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.



Our second studio CD 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 third studio CD
"Time After Time "

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

 


Above: TOPS at Avon Lake High School

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The
CLEVELAND
T
ough Old ProS
SWINGBAND

Our fourth CD is dedicated to those many individuals and foundations who have been so generously supportive of TOPS and our mission of bringing classic big band music to our senior (and a growing number of younger) audiences.

Thank you one and all.

 

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 (of 14) on the CD are represented.

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

SONG SAMPLES

1. There Will Never Be Another You. Ruth Griebel treats this great love song in a thoughtful, plaintive manner...the band swings it featuring Bob McKee's drumming, Dick Wooley, trombone; and Buddy Sullivan, tenor sax.

2. I've Got You Under My Skin. Larry Patch gives this his usual, inimitable swinging interpretation of this Cole Porter favorite. Larry does double duty as tenor sax soloist.

3. Deed I Do. No doubt who's loved in this up-tempo rendering... Betsy.

4. Blues In The Night. Ron Davis sings of the new way of looking at life and love.

5. I've Got Rhythm. The TOPS all-star rhythm section comes front and center in this big band Gershwin "smoker." Doug Day, piano; Don Day, bass; Bob McKee, drums.

Note: All arrangements for this CD are by Dick Wooley except They Can't Take That Away From Me.

Contacts:

Jim Wonnacott: E-mail Jim

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

Joe Trzcinski: 216-932-3228