THE BANDSTAND tells the story of musician Bonny Novitski who is about to take on the mission of his life: leading his band of fellow veterans into competition for America’s next swing band sensation. However, complicated relationships, the demands of competition, and the challenging after-effects of war may break these musicians. This original score is strongly influenced by authentic 1942 swing music, much of which is played onstage by the characters and band members.
When Donny meets a beautiful, young singer named Julia, he finds the perfect harmony in words and music that could take this band of brothers all the way to the live radio broadcast finale in New York City. But to succeed, it will require every ounce of talent, stamina, and raw nerve that these musicians possess.