The Penfield Rotary Band was formed in 1954. They offer western New York's best representation of both the classical sound of late the 1930s thru 1940s Big Band sound, as well as showcasing the modern Big Band arrangers, lead by The Tonight Show band leader "Doc" Severenson. The seventeen-member band is equally adept at two set swing dance ballroom venue, and stage concert outdoor show format.
Penfield Recreation sponsors Nels Carman Big Band Nights, featuring the Penfield Rotary Band, the first Tuesday of every month (except July & August), 7:30-9:30 pm at Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. Fee is $1.00 at the door.