The Bois d’ Arc Dixieland Band was formed in 1996 after Russell Armstrong (banjo) returned from a trip to Disney World with his family. Being a life-long drummer, Russell was intrigued when he watched a Dixieland band perform outside one of the shops at Disney World. The 6-piece group stood on the street corner and played traditional Dixieland music to a large crowd that had gathered to listen. The band included a trumpet player, a clarinet player, a trombone player, a banjo player, a stand-up bass player, and the percussion guy played a washboard-type instrument rather than drums. The washboard had a cymbal, cowbell, and woodblock mounted to it and the instrument was played by rubbing and/or striking the instrument with metal thimbles that were taped to all fingers & thumbs.
All of our concerts are held at the historical Greenville Municipal Auditorium, just two blocks for Downtown Greenville.A historical building built in the art deco style that seats over 1700 persons and hosts a multitude of events ranging from symphony concerts to country shows
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