2014 Ball



Pianist Paul Mason provided background music during the initial gathering.


The After Hours Big Band has become a vital member of the York Region music scene.

Started some twelve years ago by Newmarket Citizens Band bandsman, Jack Savage, the band was originally a collection of NCB members who wanted to play jazz and swing repertoire after their regular community band rehearsals, hence the name. While still joyously celebrating the Golden Age of 1930s and 1940s swing the band has expanded its horizons and now also draws inspiration from the best of more contemporary composers and arrangers.


More recently, and with demonstrable success, the AHBB has added a vocalist and is working with its knowledgeable music director, trombonist and noted arranger, Dr. Michael Kearns. With steady contributions from its five saxophones, four trombones, five trumpets and a pulsating rhythm section, this dance band can make any occasion swing.

This band has appeared at such highly-rated events as the Aurora Jazz+ Music Festival, the Newmarket Riverwalk Commons Music in the Park, the Unionville Big Band Festival and numerous fund-raisers in York Region to universal and enthusiastic acclaim.

For more information call: Stephen Harper @ (905) 868-8460 or email : stephar1@sympatico.ca.

King Valley Golf Club

Starbucks (St. Andrew’s Plaza Location)

Bijoy’s Restaurant

Bob McRoberts

Jiffy Lube

Yellow Orange

Fitness Clubs of Canada

Starlight Books

Bigg’s Gallery and Framing

Country Look

Elizabeth Milner

Peter Strymo

Claire D’Aurore

William Varela

Neil Johnston

John Green

Rick Armstrong

John McIntyre

Airborne Trampoline North

Bonzai Hill

Cobb’s Fresh Bread

Gabriel’s Cafe

Bark & Fitz

Orchid Thai

A Dog’s Life

Eco Limo




Westview Golf Club

Shoppers Drugmart

Summers & Smith

Motion is Life Chiropractic

Trek Bicycle Store

Rocco Pichea Salon

Mary Beth Hess

Table for Two and More

Nino D’Aversa Bakery

Ronen Grunberg

King Valley Golf Club


New! Video Footage of the Third Annual Hillary House Ball:

2014-11-14 Hillary House Ball Introductions from Richard L Hess on Vimeo.