The current band consists of long-time Parkersburg area musicians including Doug Hess's son Whitney Hess, Felice Jorgensen, Buddy Lee, Richard Board, Eric Staats, Tim Marks, Angie Harkness and Jeff Edman to name a few. Local band directors both current and former are well represented and a few Ohio University students are sprinkled in from time to time as we always attempt to play with a complete BIG BAND. That means 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, and a rhythm section of piano, bass, and drums. Vocalist Marsha Parsons and renowned trombonist Rick Lillard are featured performers with the group.
That adds up to 18 people, 18 musicians which make up the BIG BAND sound. You can play the same songs with a small group but the experience of listening and dancing to the BIG BAND is completely different. Make your next dance really special. Hire a BIG BAND!"