Event Calendar

Here is the list of our planned upcoming performance dates.

Saturday, August 12th — Kiwanis Club “Casino Night” event at Santa Maria Vet’s Building.

Sunday, August 13th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Free Big Band Dance, “Riptide Plays The Ratpack,” featuring a real 14 piece big band, plus vocalists, playing all of your favorites for your dancing and listening pleasure! Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria. Refreshments available. Free admission. For more information contact Russ at: 775-843-2830.

Sunday, September 24th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, FREE Big Band Dance Party for Active Aging Week, sponsored by the City of Santa Maria Parks & Recreation Department. Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Saturday, November 4th — Pioneer Valley Association @ Santa Maria Elks Lodge, 7:00 – 10:00 pm.

Sunday, November 5th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Big Band Dance at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Saturday, November 11th — Veteran’s Day Event at the Lompoc Elks Lodge. Noon to 3:00 pm.

Saturday, November 18th — Santa Maria Philharmonic Association dinner at Santa Maria Radisson.

Sunday, December 31st — 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Noon Year’s Dance Party at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Recent Performances

Sunday, July 16th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Big Band Dance “Let’s Go Hawaiian” at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria. $10.00 admission each.

Sunday, June 11th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Big Band Dance “A June Tune Afternoon” at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria. $10.00 admission each.

Sunday, May 7th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, “Senior Prom” Dance sponsored by the Santa Maria Valley Senior Club and the Student Body from Pioneer Valley High School. FREE! Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, April 9th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, “Spring Break” Dance. FREE! Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, March 19th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, St. Patrick’s Day Dance. FREE! Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, February 12th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Valentine’s Dance sponsored by the Santa Maria Seniors’ Club. FREE! Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Performances in 2016

Saturday, January 9th — 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Private party, not open to the public. 90th Birthday Party for the patriarch of a large, prominent family in SLO county. At the Arroyo Grande Community Center.

Sunday, February 14th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Valentine’s Dance sponsored by the Santa Maria Seniors’ Club. Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, March 13th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, St. Patrick’s Day Dance at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, April 10th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, a “Roadtrip” Big Band Dance Party at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, May 1st — 1:30 – 4:00 pm – Senior Prom, “Mardi Gras” theme, intergenerationally sponsored by Pioneer Valley High School students and the Santa Maria Senior Club. A free event with raffle prizes and refreshments. Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, May 15th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm – A Spring Swing Big Band Dance party at the Lompoc Dick Dewees Center at Ocean and R Street in Lompoc.

Saturday, May 28th — 6:00 – 10:00 pm, Private party, not open to the public. 80th Birthday Party for the patriarch of a prominent family in SLO county. At the Arroyo Grande Community Center.

Sunday, June 12th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, a Big Band Dance Party at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, July 10th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, “Big Kahuna” Dance Party at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Friday, August 5th — Kiwanis Club “Casino Night” event at Santa Maria Vet’s Building.

Sunday, August 14th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, “Great American Songbook” Dance Party at the Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, September 25th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, FREE Big Band Dance Party for Active Aging Week, sponsored by the City of Santa Maria Parks & Recreation Department. Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Saturday, October 22nd — Pioneer Valley Association @ Santa Maria Elks Lodge, 7:00 – 10:00 pm.

Friday, November 11th — Veteran’s Day Event at the Lompoc Elks Lodge. Noon to 3:00 pm.

Sunday, November 13th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, a Big Band “Moondance” Party at the Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria. FREE admission!

Saturday, November 19th — Santa Maria Philharmonic Society Gala at the Santa Maria Country Club.

Sunday, December 18th — 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Christmas with Holly, a fundraiser for “Hats for Hope.” At the Santa Maria Country Club, 505 West Waller Lane, Santa Maria. Tickets are $25.00

Saturday, December 31st — 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Noon Year’s Dance Party at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria. FREE admission.

Performances in 2015

Sunday, February 8th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Valentine’s Dance sponsored by the Santa Maria Seniors’ Club. Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, March 8th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Saint Patrick’s Day Dance at the Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Saturday, April 11th — “Red, White & Blue” Fund-Raiser at the Lompoc Elks Lodge.

Sunday, April 12th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Spring Fling Big Band Dance at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, May 3rd — 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Senior Prom, “Classic Hollywood,” sponsored by Pioneer Valley High School students and the Santa Maria Senior Club. Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, June 14th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, “Blue Moon” Big Band Dance at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, July 12th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, “Hawaiian Days” Big Band Dance at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Friday, August 7th — Kiwanis Club “Casino Night” event at Santa Maria Vet’s Building.

Sunday, August 9th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Riptide Big Band plays the “Rat Pack” at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, September 27th — 1:00 – 4:00 pm, “Sock Hop” Big Band Dance for Active Aging Week, sponsored by the City of Santa Maria Parks & Recreation Department. Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, October 11th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Big Band Dance celebrating “Eleanor’s Birthday” at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Saturday, October 24th — 7:00 to 8:00 pm, at Pismo Beach’s Jubilee By The Sea Jazz Festival at their Saturday night “Swing Music and Dance Party.” Information at: Jubilee By The Sea.

Saturday, November 7th — Pioneer Valley Association @ Santa Maria Elks Lodge, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Sunday, November 8th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Big Band Dance “Playing Broadway & Movies” at Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Wednesday, November 11th — Veteran’s Day Event at the Lompoc Elks Lodge. Noon to 3:00 pm.

Sunday, December 20th — 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Third annual “Christmas with Holly,” a fund raiser benefit concert for “Hats for Hope,” an organization that provides the gift of a wig or hat to cancer patients going through treatment on the Central Coast. At the Santa Maria Country Club, 505 W. Waller Lane. For more information go to hatsforhope.com or call 805-489-4161.

Thursday, December 31st — Noon Year’s Dance Party sponsored by Santa Maria Senior’s Club and Santa Maria Parks and Recreation. Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Performances in 2014

Saturday, March 22nd — Fund-Raiser for the “Fallen Warriors Memorial,” Lompoc Elks Lodge, 6-10pm. Dinner/Dance/Live and Silent Auctions, Band will play from 7-10, Cost is $50.00 each.

Sunday, April 13th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Spring Fever Big Band Dance. Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, May 4th — Senior Prom at the Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria. Sponsored by the Santa Maria Mussell Senior Dance Club.

Sunday, June 8th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Big Band Sunday Dance. Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, July 13th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Mid-Summer Big Band Dance. Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, August 10th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Full Moon Big Band Dance. Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, August 24th — 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm. Arroyo Grande Village Summer Concert Series at the Rotary Bandstand. FREE concert on the grass. Our non-profit sponsor was the Pismo Beach Basin Street Regulars jazz club.

Sunday, September 21st — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, September Active Aging Dance, a free concert as the kick-off for the City of Santa Maria Active Aging week. Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Sunday, October 12th — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Big Band Autumn Dance. Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Saturday, October 18th — 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm at the SLO Vets’ Hall. Fund raiser for the SLO Children’s Museum.

Saturday, October 25th — 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm. We were one of the many outstanding bands that performed at Pismo Beach’s Jubilee By The Sea Jazz Festival during their Saturday night “Swing Music and Dance Party.” Information at: Jubilee By The Sea.

Sunday, November 2nd — 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Fall Dance Party. Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Tuesday, November 11th — 12:00 – 3:00 pm, Veterans’ Day Dance at Elks’s Lodge in Lompoc.

Wednesday, December 31st — 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Noon Year’s Dance Party sponsored by Santa Maria Senior’s Club and Santa Maria Parks and Recreation. Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave., Santa Maria.