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A standard 17-piece instrumentation evolved in the big bands, for which many commercial arrangements are available. This instrumentation consists of five saxophones (most often two altos, two tenors, and one baritone), four trumpets, four trombones (often including one bass trombone) and a four-piece rhythm section (composed of drums, acoustic bass or electric bass, piano and guitar). However, variants to this instrumentation are common.

Composers, arrangers, and bandleaders have used sections with more or fewer players, and additional instruments, such as valve trombone, baritone horn/euphonium (both of which are usually used in place of or with trombones), vibes, bass clarinet, French horn, tuba, banjo, accordion and strings (violin, viola, cello).

Male and female vocalists have also joined big bands to perform particular arrangements.

Musical Links.
Here you can find links to musicians in the band who perform in their own bands and other local music groups

Shroton Ukulele Club
Jazz Set

 

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This Blandford based band was formed in 1983 as a ten piece ensemble to perform at corporate functions, tea dances and other social events for Ballroom dancing.

After many successful years - and with the interest shown by other musicians to join the band - it was decided to enlarge the band to an Eighteen Piece Big Band. Playing music made famous by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and many other bands of the swing era. We also play arrangements written for the contemporary Jazz orchestra..

We now have a library of over 3,000 orchestrations from which to choose a varied and interesting programme All members of the band are either professional, or semi-professional, and include many former H.M Forces musicians.

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Please contact us if you require details of our fees. It is band policy to undertake a limited number of engagements each year for Bona-Fide charities.

 

            

Nostalgia is not dead. It is alive and kicking with the Ambassadors Big Band sound. The band accepts bookings for many different types of event:

We work very closely with every client to ensure a our performance is remembered as something very special.

Why not talk to us to see how we can make your event even more memorable.

Bryan Johnson band leader

Dates


Crown Hotel Blandford
Sunday December 4th 6.00-8.30pm Advance tickets from Brian Telephone:01929 471809.

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