Welcome to the Route 68 Big Bandís Website.† The Route 68 Big Band, formerly known as the Minneota Community Jazz Band is a group of musicians from SW Minnesota.† The band is under the direction of Mr. John Voit.


The group is available for:




    Fund-Raising Events



To inquire about booking the group for your next event, please email director John Voit.


The band plays big band and jazz and big band standards such as:


String of Pearls

In the Mood

Embraceable You
You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
Someone to Watch Over Me
When I Fall in Love
Cry Me a River

Ain't Misbehavin'
Alright, OK, You Win
Begin the Beguine
Fascinatin Rhythm
It Had to Be You
Kansas City
Lullaby of Birdland
Mack the Knife
Moonlight Serenade
Moten Swing
Opus One
Route 66
Song of the Volga Boatmen
Things Ain't What They Used to Be

American Patrol

In the Mood

Satin Doll

Upcoming Gigs


Appleton Summer Concert Series

July 25, 2017


Canby, MN

August 7, 2017


Marshall Band Shell

Marshall, MN

August 9, 2017


Boxelder Bug Days

Minneota, MN

September 9, 2017



Some of our previous events include:


Boxelder Bug Days

September 2012 & 2015
(Tonic-Sol-Fa performed before and after Route 68 Big Band in 2012)


Lake Benton
Opera House

June 16th , 2012

In conjunction with Lake Bentonís Saddle Horse Days


A Chocolate Affair


American Legion Hall


(Benefiting the Friends of the Library)


Appleton Band Shell

July 2011 & 2015


Tracy, MN

February 5th, 2011


Marshall Band Shell

August 2011, 2012 & 2015
Sponsored by MAFAC


Hospice Benefit
September 14th, 2011
Church in Canby, MN.

Route 68ís Ross Anderson has a new release: "JazzTime"

Available online at CD Baby.
Order yours today