March Concert Photo (c) 2011

Swing back in time with the Yachats Big Band on Oregon's Central Coast...

This 17-piece big band plays newer tunes of the day, as well as the music of your life from the Big Band Era. This combination of styles is absolutely sure to make any function: weddings, corporate meetings, fraternal orders, etc., a real success. Our home area is Oregon's Central Coast, from Lincoln City, Newport to Florence.

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Photo of Vocalist - Sue McEneny and the band August 2003, performing for the Monthly Yachats Big Band Dance
Monthly Dance/Concert

Grab your dance shoes or come as you are, to join them as they play the music of your life for their monthly community concert/dance. They will be playing the first Thursday of the month January 3rd, from 7:00-9:00 PM in a smoke and alcohol free environment at the Yachats Commons, at 441 N. Coast Hwy 101 (between 4th and 5th on Hwy 101) Yachats, Oregon.

Photo of crowd during the August 2004, Monthly Yachats Big Band DanceCouples, families and singles are invited to dance to the Big Band Classics of Glen Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and others or just come listen and enjoy an evening of great entertainment. The Yachats Big Band is a non- profit group dedicated to preserving swing era music. A donation of $5.00 for adults is appreciated and FREE for children under 12.

Lite refreshments of coffee and cookies will also be available by donation to the Friends of the Yachats Commons, to aid in the support of the building upkeep.

Mark your calendar now to join us for the following upcoming monthly concert/dance dates in the Yachats Commons, at 441 N. Coast Hwy 101 (between 4th and 5th on Hwy 101) Yachats, Oregon: Feb 7th, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, Aug. 1st, Sept. 5th, Oct. 3rd, Nov. 7th, and Dec. 5, 2013 at the Yachats Commons.

For further information contact the Yachats Big Band by Phone: 541-547-4252

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PLEASE NOTE: Although a thorough effort is made to provide complete and accurate details, guests are encouraged to contact the organization sponsoring the event to confirm dates, location and other details. Dates and events are subject to change without notice.

Available for hire for weddings, etc.

Photo of a couple of local dancers

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Photo of the members during a practice

Yachats Big Band

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About Us

The Yachats Big Band was formed by Bill Bryner in 1992 with the members coming from all walks of life, but all sharing a common interest in big band music. There's a real plethora of experience in this band as the membership includes band directors, music teachers, college professors, a marine biologist, local business people, and retired professional musicians. They all have one thing in common, they've all spent many years learning their craft and truly enjoy getting together to play with the band, whether its for a rehearsal or a performance.

The band is rehearsed by - Jim Cameron.

Roster of Current Members
of the Yachats Big Band

(For more information on the individual players, click on their names)
  • Tenor/Alto Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trombone
  • Bass Trombone
  • Trombone/Music Librarian
Kathy Cline
  • Trumpet
  • Trumpet
Derek Daniels
  • Trumpet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
Joyce Staffenson
  • Piano/Vocalist
  • Trumpet
Virgil Walkley
  • Bass/Vocalist
  • Bari Saxophone
  • Trombone/Music Librarian
Will Williams
  • Percussion

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