ArtsConnect Big Band!

The Big Band is Back in Town and Jazz is on the Menu!

Come perform the music of the well-known big bands of the past and present led by directors such as Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Gordon Goodwin, Harry Connick Jr, Michael Buble, and more.

Venues for the band will be the ArtsConnect theater series, intermission of summer concerts, Winter Village and Parade and other future events.

Our Big Band will consist of 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, bass, drums, and piano. For vocal numbers we have engaged a fine, local jazz singer, Wendell Anderson.

Ages 18 and older are welcome to join.

First auditions will be held on February 21, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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Band Director:  Bruce Haag


Bruce Haag has taught over 1,500 brass players in person and online. He has directed groups of many types in his career spanning more than 4 decades. Bruce has had an extensive career as a trumpet player and brass instructor. He draws upon years of experience with Stan Kenton, Elvis Presley, top Las Vegas show orchestras, and orchestras in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bruce and his family have resided in Cincinnati since 2005.

Playing in a band is not only rewarding, it is beneficial to increase lifelong learning.  It teaches and refreshes music reading ability, increases memory work, refines listening skills, enhances eye-hand coordination, teaches teamwork, time-management, and boosts self-esteem.  Give yourself the gift of enhanced vitality through music by joining today!
Big Band Session Day, Time, Location Fee Register
Big Band Session 1: 1/31 - 3/7 Tuesday, 7-9 PM, 
Senior Community Art Center, Room A
$76.50 Members
$85 Non-Members
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Big Band Session 2: 3/28 - 5/2 Tuesday, 7-9 PM,
Senior Community Art Center, Room A
$76.50 Members
$85 Non-Members
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Big Band Session 3:  5/23 - 6/27 Tuesday, 7-9 PM,
Senior Community Art Center, Room A
$76.50 Members
$85 Non-Members
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Big Band Session 4:  7/18 - 8/22 Tuesday, 7-9 PM,
Senior Community Art Center, Room A
$$76.50 Members 
$85 Non-MembersMembers
$85 Non-Members
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Big Band Session 5:  9/12 - 10/17 Tuesday, 7-9 PM,
Senior Community Art Center, Room A
$76.50 Members
$85 Non-Members
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Big Band Session 6:  11/7 - 12/12 Tuesday, 7-9 PM,
Senior Community Art Center, Room A
$76.50 Members
$85 Non-Members
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Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

A minimum of four students must be enrolled for the session prior to the stated deadline for the class to take place (maximum 12 students). The Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center follows Finneytown School District inclement weather closings. To verify closings, call 513-522-1154. 

Due to costs incurred in planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the Arts Council cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student. Refunds will be made by check, not to a credit card. To notify us of a cancellation, please send an email to artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org. 


Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-1410