About The Tyler Big Band

The Tyler Big Band was organized 1986. The band presently consists of 17 members who hearse weekly at the Band’s rehearsal hall in Tyler.

Several members of the band have performed for “name” bands and other organization including the Ink Spots, Dinah Shore Show, Ray Anthony, Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians, Six Flags over Texas, U.S. Navy Show Band, U. S. Air Force Band, Phantom Regiment Drum Corps International, Fellowship Orchestra and Green Acres Baptist Church Orchestra.

The band has an extensive library of many popular songs of the “big band era” as well as ballads, swing, latin, waltz, two-step and fox-trot and special arrangements for “big band orchestras”.

The Band is dedicated to recreating the exciting songs made popular during the Big Band era of the 1930’s and 1940’s. The Band plays many of the tunes recorded and played at dances all across the country by such notable Bands as the Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Bands, Harry James, Ray Anthony, Count Base, and many others. The Glenn Miller arrangements are the favorite of the group and their performances and dances include many of the songs made famous by the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

The Band has recorded five albums. The recordings were made at the Rosewood Studios in Tyler, with final production by the National Tape Corporation in Nashville, Tennessee. The band recently released 2 CD albums entitled “The Best of the Tyler Big Band” and “Tribute”