A big band with close ties to El Segundo plays for your dancing pleasure this weekend at the El Segundo Woman’s Club – all proceeds will help fund the much-needed repairs at the El Segundo Woman’s Club.
When you have time, do yourself a favor and read about the history of the El Segundo Woman’s Club – their current building was El Segundo’s 1st one-room schoolhouse (originally located at the Richmond Street School location) and they have been advocates for all things El Segundo since 1922.
This Sunday, October 21, 2018, from 7-9pm ($10 at the door) at the El Segundo Woman’s Club. The Beach Cities Swing Band performance will feature music of the 50’s and 60’s, lemonade, coffee, wine, cookies, and fresh popcorn! For details, call (310) 654-7829.
You + (Dancing Shoes + Supporting a Giving Giant in the Community) = Great Weekend!
This fundraiser is for renovating the El Segundo Women’s Club. The Beach Cities Swing Band, founded in 2002, by Vivian Churchill, who also co-founded the El Segundo Community Band at the same time, grew into the South Bay Music Association.
At that time, almost all of the members were from El Segundo. Now, 16 years later, at least half of the band are still made up of El Segundo residents.
About the Beach Cities Swing Band
The first performance by the Beach Cities Swing Band was at Dory’s Landing, where the present “Standard Bar and Grill” now stands. The Beach Cities Swing Band became a regular at both Dory’s Landing and Anthony’s Pizza (now Rock n’ Brews). The band also had several performances at the Old Time Movie Theater and the Richmond Street Fair.
The Beach Cities Swing Band played for 7 years at the automobile driving museum, followed by 2 years of performing at the Dockweiler Youth Center. The band has played outdoor events from the Marina to Long Beach, including several performances at Pollywog Park in Manhattan Beach.
The band is now performing at the El Segundo Women’s Club as well as many other locations around the south bay.
Beach Cities Swing Band Mission
The mission of the Beach Cities Swing Band is to keep the music of this era alive. In order to do so, the band recruits members from El Segundo and Manhattan Beach high school to come and intern with the band to be able to experience the nuance of the music and be able to carry it on for future generations.