NorthWest Western Swing Music Society
To encourage, foster and promote the preservation of America’s Western Swing Music
The NorthWest Western Swing Music Society  June 2017

2016 Festival Highlights

STRING BANDS TO SWING BANDS The NorthWest Western Swing Music Society presented this musical tribute to the development of western swing, the official music of the State of Texas, during the 2016 Festival and Hall of Fame Celebration. The narrative was drawn from three books on the history of western swing by Dr. Jean A. Boyd, Professor of Musicology at Baylor University in Texas.  We were honored to have Dr. Boyd join us for the festival and approve the script for this feature. The musical selections were chosen by 2016 Inductee, Gary Williams (TX).