The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra

P.O. BOX 346152 Chicago, IL
" The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra " is a TEN (10 piece) Big Band that provides the best in " Big Band Entertainment " and Dance Music. “ Every Night is New Year's Eve “ as The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra creates a party atmosphere with a “ Touch of Elegance “ by performing music for Dancing and Listening for ALL ages. The Ron Smolen Orchestra combines classic 1940's arrangements played by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Guy Lombardo with their own " NEW " Specialized Arrangements. They then add a special " CHICAGO " touch by also playing many " Authentic " Dance Band Arrangements that were performed at Chicago's Historic... " Aragon " – “ Trianon " and " Willowbrook / (Oh Henry) " Ballrooms, thus creating a " Unique and Inimitable Style " they call their own. Vocals by Ron Smolen, members of the Orchestra and Ron Smolen on Accordion round out the performance to present a total Big Band Experience. The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra has performed thousands of engagements including Weddings, Concerts, Dinner Dances and Corporate Events throughout Chicago and the Midwest. Local venues include: All of Chicago’s Major Ballrooms and Hotels, Navy Pier, Corporate Events, Grand Openings and Special Events held at an assortment of Banquet Facilities, Church Halls and Fraternal Organizations. Local " Highlights " include: Neighborhood Carnivals and Festivals, Chicago Summer Dance, Chicago Winter Dance at Pritzker Pavilion, The Millennium Park – Grand Opening.. All in Downtown Chicago, Illinois; Rialto Square Theater, Joliet, IL; Pickwick Theater; Park Ridge, IL; Tivoli Theater, Downers Grove, IL; Congress Theater, Chicago, IL; and The Twilight Ballroom Pavilion at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois. National " Highlights " include: Big Band Weekends, Col Ballroom, Davenport, Iowa; Eagles Million Dollar Ballroom, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Hub Ballroom, Edelstein, Illinois; Centennial Terrace Ballroom, Sylvania (Toledo) Ohio; Crystal Ballroom, Staunton, Illinois; Avalon Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Crystal Falls Theater, Crystal Falls, Michigan; Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino, Peoria, Illinois; Ho Chunk Casino, Baraboo, Wisconsin; Bear Creek Farms Resort – Bryant, Indiana; The Club – Birmingham, Alabama; The Peabody Hotel - Memphis, Tennessee; The Hollywood Casino - Tunica, Mississippi; and The French Lick Springs Hotel and Casino - French Lick, Indiana * * * * Ron Smolen also offers trios and combos for smaller venues locally in Chicago. "Combos" will travel only upon special request.
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We Provide Live Music for Events in all major cities of the United States and Many Cities Worldwide! Our Mission is to enhance your event by adding entertainment that people of all ages, races and cultures can enjoy! The best thing about our company is we work within YOUR budget, and offer exciting talent at a reasonable price!