Big Band

The Big Band was formed in the Spring of 2017 and has become an attraction for those individuals who enjoy playing music associated with this genre. The band’s repertoire covers the music of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Buddie Rich, Quincy Jones, Alan Baylock, just to name a few. Our intention is to entertain our audiences by playing music of all styles.

The Big Band rehearses every Sunday evening from 5- 6:30pm at Cornerstone Charter Academy. The group utilizes trumpets, saxophones, trombones, piano, bass (acoustic and electric), guitar, and drums. Jazz improvisation and musical experience performing in this style of ensemble is not a necessity for membership. Those individuals with the ability to improvise will find that they have an outlet in this organization.

Amateurs and professionals who enjoy jazz ensemble music and who wish to join others with the same interest will find a home in the CFCArts Big Band. This is a non-auditioned group for those that are 18 years of age or older.  Any questions regarding joining or playing in our organization may contact Priscilla Greenough at 407-937-1800, Ext. 708 or via email at priscilla@cfcarts.com.

About the Directors

Priscilla has been involved with music since she started playing the flute in 4th grade. She was a member of an award-winning high school marching band and symphonic band and capped her instrumental career with four years in the Big Brown Music Machine at CSU Long Beach. Since relocating to Florida from California in 2004, she has been involved with several area choirs and has participated in the Candlelight Processional at Epcot as a member of the Walt Disney World Cast Choir for the last 8 years. Priscilla has been a member of the CFCArts Community Choir since its inception and works for the Walt Disney Company as a Guest Information Coordinator.

Fall 2021 Season

Ritmo del Sol: A Latin Jazz Celebration

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the CFCArts Big Band through some of the thrilling rhythms, fast tempos, and unforgettable melodies of Latin Jazz. Be inspired by this fun, vibrant, and energetic party merging diverse musical styles – Salsa, Samba, Afro-Cuban Bop, Bossa Nova, and more – from some of the greatest latin jazz artists.

  • All rehearsals will be 5 – 6:30 PM at Cornerstone Charter Academy (5903 Randolph Ave, Belle Isle, FL 32809) starting on July 18.
  • Please email Priscilla at priscilla@cfcarts.com if you are planning on attending in-person rehearsals.
  • Annual Membership Due: $50

All participants in any in-person activities are required to adhere to all health and safety guidelines (masks, social distancing, using marked entrances and exits, etc.). Click here to read the CFCArts Health & Safety Guidelines. 

  • Do not arrive early for rehearsal.  We would like you to wait in your car until 4:45 (15 minutes prior to the start of rehearsal) to alleviate any crowding and to make sure we have the room set up complete.
  • Please print your own music.  We are trying to limit touching and exchanging objects. There will not be any extra copies at rehearsal.
  • Brass players, please have something that can collect your excess water from your water key and be prepared to take this home and dispose of it there.

The annual membership due is $50. Cash or check payments can be made at rehearsal and credit card payments can be made online. Please click the button in the box below to pay your dues. For financial assistance, click here.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the CFCArts Big Band through some of the thrilling rhythms, fast tempos, and unforgettable melodies of Latin Jazz. Be inspired by this fun, vibrant, and energetic party merging diverse musical styles – Salsa, Samba, Afro-Cuban Bop, Bossa Nova, and more – from some of the greatest latin jazz artists.

Concert date and time subject to change. Currently planned to be on Saturday, September 18 at the Apopka Amphitheater.

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