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 NWS 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. Since 2001 the NWS Swingtones have been led by Brian Lund, trombone. Renae Rich is the featured vocalist for ensemble.

Upcoming Events

Benefit Dance and Silent Auction
Friday, February 2, 2024 – 7:30PM to 10:00PM
Free Swing Dance Lessons from 6:15PM – 7:15PM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center, 114th and Fort St, Omaha, NE
Tickets $15 each available at the door

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

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Our Music and How to Engage with Us
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 Omaha Area.

The NWS Swingtones music is well suited to every celebratory event.  We have music for a variety of occasions;  wedding 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,  medleys, beguines, rhumbas, and other Latin numbers. The NWS Swingtones repertoire also includes 20 big band gospel tunes appropriate for concert.

NWS Swingtones Booking
The NWS Swingtones, an 18 member big band, are available for public and private events.  We do not have a smaller sized group.
For more information on rates for performances of 1 to 3 hours by contacting us via our voice mail service; 402-216-0122.
Please provide information about the nature of the event, the date, time, and specific place (name, city, state).
NOTE: We will not respond when the general location is not provided or when a request is for more than 3 hours of music.

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