About

The Stage Band was formed in 2014 by Howard Swango. It is a 20 piece Big Band. Playing music from the golden era of big band music. The Band home location is the Pittsburgh Shriners Center in Cheswick Pa. Wanting to provide a low cost live music event Howard started a monthly Dance at the Pittsburgh Shriners Center Grand Ballroom.

It is made up of mostly Shriners and local talented individuals. In 2016 the Band added a Female lead vocalist. Howard Swango retired from music in late of 2018. Ken Yarnot and Bob Hill took over the Stage Band as Co Directors.  In earlier of 2019 the Shriners Bands and Shrine Chanters hosted a very successful High School Jazz Band event at the Shriners Center.  The event returned in 2020 just before the Pandemic. The band returned to the monthly performances starting in of June 2021 after a performance hiatus due to the Covid19 pandemic. The Stage band will be hosting it’s first Christmas Dance this December 17th, 2021.