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Since 1990, clarinetist Jerry O'Hagan has led this 14 piece orchestra to play for more than 1,400 dances, weddings, and parties in the upper midwest. The band plays a lot of swing, but this is a complete ballroom dance band. His song play list of 400 numbers includes waltzes, foxtrots, east and west coast swing, rhumbas, tangos, sambas, cha-chas,mambos,boleros, polkas, and some early rock. The full 14 piece instrumentation includes clarinet, 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, bass, drums, and a female vocalist. Jerry writes many of the arrangements for the band.

Jerry studied music at Bemidji State University, the University of Minnesota, and the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA. While at Berklee, he was a student of Joe Raposo, who wrote the music for the television show Sesame Street. The next year he attended Stan Kenton's National Stage Band camp in Reno, Nevada, and had arranging lessons with Johnny Richards, who was Stan Kenton's chief arranger for many years. Jerry played clarinet in the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra for three years and has played with many bands in the Twin City area, including the Jules Herman Orchestra.

The band also features quality musicians who have played with such big name entertainers as The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Larry Elgart, Mel Torme, Artie Shaw, Ray Charles, Maynard Ferguson, and others.

Charmin Michelle is the band's featured female vocalist, and sings with the band at the Cinema Ballroom on most Sunday evenings.Charmin first sang with the band in 1993, and is one of the Twin Cities most active vocalists. Jerry has written a feature vocal library for Charmin over the years, and we are delighted to have Charmin singing regularly with the band.

Places You May Have Seen Us Perform

  • Mall of America and Knott's Camp Snoopy in Bloomington, MN
  • The Grand Casinos at Hinckley and Mille Lacs ,MN
  • The Grand Portage Casino at Grand Portage, MN
  • The Jackpot Junction Casino at Morton, MN
  • St. Olaf College at Northfield, MN
  • Carleton College at Northfield, MN
  • University of Minnesota Ballroom Dance Club, Main Campus, Minneapolis, MN
  • St. Benedict's College at St. Joseph, MN
  • University of Wisconsin - Stout at Menomonie, WI
  • University of North Dakota at Grand Forks, ND
  • North Dakota State University at Fargo, ND
  • Hamline University at St. Paul, MN
  • The St. Paul Hotel ,St. Paul, MN
  • The Rochester Country Club, Rochester, MN
  • The Monterey Ballroom in Owatonna, MN
  • The Bel Rae Ballroom in New Brighton, MN
  • The Lakeside Ballroom in Glenwood, MN
  • The Medina Ballroom in Medina, MN
  • The Kato Ballroom in Mankato, MN
  • The Shakopee Ballroom in Shakopee, MN
  • Windows On Minnesota, 50th Floor IDS Building, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bandana Square, St. Paul, MN
  • St. Charles Summer Festival, St. Charles, IA
  • The Nicollet Island Pavillion, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Knights of Columbus Hall, Crystal, MN
  • The Embassy Suites Hotel, Bloomington, MN
  • The Regency Hotel, Bloomington, MN
  • The Hyatt Whitney Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Mermaid, Mounds View, MN
  • The Arrowood Resort, Alexandria, MN
  • The DECC, Duluth, MN
  • The Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN
  • The Milwaukee Road Depot, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Tavern on the Green, Plainview, MN
  • The Gale Mansion, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA
  • The Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Wabasha Street Caves, St. Paul, MN
  • The Hudson Golf Club, Hudson, WI
  • The Stone Ridge Golf Club, Stillwater, MN
  • The Minneapolis Golf Club, Minneapolis, MN
  • Brackett's Crossing Country Club, Lakeville, MN
  • The Town and Country Club, St. Paul, MN
  • The St. Cloud Civic Center, St. Cloud, MN
  • The City Center Marriott, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Ramada Inn, Hayward, WI
  • The Interlochen Country Club, Edina, MN
  • The Edina Country Club, Edina, MN
  • The Minikahda Country Club, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Crowne Plaza Hotel Riverfront, St. Paul, MN
  • The Summerdance Series at Landmark Plaza, St. Paul, MN
  • The Cinema Ballroom, St. Paul, MN
  • The Prom Center, Woodbury, MN
  • The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI
  • . . . . and many more!