NWS Swingtones

The NWS Swingtones Big Band was formed in 1983 by trumpeter, Mark Foster. It consists of 18 semi-professional musicians mostly from the Nebraska Wind Symphony (NWS), Omaha’s community concert band. The Swingtones repertoire consists of big band arrangements in the style of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Wood Herman, Les Brown, and many others. The NWS Swingtones are currently led by Brian Lund, trombone. Renae Rich is the featured vocalist for ensemble.


Upcoming Events

Benefit Dance and Silent Auction
Friday, February 2, 2017 – 7:30PM to 10:30PM
Free Swing Dance Lessons from 6:15PM – 7:15PM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center, 114th and Fort St, Omaha, NE
Tickets $15 each

Proceeds go to Music in Catholic Schools to support students who cannot pay full costs for band lessons in the parochial schools.


Throughout the years, this big band has provided dancing and listening entertainment at private dinner parties, dances, fund-raising events and concerts in the Greater Nebraska/Iowa Area.

The NWS Swingtones music is particularly well suited to wedding reception dances, class reunions, military service reunions, anniversary celebrations, holiday events, fund-raising dances, corporate parties, church outreach programs, and senior citizen group functions. The band’s library consists of more than 230 musical selections that include ballads, fox trots, waltzes, polkas, beguines, and other Latin numbers. There are also 20 big band gospel tunes appropriate for concerts in the NWS Swingtones repertoire.

NWS Swingtones Booking
The NWS Swingtones are available for public and private events.  For more information on rates for performances of 1 to 3 hours by contacting us at: info@nebraskawindsymphony.com

Or call: Brian Lund (402-493-3721)
Paul Steege (402-991-0513)

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