Chair of the 2014
Opera Ball, I worked closely with Bob Gray and his team to select the music for
our 1940’s themed event “In the Mood”. The ball was a huge success and this was
due in great part to the music which was fabulous and which kept to the theme
throughout the entire evening. So many guests have since told us that this was
the best ball they had ever attended and that The Bob Gray Orchestra was
From Bob King, long-time musician after the Mt. Pleasant Retirement
"There is nothing like listening to a group of seasoned
professionals, playing, tight, well written charts, who know what they're
doing, performing in a relaxed manner and having fun. Every musician in the
band is an excellent instrumentalist....no weak links. Over the years I've
been privileged to hear
many groups.....you guys ranks up in the top tier."
From Judie Papenbrock re Birthday Party:
They could not have done a better job for us and our guests. I
received compliments all night. We had people dancing in the hall. I would hire
them again without hesitation. We had a very happy group due in good part
to you and the orchestra. I'll recommend you to anyone. I just
can't thank you enough. People kept asking me where I found you and I
just kept saying, "In underrated Springfield". It was like
having a private concert. I can't wait to cross paths again.
From Dayton's #1 Dance Fan:
We were at Riverscape on August 8th, 2013, having attended all of
the first four bands that performed this year. The Bob Gray
Orchestra plays the best dance music of all the dance bands this
year! They are Number #1!
Mike & Ann (Dancers)
From Renee Harlow at Otterbein RC in Lebanon:
The Bob Gray Orchestra performed outstandingly for our New
Year's Eve event (2012) - so much so , that we will be bringing them back for
our summer concert series! Can't go wrong with these guys!
From Jessica Hung, bride at a Schuster Center wedding reception:
Thank you again for doing an amazing job!
Thanks so much to you and the rest of the Bob Gray Orchestra for
your outstanding musical performance at our wedding! Your tireless
dedication and professionalism throughout the evening lent such a classy air to
the entire reception! We received many compliments both during and after
the event on your beautiful playing and tasteful selections, and I was honored
to be able in inform my guests that we are colleagues. It was truly
special to me to have all the music provided by my colleagues and made the
occasion that much more memorable.
Re: Dayton Philharmonic Gala at the Schuster Center in Dayton:
Your band put on a great show and I’ve
heard nothing but 100% rave reviews from patrons who attended the event. They
loved what they heard and loved dancing to your performance. You had a great
selection of tunes in a wide range of musical styles that got people up and
onto the dance floor, and every number was delivered just-right, even to the
back-up vocal harmonies on “My Girl”!
I know everyone at the DPO looks forward to making “Dance to the
Music” an annual event, and to having the Bob Gray Orchestra as our permanent
Neal Gittleman Music Director Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Re: Concert/Dance at Stubbs Park in Centerville:
Comments to the
Best band yet! Please heave them perform often! Very
This band is wonderful
Love this band
They were great
Re: Springfield Symphony Fundraiser at Kuss Auditorium:
I don’t know if anyone has “officially” said anything to you or
any of the band members about your gig with us last Saturday, but we had dozens
of positive comments about the band! Everybody loved the music.
Much appreciated was the diversity of musical styles, the inclusion of some
rock/pop stuff, and the great musicianship. Thanks very much to you and
all the guys! Robyn Zimman
You & your band are the best!!! Thank you for
the great time! Maureen
Re: Wedding Reception at Piqua Country Club:
As you could tell, the band was a great hit...it's amazing
how few people get to hear a live horn band anymore, and a very good one helps
a lot also...we've had lots of compliments about the band, so hopefully there
will be a reference or two come out of it.
Great job, thanks again,
Re: Parzygnat/Dennis Wedding at Roberts Centre:
Here is what Debra wrote to Tom Pulsifer, the booker of the event:
Tom- Please share this with the rest of the band members. Mike
and I wanted to thank the orchestra for making our wedding reception a
memorable one. We have received many compliments from our guests about how
great the music was and we feel the same way. Also, you did a fabulous job with
"Always". Thanks again for pulling that arrangement together so quickly...it
was beautiful. Debbie
Re: Wedding Reception Follow Up at the Xenia Legacy Center:
Here is what Nicole Renee Dellefield wrote to Tom Pulsifer, the
booker of the event:
I just wanted to let you know that Dave & I were very
impressed with the Bob Gray Orchestra!! We are so happy that we selected them
as the band to play at our wedding. Many of our guests have shared that they
enjoyed the music. In fact, all of us ended up staying later than we thought
because we were having such a good time. Dave & I were also impressed with
the service and help that you and the band provided us prior to the wedding.
Thanks so much for your professionalism and talent. We have and will continue
to recommend the band to others. Thanks for making our day great!
Niki & Dave Drye
Re: Wedding Reception Follow Up at the Courtyard by Marriott in
I think what we enjoyed so much about the band was the great
music that was played ... everybody was dancing. I feel like you really take
your chances with a DJ. I've been to too many wedding receptions where the
little kids and older aunts and uncles and grandparents are sitting there
watching the "twenty somethings" dance to really bad "bar"
music. A wedding reception isn't the place for that. I also thought you guys
did a great job keeping everything moving by announcing everything. A lot of
times people miss things because they didn't know what was taking place when.
We've heard from so many of our guests how much they enjoyed our reception and
the band was the biggest part of that. Please feel free to contact Nick or
myself for a reference anytime, we've already mentioned you to a couple of
folks in our area. Thank you again for making our reception so enjoyable for us
and our guests!
Re: Wedding Reception Follow Up at the Graystone Winery in
Everyone loved the band . I feel that the music was the
highlight of the whole party. Lisa and
Some comments from a New Years Eve dinner/dance at the Courtyard By
Marriott in Springfield:
"Excellent choice of the band and their music"
"Loved the Band"
"We liked the band very much-very well done"
"We liked the band-if they come back next year, so will we
and bring friends with us"