About Bill Hart

Bill Hart is a veteran Big Band trumpet player and mathematics professor.  He shares his love of music and many years of experience through his entertaining Music With Hart programs.  He also brings his love of math to students across the country through his popular Math With Hart program "The Joy, Wonder, and Fun of Mathematics".

Musical Experiences
  • Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, six month tour in 1962. Director: Sam Donahue
  • Tex Beneke -  several Michigan performances
  • Vaughn Monroe Orchestra
  • Buddy Morrow Orchestra
  • Les and Larry Elgart Orchestra
  • Frankie Masters
  • Peter Palmer: His Voices and Orchestra, summers of 1960 and 1961
    • Both tours included a week at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City
  • Teddy Phillips' Orchestra from Chicago
    • Played the New York State Fair and a two week tour when Phillips led the Mexicalli Brass
  • Detroit Area Bands:
    • Warney Ruhl
    • Bob Durant
    • John Trudell
    • The New McKinney Cottonpickers
    • Rhythm Society Orchestra - www.rhythmsociety.net
  • Hart played stage shows with: Dinah Shore, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Vic Damone, Eddie Fisher, Maguire Sisters, Frankie Laine, Bill Crosby, Jerry Lewis, George Gobel, Margaret Whiting, Roger Williams, Sheri Lewis & Lambchop, Johnny Ray, Jack Jones, The Lennon Sisters and other Stars of the Lawrence Welk Show, Gordon Macrae, Helen O'Connell, Bobby Vinton, The Harmonicats, Bobby Rydell, James Darren,
  • Chubby Checker, Dixieland Band Tiger Stadium.

Points of Pride:

  • Outstanding Trumpet Soloist Award, Collegiate Jazz Festival at Notre Dame University 1962
    • Judges: Henry Mancini and Quincy Jones
  • Principal Trumpet, University Orchestra, Interlochen, summer 1959
  • MSU Concert Band, two years.
    • Director: Leonard Falcone
  • Michigan Professor of the Year - 1989-1990
  • 46 good years as Professor of Mathematics, Macomb Community College
  • Entertaining thousands of K-12 students with The Joy, Wonder, and Fun of Mathematics assemblies
  •       www.mathwithhart.com
  • Books for Argentina Project: With my sons, former students, and fellow teachers, gathering donated
  • used textbooks for schools in LaPlata Argentina, my wife's birthplace.....84,000 books.
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