The BJO starts their 15th season

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!



Bruce Flello,

Band Leader

The Bruce James Orchestra


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