Saturday July 29 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Green Mountain Swing Band (swing / big band) City Hall Park Main Stage

11:30AM-12:30PM: Green Mountain Swing Band (swing / big band)

Green Mountain Swing is an all-volunteer, 17-piece “big band”.  In addition to playing music from the swing era when swing was king, as in the immortal bands of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and others, we also include music from the “bop” and “post bop” period which followed, and throw into the mix many modern ballads and music from the Latin field.  Green Mountain Swing contributes all of its net revenues to a scholarship fund for young musicians in Central Vermont.  

Important Info

The Musicians: 

Saxes: Pam Cameron (alto); Harl Hoffman (baritone); Bill Steinhurst (tenor, Co-founder, Scholarship Coordinator); Liz Fitzgerald (alto, soprano, Program Manager); Kris Hammer (tenor, Librarian)

Clarinet: Susan McDowell

Trumpets: Fred Abraham (Co-Founder); Bob Stone; Jim Rush; Michael Lawler

Trombones: Jeff Johnson; Pierre Swick (Business Manager, Treasurer); Tom McNeil (Personnel Manager); Bruce Tichenor

Rhythm: David Gibson (piano); Jay Allen (guitar); Steve Peery (bass); Pete Guthmann (drums) 

Vocals: Liz Fitzgerald; Pete Guthmann; Pierre Swick; Bruce Tichenor

Alternates: Mike Bozonie (sax); Frank Schindo (sax); Dave Carkeet (trumpet); Bill Brislin (trombone)




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