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BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON FEATURES A VARIETY OF MUSICAL GROUPS FOR EVERY MILE OF THE MARATHON


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BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON FEATURES A VARIETY OF MUSICAL GROUPS FOR EVERY MILE OF THE MARATHON  

 

Carmel, CA (April 19, 2004) -- In keeping with the tradition of a showcase of musical talent from the Monterey region, the Big Sur International Marathon announces the wide variety of musical groups that will be performing on the course on Sunday, April 25, 2004.

 

"We are delighted with the wonderful music lineup this year!" remarked Janet Lesniak, Board member and Music Director for the Marathon.  "It is an outstanding mix of classical, jazz, and worldbeat and more played by popular local players, including Bruce Forman's Jazzmasters, Andrea's Fault, and I Cantori."

 

The groups that will be performing and their locations on the Marathon course are as follows:

 

START:                     Nicole Difranco singing the National Anthem

                         Ed Jarvis, Bagpipers

Roadhouse            Stevenson Lower/Middle School
Mile 3.4                      Susan Bradley, Harp
Mile 5 Molera:          The Electric Soil Roadhouse Attraction
Mile 8.5:                    Seaside High School Orchestra
Little Sur                   Shinsho Mugen Daiko
Mile 11                       Oasis
Mile 12.2                    San Benancio Mid-School Jazz Band

Bixby                       Bixby Piano
Mile 14                       Mark Rush Irish Flute/Whistle
Mile 15.4                    Andreas Fault
Rocky Point             Jazzmasters Workshop

Mile 17.05                 Jazzmasters Workshop

Mile 18.3                    Walter Colton Middle School Band

Mile 19                       Nick Fettis, Piano

Mile 21                       Melange Trio

Mile 22                       Class Brass Quintet

Mile 25                       Monterey Community Band

Mile 23.9                    I Cantori di Carmel

Mile 25                     Coast Highland Bagpipers

Monastery Beach  Big Sur Natives/Surfrider Foundation

Ribera Rd               Jonah and the Whalewatchers

VIP Tent                  Bobby Phillips, Piano

5K Start                   Myles Williams

Awards Stage      Just Friends

 

The Big Sur International Marathon, voted the Best Marathon in North America by the Ultimate Guide to Marathons, is held the last Sunday in April. Set along one of the most breath-taking courses in the world, this spectacular road race also gets high marks for its degree of difficulty. Over 4,000 athletes begin this race on Highway One in Big Sur and finish in Carmel. Along the way, runners wind their way through majestic redwoods and Pacific Ocean views. Classical music greets marathoners around each turn, providing inspiration that has been likened to a spiritual experience. This year's race will be held on Sunday, April 25

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