June 30, 1951 – Billboard

Terry Heads New Show-Band Unit (p. 18)

NEW YORK, June 23 – Dan Terry, ex-trumpet man for Sonny Dunham and Muggsy Spanier orks, will front a new dance band, to include in its repertoire an hour-long floorshow modeled after the type presentation current with the Freddy Martin ork.

General Artists Corporation is booking the crew and has set a break-in date at the King Philip Ballroom, Wrentham, Mass., for next month. Band will also work week-end dates in New England during the summer and is negotiating for a location booking at a New York nitery.

Band has set Jack Cathcart to stage the production numbers, Charlie Shirley and Billy Maxted as arrangers, and is taking on a lighting technician. Production gimmicks include an audience participation quiz, with the orkster eying video. Crew will consist of six brass, five reeds, three rhythm and a girl vocalist.

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