Dubbed the little band with the big band sound, The Music Men band has been playing nearly 40 years now in clubs and venues here in Central Illinois and the St Louis area. All members of the band have been from the general area of central and south central Illinois and the metro St. Louis area. The music consists of the great standards of the 40s and 50s, swing, latin, waltzes, polkas, jazz, Dixieland, some 50s and 60s rock 'n roll, and a few more modern era songs destined to become classics. The quartet's current lineup features Scott Fischer (from Staunton) on drums and vocals, Bob Boehmke (from Springfield) on Cordovox (keyboard and bass) , Chuck Cunningham (from Peoria) on trumpet, and Gary Moore (from Nokomis) on tenor sax, clarinet, and flute. Also featured is Roger Maulding (from Litchfield) on trumpet.
SAD, SAD NEWS: Our beloved saxophone player James "Jimmy" Walker has passed away. Funeral services will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2727 N Union Blvd, Decatur, Il. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11:00AM.
VFW Post #755 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield, Illinois Friday, November 22, 2013 8:00 - 11:00P
First National Bank of Staunton Christmas Party Crystal Ballroom, Staunton, Illinois Friday, December 13, 2013 5:00 - 9:00P Public welcome. Dinner reservations required. Contact Sharon Waterman 618-210-8458 for more information.
Nighthawks Dance Club Christmas Dance Hoogland Center, Springfield, Illinois Saturday, December 14, 2013 7:30 - 10:30P
NEW YEAR'S EVE - Belleville-Swansea Moose Lodge, Swansea, Il December 31, 2013 9:00 - 12:30P Tickets will begin going on sale in October. Contact the Moose Lodge for more information (618) 233-2600.
Dinner-Dance, Staunton Country Club Saturday, January 18, 2014, 7:00 - 10:00P Call 618-635-8366 for details
All times shown above are the time periods the band performs.
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