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Subject: Covina Swing Band Festival

                The 2017 Covina Swing Band Festival was held July 29 and 30, the last weekend in July. 

                Twist of Orange, the swing band of Covina Concert Band, kicked off the Festival Saturday afternoon and was followed by 4 unique swing and jazz bands.  The Festival ended at 8:00 pm and continued with the same schedule on Sunday with 5 more bands. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:00 to 3:00 - Twist of Orange (The Swing Band of Covina Concert Band)
3:15 to 4:15 - Verdugo Swing Society Big Band
4:30 to 5:30 - Vested Interest Mini Jazz Orchestra
5:45 to 6:45 - Big Band Theory
7:00 to 8:00 - Gem City Jazzcats
Sunday, July 30, 2017
2:00 to 3:00 - San Dimas Jazz Workshop
3:15 to 4:15 - LASD Swing Band (The Swing Band of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Band)
4:30 to 5:30 - Palminteri and the Big Band
5:45 to 6:45 - Midnight Sun
7:00 to 8:00 - City Beat Big Band

    The Festival is always free and open to the public.  Audience participation is one of the most important parts of the festival.  The audience is encouraged to appear as if transported from the big band era.  The spontaneous dancing in the aisles and the excitement projected for others to see also helps make the festival a success. 

    The Festival, which is provided at no cost to the audience, was designed by the committee to be self-supporting with proceeds from the Covina Concert Band Snack Bar in Covina Park and donations from a variety of entities.  The snack bar staff provides food from their reasonably priced menu.  The Festival committee is blessed with the help of staff and volunteers from the City of Covina Parks and Recreation Department, and members of “Friends of Covina Concert Band” who donate their time and talent to staff the snack bar and provide publicity, printed programs and stagehand functions.

The Covina Swing Band Festival is sponsored by Covina Concert Band, a California not-for-profit corporation.

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