The next Orillia Big Band dance will take place on Friday April 12 2024 at St. Paul's Centre, details to follow
Private Booking event June 1 2024
Private Booking event June 22 2024
Dinner and Dance at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Spring 2024
Orillia Aquatheatre on Sunday July 28 2024
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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 instrumental 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 page 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