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         ill Bucher Jr.  has been performing live music since the 1970's when he co-founded a high school garage rock band in Potomac, Maryland.  He inherited his appreciation for music from his father, Bill Sr., a World-War II veteran, self-taught jazz pianist and lifelong big band enthusiast. Bill says he's "always had a thing for swing," because to him, "it feels like home."

Bill’s versatile voice evokes the many styles and moods of the singers who made the songs he performs famous,  yet he still brings a fresh and deeply personal touch to everything he does, bringing together his skills developed as a vocalist and featured soloist with various local bands, singing groups and church choirs over the  years.  He  has studied voice with Darmon Meader, Kim Nazarian, Peter Eldridge and Lauren Kinhan, members of the internationally acclaimed vocal jazz group The New York Voices. 


Bill has performed with the Salisbury Symphony at several of their "Big Band Bash" and "Pops at the Post" events.


Bill's stage credits include the Piedmont Players/ Meroney Theatre's second performance of the musical 1776 (James Wilson), Welcome To Mitford (Percy Mosely), the musical comedy Sister Act (Monsignor O'Hara), "Lunch at the Piccadilly" (elderly nursing home resident) and the Mayor of the town of Harmony, Tennessee in the regional premier of the Country Music Musical May We All.  He has also performed in Lee Street Theatre productions including A Brincefield Family Christmas and The Moonglows St. Patrick's Day Celebration.


An ardent supporter of the Arts in Education, Bill's resume wouldn’t be complete without also mentioning his six seasons as president of the West Rowan High School Band Boosters while one or both of his daughters performed with the school's marching band.

Bill is a founding member of the six-part vocal  harmony group The Moonglows, and he is one of three regularly featured vocalists with the Rowan Big Band All Stars (Landis, NC).  He enjoys traveling and has been invited to perform as a guest vocalist with community big bands across North Carolina and beyond.   

Bill’s wife Gayla and both of their now adult daughters also share his passion for vocal music and each have performed locally.  The Buchers live in Salisbury, NC.

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