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Dave and Roger’s Master ITINERARY
FOR THE BIG BIG BAND FROM SWEDEN  JUNE 15-JULY 6, 2016

June

15           12:15 PM             The Band arrives at LAX on SAS 939

After going through Customs, the band will be transported to the Super 8 Hotel, 9250 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles 90045, CA.  Afternoon activities to be decided.

Van rental  310-670-2900  Afternoon:  motel or beach.  Dinner:

16           10:00 AM             Departs Super 8 hotel

               2:30 PM               Arrives Best Western Big Country Inn, 5020 West Dorris Av, Coalinga, CA 93210

                                             (559) 935-0866  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                  3 ½ hrs 206 mi

                                             Rest, dinner on your own at nearby restaurants, swim in the hotel pool

17           11:00 AM             departure for Advent Lutheran Church, 16870 Murphy Av, Morgan Hill, CA

                                             95037.  Rev. Anita Warner  408-779-3551  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                             This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Contact: Valerie Sacks This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                             Lunch along the way                                                                                   2 ½ hr 131 mi

               2:30 PM               arrive at Advent, set up, rehearse

               5:00 PM               meal

               7:00 PM               concert

                                             Overnight housing provided by several of churches in the area

                                             For Keith Matthews, the bus driver, and an additional small group, housing will

                                             be at the Quality Inn, 16525 Condit Rd, Morgan Hill, 95037  408-779-0447

18           9:00 AM               meet at Advent, depart for San Francisco                               1 ½ hr  70 mi              

               11:00-3:30 PM   sightsee in San Francisco  (or Monterrey/Carmel)

               3:30 PM               depart for Mt. Cross Camp, 7795 CA 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005 831-336-5179                                    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Katie Clark, Program Director, Deauna Mansfield,

                                             Registrar

                                             Stop at Safeway to buy food for dinner

               5:00 PM               light meal (prepared by members of the band)

               7:00 PM               possible informal concert for Mt. Cross staff

                                             Housing for Keith Matthews, Dave Anderson, and Roger Walck at

                                             Redwood Glen Camp, 3100 Bear Creek Rd, Scotts Valley 831-961-2005

                                             Director:  Ed Covert C 831-246-3180

                                             Order breakfast from McDonald’s, 259 Mt. Herman Rd, Scotts Valley

                                             831-438-4614  (80 Egg McMuffins + OJ=$486 + coffee @ $1.09)

19           5:45 AM               depart for Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1989 E. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA

                                             95035   Rev. John Huss  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   John’s cell:  408-577-7727

                                             Ch:  408-262-0506  Contact person:  Bill and Rachael Gunn

               8:00 & 10:30 AM services at Mt. Olive.  The band takes part in each service and will present a

                                             concert between services.

               12:00 noon         lunch at Mt. Olive

1:30 PM               depart for Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94566

                                             Rev. Heidi Hester  925-846-6363  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                                                                              This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                                                        ¾ hr  34 mi

               2:30 PM               arrive at Trinity, rest, set up

               5:00 PM               light meal

               6:00 PM               concert at Trinity.  Overnight with Trinity families + from other area churches

                                             Bus driver + small group at Best Western, 5375 Owens Ct, Pleasanton, 94588

                                             925-463-1300

20           9:00 AM               meet at Trinity for devotions

               10:00 AM             depart for Concordia Lutheran Church + Kingsburg Chamber of Commerce

                                             Ch:  1800 Sierra Street, Kingsburg, CA  93631  (18th & Sierra)            3 hr  171 mi

                                             Contact  Lennis Scheline, 2300 14th Av, Kingsburg 93631  559-897-3054

                                             This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     Housing:  June Hess  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

               2:00 PM               arrive in Kingsburg, meet Lennis, check out concert site in park

               5:00 PM               meal (at Concordia?)  June:  559-897-5119

7:00 PM               concert in Kingsburg park with sponsorship from the Kingsburg City Chamber of Commerce and          Concordia Lutheran    Host families from the Swedish community and Concordia’s members

                                             Bus Driver + small group at Fairfield Inn, 216 Ventura Ct, Kingsburg                                                                           559-897-8840

21           12:00 NOON       depart for Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 640 Minaret Av,

                                             Turlock, CA  95380  Rev. Ron Youngdale  209-667-7712  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                             This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     SHOP?                                                                   1 ¾ hr 101 mi

2:30 PM               arrive in Turlock.  This is the third time that Good Shepherd has sponsored the BIG Big Band From Sweden.  The Turlock concert will be held at and co-sponsored by the Covenant Church, 316 S. Laurel, Turlock  209-667-1191

5:00 PM               meal (at Good Shepherd or the Covenant Church?)

7:00 PM               concert at Turlock Covenant Church

                              Hosts from Good Shepherd and Turlock Covenant

                              Bus driver + a small group at Days Inn, 185 N Tully Rd, Turlock  209-634-2944

22           9:00 AM               meet at Good Shepherd for devotions

               10:00 AM             depart for Trinity Lutheran Church, 950 Creston Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446

                                             Rev. Dan Rowe  Contact:  Delia Marshall  (805) 238-3702                3 ¼ hr 176 mi

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               2:30 PM               arrive at Trinity, set up, rest, rehearse

               5:00 PM               meal

               7:00 PM               concert

                                             Hosts from Trinity

                                             Bus driver + small group at Melody Ranch Motel, 939 Spring St, Paso Robles

                                             805-238-3911

23           9:00 AM               meet at Trinity for devotions          SEE VINYARD?

               10:00 AM             depart for Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag, Solvang, CA 93463

                                             Rev. Christopher Brown  (805) 688-4637  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

               12:00 NOON       arrive in Solvang, have lunch, look around Danish town, set up for concert

               5:00 PM               meal at Bethania Lutheran                                                                        1 ½ hr 94 mi

               7:00 PM               concert at Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church

                                             Host families from Bethania, the Presbyterian church and other area churches

                                             Bus driver + small group at the Viking Motel, 1506 Mission Dr, Solvang

                                             805-688-1337

20 band members will stay at Midland School, 5100 Figueroa Mountain Rd, Los Olivos, CA  93441

24           9:00 AM               meet at Bethania for devotions

               10:00 AM             depart for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 12301 Magnolia St, Garden Grove,

                                             CA  92841  Rev. Brian Taylor  714-539-9541  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it          2 ¾ hr 161 mi

               3:30 PM               arrive at Our Redeemer, set up, rehearse

               5:00 PM               meal

               7:00 PM               concert

                                             Hosts from Our Redeemer

Bus driver + small group at Super 8 Ahaheim, Disneyland Drive, see address below

25           9:00 AM               meet at Our Redeemer for devotions

               10:00-2:30 PM   at a beach and/or shopping

               3:30 PM               arrive at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 23262 El Toro, Lake Forest, CA 92630

                                             Rev. Tom Rogers.  Contact:  Chris Rogers, Minister of Music           1/2 hr  21 mi

                                             (949) 830-1460  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        

               5:00 PM               service at Abiding Savior

                                             Overnight with hosts from Abiding Savior

Bus driver + small group at Super 8 Anaheim, Disneyland Drive, 915 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA  92802  714-778-0350

26           8:00, 9:30, and 10:45 AM services at Abiding Savior, lunch

                                             Afternoon:  not sure

               4:30 PM               arrive at Shepherd’s Grove Community Church, 12921 Lewis St, Garden Grove,

CA  92840  for light meal, snacks, drinks  Contact:  Rev. Bill Bennett  714-971-4000

               6:15 PM               evening service/concert at Shepherd’s Grove

                                             Hosts from Shepherd’s Grove, Abiding Savior, Our Redeemer, and other

                                             churches in the area

                                             Bus driver + small group at Super 8 Anaheim (see address above)

27           9:00 AM               meet at Shepherd’s Grove for morning devotions

                                             DAY OFF at Disneyland or the beach and/or shopping

                                             Super 8 Anaheim Disneyland Drive, 915 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, 92802

28           12:00 NOON       depart for Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 701 N Sanderson Av, Hemet, AZ

                                             92545    TIME FOR A MALL STOP                                              1 ½  hr 67 mi

                                             Rev. Trent Thompson  951-925-6121  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

               3:30-4:00 PM      arrive at Trinity, set up, rehearse

               5:00 PM               meal

               7:00 PM               concert

                                             Hosts from Prince of Peace and other nearby churches

                                             Bus driver + small group at Best Western Diamond Inn, 3510 W. Florida Av,

                                             Hemet, CA  951-658-2281

29           9:00 AM               meet at Trinity for devotions

               10:00 AM             depart for day of sightseeing in San Diego, lunch along the way 1 hr 60 mi

               3:30 PM               arrive at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1370 Euclid Av, San Diego 92105

                                             Contact:  Dan Herman  619-262-0757 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                             Set up, rehearse

               5:00 PM               meal

               7:00 PM               concert

                                             Hosts from Our Redeemer and other nearby churches

                                             Bus driver + small group at Super 8 Motel, 445 Hotel Circle, SD 92108

                                             619-692-1288

30           8:30 AM               meet at Our Redeemer for devotions

               9:30 AM               depart for Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, 710 S. Kolb Rd, Tucson, AZ 85710

                                             Rev. Greg Rachuy  520-747-1213  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                             Lunch along the way

               4:00 PM               arrive at Fountain of Life, set up                                                              6 ½ hr 408 mi

               5:00 PM               meal

               7:00 PM               concert at Fountain of Life

                                             Hosts from Fountain of Life

                                             Bus driver + small group at La Quinta Inn, 6404 E Broadway, Tucson

                                             520-747-1414

July

1             9:00 AM               meet at Fountain of Life for devotions   (MUSIC INSTRUMENT MUSEUM?)

               10:00 AM             depart for Mt View Lutheran Church , 11002 S. 48th St, Phoenix, 85044

                                             480-893-2579  Contact:  Katy Johnston This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  1 ½ hr 102 mi

Rev. Glenn Zorb  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   MM:  Andrew Volk

The concert, held at Mt View, will be sponsored by Mt View, Gethsemane, and Ahwatukee musicians

               5:00 PM               meal at Mt View

               7:00 PM               concert at Mt View

                                             Housing provided by Mt View, Gethsemane, and area musicians

                                             Bus driver + small group at Drury Inn, 1780 W Ranch Rd, Tempe  480-940-3700

2             8:30 AM               meet at Mt View for devotions

               9:00 AM               depart for  water park, shopping, OR Prescott town square

               2:00 PM               depart for Prescott Valley                                                                         2 hrs  105 mi

               4:00 PM               arrive at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3950 N Valorie Dr., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

                                             Rev. Tim Blau  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

                                             928-772-8845  set up for Saturday evening concert

 7: 00 PM             Saturday evening concert in Prescott Valley   Hosts from Trinity, Prescott Valley

                              Some housing (30):  Camp Aloma, 300 Margaret Drive, Prescott, AZ  86305

                              928-778-1690 and Chapel Rock Camp (24), 1131 Country Club Dr, Prescott 86303

                              928-445-3499

3             8 & 9:30 AM       services at Trinity, Prescott Valley

               2:00 PM               depart for Lord Of Life Lutheran Church, 13724 W. Meeker Rd, Sun City West,

                                             AZ  85375  Contact:  Gloria Lien, Music Minister  623-584-2000       1 ½ hr  87 mi    

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               4:30 PM               arrive at Lord of Life, set up for evening concert, light meal

               6:00 PM               concert at Lord of Life Lutheran

                                             Hosts from American, Sun City, and Lord of Life, Sun City West

                                             Bus driver + small group at Comfort Inn, 13337 W Grand Av, Surprise, AZ 85374

                                             623-544-6874

4             10:00 AM             meet at Lord of Life (the meeting time could be 9:00 AM if necessary)

               11:00 NOON       arrive at Standing Stones Retreat Center, 44020 W US Hwy 60, Wickenburg, AZ

                                             Lunch and swim and rest

4:00 PM               Arrive at Wickenburg Community Center, set up chairs, rehearse

6:30 PM               Concert at Wickenburg Community Center

Meet host families from various Wickenburg churches, go to fireworks and then to host homes

 Bus driver + small group at the Super 8 Motel in Wickenburg

5             10:00 AM             meet at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wickenburg, and depart for LAX motel 

6             2:15 PM               depart from LAX for Stockholm and Copenhagen

7             1:30 PM               arrive in Copenhagen….home at last in Sweden!

 
BIG Big Band From Sweden 2016 Cal/Az Tour PDF Print E-mail

BIG Big Band from Sweden

     The BIG Big Band From Sweden is here as part of their 10th US tour since their first in 1975.  Their
June 15-July 6 itinerary includes concerts in California and Arizona.

     The BIG Big Band From Sweden includes young people in their late teens right through to members who have
played in the band for more than 40 years!  Band members come from several small villages in the Southern province
of Sweden called Skåne—the Swedish province closest to Denmark.

      The band includes full-time musicians, teachers, doctors, engineers, farmers, professors, high school and
university students and homemakers.

      The band was begun by Christian music teacher, Erik Karp, in 1955 as a way of reaching youth with the Gospel
of Jesus Christ.  Forty-five years ago, Erik literally “passed the baton” to his son, Ingemar, who has directed the band
ever since!  Ingemar’s son, Olof, plays drums in the band….that makes three generations of Karp family members.

      Sixty-one years after the band was begun, this outstanding group has performed all over Scandinavia,
northern Europe and America.  They have played for television specials on Swedish Television. 

      In Sweden the band is known as Röke Blas or Röke Musikkår.  Normally a “big band” includes seventeen players. 
This group is probably the “biggest big band in the world”!  The Swedish word “blås” means “blow” and musikkår”
means “music corp”. 

     Coming with the band Vincent Nilsson, a band alum, who now is one of the most well-known jazz trombonists
in northern Europe.  Vincent has been featured artist in the Big Band at Europe’s most famous amusement
park--Copenhagen’s famed Tivoli Garden. He is also a member of the Royal Danish Radio Big Band.

      Special guest Frank Ådahl is being featured on the band’s 2016 tour.  Frank is considered the best male gospel
singer in Sweden today.  He has appeared on Swedish radio and television and in concert throughout Scandinavia.

      The band’s 2016 California/Arizona tour will include 18 concerts.  Band members will be overnight guests in over
400 homes.  This final US tour includes some sightseeing in San Francisco, California’s Central Valley, Vineyards near
Paso Robles, Disneyland, southern California’s beaches, San Diego, Tucson, a water park in Tempe, AZ, and Arizona’s
“cowboy town”, Wickenburg where they will experience the 4th of July. 

      If you know anyone who would enjoy this group at an upcoming concert, please let them know where and when
the band will perform.