The New Remnants Dance Orchestra
The New Remnants Dance Orchestraoffers a variety of entertainment options steeped in the Big Band tradition. Quality ensembles in a variety of sizes are available from the roaring 17-piece Big Band with unparalleled vocalist Dick Mackey in command, to the intimate octet. Their recipe for a fresh and exciting big band sound has always been authentic charts, a swinging rhythm section and hot jazz. The New Remnants Dance Orchestra has set the standard of Big Band excellence.
The New Remnants Dance Orchestrawas formed in 1983 as a campus bar rehearsal band. From these humble beginnings, the Orchestra graduated to perform for many of Ohios premiere events. The New Remnants Dance Orchestra has entertained thousands at a variety of venues including club dates, weddings, trust funds, benefits, and galas.
The New Remnants Dance Orchestradescribes their sound in the words of Duke Ellington, "Reminiscing in Tempo"; they feature beautiful melodies from Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and of course Duke; combining them with the energy of Louis Jordan, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra, making your event one of elegance and fun!
The Standard Ensemble is made up of 13 professional musicians. Educated in Central Ohio, these performers are known nationwide and have traveled with many name acts such as:
The New Remnants Dance Orchestraproudly features Ohios finest musicians:
Saxophones - Don Gallahue, Byron Rooker, Errol Schlabach, Artie Silva, Jim Staten
Trumpets - Jim Garee, John Harner, Ben Huntoon, Phil Winnard
Rhythm Section - Terry Douds, Jim Rupp, John Ulrich
Vocals - Dick Mackey