Band News & Events

”In November the Big Band Express Nine Piece Band played at the Ypsilanti Fire House Museum for their 25th anniversary fundraiser gala.
“We really enjoyed the Big Band Express Orchestra playing at our 25th anniversary gala celebration.
Their musical sound was the perfect entertainment for our old-fashioned Firemen’s Ball”.
Dave Egeler-Michigan Firehouse Museum
We also played at a Grand Opening of the updated Hechtman Apartments at the Jewish Senior Life of Michigan.  The crowd loved the music and there was plenty of dancing and celebration.


Residents, staff, and management have all been raving about how fantastic the grand opening was. Since last night, I’ve heard many compliments on the music in particular. Please pass along my thanks to the rest of the band.
Thanks again,
Tova Schreiber
Life Enrichment Coordinator


“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. 2024 All Rights Reserved