Winter 2011: The Gainesville Community Band’s Bill Prince Concert

2011 February 10

By popular demand, it’s the Gainesville Community Band’s Bill Prince Concert featuring the music of Harry James, the Movies, and Disney!

Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m., at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 315 Hull Road in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza. Tickets are only $6 for this great Big Band Concert available from the Phillips Center Box Office, or telephone 352-392-ARTS (2787); Toll Free: 800-905-2787, or via Ticketmaster.

The Music:

Live big band performances of your favorite songs, such as “Air Mail Special,” “As Time Goes By,” “Cabaret,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Ciriciribin,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Comedy Tonight,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” “Goldfinger,” “Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee,” “I Cried for You,” “I Don’t Want to Walk Without You,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “I’ve Heard That Song Before,” “It’s All Right with Me,” “It’s Been A Long, Long Time,” Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago (“Somewhere My Love”), “The March of the Siamese Children,” “Memory,” “Never on Sunday,” “Oklahoma,” “Over the Rainbow,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Sing Sing Sing,” “Sleepy Time Gal,” “Small World,” “Summertime,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Swinging Shepherd Blues,” Tara Theme (from Gone With the Wind), “Under the Sea,” “You Made Me Love You” “Younger Than Springtime,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” “What A Wonderful World,” “When You Wish upon a Star,” “Whistle While You Work,” “A Whole New World,” and “Zip A Dee Doo Dah.”

Featured Artist:

Bill Prince

Bill Prince

Bill’s spectacularly successful concert with the Gainesville Community Band last year generated numerous audience requests to “Bring him back!” So here he is. While most musicians focus on just one instrument, Bill performs professionally on trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, flute, clarinet, saxophone, piano and string bass. The list of groups with which he played reads like a Who’s Who of Big Bands–Buddy Rich, Billy Maxted, Xavier Cugat, Ray Anthony, Tex Beneke, Les Elgart, Larry Elgart, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown, Pee Wee Hunt, Louis Bellson, and the NORAD Band. He performed with the Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Jacksonville Symphonies and the American Wind Orchestra. He has played on more than 50 albums and in every state in the union, Canada, the Far East, Western and Eastern Europe, South Africa, and Central and South America. Dr. Prince, professor emeritus of music at University of North Florida, is also a noted composer and arranger and has received awards for teaching. He directed student groups that twice won major national jazz competitions.

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