The Franklin Park Big Band was formed in 2009 by Gil Paist and Isaiah McPeak to fill an apparent musical outlet. The band experienced immense support from Franklin Park, the Town of Purcellville, and Patrick Henry College and was able to deliver its first concert with a full 17 piece band (plus vocalist)within five months.
The performers have in many cases picked up their instruments after decades of not playing, while others are continuing a high school and collegiate talent, and still others previously played professionally. Our current director, Jay Gibble, holds a masters of jazz and a bachelors degree in classical music — bringing us experience, professionalism, and finesse.
Now in our second season, The Franklin Park Big Band has several solid performances under our belt and is starting to develop a great following!
Click around to get a feel for what we can do, where to see us play, and how to join.