Jim Wonnacott
Music Director

Larry Patch Paciorek
Managing Director & CFO
216-524-BAND

Ron Davis
Marketing Director
216-244-0646


Board of Directors
Ron Davis
Don Day
Doug Day

George Ellis
Larry Patch Paciorek
Buddy Sullivan
Joe Trzcinski
Jim Wonnacott

To make a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation, please
make your check
payable to:

CLEVELAND TOPS
SWINGBAND FOUNDATION

mail to:

PO Box 31666
Cleveland, OH 44131

Our first studio CD
"Feelin' Young Again"

is still available. Click the CD cover above to hear some samples.

 

Jim Wonnacott
Music Director

TOPS BAND PERSONNEL

SAXOPHONES
Ken Mehalko
Mark DiSanto
Larry Patch
Buddy Sullivan
Larry Patrick

TRUMPETS
Jim Wonnacott
Joe Trzcinski
Mark Hentosh
Jim Anastasi

TROMBONES
Bruce Lehtinen
Ralph Joseph
George Ellis
Gary Twining

RHYTHM
Doug Day, piano
Don Day, bass
Bob McKee, drums

VOCALISTS
Ron Davis

Larry Patch
Ruth Griebel

SUPER SUBS
Anthony Anastasi, trumpet
Phil Brice, trombone
Jack Brndiar, trumpet
Frank Cosenza, trumpet
Bill Currier, drums
Don T. Day, bass
Doug Day, bass/tbn

Brian Dorr, bass
Mike Fisher, trumpet
Alan Gleghorn, bass
Larry Herman, trumpet
Bruce Koscheck, sax
Tim Keehn, trombone
Dave Markle, piano
Bob Pattie, sax

Eric Rowles, trombone
Dave Sterner, sax
Erik Svoboda, trumpet
Karl Zahtilla, sax

Our second studio CD is still available. Click the CD cover above to hear some samples.

Our third studio CD
"Time After Time "

is now available. The song samples are to the left.

 


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The
CLEVELAND
T
ough Old ProS
SWINGBAND

Our third CD continues the Cleveland TOPS Swingband tradition of recording and producing musical memories for those audiences who appreciate the timeless songs that were vital to the big band era.

We dedicate CD#3 to all who have joined us in fulfilling our mission...more and more Classic Big Band Music for Seniors by Seniors.

You can have one (or more) CDs sent directly to your home or business. Click here to order. (They make GREAT GIFTS). While you are waiting for your CDs to arrive, you can click on the samples below to hear a little of what YOUR CD will sound like. Five selections on the CD are represented.

The song samples below are encoded in stereo mp3 format. Make sure your speakers are turned on. If you don't hear the music when you click the link, you may need an mp3 player or an upgrade. Download the FREE Quicktime player from Apple, Inc. It is available for either Mac or Windows. Click here.

Have a problem hearing the songs? E-mail webmaster.

SONG SAMPLES

1. Time After Time . This love song gets a warm treatment by Ron Davis...an exciting up-tempo arrangement by Don Schamber with solos by Dick Wooley and Joe Trzcinski.

2. What Are You Doing New Years? A plaintive rendition by Betsy Guy of one of her favorites.

3. Blue Skies. Bob McKee gives a "seminar" for aspiring big band drummers on this drum feature arranged by Dick Wooley.

4. Over The Rainbow. Judy Garland may have made this song a major hit, but Ruth Griebel makes it every bit as touching and plaintive.

5. The Way You Look Tonight. an easy version of this love song by the ever swinging Larry Patch.

Note: All arrangements for this CD are by Dick Wooley except Time After Time, and I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter.

Contacts:

Jim Wonnacott: E-mail Jim

Ron Davis: 216-244-0646 E-mail Ron

Joe Trzcinski: 216-932-3228