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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Memory Lane Dance Club, East Liverpool,OH 9/24/2011 Toronto OH Independence Day July 7, 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 Ceramics Museum, East Liverpool OH August 17 6:00PM
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
Video Clips From Heritage Port in Wheeling, WV *
The band is available for engagements in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio..