Minidoka Swing Band

Minidoka Swing Band
2014 Sherwood Camellia Festival

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

3/20/2016 Minidoka Arigato Concert

Video 1

06:08 Begining  Laura Baxter

13:35 Sentimental Journey

21:00 Moonlight Serenade

26:50 Mood Indigo

33:35 Embraceable You

40:35 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

44:40 Blue Skies

49:50 Suagr Blues

54:50 Tuxede Juction

58:50 In the Mood(continue-)

Video 2

00:00 In the Mood(continue)

Video 3

3:20 Laura Baxter Highlight four cities visited with picture slide show

53:50 Tokyo Boogie Woogie



Thursday, March 3, 2016

Domo Arigato Concert! Sunday, March 20, 2016 in Oregon City. Click this LINK for more information.

This is the 11/10/15 video from Mr. Hideto Masuyama of the concert in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Franciscan Chapel Center.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

One (1) more day - PDX to NRT!!!!!

Our dedicated leader

The Rhythm Section


Yuzuriha Family



Mother and Son

Trombone Section

Husband and wife
Yuzuriha Family
Manager & Assistant Manager


Friday, October 30, 2015

The time is getting closer! Only 7 more days! Thank you to everyone who has supported our tour to Japan, to share our mission of remembering WWII Japanese American Incarceration. If you would still like to donate to help our volunteer musicians please go to

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Only 17 more days - November 8, 2015 - Our first gig will be the Tama University School Festival in Fujisawa Japan! Here's their flyer:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Countdown continues!  Only 17 more days to liftoff - PDX to Narita Airport in Japan. Making our lists and checking them twice!  November 6, 2015 through November 16, 2015.  Our Schedule:

. . . November 8, 2015, Tama University International Studies, 1pm to 2:30pm | Fuchikawa, Japan

. . . November 10, 2015, Roppongi Chapel Center, 7pm to 9pm | Tokyo, Japan

. . . November 14, 2015, Minamisoma JAZ Mall, 2:30pm to 4:30pm  | Minamisoma, Japan

. . . November 15, 2015, Gotemba Civic Center, 2pm to 4pm | Gotemba, Japan

If you are in Japan on these dates, come see one of our concerts!  Email me at if you want more details, such as address.  :) 

Saturday, October 17, 2015


The count down for PDX lift off  with a landing at Narita Airport, Japan is coming soon for the Minidoka Swing Band!  Donate Now

We'll be sharing the history of WWII Japanese American Incarceration through narration, pictures and music of the era. We will receive no monetary compensation, all venues are being donated and admission if FREE for everyone!  But we do have costs such as equipment rental while in Japan, air fare, transportation, food and lodging.  Luckily we have received a $24,000 grant from Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund, Kansai Osaka 21st Century Association (JEC Fund).  plus we have fund raised another $26,000 over the past 1 1/2 years.  Thank you to everyone who has made a tax-deductible donation to help fund our historical and educational band tour to Japan.