Hendersonville Swing Band

Since 1983
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Our History

The Hendersonville Swing Band, under the direction of trombonist Jerry Zink, plays music of the Big Band era of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. The band is primarily a rehearsal band made up of a group of 17 musicians who get together to play this music for their own enjoyment. Nearly all the members of the band are retirees. At present, the band has members from Henderson, Transylvania, Haywood and Buncombe counties.

The current band is an outgrowth of two earlier groups which had been rehearsing and performing in Henderson County since 1983. The original organization was more of a society orchestra led by Irvin Grimm and called the Grimm Aces. In the late ‘80s, the group evolved into a small dance band called the Stardusters. Players were added to the band until about 1994 when it finally became the band it is today.

Performances

The Hendersonville Swing Band gives three to four public performances each year. With only a few exceptions, the concerts have been fundraisers for service clubs and agencies such as the following:

  • Interfaith Assistance Ministry
  • The Environmental and Conservation
  • Organization (ECO)
  • The Dispute Settlement Center
  • The Hendersonville Kiwanis Club
  • Scholarship Fund
  • The Hendersonville Symphony
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
  • Hendersonville Community MusicCenter
  • Thrive
  • Medical Loan Closet
  • Hendersonville Civitan Club

Although the band prefers to remain close to home in Henderson County, it has traveled as far away as Columbus to play at Tryon Estates, Tryon at the Tryon Fine Arts Center and Canton at the Colonial Theater.

Upcoming Concerts

If your organization is interested in sponsoring a concert, click the Contact the Band button below on this site.

Trinity Presbyterian Church

Location: 900 Blythe Street Hendersonville NC 28791

Aug 28th, 2022 / 3pm

Fletcher United Methodist Church

Location: 50 Library Rd Fletcher, NC 28732

Sept 24th, 2022 / 3 pm

Band Members

B J Sharp

B J Sharp

Piano

John Barrett

John Barrett

Drums

Tom Donnelly

Tom Donnelly

Percussion / Vocalist

Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson

Trombone

Tommy Brendel

Tommy Brendel

Trombone

Jerry Zink

Jerry Zink

Trombone

Joe Brashier

Joe Brashier

Trombone

Stephen Ray

Stephen Ray

Trumpet

Wayne Fraederich

Wayne Fraederich

Trumpet

John McCoy

John McCoy

Trumpet

Jesse Gram

Jesse Gram

Trumpet

Ron Judd

Ron Judd

Trumpet

Tim Meadows

Tim Meadows

Alto Sax

Marilyn Campbell

Marilyn Campbell

Alto Sax

Tom Ward

Tom Ward

Tenor Sax

John Caldemeyer

John Caldemeyer

Tenor Sax

Kim Jacklin

Kim Jacklin

Baritone Sax

Leo Bjorlie

Leo Bjorlie

String Bass

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