NorthWest Western Swing Music Society
To encourage, foster and promote the preservation of America’s Western Swing Music
The NorthWest Western Swing Music Society  August 2017
Harold and Ramon Selby perform with Alan Troupe (lead guitar) and George Bensmiller (accordion & "phantom bass") at the NorthWest Western Swing Music Society's 22nd annual Western Swing festival and Hall of Fame, held August 9-12, 2012.  For a history on Hall of Fame Inductees, Harold and Mavis Selby and their son, Ramon, go to the Publications page and click on the link to the 2012 Inductee booklet, posted with their bios.

Matthew McCravey, the NW Western Swing

Music Society's scholarship recipient for

2012, performs Panhandle Rag and Draggin'

the Bow during the festival.  Scholarship

recipients are young musicians interested

in studying, performing and promoting the

American musical genre known as Western

Swing!  The amount awarded varies

according to the student's needs, goals and

the donations received.  For more

information on the scholarship fund, please

visit the ABOUT page on this website.

Bill Enyeart, President of the Sacramento Western Swing Society, with the Dry Creek Band play a selection of Western Swing, Country and Big Band favorites at the NorthWest Western Swing Music Society's 22nd annual Western Swing festival and Hall of Fame, held August 9-12, 2012. Bands from around the country participate in the festivals.  Many times, only a few members of a band can make the trip, so, the band leaders fill out their group with other musicians present at the festival.
Chuck Hayes, President of the Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest, performs "Route 66" and "Sugar Moon" at the NorthWest Western Swing Music Society's 22nd Annual Western Swing Festival, held August 9-12, 2012.  Joining Chuck on stage are members of the Longhorn Band from the Vancouver, WA, area (Keith Holter, Dean Rankin and Rudy Alexander) along with other guests. Bands from around the country participate in the festival.  Many times, only a few members of a band are able to make the trip so the band leader completes his/her group with other musicians available at the festival.

2012 Festival Highlights