On December 28, 2014, the Bruce James Orchestra was honoured to perform for the Suburban Swing Christmas Masquerade. The dance floor was packed all night with over 290 enthusiastic swing dancers all adorned in beautiful costumes. As always, the BJO had a great time providing live big band music for this amazing group of dancers. Thanks to Jason and Crystal Warner for the invitation. Looking forward to the next show! Valentines Dance?!?!
Join the Bruce James Orchestra for a trip down memory lane with classic through contemporary themes from favourite television shows and the big screen. This event will be great fun for the whole family! Bring a lawn chair, lots of friends, your kids and even a bag of popcorn! 7-9PM at Pitt Meadows’ Spirit Square TONIGHT! Look forward to seeing everyone!
Due to questionable rain, in addition to wet ground in audience seating area at Spirit Square, Summer Serenade is cancelled tonight – Wednesday, August 13, 2014.
Join us next Wednesday (weather permitting) for a Night at the Movies where the BJO will perform classic to contemporary movie themes!
Thank you all for your support of music in your community!
We look forward to seeing you next week!
So far the weather is cooperating and thus, Summer Serenade with the BJO is on tonight! Join the Bruce James Orchestra from 7-9PM at Pitt Meadows’ Spirit Square for a free community concert! Bring a lawn chair and at least two friends! its going to be a great show! Check in for updates closer to show time!
The weather is great! Now time for some great big band music!
Join the Bruce James Orchestra tonight from 7-9PM at Pitt Meadows’ Spirit Square for a free community concert! Bring a lawn chair, your sunglasses and at least two friends! its going to be a great show! We look forward to seeing you there!
SUMMER SERENADE WEATHER UPDATE:
Hello friends of the BJO! I’m sorry to report that – due to unfavourable weather – There will be NO SUMMER SERENADE PERFORMANCE TONIGHT (July 23). We do however, plan to be back next Wednesday at Pitt Meadows’ Spirit Square – 7-9pm! Check our Facebook or Website for next week’s performance update! Have a wonderful week!
Bruce Flello, Band Leader
The Bruce James Orchestra was recently privileged to perform at two very important functions: The Maple Ridge Bandstand Birthday Bash celebrating the the 20th birthday of the Maple Ridge Bandstand, and for Mr. & Mrs. Alex and Amanda Angus’ vintage themed wedding – both on June 14, 2014.
The bandstand birthday bash ran 9:30AM-8:00PM on Saturday June 14, 2014. Various musical groups from all over the lower mainland participated. The Bandstand was re-dedicated to the city, and various members of the political community were present to help celebrate this community gathering place. The Bruce James Orchestra was the headliner group for this event.
Congratulations to the Maple Ridge Concert Band for organizing this fabulous community event! www.mrcb.ca
In addition to musical performances, there was even a wedding held during the bandstand birthday festivities: that of Amanda Rohl and Alex Angus. See their wedding story here: www.mapleridgenews.com/news/251009901.html
After the ceremony and after the bandstand set, the BJO made their way to the Rohl/Angus wedding reception to perform.
This wedding was a wonderful celebration, but also important to the band as Amanda Angus (neé Rohl) is one of our members! The dance floor was hot, the band sounded great, and the bride and groom looked stunning. Congratulations to the newlyweds. Best wishes for a very happy life together filled with love, laughter, and of course – music!
Fall upon us signifies the end of summer. This summer was one of wonderful weather, great music and community for the Bruce James Orchestra – the Tri Cities’ hottest Big Band.
We at the Bruce James Orchestra would like to thank the Maple Ridge Times and the Maple Ridge News for helping us promote big band music in our community, and for running articles about our 3rd annual Summer Serenade – a free community concert series which occurred every Wednesday night throughout July and August at Spirit Square in Pitt Meadows.
The success of the Bruce James Orchestra Summer Serenade would not however, be possible without our patrons! This summer, over 1,000 big band lovers from all over the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley came out to enjoy our music in Spirit Square. We anticipate next summer will bring out even more audience members, and more great swing dancers!
On behalf of the Bruce James Orchestra, I would also like to acknowledge the tireless work and support of Danielle Toth, Kathryn Baird, and all of the members at the Parks & Leisure Services Department of Ridge Meadows. Further appreciation goes to Deb Walters, Mayor of the City of Pitt Meadows for the Certificate of Thanks from the city to the Bruce James Orchestra for organizing and performing at Summer Serenade 2013. Summer may be over but the Bruce James Orchestra plans to keep it hot by continuing to perform great music!
Thank you to everyone for your on-going support of the Bruce James Orchestra! Looking forward to Summer Serenade 2014, and a year of great music ahead!
The Bruce James Orchestra