The above video is an abbreviated demo of The
Bill Sargent Big Band and Bill Sargent's Really Big Band. You'll see these bands
play a WIDE variety of material in many different types of settings, from very
small rooms to very large ones and outdoors; from a tiny wedding to a large
concert audience. Over the years, we have served our audiences with music to
accommodate their vast range of musical styles, they all agree on one thing -
they love Bill Sargent Bands!
SPECIAL NOTE: This video is the real deal. Nothing has been "staged" for the
purpose of this video, nor has anything been "doctored" or altered to make
things perfect. What you see here is exactly the way we are.
In many cases there is a large amount of audience chatter and conversation. That
is because people can actually carry on a conversation in the same room with my
band playing. People aren't having to shout into someone's ear in order to be
heard. Why is this important? Because, with the exception of a concert, there
are always three separate audiences in the room - those that want to dance,
those that want to converse with friends, and those that are not that social or
in a dancing mood who want to sit back and be entertained. Our audiences are
comfortable doing all three.
Finally, you will notice the WIDE range of ages that enjoy our bands. Our music
is good enough for EVERYBODY to have a great time. It's a family event. There is
nothing controversial or inappropriate for any age group. Everyone can have a
great time together . . . and they do! THIS is entertainment at its best!
What do people who have hired us have to say about us?
Watch the following video:
never missed or canceled
an engagement for any reason!
You can count on us!!
Booking 2015 - 2017 events NOW!
Even though our bands are known for the phenomenal weddings we do . .
yes, it seems that we are "WEDDINGS ARE US" . . .
and our schedule seems to go something like:
weddings - company party - wedding - convention - weddings
- picnic - wedding - fundraising ball - weddings - corporate event -
weddings - concert - another wedding - festival -
and on and on.
There's no denying we do a fantastic job at weddings,
and we get raves from brides, grooms and their guests
with positive feedback for years after the fact.
And it should be noted that those folks who use us for their wedding reception
DO seem to STAYmarried (yes, this really does appear to be the case!)
BUT . . .
Please don't overlook the fact that we have available
A Christmas music program for your corporate event.
A Patriotic music program for Veterans, Memorial Day or
the 4th of July.
A newly expanded Christian music offering.
In addition to our acclaimed swing & big band material, we also
with the best of classic rock & pop!
Planning Your Wedding?
As long as I've mentioned bands for wedding ceremonies and wedding
reception music, BRIDE to be? Find all your BRIDAL needs right here!
check out our new WEDDING
From the bridal shower through the reception and honeymoon,
make planning your wedding a breeze!
We also have the ability for your guests
to take home a memento of your event!
We can now make our new CD - "The Best Of Bill Sargent Bands - Volume 1"
available in mass quantities at a very modest cost.
This way, for years to come, every time your guests pop in our CD,
their mind will return to the memory of the wonderful time they had at your
Note: These make a wonderfully swingin' jazzy gift
for Bride to give their Bridal Party
or as a special take home memento for your guests at your wedding reception!
to the home of Bill Sargent Bands -
the finest music and entertainment in Wisconsin!
Located in Milwaukee Wisconsin, (WI - USA),
BILL SARGENT BANDS was founded in 1982 and has gained an international reputation for
quality music and entertainment performed by awesome bands consisting of the
finest musicians Wisconsin has ever produced!
We provide musicians, music and entertainment for Concerts, Weddings, Conventions, Festivals, Country
Clubs, Fundraisers, Corporate Events, Formal Balls, Ballroom Dances, Anniversaries, Grand
Openings, Picnics, Tailgate Parties, Celebrations, Birthdays, TV, Radio, General
Entertainment, Holidays, Ethnic, Jewish and Christian Events. Our bands are not
just limited to the Milwaukee area, but all of Wisconsin and the Midwest!
Go to WHO WHAT WHERE.
Our musical styles cover Swing, Jazz (Traditional, Dixieland and
Straight-Ahead), Big Band, Classic Rock & Pop, R&B, Ballroom, Variety and Christian Music. For more information on
our musical "range",
Our line-up includes a "REALLY Big Band", a standard 16-piece Big Band with
1 or 2 vocalists,
Small Groups including Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Duos, Soloists and a Dixieland Band.
We also have Christian Bands and Musicians.
Aretha Franklin, The Drifters, The Shirelles, The Ink Spots, Steve
Allen, Pat Metheny, Bowzer from Sha-Na-Na & The Stingrays, Buddy DeFranco, Bob Schulz, Ritchie Cole, Heinie Beau, Dick Contino, Sam Most, Bob Havens, Barrett Deems,
Chuck Hedges, Dan Nimmer, Chelsea Krombach, Bobby Lewis, Karolyn Kafer, Dave Gannett, Steve Jensen, Paul Wertico, Cliff Almond, Roger
Pemberton, Jesse Hauck, Annette Griffin, Michael Bettine, Dick Eliot, Jack Grassel, Howard Schneider and all of the finest musicians in
Milwaukee and Wisconsin have performed with a Bill Sargent Band!
If you're having difficulty in choosing between a band and a DJ,
or are leaning towards a DJ for your event, go to DJs vs BANDS.
Need help deciding WHAT SIZE OF BAND
would be most appropriate for your event?
Small jazz combo or large big band?
Go to SIZE OF
To see who the EXPERTS are and what they do when choosing a
band and music for their own special event,
go to THE EXPERTS.
For a list of PRIVATE & COUNTRY CLUBS we've performed for,
Folks are TALKING ABOUT US! Find References here, both print
and videos! Go to REFERENCES.
Milwaukee? Wisconsin? Midwest? Corporate,
Fundraiser, Formal Ball, Convention, Festival, Concert or Dancing?
Whoever, Whatever, Wherever!
Lists of WHO we have performed for, WHAT
kind of events we've performed at
and WHERE we have performed are all
contained within this site.
Go to WHO WHAT WHERE.
To view VIDEOS of our bands in action on the job, go to: WATCH US PLAY
To listen to SAMPLES of Bill Sargent Bands
Performances, go to LISTEN TO US.
We have about 100
Song SAMPLES in this site for your enjoyment! Swing, Jazz, Big Band, Dixieland, Rock & Roll, Contemporary and more!
CDs, MP3s, CASSETTES & VIDEOS are available. Swing, Jazz, Big Band, Dixieland & Christian Jazz can all be found here! Information can be found on our
For information on our CHRISTIAN & GOSPEL music, bands
go to CHRISTIAN MUSIC.
Even Christian Jazz!
If you wish BOOKING information for YOUR
EVENT, please use the
CONTACT US page.
Brides: Book your wedding reception as soon as you have a date.
Bridal needs often book 1 to 2 years in advance. Note - We are
not an "booking agency" that books "outside" bands.
Bill Sargent owns,
manages and performs with all the bands in the roster.
Like to dance? Wish to invite other dancing partners?
Prefer a concert setting? Maybe a festival or picnic? If you would like to be placed on our MAILING LIST
and be notified of future PUBLIC PERFORMANCES of one of our bands
with announcements of our newest RECORDING RELEASES,
For information on BILL SARGENT'S professional background,
go to BILL SARGENT.
To find out about hiring Bill Sargent - DRUMMER as
a GUEST ARTIST or HIRED GUN. Yes, Bill plays drums for many different artists & bands,
covering a very broad range of musical styles & genres,
not just in Milwaukee or Wisconsin, but all over the nation! Go to BILL SARGENT.
If you are TALENT such as an instrumentalist or
vocalist looking for work,
please contact us through this site as
we are always open to top quality professional musicians new to Milwaukee &
Go to CONTACT US.
Check out our LINKS page with cool stuff: Bride & Wedding Resources, Drum Links, Christian Resources and
more! Bride to be? All your bridal needs can be found here! From the early
planning to the bridal shower, through the reception and honeymoon! Drummers! Check out the most extensive page of Drum, Drummer & Percussion
links on the internet! Go
to FAVORITE LINKS.
For a listing of our Public Performances,
go to CALENDAR.
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