The band was started by trumpeters Jack Bush and Bob Lenneville in the summer of 1994. Originally known as the “St Andy’s Big Band,” in 1998, the band grew to become a full-fledged big band orchestra, comprised of 5 Saxophones, 4 Trumpets, 5 Trombones, and a 5 piece rhythm section as well as vocalists, a master of ceremonies and a musical director. Today, the “Mighty Lamplighters” faithfully re-create music from bygone eras to the present, and are known for their highly entertaining, high-energy performances.

There is no “typical” Lamplighters performance because every show is customized for each audience and venue. Their vast and varied musical library spans everything from dance music of the ‘30s to the Glenn Miller WWII era, the fabulous 50s, the Rat Pack, the swinging 60s & 70s, jazz, Bossa Nova, hits from the Broadway stage and your favorite movies, Latin dance greats, right up to the present. The Lamplighters are sure to bring their irrepressible mix of music, humor, energy and joy to any venue, party, celebration, fund-raiser, wedding, etc., indoors or out, large audiences or small.

We have performed at The Alamodome, McNay Art Institute, Texas Folklife Festival, Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio Fiesta, Southwest Crafts Center, San Antonio Country Club, Randolph A.F.B Officers’ Club, Doubletree Hotel, Beethoven Halle, Rivercenter Mall, Elks Club, The Quarry Market & Mall, Alzafar Shrine, Adams Mark Hotel and Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Whether you come to dance, sing along, laugh or just listen, The Lamplighters Big Band Orchestra makes every show an unforgettable experience.