Vince Villanova Big Band Ready to Ring in Holidays in New Cumberland

Vince Villanova Big Band

NEW CUMBERLAND — The legendary Vince Villanova Big Band, now under the musical direction of Lou Casini and showcasing some of the finest musicians representing Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, will welcome the Holiday Season with a concert to take place at 7 p.m. Monday at the Oak Glen High School Little Theatre. The band’s performances feature the music of the greats from the Big Band era, such as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and others, as well as music by contemporary composers. Opening for the Vince Villanova Big Band will be solo pianist and OGHS senior, Alex Staub.

There will be admission charged for adults, with free admission to all students. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 304-374-7474.

The Big Band concert is being sponsored by the Music and Art at Oak Glen Committee and will be the first of three public offerings at the Oak Glen Little Theatre this school year. On Dec. 9, Echo Valley will headline a matinee event, with student ensemble Bet On It to open. The fifth annual Music and Art at Oak Glen cultural heritage festival will return in 2019 during the March 22-24 weekend, with multiple Grammy winner (and Wheeling native) Tim O’Brien, folk legend Steve Forbert and Bill Toms & Hard Rain with the Soulville Horns scheduled among the headliners.


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