The Henry Mancini Institute Big Band

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The Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Big Band (HMI Big Band) is comprised of Fellows and students from the school’s departments of Instrumental Performance and Studio Music and Jazz. This ensemble provides students with limited jazz performance experience the opportunity to gain work alongside amazing guest artists while learning the traditions and conventions of the idiom. The HMI Big Band has backed industry professionals such as Steve Miller, Michael Feinstein, and George Benson.