About the Big Band

Our Big Band is a non-auditioned ensemble of more than 30 musicians! We embrace all of our musicians that range from come-back players after a long hiatus to educators to retirees to those that gig regularly around Central Florida. And all have found a place to call home with our ensemble!

We have performed a wide variety of music that has spanned from traditional swing to funk to rock to latin, and of course we always incorporate some fun charts around the holiday season too! This is one of our most frequently performing adult ensembles with multiple featured performances per year, and some community gigs as well at local holiday events, jazz festivals, art walks, and more!

Whether you have been playing for years, haven’t played in years, or anything in between, we encourage you to come and join us. We welcome all instrumentalists into our community and would love to have you on stage with us at our next performance! Please email bigband@cfcarts.com, and our team will reach out to you to help answer your questions and get you started with us!

Spring 2024 Big Band: And All That Jazz

Season Kickoff: Monday, July 1, from 7-9 p.m.
Rehearsals: Mondays from 7-9 p.m.
Location: St. John Lutheran Church (1600 S. Orlando Ave. Winter Park)

Performance
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And All That Jazz
Friday, September 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 7, at 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 8, at 3 p.m.
Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center (445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801)

Please email bigband@cfcarts.com with any questions!

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Registration

Registration for Summer 2024 Big Band has closed to allow time to prepare for the And All That Jazz performance. Please email bigband@cfcarts.com to be notified when fall registration is open. Thank you!

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Performance

Prepare to be swept off your feet with And All That Jazz! As the CFCArts Big Band and Community Choir unite, you'll find yourself immersed in a world of swinging rhythms and unforgettable melodies. Feel the energy as the Big Band's dynamic saxes and thrilling brass sounds pair perfectly with the Choir's exuberant vocals. You'll recognize every tune, from the toe-tapping magic of "In the Mood" to the lively rhythm of "This Joint is Jumpin'." It's a joyous celebration of jazz classics that promises to leave you humming long after the night ends.

Tech and Dress Rehearsals: TBA

Performances:
Friday, September 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 7, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 8, at 3 p.m.
Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center (445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801)

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Dues

Dues will be for music, rehearsals, community performances, and performances of And All That Jazz from now through September 2024. Please see pricing below:

Regular Season Dues: $40

Due to the potential of limited stage space, registration payment links will be sent to registered members in June. Financial assistance and payment plans are also available. Please email bigband@cfcarts.com with any questions.

Meet the Big Band Team

Haylee van Dalen

Haylee van Dalen

Big Band Member Ambassador

Justin Muchoney

Justin Muchoney

Artistic Director and Vice President of Member & Patron Experience

Sara Myers

Sara Myers

Sr. Director of Member Experience & Program Operations

Juan Torres

Juan Torres

Director of Production

Join Us

Register for the upcoming season!

Attend a Show

See us perform at an upcoming show!

Questions?

Email: bigband@cfcarts.com

Call: 407-937-1800 Ext 704

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