About MBBS

The Mobile Big Band Society, a 501(c)(3) organization, was formed to continue the performance and preservation of the music of the Big Band era. Regional band members play for the sheer joy of getting together to make the music, for themselves, for their “mature” fans, who have heard and loved it all their lives, and for the younger set, many just discovering the melodies, harmonies and romantic lyrics of the Great American Song Book.

The excitement of the sound is certainly nothing new to Mobilians.  They have long enjoyed the music of Bill Lagman, Roy Choice, Bob Schultz, Paul Filben, E.B. Coleman. There were others also, some still performing. Hosea London’s “Excelsior Band” comes to mind. They keep on swinging, to the great delight of friends and followers.

Board of Directors

Ralph Holberg: President

Chip Herrington: Vice President, Music Director

Linda Steele: Secretary-Treasurer

Doug Breau

Ernie Berger

Stan Chapman

Hosea London

Joe Occhipinti

Christopher Palmer