The Stardust Big Band
Best in the Land
STARDUST is the award winning big band which performs music ranging from the Big Band Era to more recent dance music. If you are in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri or Oklahoma and are looking for a big band for your event you need look no further. The Stardust Big Band rehearses weekly for the most part and performs at least once a month so you know you are getting a group that is tried and true. They are always ready to play for you. Their library of more than 200 songs includes Swing, Latin, Rock, Waltzes and Ballads, and arrangements from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Woody Herman. The membership of this dynamic group consists of musicians from many areas of Arkansas, all of whom aspire to the highest level of musicianship and are dedicated to the perpetuation of the "Big Band" sound. Band members have performed with some of the biggest stars of yesteryear including Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller, Patti Page and more. If you want the best big band/swing band/dance band in the area, this is it.
If you live in Arkansas and are interested in having the Stardust Big Band play for you or your event, the group is listed with Arkansas Arts on Tour. You may be eligible to have up to 40% of the cost of the Stardust Big Band paid. You can download an application at the bottom of this linked page.
Stardust performs music for dancing and listening once a month in the Crystal Ballroom of the Arlington Hotel in Downtown Hot Springs, AR. Admission is $10 per person with no dress code. Most show up in casual or dress casual attire, however many wear black tie and evening gowns. See our schedule page for dates and times.
Stardust specializes in music for dances and special occasions. If you are interested in music for concerts, festivals or other events, we recommend our sister group, The Arkansas Jazz Orchestra.
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