From the beginning, founder Ron Turbyfill's vision for the band has been to help support charitable causes in Piedmont North Carolina by providing quality entertainment for charity events and fundraisers. Over the years the Rowan Big Band has performed at benefits for charities such as Communities in Schools, Speedway Childrens' Charities, the USO, American Cancer Society, The American Legion Auxiliary, W.G. Hefner Veterans' Medical Center and others.
The Rowan Big Band All Stars' extensive library of big band standards and swing era favorites from the 1930's through the present day provides a wide variety of songs and styles, and is sufficient for us to perform up to 3 hours of music for your event, including ballads, swing tunes, pop hits, vocals, solo instrument features and ensemble performances.
The Rowan Big Band All Stars is an 18-piece community big band in the tradition of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and other early twentieth-century great bandleaders, home-based in Landis, North Carolina and specializing in Great American Songbook favorites and big band swing. First organized in 2000, the Band is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving this uniquely American style of music and sharing our appreciation of it with others. The members of our band volunteer their talents for performances, and the net proceeds from our musical performances are used to support worthwhile local charities. Our logo is a "swingin' square."