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The Class of '65 Band is fast becoming one of the premier show and dance bands in the southeast, playing tunes from the 60's and 70's era, that will sure bring you back to the good old days and get the crowd on their feet in no time.

The band was founded in 1990 by current drummer, Terrell Hattaway, along with current lead vocalist, Big Ben Atkins, and started out to be just what it is today: a large format band, including a four piece horn section, five piece rhythm section, and female vocalist to enhance the entire group. The lead singer, Big Ben Atkins, performed at the legendary Southernaire Club in Columbus, MS, from 1963 to 1971, along with the "Nomads". The legend continues today wherever you hear the 'classof65band' perform, and people are all talking about the good ol' days of the 'Southernaire' and 'There's a party going on....Come on Over'!!

The band has performed for many different functions, from weddings, private parties, festivals, class reunions, corporate functions, etc., and they continue to play the hits from the Motown era, along with some tunes from the 80's and 90's as well!

What Our Clients Are Saying...

Booking a band for my wedding reception was a little stressful. After all, the band can really make or break the party. I decided on the Class of '65 Band after much thought and looking at several bands. They played the type of music I wanted (60's and 70's) and they were a BIG band, which always makes a difference! Before my wedding reception, the band contacted me several times to arrange everything. They were SO NICE! I didn't have to worry about a thing. I cannot tell you how much fun our wedding was!!! Everyone was dancing, having a blast... and it was greatly due to the band. They looked 100% professional, had a GREAT sound, and sounded just like the original artist! Our guest are still raving about how wonderful they were! My whole family is so pleased. Give them a try!! You'll hear only good things from your guests!!

Charlotte T. Russ
Birmingham, AL

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Recent Updates...
Riverwalk w/ Percy SledgeColumbus, MS
added on January 11, 2011
New Year's Eve 2010 - 2Columbus, MS
added on January 6, 2011
New Year's Eve 2010 - 1Columbus, MS
added on January 6, 2011
Class of '65 Videoadded on August 2, 2010
Market Street 2009 PhotosColumbus, MS
added on June 8, 2010
Class of '65 Cap Low profile, adjustable black cap features the band logo on the front and a cloth strap back.

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