Vince Villanova Big Band

Vince Villanova Big Band

Lou Casini, Music Director

The Vince Villanova Big Band has been serving the listening and dancing needs of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania for many years. Founder Vince Villanova retired from active participation in July, 2008 and passed away in August, 2013.  The band is now under the leadership of Lou Casini.

The Vince Villanova Big Band performs the music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Les Brown, the Dorsey Brothers, Ted Heath, and others who were the backbone of the Big Band Era.  The band tries to be fresh and is always adding new repertoire, including the music of Chuck Mangione, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, and the Blues Brothers.  The Band features some of the finest musicians from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.


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Historic Fort Steuben, July 2009


Waterfront Wednesdays,Wheeling, WV

Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, 7/6/11

Memory Lane Dance Club, East Liverpool,OH 9/24/2011
Toronto OH Independence Day July 7, 2012

Wheeling Waterfront Wednesdays July 11, 2012

Oglebay Park, Glessner Auditorium, Private Dinner, 6/7/14
Wheeling Waterfront Wednesdays, 7/9/14
Follansbee WV Community Days, 7/12/14
Bethesda, OH Epworth Park, 7/13/14
Wheeling Waterfront Wednesdays, July 8, 2015
St. Francis Center, Follansbee, WV - Private Party 12/18/15
Wheeling Waterfront Wednesdays, July 6, 2016

Berkman Amphitheater Steubenville OH June 10, 2021 7:00PM

Central Park Amphitheater, St. Clairsville,OH June 15, 2021 7:00PM

Heritage Port, Wheeling, WV August 4, 2021

Events Center, Weirton,WV Friday, September 10, 7:00PM

Strand Theater, Moundsville,WV Saturday,  October 16 7:00PM

St. Francis Center, Follansbee, WV, December 7, 7:00 PM



Jazz Appreciation Month, Weir High School April 13, 7:00 PM

Wheeling Symphony Viennese Ball, April 16, 8:00 PM

Berkman Amphitheater, June 16, 8:00 PM

Wheeling Heritage Port, June 22, 7:00 PM

Follansbee Field House, July 7, 7:00 PM

Weirton Events Center, July 22, 7:00 PM



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The History of the Band


Video Clips From Heritage Port in Wheeling, WV *

Wheeling Heritage Port,  2012

Wheeling Heritage Port, 2014

Wheeling Heritage Port, 2017

2018 - Chester City Park, Davis Brothers Pharmacy Stage



Pictures For Promoters

The band is available for engagements in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio..