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The Milleraires Big Band was formed in 1970 by Doug Miller, a West Vancouver
resident and amateur musician, thus it became known as the "Milleraires".
The band's objective was to continue the presence of swing style music and
develop musical ability of its members. The players were local amateur
musicians. For many years, the band rehearsed weekly at Irwin Park School in
West Vancouver under direction of Bill Trussell, a talented and well known
professional musician. Under Bill's tutelage, the band significantly improved its performance capabilities. We now very lucky to have an excellent professional musician in Thomas Houlden leading the band. We rehearse at Eric Hamber High School in Vancouver on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 PM to 8:45PM. Over the years, the band's original players have been replaced by others with similar musical preference. Many of its former and subsequent members are residents of the Vancouver with others located throughout the Lower Mainland. The band has an extensive library of swing music with some more recent jazz selections.
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