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Frank Lussier Life Member
Frank Lussier receiving his life member award from band president Bill Andrews. Frank, a founder member, played trombone for the band for over 20 years until his retirement in December 2014

The Deep Cove Community Swing Band Society was founded in September 1995 by Wilf Fawcett and a group of primarily retired North Vancouver musicians. Their objective was to preserve the big band and swing style of music in our community and have the band perform for various groups and at various events in North Vancouver. The band continues to successfully meet these objectives with an improving quality of musicianship and ongoing dedication. The band is now invited back to several venues on an annual (and sometimes semi-annual) basis. The (recently renamed) Deep Cove Big Band has become a regular and sought after attraction at Deep Cove Daze, the annual Coho Festival and at several of our local senior’s facilities. At every opportunity, we strive to expose our community to this wonderful style of music.

Since 2000, the Band has retained a professional Music Director to provide musical direction, leadership and mentoring of the Band and its members. The caliber of musicians in the group is quite varied and having a musical director available to assist the less experienced players has provided opportunities for those that might not be able or willing to participate. The band has acknowledged the contribution of our founder Wilf Fawcett, the late drummer Wally Beck and trombonist Frank Lussier with Life Membership in our Society.