Maple Leaf Club Dance
On Saturday December 9 2023 at 7:00 pm, join the Orillia Big Band for another great Maple Leaf Club dance at St. James' Anglican Church with Christmas in mind. Wear your favourite Christmas glitter and show us your Jingle Toes. Of course, our very own Milli Schop will dazzle your ears with her great voice. Previous audiences have asked to reduce the amount of tickets sold allowing more room to dance. We have listened! There will be a limit of 100 tickets available. This has been a sold out event in the past. For the first time, we will be selling tickets online using Zeffy.com. Please note that donating to Zeffy.com is a personal choice, you can choose to donate $0 when checking out. If you prefer buying tickets by etransfer or cheque, email OBB at email@example.com as soon as possible.
Tickets also available at St James' Anglican Church office during office hours.
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The Orillia Big Band (previously named Orillia's Little Big Band as the band has outgrown it's original name) is under the music direction of Randy Hoover. The band is comprised of a balance of saxophones, trombones, trumpets and rhythm section plus a featured vocalist and soloists. There are 20 members in the group. The Orillia Big Band performs live for ballroom dances with an extensive selection of music for foxtrot, waltz, slow style, swing, polka and tango. Some audience members even enjoy attending in vintage dress. Think of songs like String of Pearls, Georgia, Stardust, In the Mood, Days of Wine and Roses and Moonlight Serenade to put you in the dance spirit. To view more songs, please open the link to Set and dance list below.
The Orillia Big Band plays concerts and dances around Orillia such as the Rotary Club Aquatheatre, St. James Anglican Church (home of the Maple Leaf Club), Orillia Farmers' Market, Trillium Manor, St. Paul's Event Centre and private special events.
Maple Leaf Club links
On Saturday September 10 2022, a Maple Leaf Club Dance Revival was held as a tribute and fundraising event/dance to a sold old audience in what was once called the Maple Leaf Club during WWII. Proceeds benefitted St. James' Anglican Church Community Loonie Lunch program and The Orillia Sharing Place.
Since then, the Orillia Big Band has been a highly sought after band. For more information please click on the links below