IBBC International Jazz Competition 

The In Full Swing Jazz Orchestra is among the 15 selected contestants in the First Class of the Corendon International Big Band Competition 2019 ...in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. Congratulations! Announcement by the International Big Band Competition on February 2019. The band is considering a possible trip to the Netherlands for the event.

Pinocchio Suite 

The 2015 Illinois State Teachers Conference presentation of Ron Surace's original dramatic work for duo pianos, voice and narrator, "Pinocchio Suite" is available on youtube at SuraceMBIMasterVideo. It is a 50 minute video/audio of eight songs with narration and duo performance of the work.


The "In Full Swing" jazz band has been awarded the "Best of the Best V" LACONI (Library Administrators Council of Northern Illinois) Outreach/Promotion/Programming Section. This is the second time the band has been selected for the LACONI award. The award is given based on outstanding performances by the IFS jazz orchestra throughout Northern Illinois.