WEATHER UPDATE: AUGUST 21, 2019

SUMMER SERENADE: AUGUST 21, 2019:

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN 🙁

POST-PONED TO NEXT WED. AUGUST 28th!

Hey Bruce James Orchestra Vancouver Big Band fans! Once again, due to rain, Summer Serenade is CANCELLED TONIGHT! 🙁 Craziest “summer” weather ever! 🙁 We plan to extend our summer season and be swingin’ next Wednesday at 7pm.

IF THE WEATHER DOES NOT COOPERATE NEXT WEEK, WE WILL STILL PERFORM AT PITT MEADOWS HERITAGE HALL on Harris Rd! 7PM. Huge place with room to dance!

If you still want some great tunes (and an opportunity to dance TONIGHT!), head down to Pitt Meadows‘ South Bonson Community Centre at 7pm for a night of swing music and swing dancing w/Jason Warner and Suburban Swing Abbotsford– Pitt Meadows studio. Beginners welcome! Contact Jason for more info! jason@suburbanswing.com or visithttps://www.suburbanswing.com/pitt-meadows

SUMMER SERENADE GUEST ARTIST: Wed. July 31/19

Our audience asked – we supplied! We are pleased to introduce to our friends and fans in Pitt Meadows, “HAPPY HOUR” – Maple Ridge’s own rockin’ Celtic inspired band!

HAPPY HOUR is a four piece, Celtic-inspired, acoustic band that plays all your favourite celebratory songs. Songs that remind you of Ireland, Scotland, Eastern Canada, and beyond. Songs that, even if you are unfamiliar with them, can be sung along to immediately. They guarantee your toes will be a tappin’!

They will be performing in our stead this coming Wednesday! Don’t miss it! 7-9PM at Pitt Meadows Spirit Square!

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FRIENDS AT GOLDEN EARS UNITED CHURCH!

SAD DAY WHEN PEOPLE STEAL FROM A CHURCH. FLAGS (and POLES!) STOLEN LAST WEEK 🙁

Please help in replacement costs! Flags Stolen From Maple Ridge Church 🙁

The Bruce James Orchestra is raising money to benefit Golden Ears United Church to obtain new Pride and Transgender flags which were stolen this week – only a month after the church became Affirming. This church generously shares its space with our Big Band when we need rehearsal space and asks only our friendship and music in return. They always help us … it is our turn to help them. Any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE:  

Golden Ears United Church GoFundMe Flag Campaign 

Musically yours,

The Bruce James Orchestra

Hey Bruce James Orchestra Vancouver Big Band fans! Once again, due to rain, Summer Serenade is CANCELLED TONIGHT! 🙁 Craziest “summer” weather ever! 🙁 We plan be back swingin’ next Wednesday at 7pm. If you still want some great tunes (and an opportunity to dance!), head down to Pitt Meadows‘ South Bonson Community Centre at 7pm for a night of swing music and swing dancing w/Jason Warner and Suburban Swing Abbotsford– Pitt Meadows studio. Beginners welcome! Contact Jason for more info! jason@suburbanswing.com or visithttps://www.suburbanswing.com/pitt-meadows

Bruce James Orchestra turns 20 years old in 2019!

Since it’s inception in January 1999, the Bruce James Orchestra has been bringing the Best of Big Band to the Greater-Vancouver / Lower Mainland areas of B.C. A power-house 19-piece Big Band with two fabulous vocalists John Cronin and Shannon Messam, the Bruce James Orchestra strives to bring the authentic sounds of the big band era through to present day hits to our audiences. We pride ourselves on musical excellence, showmanship and in having the most fun we can as an ensemble making great music together.

The band is now accepting bookings for 2019. We are available for:

  • Weddings
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Private Functions
  • Fundraising events
  • Corporate events
  • Celebrations of Life
  • Swing Dances
  • Community Events
  • Jazz Vespers  … and anywhere great music is required!

Please send us an inquiry if you’d like to know more about our services!

We also come equipped to provide:

  • Solo Piano or Guitar for events such as weddings or celebrations of life
  • A small 6-8 piece jazz combo for events such as small parties and cocktail receptions
  • A small instrumental quartet with vocalist
  • Affiliate DJ service at all our events

We look forward to working with you in 2019 – our 20th anniversary year!

Summer Serenade 2018 Kicks off TONIGHT!

 2018 SUMMER SERENADE outdoor concert series kicks off TONIGHT!

7PM – Spirit Square – 12027 Harris Rd Pitt Meadows, British Columbia (@ Civic Centre Rd). Come for a night of big band hits under the sun!

Bruce James Orchestra plays every Wednesday evening July 4-August 22 – 7-9pm!

FREE WEEKLY CONCERT!

Kids, dogs and dancers welcome!

See you there!

BIG BAND AVAILABLE FOR HIRE!

Hello everyone!

While the Bruce James Orchestra is busy with bookings into late 2018, we are still taking performance requests and are available for hire!  We would love to be a part of your special event. We specialize in:

  • weddings
  • anniversaries
  • dances
  • celebrations of life
  • formal concerts
  • corporate events
  • private parties … and  more!

We come equipped to provide a small jazz combo, solo piano, solo guitar, Master of Ceremony services in addition to the full Big Band with Vocals. We can also provide full affiliate DJ service for your event.

The Bruce James Orchestra has a long history of providing exceptional big band/jazz/dance band music in the Tri-Cities/Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley; we have been performing all over the Lower Mainland since 1999. We perform a variety of big band music and are adaptable to all types of audiences/performance situations. We are a band that exudes high energy in our performance, incorporates rehearsed choreography in our selections, and is an ensemble which prides itself on excellence in both music, and showmanship.

If you are looking to add flare and style to your next event with exceptional music, we want to hear from you!

Contact us via the website, find us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/brucejamesorchestra/  or email us: bruce@brucejamesorchestra.com

 

Thanks to the Pitt Meadows Community …

… for an amazing Summer 2017 season!

With over 2000 people in our audiences over eight public performances in Pitt Meadows’ beautiful Spirit Square, this has been a record year in attendance for our Summer Serenade Concert Series!

The Bruce James Orchestra is honoured to have the opportunity each year to play in our own community, and is elated that big band music continues to be enjoyed, and that our event grows in attendance each year!

Thanks to everyone for your attendance and support of local live music.

Thanks also to Mayor and Council of the City of Pitt Meadows for their support, and to Susann Sigmund and the Arts, Culture and Heritage Department of the City of Pitt Meadows for all their assistance and support to ensure our summer season in Pitt Meadows was a success.

We look forward to seeing you all next summer … if not before!

All my best wishes,

Bruce – Band Leader – on behalf of the Bruce James Orchestra.