|Get your swing thing on|
The PETER BANTING SWINGTET was formed in 1999. The group’s instrumentation includes: guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, alto and tenor saxophones, and trombone.
Its members are all experienced professional musicians, who have performed in a variety of musical settings, including pit bands for musicals, marching bands, dance bands, concert bands and symphony orchestras. They got together for the pure joy of playing.
The SWINGTET is in demand, playing at fairs and street festivals, dances and weddings, and at commercial functions. Some commercial engagements include:
- Caledonia Fair,
- Fergus Market,
- Locke Street Festival,
- All Over Dover Music Festival,
- 447 RCAF Wing Club,
- Fieldcote Soiree,
- 30th Anniversary dinner/dance by Hamilton’s First Place,
- Selkirk Lions Club Big Band Dance
The SWINGTET plays the happy, buoyant and melodic popular “standard” tunes of the mid-twentieth century, the big band music that was so captivating during and after the Second World War, and the ever-popular Broadway Show melodies. Their music is bouncy and lyrical — the stuff you can hum, sing or whistle, such as “C’est Si Bon,” and “Fly Me to the Moon.”
Their music is infectious. Seniors especially can enjoy and relate to SWINGTET music. It is the music of their generation. The band has performed in Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, for the past six annual Seniors’ Jubilees. As a service to the community, the group offers frequent performances at Golden Horseshoe retirement and seniors’ residences.