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Franklin Park Big Band is expected to return for MayFest 2020
From Swing Era Classics to the Sounds of Today, The Franklin Park Big Band has over 200 songs in its repertoire. Founded in 2009, The Franklin Park Big Band is a community group that performs at town festivals, weddings, charity events, and dances. The director, Jay Gibble, holds a masters of jazz and a bachelors degree in classical music—bringing to the band experience, professionalism, and finesse. The band's wide variety of performers come from backgrounds of high school and collegiate talent, to professional musicians. The Franklin Park Big Band has captivated audiences with their repertoire from Benny Goodman to Maynard Ferguson and modern arrangements from Gordon Goodman. Their programs feature instrumental as well as vocal tunes.
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