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Since 2003, Cleveland TOPS Swingband has been performing classic big band music for seniors, in senior centers, assisted living facilities and public venues free of charge. Its 35 members, comprised of dedicated, mostly retired professional musicians, are committed to providing classic big band music for senior by seniors. The group reaches out to seniors throughout Cuyahoga County to provide musical memories and enhance their quality of life.
Through its Keeping Seniors Swinging project, Cleveland TOPS Swingband performs for mainly low-income seniors in assisted living facilities and senior centers who would otherwise not have access to live cultural or musical performances.
The Cleveland TOPS (Tough Old ProS) Swingband performs "Jericho" at the Marion, Ohio Palace Theater.
Ruth Griebel performs with the TOPS band at Kenston High School.
Larry Patch and the Cleveland TOPS Swingband perform at the Palace Theater in Marion, Ohio.
The Cleveland TOPS Swingband performs at Kenston High School.
Harry passed away May 7, 2013 at the age of 96. Here the former TOPS trumpeter at age 90 explains playing swing music with the Cleveland TOPS Swingband after a career in classical music. He was a gentleman and a gentle man who shared his knowledge and love of music with anyone he encountered. We miss you Harry.
Retired co-founder & Music Director Emeritus Dick Wooley describes how the TOPS band is like music therapy.
Ron Davis performs "Nature Boy" with The Cleveland TOPS (Tough Old ProS) Swingband at the Palace Theater in Marion, Ohio.