- The Westerly Winds Big Band comprises 17 musicians, mostly from Marquette County, Michigan. The Band specializes in jazz from the Swing Era of the 1930s and 1940s, but also plays more recent big band charts. The band mostly plays at dances and concerts in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Members of the bandALTO SAX: Steve Leuthold, Bruce Houghton TENOR SAX: Betsy Grugin (announcer), Peggy Clark BARI SAX: Dick Bornslaeger TROMBONE: Steve Grugin (music director), Jim Sodergren (equipment manager), Gordon Erickson (asst. music director) BASS TROMBONE: David Allen TRUMPET: Shawn Malone, Nate Mann (Business Manager), Bill Rinne, Mike Crothers PIANO: Andra Sullivan GUITAR: Dan Richards BASS: Tom Bronken DRUMS: Dan Lindblom