THE LAKES AREA SWING BAND

ALUMNI & PART-TIME

Clare Alexander (Guitar)

Ron Capriotti (Trumpet)

Jillian Cobb (Saxophone)

Bob Diss (Piano)

Dave Emmerling (Vocal)

Dawn Christine Jonckowski (Vocal)

Holly Frederichs (Director/Saxophone)*

Noelle Jones (Saxophone)

Nancy Kiddoo (Piano)

Rachel McClanhan (Saxophone)

Guy McGinnis (Vocal)

Scott Memefee (Saxophone)

Roy Miller (Drums)

Russ Miller (Saxophone)*

Tracey Nielson (Trombone)

Hans Plattner (Drums)*

Dan Raftery (Trumpet)

Dominic Rossi (Guitar)
Joe Rossi (Trumpet)
Jim Slezak (Trombone)

   * Founding/Original Band Members

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Don Morrison

VOCALISTS

Mike Unti, Chris Vail

SAXOPHONES

Don Morrison, BIll Brewer, Bob Kuntz

TRUMPETS

Adam Velez, Lou Thoms, Brant Kanak

TROMBONES

Jeff Lang, Tony Seda, Rick Prus, Joe Kuzmanoff

RHYTHM SECTION

Larry Langenberg (Piano/Guitar)
Paul Seeber (Bass)
Steve Past (Drums)

 

CURRENT FULL-TIME MEMBERS

ABOUT THE BAND

HISTORY

UPCOMING SHOWS

Back in the summer of 1999, several members of the Lakes Area Community Concert Band were chatting during a rehearsal break. They discussed a common love of swing music and how fun it would be to play in such a group. Holly Frederichs made some phone calls and borrowed some music; and by December of 1999, the Lakes Area Community Swing Band was born.

 

The swing band's first public performance was at Leisure Village the following April, and the band has grown ever since.

 

Years later, the full 18-piece swing band now has over 170 charts in their books, their own sound equipment, stands, and accessories. They play for weddings, anniversaries, private parties, fund-raisers, and public events all over Lake and McHenry counties, simply for the love of swing music!

 

The Lakes Area Swing Band is strictly non-for-profit. All funds received go the purchase of new music, equipment, and most importantly, our scholarship fund which is awarded to school music departments and students studying music beyond high school.

 

All musicians are volunteers: they play simply for the love and enjoyment of sharing this timeless music.

ABOUT THE BAND