For Your Reading List…

Jack Behrens’ book Big Bands and Great Ballrooms: America is Dancing… Again (available from and other booksellers) offers a nostalgic look back at bands and dance halls, as well as an up-close view of today’s leaders and bands. The book includes some of the history of the Auburn Knights Orchestra, and includes several quotes from Auburn Knights alumnus Dorsey Tippett about how the band has managed to stay together for so long and the future prospects for the Auburn Knights and big bands in general:

“The future of our band is very promising. I believe our standards are classic and will always be around, and people will always have a desire to hear them… I have enjoyed listening to swing ever since I was a little girl. I love it! I believe that is the way it will be for others in the future.”

If you’ve read this book and would like to let us know what you thought of it, let us know!

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