The Beach Cities Swing Band was founded in the year 2000 by members of the El Segundo Concert Band. It is a 17-piece Big Band with featured vocalists, playing works made famous in the Big Band era by the likes of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, and Artie Shaw, along with more modern arrangements in the traditional swing styles, and innovative new takes on famous songs. The BCSB is now operating under the umbrella of the South Bay Music Association.
The BCSB is dedicated to keeping the sound of the big band alive and out in the public. True to its name, the BSCB has performed in all the beach towns of the South Bay, including Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes Estates, Long Beach, Marina Del Rey, and Los Angeles, as well as in its home base of El Segundo. The BCSB has an extensive repertoire of instrumental and vocal charts, and is available for event booking by contacting the South Bay Music Association. Whether a concert or a dance event this band is a swinging good time.