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THE CLASSIC BIG BAND AND THE NOSTALGICS MISSION ...
The Classic Big Band and the Nostalgics are dedicated to preserving the original sounds and music of the famous big bands of the 40s and 50s as well as the swinging sounds of today.

"This band has the class and excitement to make your event unforgettable. There is absolutely nothing that can duplicate the thrill of dancing to live music of a great big band!"
 Trumpet Section
Dan Odegaard, Band Leader, Trumpet
'Doc' (Dan) Odegaard
Band Leader (Bio)
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Bob Hallquist
Cindy Stille
Cindy Stille
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Jack Gillespie
Saxophone & Clarinet Section
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Bill Burton
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Tom Conlon
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Chris Harris
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Dana Mathewson
David Wright
Dave Wright
 Trombone Section
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Ralph Brindle
Dave Dahlgren Trombone
Dave Dahlgren
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Steve Sopoci
Al_Sweet_Trombone
Al Sweet
 Rhythm Section
Scott Simpson, Drums
Scott Simpson
Drums
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Dean Kleven
Piano
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Steve Barnett
Bass
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James Allen
Guitar
gm07 Street SignCLASSIC BIG BAND and NOSTALGICS SWING Invited to Glenn Miller Music Festival Two Years Running ... "The Classic Big Band and The Nostalgics Quartet had that honor for 2002 [and now 2006!] and they released their first CD the same year. This band under the direction of Dan Odegaard is one of the best bands on recreating the great Glenn Miller arrangements [as well as the swingin' sounds of today]. Add to that the vocal abilities of the Nostalgics Quartet and you have top notch entertainment."
Oct 2003 - CD Raves MORE >>
 Vocals
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Tom Witry
Baritone
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Jodi McCormick
Alto
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Pam Parker
Lead
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Reeves Cary
Tenor
The Nostalgics, an integral part of the big band sound, add to the delight of all lovers of good vocal music by singing in the close harmony styles of the Modernaires and Pied Pipers. Their entertaining stage presence makes for a delightful evening of dance and just plain good listening.
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Paul Odegaard
Trumpet
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Mike Hillman
Trumpet
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Merle Knudson
Saxophone
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Judy Olson
Alto
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Steve Devich
Trombone
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Steve Grenke
Bass
"Somebody needs to tell the world about one of those great big bands that played there [Glenn Miller Music Festival] last year and this year again. They never invite the same bands two years in a row, but this band was so good that the festival officials made an exception and were festival goers ever happy about it.

19-brass section It's the "Classic Big Band" and the "Nostalgics Quartet" from Minneapolis. Wow! These people play the music the way it was played back during the glory days of the swing era. I get so tired of the bands today who don't even come close to the sounds and the arrangements from the great bands and they don't seem to care. This band plays arrangements that NOBODY else plays these days. Not just the same standard hits over and over. ... "
George Aust 2002 July online quote >>
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