The Bob Gray Orchestra

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The versatile 10-piece Bob Gray Orchestra plays both the big band "swing sound" (including waltzes, cha-chas, and rhumbas) and rock with some vocals. The band consists of two trumpets, three trombones, one alto sax, keyboard, guitar, electric bass, and drums. All of the musicians are top-caliber players who perform in musical organizations ranging from the Dayton Philharmonic and Springfield Symphony to local big bands, lounge groups, and combos. We have over 400 tunes in our library.

What we play:

Swing and big band tunes.
We have over 100 in our library including "In the Mood", "Satin Doll", "New York, NY", and "Sing, Sing, Sing".

Rock Tunes.
We feature vocals on most including "Mustang Sally", "Brown-eyed Girl", "Margaritaville", and "Brickhouse".

We have many including "Tennessee Waltz", "Daddy's Little Girl", and "Somewhere My Love".

Some places we have played:

Northeastern High School Springfield
BPO Elks Springfield
Clark Tech Rhodes Hall Springfield
Miami View ES South Charleston
Northridge Lions Club Springfield
Mariemont Inn Mariemont
Derr Rd. Inn Springfield
Ramada Inn Springfield
Clark Tech Library Springfield
Best Western Motel Springfield
Wittenberg Student Union Springfield
North High School Springfield
St. Marys Hall Springfield
Courtsquare Plaza Dayton
Best Western Motel Springfield
Springfield Country Club Springfield
Upper Valley Mall Springfield
Wegerzyn Gardens Dayton
Salem Mall Dayton
OSU Faculty Club Columbus
Marian Manor K. of C. Dayton
Lions Den Fairborn
Athletic Club Columbus
Shawnee HS Springfield
Wamplers Ballerina Dayton
Wright State Union Fairborn
Miami Valley GC Dayton
Presidential Banquet Center Kettering
Trotwood Community Center Trotwood
NCO Club Fairborn (WPAFB)
Firefighters Clubhouse Springfield
Laurel Oak Club Wilmington
Greenon HS Enon

The Bob Gray Orchestra has been in existence since 1973 and has played for many homecoming dances and proms at high schools as well for wedding receptions and other private parties including those at country clubs. The band can play "both sides of the street" with big band tunes and rock. The library is specially written so that the six horns and rhythm can sound very close to that of a big band.

What we play:

Latin Tunes.
We play many ballroom styles including chas chas and rhumbas such as "Tea For Two" and "Spanish Eyes".

Ballads and Rock Ballads.
We play very danceable ballads such as "What a Wonderful World", "Have I Told You Lately", "Crazy", ""It Had to Be You", "Sentimental Journey", and "Misty".

Specialty Tunes.
We play Christmas tunes, polkas, and some ethnic favorites.

More places we haved played:

Lake Choctaw Lodge London
Northwood Hills Country Club Springfield
Polen Farm Centerville
K. of C. Springfield
Shrine Club Springfield
Elderly United Springfield
UD Arena Dayton
Museum Of Art Springfield
Kettering Tower Dayton
Marriott Hotel Dayton
Dayton Art Institute Dayton
Holiday Inn Springfield
Caseys Restaurant Springfield
Springfield Inn Springfield
Urbana CC Urbana
Kuss Auditorium Springfield
Christ Episcopal Church Dayton
Wagners Country Inn Westlake
Church of JCLDS Dublin
Roberts Centre Wilmington
Schuster Center Dayton
Ponitz Center (Sinclair) Dayton
Legacy Center Xenia
Courtyard by Marriott Springfield
Meadowbrook CC Dayton
Graystone Winery Columbus
Confluence Park Restaurant Columbus
Moraine CC Moraine
Packard Museum Dayton
Webster Street Market Dayton
Schindler Banquet Center Xenia
Westcott House Springfield