Hard Drivin' Swing for Your Dancing Feet!

Our Mission: 

Our group seeks to recreate, in our own unique way, the danceable styles of the 1920's-50's. We arrange our sets and choose our songs choices specifically to keep you on the dance floor as long as possible! The size of the group can be customized to meet your requirements from four to seven people. We strive to bring energy and fun to your next dance, wedding or special event! 

The Players: 

Originally from Virginia, bandleader Victor Celania moved to Austin in 2011 to pursue his passions more fully and fulfilled part of that mission by starting this band. His main gig is as a professional custom clothier for his company Established Sartorial. You can learn more about that: here

Hailing from New York, bass player Josef Pelletier lends an energetic and jovial attitude to the music.  Tenor saxophonist Steven Vague knows how to drive and make the sax sing like the stars of yesteryear! He's played all over the US and is sure to wow you with his energetic, fun style! 

These guys will keep your feet stampin' all night long! Be sure to drink enough water and bring a couple changes of clothes! You're gonna need 'em!

** A Special Thanks to Kevin Nguyen Photography and a Girl Creative for the logo design! **

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Previous events


Austin Lindy Exchange

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Austin TX

Event details are TBD, but joining the band are: Steven Vague (tenor), Nick Brown (clarinet), Morris Nelms (keys), Josef Pelletier (bass) and Victor Celania (drums, bandleader)!


Atlanta Varsity Showdown

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Atlanta, GA

Full details TBD, but we're back for another year!

The ACU Swing Cats Welcomes the Waller Creek Vipers

Abilene Christian University , 1600 Campus Court, Abilene, TX

The Vipers were the first band to ever play at ACU a couple of years ago and now we're back! Come join Nick Brown (clarinet), Josef Pelletier (bass), Devan Jones (guitar), Steven Vague (tenor) and Victor Celania (drums, bandleader) for a night of swing and dancing.

Central Market Westgate

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Central Market Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

Nick Brown (clarinet), Morris Nelms (keys), Josef Pelletier (bass), Steven Vague (tenor), Devan Jones (guitar) and Victor Celania (drums, bandleader) are swingin' once again at Austin' favorite grocery store - Central Market! Come eat, drink and dance your butt off!

Live Jive featuring the Waller Creek Vipers

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Life in the City Church , 205 East Monroe Street, Austin

It's been awhile since we've had the pleasure of playing this event and we are thrilled to be back! Join Josef Pelletier (bass), Devan Jones (guitar), Steven Vague (tenor), Nick Brown (clarinet), David Jellema (cornet), and Victor Celania (drums, bandleader) for a night of hard drivin' swing music!!

7:00-8:00 Dance Lesson 8:00-10:00 Live Band

$7 for Swing Syndicate Members $10 for Non-members

Swingin' at Goorin Bros for SXSW, Day 2!

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Goorin Brothers Hat Shop, 1323 South Congress Avenue, Austin

Come join Ryan Gould (bass), Will Dickerson (guitar), Steven Vague (tenor), Nick Brown (clarinet) and Victor Celania (drums, bandleader) for an hour of swingin' tunes at our favorite S. Congress hat shop for SXSW!


Atlanta Varsity Showdown

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Atlanta, GA

Come join us as we play both nights of the Atlanta Varsity Showdown, Friday AND Saturday! We'll have some great new tunes and be ready to swing your faces off!


Swing Junction LIVE!

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Sons of the American Legion, 410 W Coll Street, New Braunfels, TX

SWING JUNCTION - LIVE Presents in Downtown New Braunfels The Waller Creek Vipers - Band and Dance Night - Friday October 5th

Dress up for a special night out for you and your date or the family. Come listen, take a dance lesson and dance to a great Swing Band from Austin. All ages and no partner needed.

SCHEDULE - (All included in Admission) • 7pm Swing Lesson - Intermediate Lindy Hop with guest teachers Rob and Diane van Haaren and their Favorite Step • 7:30pm Swing Lesson - Beginner Jitterbug (no partner or experience needed) • 8-11pm Dance Party - The Waller Creek Vipers Tickets $15 p/p Swing Lesson Included (your choice of 7pm or 7:30pm lesson) Reserved Table Seating $25 p/p

LOCATION Swing Junction - American Legion 410 W. Coll Street, New Braunfels Live band first Friday of the Month (mark your calendar) $6-7 Dollar hamburger dinner will be available starting at 6:30pm.

PRESENTED by Swing Junction www.swingjunction.org Pictures and video by Kevin Nguyen. Video song by The Waller Creek Vipers www.wallercreekvipers.com


Live Jive at Swing in the City!

Swing in the City, 205 East Monroe Street, Austin TX

Live Music! Swing Dancing!

Whether you like great live music or you like to dance ... or both! ... you'll have a great time at Live Jive. This month, come hear The Waller Creek Vipers!

The cost is $7 for Austin Swing Syndicate members or $10 for non-members. This is a CASH only event.

We have a great floor, great acoustics, and AC!

Live Jive happens every first Sunday of the month!


Swingin' at the Eldorado

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Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin Street, Houston, TX

It's been a minute since we've played this historic venue and we're so happy to be back! Anyone who's anyone in the world of jazz came up playing here so it's an honor to get to do so and keep that spirit alive!


Mobbin' at Mobtown Ballroom

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Mobtown Ballroom, 861 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD

As part of our first CD release tour, we'll be visiting Baltimore and their killer slick dance hall in an old Baptist church. I was there the day this venue opened and it's a treasure! Come join us as we swing their Monday night event!


Swingin' in Charlotte

Gotta Swing Charlotte, 1600 Park Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204

GottaSwing Charlotte is proud to present an afternoon of swing dance classes with Victor Celania (Austin, TX) and an evening dancing to his band, The Waller Creek Vipers.

Not only will Victor be teaching 2 hours of incorporating musicality into your swing dancing, but his buddies in the Waller Creek Vipers will be on hand to provide live jazz music during the classes! Brad Nathanson will also teach a class with some fun activities for exploring musicality as well.

Schedule and prices at the door: 12:00 - 1:00 Victor Celania Musicality Class #1 ($15) 1:10 - 2:10 Victor Celania Musicality Class #2 ($15) 2:20 - 3:20 Brad Nathanson Musicality Class ($10)

7:00 Doors open for the evening dance 7:30 - 8:30 Introductory Lesson (Free) 8:30 - 11:30 Dance with The Waller Creek Vipers ($12)

Full Day Passes (for all classes and the band dance) are just $40 and can be purchased here:

More details to come! Thank you to Gabi Rosenthal Photography for the cover photo.