The Big Band of Rossmoor Dance and Show – November 2nd Press Release

The Big Band of Rossmoor

You are invited to The Big Band of Rossmoor’s final Show and Dance for 2016 on November 2 at the Rossmoor Events Center. Joining the Band will be dancers from many of Rossmoor’s dance clubs.  All dancers are most welcome!  Free dance lessons are offered before the show from 5:30 to 6:30 by Gail Enright. Gail will have you dancing in no time.

Both singles and couples are welcome to attend this event.  You may dance or simply take a seat and watch the show!

2016 marks the 25th year of the 31 member intergenerational Big Band of Rossmoor. Students from Acalanes High, Northgate High, Stanley Middle School and DVC have participated over the years joining their senior musical counterpart to preserve this original American art form.

Free optional dance lessons are included with your ticket.  Lessons begin at 5:30. The doors open at 6:45 pm and the dance and show begin at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $15.00 at the door or $10 on line at

It is our tradition to share FREE root beer floats with all who attend.

Thousands of Rossmoor residents have enjoyed the Big Band of Rossmoor over the past 25 years .

Come join us on November 2.

Purchase Tickets

Read More

The Big Band of Rossmoor Welcomes You to Open House

The Big Band of Rossmoor
invites you to attend our first

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7:30-9:30
Hillside Clubhouse, Rossmoor

Come observe the band in rehearsal!
Bring your instrument if you want to “sit in” with the band

We are looking for senior, adult, and student musicians
who play violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone
and tenor or baritone saxophone.
We are also looking for a drummer and a bass player.

We are an intergenerational band that performs the music of the golden Big Band
era of the 30s, 40s and 50s for the Rossmoor and the Lamorinda communities.
We rehearse Wednesdays at the Rossmoor Hillside Clubhouse from 7:30-9:30PM.

Please check us out at our Facebook page:
For more information, contact Judy Haxo at

Read More

Tribute to The Troops – July 16th show at the Lafayette Reservoir


Tribute to The Troops
Honoring our Veterans and Saluting our Troops
Saturday July 16, 2016
5:30 PM to Twilight
Lafayette Reservoir
FREE to the public and all military

Download Press Release

Download Color Brochure

USO Brochure 8.5x11 (6-21) (1)_Page_1 USO Brochure 8.5x11 (6-21) (1)_Page_2

Twilight Concert and Picnic – featuring The Shakey Zimmerman Acoustic Trio and
The Big Band of Rossmoor.

There was a day when veterans came home to their communities with arms wide open. Communities would organize, have a parade and celebrate their return. These traditions, like our veterans, have been forgotten. So in the spirit of remembering our veterans, Lafayette Rotary will honor veterans of all wars, peacetime service, active reserves, and military. Along with the call out to veterans, active troops and families are invited to attend. Master of Ceremonies duties go to ABC News Anchor Dan Ashley. Each branch of military will be honored with their song and small American flags will be distributed to veterans or their families.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 16, 2016, 5:30 pm to twilight, and honor our heroes with your attendance. Twilight Concert under the Stars includes:
• The Big Band of Rossmoor featuring
• Special Guests – The Shakey Zimmerman Acoustic Trio
• Program honoring veterans, active duty troops and reserves
• Military vehicles from the Department of Defense
• Historic Jeeps and equipment vehicles
• The Mobile Vet Center with onsite counseling on veterans benefits, healthcare, finances, education and housing
• Lafayette Rotary’s new stage and picnic area overlooking the lake

The 32-piece Big Band of Rossmoor, first established over 25 years ago, is comprised of musicians ages 14 to 93. Our goal is to build community by providing educational and performance opportunities for all ages.

The Shakey Zimmerman Acoustic Trio brings to you a set of unforgettable songs penned Bob Dylan and Neil Young. The group performs the most famous numbers from the cannon of these two iconic legends, done true to form. Singer, guitarist, harmonica player, Pat Nevins — known by Lafayette Art & Wine Festival goers and Town Hall Theatre patrons for his uncanny ability to channel both Dylan and Young — is supported here by Piedmont Style fingerpicking guitar ace, Jody Salino and Walnut Creek Orchestra bassist, Peter Ruszel. The trio is sheer magic. Don’t miss this set. Satisfaction guaranteed!
Bring a blanket, your lawn chairs and a picnic
The Lafayette Reservoir is located west of downtown Lafayette

The Big Band of Rossmoor is presented by Generations in Jazz
For more information visit


Read More

About The Big Band of Rossmoor

The 32-piece Big Band of Rossmoor, first established over 25 years ago, is comprised of musicians ages 14 to 93. Our goal is to build community by providing educational and performance opportunities for all ages.

Big Band Group Photo 4-21-16, Jazz Festival, DSC_0050

2016 Events

  • February 17th – Show and Dance. Rossmoor Event Center.
  • April 21st – Generations In Jazz Festival – Rossmoor Event Center
  • May 14th – Concert at the Reservior  – Lafayette Reservoir
  • May 29th – Collings Foundation – Air Show – Livermore Airport
  • July 16th – Salute The Veterans Show at the Res. Lafayette Reservoir
  • November 2nd – Show and Dance. Rossmoor Event Center

Check back for more details!

Read More