Concert on the Green- Paradise Valley Estates Fairfield, CA

2010

  • Air Rescue Association Reunion Sacramento, CA

  • Dragon Lady Association Sacramento, CA

  • Pearls for a Cause" -Civic Theater West Benefit Roseville, CA

  • Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation Auburn, CA

2012

  • Fair Oaks Village Park, Free Open Air Concert Fair Oaks, CA

2013

  • Sun City Roseville "Spirit Days" Roseville, CA

  • Hanger Party and Dinner Dance Alpine Aviation Hanger Nevada City, CA

2015

  • Jazz Society's Jazz Sunday Sacramento, CA

2016

  • Benefit for Wounded Warrior Project Fair Oaks, CA

  • Hot Jazz Jubilee Sacramento, CA

  • 2016 Nut Tree Air Fair Dinner Dance - Jimmy Doolittle Center Vacaville, CA

2018

  • Fair Oaks Village Park, Free Open Air Concert Fair Oaks, CA

  • Trailerfest Vintage Camper Trailers Rally, Plymouth, CA

  • New Years Eve Fundraiser for the Placer County Youth Orchestra, Loomis, CA

2019

  • Colonel “Bud” Anderson’s 97th Birthday Party - Sacramento Air Museum, Sacramento CA