Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bates/Williams Wedding Reception August 12, 2017


Rachel (Bates) and Eric Williams wedding day

Reception at The Aerie at Eagle Landing, Happy Valley, OR

Saturday, August 5, 2017

August 5 2017 Brooks Steam Up, Antique Car and Motorcycle Museum



Photos taken today were before the performance.  Manager, Suzanne, was playing keyboard today and couldn't take videos.  Great acoustics, great blend, great performance!!!! Fun for band members and audience alike.




Thursday, July 6, 2017

July 5 2016 Aurora Colony Vineyards


Photos by Shana Hildreth.  Thank you Mike for arranging photos and Shana for doing a superb job.

Front Row Seated Left to Right: Mikki Steele, Suzanne Short, Brad Davis, Richard Dewey
Second row Left to Right: Ron Swanson, Ellen Brabham, Rick Nelson, Randy Wortman, Mike Coco, Richard Lynn, Ed Wardzala
Third Row Left to Right: Tom Ruttan, Steve Cook, Dave Nedwek, Jeff Taylor, Mike Connell, Brandon Pursinger, Erik Sorensen, Dave Seger


Cute - New Horizons Big Band led by Brad Davis

Scott's Place

Kiss of Fire

In the Mood



Mike Coco, Brandon Pursinger

Ron Swanson


Suzanne Short, manager - keyboards

Brad Davis, bandleader - trumpet

Tom Ruttan, bass







Dave Nedwek, Guitar

Mikki Steele, vocals

Erik Sorensen, drums

Ed Wardzala, drums

Rick Nelson, alto sax

Suzanne, Mikki and Richard Dewey




Randy Wortman

Steve Cook, trumpet - vocals

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June 12, Springridge at Charbonneau near Wilsonville, OR



The New Horizons Big Band started as
an idea of Brad Davis, director and Suzanne Short, manager in June of 2013.
The idea turned into reality September 13, 2013.  

Tonight director Brad Davis 
delegated directing the band to assistant director, Steve Cook.



After nearly 4 years, listen to our wonderful big band. (click on the link below each photo)


The Best is Yet to Come - Steve Cook




You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To - Mikki Steele



You Made Me Love You - Steve Cook




Steve Cook - Don't Get Around Much Anymore




Mike Connell - Petite Fleur




Steve Cook - A Nightengale Sang in Barclay Square





Mack the Knife - Steve Cook - New Horizons Big Band



Audience of Springridge at Charbonneau listening to In The Mood



Brad Davis - Lil' Darlin




  • Saxophones:  Bill Tyson, Mike Connell, Earl Palmer, Rick Nelson, Ellen Brabham, Ron Swanson and Ed Wardzala
  • Trombones: Ryan Farncomb, Jeff Taylor, Richard Linn, Richard Dewey
  • Trumpets: Brandon Pursinger, Mike Coco, Mark Brodell, Randy Wortman, 
  • Trumpet Solos: Asst Dir. Steve Cook & Director Brad Davis
  • Rhythm: Piano - Kevin Savetz & Band Manager, Suzanne Short, Drums - Erik Sorensen, Guitar - Jeff Kaastad,  Bass - Tom Ruttan
  • Vocals: Mikki Steele & Steve Cook

Thank you Springridge at Charbonneau for inviting us to perform.




















Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Performance Calendars Tualatin NHBB

Performance Calendar
2017  Tualatin NHBB

February 27, Mon., Sommerset Asst Liv, 8360 Cason Rd., Gladstone, 97027 7-8pm, wear black

April 15, Sat., Brooks Steam Up, Antique Car Museum, 11:30 to 1pm, wear blackApril 24, Mon. Sommerset Asst Liv, 8360 Cason Rd., Gladstone, 97027 7-8pm, wear black

May 20, Sat 9:30-11:30 Vancouver Farmer's Market, 6th & Esther, Vancouver, WA wear black, bring your own chair

June 12, Mon, Springridge at Charbonneau, 7-8pm 32200 SW French Prairie Rd., Wilsonville, OR 97070 

June 30, Friday, 7-8pm Sommerset Asst Liv, 8360 Cason Rd., Gladstone, 97027 Outdoors 

July 5, Wed.  Aurora Colony Winery 7-9pm July 23, 2017 

Sun. ,  ArtSplash at Tualatin Commons, 1-3pm.

August 5, Brooks Steam Up, Brooks, OR.  10:15 to 12 noon.  wear black.

August 12, Saturday, Aerie at Eagle Landing,10220 SE Causey Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086,                      ..................Private Party 7:30-9:30pm  - wear black with ties

August 30, Aurora Colony Winery 7-9pm

September 8, Fri, 6:30-8pm, Concert in the Park, Juanita Pohl Center/Tualatin City Park 

Sept 9, Sat 9:30-11:30 Vancouver Farmer's Market, 6th & Esther, Vancouver, WA wear black, bring your own chair 

Sept 17, 2-5:30 pm  Fairway Village, Clubhouse, 15509 SE Fernwood Dr, Vancouver, WA 98683, Vancouver, WA    

December 4, Mon. 7-8:30 Juanita Pohl Center, Christmas Concert, 

December 11, Sommerset Asst Liv, 8360 Cason Rd., Gladstone, 97027 7-8pm, wear black Tentative

Rehearsals Schedules Tualatin NHBB

Rehearsals for NHBB at Tualatin

1st, 3rd, & 5th Monday Nights, Juanita Pohl Center (Tualatin Senior Center) 8513 SW Tualatin Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

 2nd and 4th Mondays Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Dr, Tualatin, OR 97062

2016  The following Monday night rehearsals will be at Resurrection Catholic Church, 205 & Stafford Rd

 2017                                            

Jan 9

June 12

July 10

Aug 14


November 2nd and 4th Monday


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Monday, May 22, 2017

May 20, 2017 Vancouver Famers Market


New Horizons Big Band, director Brad Davis, asst Director Steve Cook




Xavier Cougat's theme song "My Shawl" with Suzanne Short on keyboards


Beyond the Sea - Steve Cook


 Erik Sorenson on Drums

"Captain" Kevin Savets & "Tenille" Mikki Steeke
Love Will Keep us Together with Mikki and Kevin



from Left:  Bill Tyson (Tenor), Mike Connell (Tenor) Earl Palmer (Alto), Rick Nelson (Alto), Ellen Brabham (Alto) Ron Swanson (Bari) and Ed Wardzala (Bari)

Aker Bilk's "Petite Fleur"played by Mike Connell
Trombones from Left, Richard Lynn, Dave Seger, Jeff Taylor, Richard Dewey