LOCATION: Main Stage
Formed in 2015 as a side project among childhood friends, founding members Noah Poncin, Aidan Bruecken and Nathan Dahlman quickly realized that they had potential to become much more than a local garage band. As momentum began to pick up in October of 2016, the trio recruited long-time friend Michael Preston to play bass guitar. Not long after that they hit the studio.
Their debut self-titled EP, recorded at M80 Recording Studio in their hometown of Purcellville, Virginia, received massive praise for its intricate blend of rock, jazz, pop, alternative, and funk. After its release, the band started to play non-stop in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. During the winter of 2016, they added pianist Ted Gallegos to the band as a surprise for several shows in their hometown.
With the addition of Gallegos their sound was elevated to even greater heights and Gallegos became a permanent addition to the Hungry on Monday family. In may of 2017, the band set out to write and record their second project. With their own members Michael Preston, Noah Poncin, and Aidan Bruecken spearheading the production, they were determined to create a record that was truly unique. During this time, tragedy struck with the unexpected and sudden passing of their producer, mentor, and dear friend. Ever determined, the group spent countless days and nights writing and recording a heartfelt tribute to their friend and completing the EP, Hideaway, in his memory.
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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LOCATION: Main Stage
Everything in Between
Music brought to you by Cole Zimmerman and Kirsten Woods, two high school students from Loudoun County. Performances at local venues soon to come.