Engaging the Band

Technical requirements of the Big Band.

Here are some things we need from you.

* Outlets: 2 or 3 regular 110-volt outlets.

* Free soft drinks, deli-tray or meal for the band members.

* If outside our sound & band equipment needs to be covered from the rain or hail.

* Staging: We have numerous ways to set up our Big Band to fit smaller rooms and narrow stages. If the stage is small or shallow of depth, sometimes we put the saxophone section on the floor right up to the dance floor. Sometimes if the stage area is narrow but wide, we set up in a V shape or as we call it, the flying wedge. But, if you want to set up a nice size stage for us and space is not a problem, we can fit everyone on a 16′ deep by 20′ wide stage.

Set up: We usually need at least two hours to set up all our sound equipment, risers, lights etc. Finding the band members a separate room to put their coats, horn cases, and more away from your guests etc., is also a great idea. If you are using us in a festival we can set up quickly if you already have the sound equipment and an sound engineer or technical assistant in place.

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Last Saturday, I had the great pleasure of playing with the always fantastic Andrew Thielen Big Band at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery, Alabama. We played for four hours with no break. Great and responsive audience and great tunes. ... See MoreSee Less

Today, our family enjoyed listening to The Andrew Thielen Big Band Christmas Concert that I recorded live (from your board feed) at the UNCW Kenan Auditorium on December 14, 1996. Jackie Beaumont was the vocalist. Hard to believe I've now played the CD for 22 Christmases since then! Love to you all. ... See MoreSee Less


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wow David....that's so nice of you to post this message. You made my day and it's Christmas! Wow...that's about when my band was just starting. I'd love to hear that sometime and if you ever get a chance to send it to me at atbigband@aol.com that would be sensational. I needed some fun news like this today. God bless you David, thanks again and Merry Christmas. 😁

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This video now holds the record for most views in 8 days. 5746 people have viewed this lovely ballad we played in October. A pretty song sung and played wonderfully on a rainy day at the vineyard. Thanks to Donna L Barrow for recording this!

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Gail singing "When I Fall in Love" with the Andrew Thielen Big Band at the La Belle Amie Vineyard on Saturday, Oct. 7th. #sweetbliss #blissfuljoy #allotherspale
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