Band history
The story of The Buddy-K Band begins in 1983 when Bill Shipp of Hendersonville, NC, realized that there were many talented  musicians in the Hendersonville area that love the big band sound.  Bill organized the Buddy-K Band and under his leadership the band has performed throughout the Southeast.  Some of their appearances include the Hendersonville (NC) Apple Festival, First Night in Charlotte and Asheville, the Big Band Festival in Augusta, GA, the DeerPark in Asheville and the Bele Chere Festival in Asheville.  Bill has recently "retired" from directing the band.  Taking over as leader will be Richard Kitterman who has been playing drums with the band for the last ten years.  The band looks forward to many more years of dance and concert performances.  Keep checking this Website for scheduled activities and plan to come enjoy the music of the Buddy-K Band.

A partial list of performance venues:

American Legion Post - Augusta, GA
Asheville Civic Center - Asheville, NC
Augusta College - Augusta, GA
Bele Chere Festival - Asheville, NC
Big Band Festival - Lake Lure, NC
Biltmore Forest Country Club -  Asheville, NC
Bon Aire Ballroom - Augusta, GA
Brevard College - Brevard, NC
Carolina Country Club - Spartanburg, SC
Community Concert Series - Anderson, SC
Community Concert Series - Rockingham, NC
Converse College - Spartanburg, SC
DeerPark at Biltmore Estate - Asheville, NC
Edgewood Restaurant - Asheville, NC
First Night Asheville - Asheville, NC
First Night Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
Great Smokies Hilton - Asheville, NC
Grove Park Inn & Country Club - Asheville, NC
Harrah's Cherokee Casino - Cherokee, NC
Hendersonville Country Club - Hendersonville,  NC
Highland Lake Inn - Flat Rock, NC
Hilton Hotel - Macon, GA
Holiday Inn - Hendersonville,  NC
Holiday Inn West - Asheville, NC
Hyatt Regency - Greenville, SC
Inn On The Plaza Hotel - Asheville, NC
Kanuga Conference - Hendersonville, NC
Opportunity House - Hendersonville, NC
Renaissance Hotel - Asheville, NC
Ridgefield Country Club - Kingsport, TN
Rolling Hills Country Club - Monroe, NC
S&W Ballroom - Asheville, NC
Towne House Hotel - Columbia, SC
Woodfield Inn - Flat Rock, N

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