Big Band Dances

Big Band Dances

Our next big band dance will be our New Year's Eve Gala on December 31, 2015. Check back later for details as they are determined.

Examples of previous Big Band Dances onboard the USS Hornet Museum


Dec 2012 — 3 O'Clock Jump

April 2013 — 3 O'Clock Jump

May 2012 – Harry James Orchestra

May 2011 – Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

Jul 2010 – Glenn Miller

Dec 2010 – 3 O'Clock Jump

Feb 2009 – Romano Marchetti Orchestra


March 2008 – Tommy Dorsey


Voted as one of the best places to hear and dance to swing music in the Bay Area, the USS Hornet Museum attracts “swing-era” crowds in excess of 1,200 people. These are some of the popular Big Bands that have performed aboard the USS Hornet:

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
The Count Basie Orchestra
The Cab Calloway Orchestra
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Harry James Orchestra
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
Les Brown & His Band of Renown
Artie Shaw Orchestra
The American Swing Orchestra's Benny Goodman Tribute

Local Bay Area Bands include:

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
The Swing Session
Stompy Jones
Romano Marchetti Orchestra
Three O’Clock Jump

Information: (510) 521-8448 x 282

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