8th Street Swing Band
From Glenn Miller to Tommy Dorsey, the 8th Street Swing Band plays all of the classic swing era music with the same pomp and flair as the old guys. Previously known as the Campus Serenader's, the 8th Street Swing Band is a Rensselaer Music Association charter group and one of the five jazz big bands on campus. The 8th Street Swing Band is also Rensselaer's oldest jazz ensemble with history going back to 1925. If you have a passion for classic swing music come on out and hear us play! We rehearse on Wednesday nights from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the J-Building Music Suite. Auditions for the red vest and bow-tie are held at the beginning of the academic year.
One of our recent performances at GM Week this Past April!
Check out the 8th Street Swing Band Performing with our special Guest Artist, Janice Pendarvis!
Especially look out for our rendition of Summertime!