Come See the Big Band of Praise!
On October 18 at 6pm, BBOP will be leading us in our first monthly Hymn Sing. This is a community event, so please invite your friends. Want to know a bit more about BBOP? Check out their website:
Here is their story:
In 1995 in Holland, Michigan, a group of players were put together for a one-time Sunday service special music event. Who knew that this many years later this core group of church musicians would grow in to BBOP: the Big Band of Praise!
The BBOP of today continues because they are passionate about big band music and sharing that music and their stories to as many people possible. Most of the players are only part-time musicians and commit to each season of rehearsals and performances in addition to the full-time jobs and busy lives they lead. They are a tight-knit group of friends that look forward to each new season as they grow closer in their friendships and tighter in their music.
The BBOP season runs January through December with a large portion of their events held during the summer months of May through August. BBOP will usually offer a one to two hour concert of big band standards and gospel songs set to a swing beat. You will hear them at summer concert series, festivals, professional sporting events and many other venues. Where there’s an audience that’s ready to swing, they’d love to be there.