Welcome! The Festival City Big Band, a 17-piece band based in
Stratford, Ontario, has been entertaining audiences since 1995 with a wide range
of music, including swing-era standards, contemporary jazz charts, Latin numbers, unclassifiably weird stuff
and more. We've recorded two CDs: "For the Love of It," released in June of 2000, and "Easy to Love," released in December 2001.
We keep busy with performances at numerous private and community
functions across southwestern Ontario, including annual summer concerts in Stratford's Queen's Park bandshell and, for the past several years, appearances at the Stratford Festival's "Night Music" series in the Festival Theatre. Most of our members perform in various other professional and
Clicking on the menu to the left will let you hear clips of us performing, learn
more about who we are (and what we look like), check out our past and future
appearances, leave comments, read reviews of the band and contact us. Enjoy!
The band is grateful to a whole lot of people who have
booked us, supported us or simply made nice (or at least helpful) comments over the years. Contact information for most of them can be found on
the links page.
Special thanks to the Stratford Kiwanis Club, which
generously provides us with free practice space.