HBO Band - Cincinnati

formerly: Howard Bloemker Orchestra- Est. 1947

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In addition to concerts, dinner/dances, receptions, etc...

The HBO Band has a choice of the following 1 to 1 1/2 hr. program** offerings:

1.  Big Band Favorites - Relive the music from the Big Band Era

2. The Musical Quizzical - What’s a Musical Quizzical?  A unique program that is a fun competition--perhaps a “battle of the sexes”-- combining both music and quiz questions about the songs played ...

3. Stage and Screen Selections:  Relive the classic (or not so classic) songs from Broadway musicals, TV and Movies.  See if you can guess the titles and/or some information about each.

4.  American Musical Odyssey 1 – 1800s through the Swing era - Follow the musical styles that evolved from the 1800s through the Swing era of the 1930s with  some  accompanying historical commentary.

5.  American Musical Odyssey 2 – The Swing era to the early 1980s - Follow the musical styles that evolved from the Swing era of the 1930s through the 1970s with some accompanying historical commentary.

6. Music & Memories- The 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s…Nostalgia for some of us, musical history for others.  Let the HBO Band take you back to the era of music from such luminaries as Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Louie Armstrong, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Charlie Barnet, Benny Goodman, and song stylists the likes of Patti Page,  Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, and Jo Stafford. 

7.  Going Places -  Let's travel musically to familiar places, real or fictional.  Try to guess the song titles and/or information about the song on this trip.

8.  Nature's Wonders - Join us musically through the seasons in exploring Mother Nature's environment and her effects.

9. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans - Join us on the levee for some rags, drags, blues, and stomps--Dixieland style.

10. Buffett, Beatles, and Big Band - A song variety including selections from various programs.

11. Music from the Heart - Music with a romantic flavor.

Others:  Holiday Cheer; Red, White, and Blue;  etc.

Ask about our seasonal and other special programs. 

 **NOTE: This is a set time frame (e.g. 1-2PM or 1-2:30PM)