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.

Spring 2021 Season

The CFCArts Big Band sweeps you off on a dashing adventure to see the world, and see it in style!  Featuring great jazz standards and familiar hits, join us for a tour around the most fashionable destinations with some of the most exciting music. This concert is sure to be a toe-tapping throwback to the golden age of travel with selections like Fly Me to the Moon, A Foggy Day in London Town, and I Left My Heart in San Francisco, and of course, Come Fly With Me.

  • All rehearsals will be 5 – 6:30 PM at Cornerstone Charter Academy (5903 Randolph Ave, Belle Isle, FL 32809) starting on January 23.
  • Please email Priscilla at priscilla@cfcarts.com if you are planning on attending in-person rehearsals.
  • Annual Membership Due: $50
  • Social distancing is no longer required for members or patrons. However, socially-distanced seating is available for patrons upon request.
  • Please print your own music if possible. If you are unable to, please email priscilla@cfcarts.com.
  • 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.
  • Masks are optional for members and patrons starting on March 13, 2022.

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.

Our Big Band will take the stage for their first featured, fully produced concert on April 23-24 at the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center. Titled Come Fly With Me, this will be a joyous celebration of the golden age of jazz and travel, sweeping the audience around the globe with selections like April in Paris, La Vie En Rose, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Madrid, Foggy Day in London Town, Fly Me to the Moon, and more.

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