in front of the Sporty's
Sponsored by The Vashon Chamber of Commerce

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Formed in 1971, the Portage Fill Big Band has been a perennial crowd favorite at Strawberry Festival for as long as most can remember.  Made up of 18 current or former island residents, Portage Fill is a classic "Big Band" with full horn and sax sections, backed up by a complete rhythm section, and features 2 vocalists for the crowd's listening and dancing pleasure.  Portage Fill is well known for their selection of Big Band swing tunes from the 30's and 40's, but is versatile enough to work in some blues, Latin, or even rock and roll numbers to put on a show for all ages and musical tastes.  Look for the Portage Fill Big Band as they start the music at Ober Park on Saturday, and of course, at the Street Dance on Saturday night.  Whether you're there to dance or listen, the Portage Fill is a band you don't want to miss!