Rancho Santa Fe Big Band Holiday Concert to feature Pearl Harbor tribute


The 17-piece Rancho Santa Fe Big Band’s Holiday Concert will be held on Sunday evening, Dec. 11, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Village Church Fellowship Hall on Paseo Delicious. Under the direction of professor Jack Wheaton, with Dom and Marie Addario producing the event, the pops-like concert will feature holiday swing favorites, and also celebrate the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Pearl Harbor which took place on Dec. 7, 1941, the day the United States entered World War II.

The music of the war years from 1941-45, born of passion, romance, sentimentality and bravado, told a story of a world in peril, of families torn apart, lovers lost but not forgotten, bravery, and patriotism with tunes like: “I’ll Never Smile Again,” “American Patrol,” “The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “A Train, Sentimental Journey,” “I Thought About You,” “Let’s Dance” and more.

It’s a concert not to be missed — seeped in history, nostalgia, holiday magic and just pure swinging fun. The Big Band with the finest swing musicians around, plays the original big band arrangements of the ‘40s. Its mission since its inception 11 years ago is to keep Swing, this all-American art form alive and accessible.

The Pops-like indoor setting where you bring your own wine and appetizers, gather with your friends and family for an evening of big band swing music promises to be another sell-out.

Call Marie Addario at 858-756-4542 for table reservations. Individual tickets may also be purchased at the Rancho Santa Fe Association Office beginning Nov. 1. The cost is $45 per ticket. Check out the Rancho Santa Fe Big Band’s web site for more information:

and reserve early for this fabulous event.