Local Columbus Big Band, Swing’s the Thing Big Band, will be performing twice a month at the Columbus Maennerchor beginning this October. The band will be holding dances on the 2nd and LAST Fridays of each month beginning this week, October 8th. Their Maennerchor dances feature both swing and big band era music along with ballads, rock, waltzes, cha-cha, polkas, mambo, and other dance styles. The Columbus Maennerchor is located on 966 South High Street in German Village.
The 16 piece big band plays music from a variety of newer artists along with a number of tunes from the books of such legends as Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Woody Herman. Swing’s the Thing’s repertory covers a wide range of dance styles that include swing, rock, ballad, blues, cha cha, rumba, mambo, samba, waltz, disco, foxtrot and even polka!
The band has performed at many central Ohio festivals and events such as the Worthington’s Concert on the Green, Lancaster’s Friday Night at the Bandstand, Grove City’s Summer Sizzle Concert Series, Westerville’s Summer Concert Series, Whitehall’s Music in the Park, Groveport’s Music in the Park, Wagnall’s Memorial Auditorium in Lithopolis, and Dances for the Ohio State University Swing Dance Club. Check out their website at: www.sttbigband.com