Paddle City Big Band

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Paddle City Big Band


Paddle City Big Band

Premiere Concert

Sunday | Nov. 20 | 2  pm
BDACT Fine Arts Center – Kamps Auditorium

Tickets: $15

Tickets on sale

NOTE: By purchasing tickets, you and members of your party agree to adhere to BDACT’s 2022 COVID-19 Policies.


  • BDACT Box Office
    117 W. Maple Ave., Beaver Dam (920-885-6891)
    Tuesday & Thursday 10 am–4 pm

Volunteers are needed
to usher, sell tickets, and concessions.

Paddle City Big Band

A community-based, volunteer musical group, that hopes to create and connect to our community by performing big band era to modern jazz ensemble music for all to enjoy.

Paddle City Big Band
Mr. Halverson directing the intricate parts.
Paddle City big Band
Another great rehearsal at BDACT.

Paddle City Big Band (PCBB) is the brainchild of Kim and Todd Halverson of Beaver Dam. As musicians who play in bands in both the Fox Valley area and Madison, they thought a big band could provide opportunities for the many talented jazz musicians in this area to perform and for the audiences to enjoy. The Halversons proposed their idea to BDACT and the endeavor that is PCBB began. 

Presently 17 local musicians make up the traditional big band instrumentation including, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section. The season consists of two semesters of rehearsals with a concert in late fall (Nov. 20, 2022) and late spring (April 30, 2023).

Learn more about the band on Facebook at PADDLE CITY BIG BAND