“The Big Band Express played in late October at Cambrian Senior Living which is an assisted living facility in South Lyon. This was in honor of Howard Holmes who was an original band member. Howard loved the concert.” In this picture Howard is holding Dick Cywinski’s sax and is standing next to him. Howard always sat next to Cy. The band sounded great and brought tears to Howard’s eyes. He really enjoyed it as well as all the other patients.
Howard Holmes, long time member of the Big Band Express for nearly 40 years, passed peacefully on Monday, September 9. He was 95 years of age.
He was beloved by all who knew him. His love of music, especially big band music was always an important part of his life.
He had many dear friends based in that love of music.