The Orchestra 33, a party band in Chicago, packed the dance floor at the annual Rita Hayworth Gala on May 11. The group performs as a corporate band at Chicago businesses and organizations and as a wedding band at Chicago nuptials.
Online PR News – 05-June-2013 – CHICAGO, IL – Over 600 guests at the Rita Hayworth Gala enjoyed an evening of dancing with music provided by Chicago wedding band The Orchestra 33. Held on May 11 at the Hilton Chicago, all proceeds from the event go to support the research and advocacy of the Alzheimer's Association. The Orchestra 33 took the stage immediately after headline performer, Richard Marx, and played throughout the evening, keeping guests entertained and moving on the dance floor.
"This was a fun evening. The energy was high. People wanted to get out on the floor and celebrate life and the progress made in the march against Alzheimer's disease. We were honored to be able to participate in this event and keep the party going," said Dave Farley, Orchestra 33's founder and band leader (www.orchestra33.com).
The Rita Hayworth Gala is held annually over Mother's Day weekend in Chicago. Started in 1987 by Hayworth's daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, the event honors her mother by raising funds for and awareness of Alzheimer's disease. This year's event raised over $1.5 million, setting a record for the Gala. To date, the event has generated over $59 million for the Alzheimer's Association. The evening begins with a cocktail reception followed by a three-course dinner, program, auctions and then live music for dancing. This year The Orchestra 33 provided that dance music.
The Orchestra 33 is a popular wedding band in Chicago with over 30 years of experience playing corporate events, weddings, private parties and big-name fundraisers alike. The entire ensemble consists of four vocalists, a rhythm section of keyboards, guitar, bass and drums, a horn trio of trumpet, alto sax and tenor sax complimented by three violins. The Orchestra 33 can customize sets and ensemble needs to fit any size budget with set sizes ranging from 9 to 14-pieces making it a flexible and affordable corporate band in Chicago.
The group plays a range of live music from current popular hits to classic and legendary songs from the pop, swing, funk, Motown and classic rock genres. The Orchestra 33 is party band in Chicago that has a keen understanding of their audiences to provide the perfect accompaniment to any event.
"We've been playing in front of many different crowds for many years and have developed a knack for understanding what is appropriate for the crowd, the event and the audience. We always go in to an event with a planned set, but sometimes adjustments need to made as the event goes on. Part of the fun is making adjustments on the fly to provide better entertainment for a particular audience," noted Farley.
About The Orchestra 33: The Orchestra 33 provides high quality, sophisticated live music designed to ensure the best musical entertainment for your special event. The entire ensemble of four vocalists, a rhythm section of keyboards, guitar, bass and drums, a horn trio of trumpet, alto sax and tenor sax complimented by three violins comprise our roster of outstanding entertainers. The Orchestra 33 performs from an eclectic repertoire of hundreds of popular and legendary songs, including hits from pop, swing, funk, Motown and classic rock. Whether your group is 100 or 1000, whether you’re pitching a client or pitching a tent, The Orchestra 33 will play the right music for your special event.