Dan Terry and the Horns of San Diego, one of California’s swing dance bands, recently established new records while appearing in the Crown Room of the Hotel Del Coronado. The San Diego Hilton Beach & Tennis Resort signed the Horns to a contract to play for their Sunday night outdoor ballroom dances.
The Horns on San Diego feature the vocal styles of Laurie Johnson of Les Brown fame and Bob Grabeau, the featured vocalist on the Time-Life vocalist series with the Billy May Orchestra. Soloists Gary Pack, Billy Usselton, Gary Scott, Doug Clark, Bob Johnston, Mike Wofford and Bob Magnusson are just a few of the musicians.
Terry recorded for Columbia Records at the tail end of the Big Band Era and then fronted a number of bands in Las Vegas.
In conjunction with the Sunday evening dances at the Hilton, radio station KFMB airs a live remote broadcast of the band’s performances, called Moonlight Serenade.