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) , Jim Walker (from Decatur) on tenor sax and clarinet, and Chuck Cunningham (from Peoria) on trumpet. Also featured are Gary Moore (from Nokomis) on tenor sax, clarinet, and flute, and Roger Maulding (from Litchfield) on trumpet.
Italian-American Days as THE BAGNA CAUDA COMBO Benld City Park, Benld, Illinois Sunday, May 26, 2013 11:00A - 2:00P
J.J. Eagan Center, Florissant, Mo. Saturday, June 8, 2013 7:00 - 10:00P
St. Michael's OctoberFest St. Michael's Parish Grounds, Staunton, Illinois Sunday, October 6, 2013 1:00 - 4:00P
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.
All times shown above are the time periods the band performs.
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RECORDINGS: The band's one and only commercial release to date was a cassette tape and has long been out of print. We've had many, many requests for the band to release some "new" recordings. There are hours and hours of tapes to go through, all of which are "live" recordings on a two-track analog tape recorder. The band is in the process of assembling some masters for release on CD, some tributes to past versions of the group as well as a release from the current group. Keep checking the website for potential availability dates.