Sentimental Journey is a 17 piece Big Band started in 1986 by Dick Miller as a rehearsal band to give area musicians an opportunity to play big band music for their own enjoyment. The band was soon being asked to play for area events.
The band features many of the area's best musicians and includes both male and female vocalists. The band plays the music made famous by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald and many others of the great big band era. Sentimental Journey has a library of over 400 arrangements including swing, fox trot, waltzes, Latin and contemporary big band.
Sentimental Journey plays throughout central Virginia for dances, weddings, and concerts. Among our present and past clients are the Fry’s Spring Beach Club, Wintergreen Resort, Charlottesville Party Parade, Staunton Recreation Department, Farmington Country Club, GE, Oak Ridge Estate, Blue Ridge Medical Center, Farmington Hunt Club, Charlottesville Swing Dance Society, Fairfax Hall Dance Club, the Swing Dance Club at UVA, Bridgewater College, Charlottesville Senior Center and the Waynesboro Women’s Club.
The band has been featured at the "Jazz in the Park" program in Staunton and “Fridays after Five” in Charlottesville. Sentimental Journey plays for weddings throughout Central Virginia and is enjoyed by dancers of all ages.
~Listen to these numbers~
Back Bay Shuffle ~ Dream A Little Dream of Me ~ Let's Dance ~
Boogie Express ~ Mac the Knife ~ When I Fall In Love