Booking Information

The Olney Big Band is the perfect choice to bring sparkle and a touch of class to your special event. The Olney Big Band has made a name for itself around the Greater Washington D.C., area, and in August 2007, earned the distinction of being the first big band in the world to be certified Ambassadors of Big Band Music by the Sally Bennett Big Band Hall of Fame in West Palm Beach, Florida. This honor was bestowed on the Olney Big Band “for perpetuating, promoting, and performing with integrity the sounds of the Big Band Era.”  The Band’s first CD, Generations, is being featured on radio stations here and abroad. If you desire quality entertainment and want your event to be the talk of the town, then look no further. The Olney Big Band is the choice for you.

From grand openings, private parties and entertaining seniors, to community concerts and fund-raisers, the Olney Big Band adds a memorable touch of class and style to your event. They have provided great music to the Olney Theater for their main stage grand opening; Valentine’s Day dances in support of Montgomery Hospice fund raisers; swing dances, and concerts for church groups; plus concerts in the park and wedding anniversary celebrations. The Olney Big Band recently completed a monthly appearance at the Sunday Brunch for the Sandy Spring Firehouse, where they had performed for over two years.

The Olney Big band has also graced such prestigeous venues as Blues Alley in Washington, DC, the Strathmore Music and Arts Center in Rockville, MD, and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland.

Not sure if they are right for you? You are welcome to check them out at one of their public performances, or you may wish to schedule an appointment to visit one of their rehearsals

Events are most often booked for 1-3 hours, although they perform longer upon request (this includes the customary band break each hour). There is no extra charge for performance venues located within a 50 mile radius of Olney, Maryland. However, a surcharge for transportation and overnight accommodations is customarily charged for bookings beyond their normal playing area . Whatever, the occasion, the Olney Big Band is ready to swing the day or night away for you. Contact them for further information.

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Here is an abridged list of testimonials from fans and employers:

For many of us, as fans of the greatest and biggest band around, it’s hard to judge which is your greatest performance as we think each of your performances is the greatest! We admire the commitment of each one of the band’s musicians, many of whom work full time, but who still share their love of music through events like the one last evening and who show an appreciation of the many cultural influences in music, whether it’s Latin or Jazz or Blues. Your music brings a lift to spirits, entices our feet to move, and conjures up memories--both old and more newly acquired--of rhythms that through the years have moved the hearts of millions. And that is exactly what our Chamber would like to see when it invests in community activities.
Dr. Jorge Ribas, Preseident and CEO
Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Thank you for making the Olney Theatre’s Gala Celebration an amazing success! Once again, you brought down the house and had people dancing and toe tapping, and clapping. Numerous people came up to me and commented on your music and how it was a really great way to wrap up the night. Thanks again. All of you made our first gala in over twenty years a “swinging” success and we look forward to having you perform for us again in the near future.
J. Prasad, Events and Public Relations, Manager
The Olney Theatre Center

Thank you so much for your wonderful performance to help raise funds for our organization. You are all awesome and set the tone for a beautiful event! Hospice Caring, Inc.