An Afternoon at the Pops

2014 February 9

Gainesville Community Band welcomes back Bill Prince for…

An Afternoon at the Pops


Bill Prince

 Sunday February 23rd at 2:00 pm

Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall

$6 donation at the door


Catch these fine selections:

Dixieland On Parade…..Arr. Luther Henderson

The Sound of Music…..Rogers/Hammerstein, Arr. Robert R. Bennett

Broadway Show-Stoppers Overture…..Arr. Warren Barker

Those Were The Days…..Raskin/Forman, Arr. Bill Prince

Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White…..Perez Prado, Arr. Bill Prince

Besame Mucho…..Consuelo Velazquez, Arr. Bill Prince

Begin the Beguine…..Cole Porter, Arr. Bill Prince

Memories of You…..Eubie Blake, Arr. Bill Prince

Seven Come Eleven…..Goodman/Christian, Arr. Bill Prince

Sophisticated Lady…..Duke Ellington, Arr. Bill Prince

Take the A Train…..Billy Strayhorn, Arr. Bill Prince


Featured Artist:

Bill Prince: Bill’s spectacularly successful concert with the Gainesville Community Band in past years 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, flugel horn, 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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