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Sixteen of Richmond's finest musicians, plus four very talented vocalists, make up this exciting Big Band

Over the years, The Continentals have gained recognition as a great performing orchestra by their appearances with many of the biggest names in show business, including Bob Hope, Doc Severenson, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Della Reese, Vaughan Monroe, Warren Covington, The Pied Pipers and more!

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Not only have they appeard many times on network radio, but The Continentals have also played before members of The House of Representatives and The National Press Club in Washington D.C, and for many state affairs. They were acclaimed the Best Big Band at the Virginia Beach Jazz Festival.

Bill Zickafoose's 2003 Craig's BigBands & bignames interview

The Continentals have played for some of Virginia's largest conventions and special events at The Greenbriar in White Sulfur Springs, The Homestead in Hot Springs, The Cavalier and The Convention Center in Virginia Beach, The Sheraton Inn and Convention Center in Fredericksburg and The Colonial Williamsburg Convention Center, in addition to their many apperances in Richmond's finest clubs and hotels.
We Remember
Bill Zickafoose
Nita Kirby
Warner Thomas
Kenny Henderson
Joe Ivey
Whitey Waraksa
Hank Woosley
Dick Proctor
Hunter Purdie
Maurice Nunnally
George Jenkins
Charlie Wakefield
John King
Jimmy Crummett
BruceWoodson
Dick Wray
Fulton Lee
Rick Owen
Art Shindlebeck
Wade Arledge
Doug Powell
Mike Whitfield
Herb Stone
Jim Branch
Paul Bartsch