Since the spring of 2004 Vocalist Nancy Evans has shared many wonderful photos and memories of her 38
years with Wayne King and His Orchestra.
Wisconsin: Eagles Club in Milwaukee
Illinois: Willow Grove Ballroom in
Florida: Tupperware Auditorium in Orlando; Court of Flags Hotel in Orlando; Auditorium in LeHigh Acres;
The 1979-1983 orchestra included two originals from the 1927 Aragon debut of Wayne King and Orchestra: Violinist Herb
Miska and the "Waltz King" himself.
Vocalist Nancy Evans joined Wayne King at age 14 1/2 in 1945 when Wayne King reorganized
his band after serving 2 and 1/2 years in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Vocalist Ed Bolton was Wayne King's
last male vocalist having joined the band in 1979, touring through to Wayne's retirement tour in Florida in 1983. Violinist
Tasker Day was responsible for Wayne discovering his last new vocal star, ED BOLTON. Wayne once told Ed Bolton, "You have
an unusually beautiful singing voice. If I'd have known about you years ago, I'd have used the hell out of you."
orchestra members from 1979 to 1983 were:
Manager/Bus Driver Gail Bruening;
Violinists/(Original 1927 Orchestra Member)Herb
Miska and Tasker Day;
Vocalists Nancy Evans of Florida and Ed Bolton of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;
Saxophist and Clarinest Don Korinek of Omaha, NE
Alto Saxophonist Ed Soellner of Orlando, Florida
Lloyd Pollitz of Davenport, Iowa
Larry Opsohl of Florida , Tenor Saxophonist and Bass Clarinetist Lou Virvo;
Billy Hearn of Waco, Texas, 1st Trumpeter Leo Ortyl, Bass Fiddler Wally Shrumpf, Unknown Trumpter from Albuquerque;
Jimmy Featherstone and Wally Gordon