Dixieland Express of Lancaster
The "Dixieland Express" band was formed in the spring of 1992. The intent was to create a nucleus of professionals which can carry the traditional New Orleans dixieland sounds of the early 1900's into the 21st century.
The “Dixieland Express” band was formed in the spring of 1992. The intent was to create a nucleus of professionals which can carry the traditional New Orleans dixieland sounds of the early 1900’s into the 21st century. Since its formation, “Dixieland Express” has been seen performing in various settings throughout Central Pennsylvania. These settings include banquets, parades, shopping malls, anniversary celebrations, retirement communities, private parties, company picnics and promotions as well as in area parks. They have also participated in numerous Mardi Gras celebrations. “Dixieland Express” provided the musical entertainment for the “Opening Day” event of the Inaugural season of the Lancaster Barnstormers Baseball Team. They have also provided musical entertainment for many of the “Thomas the Tank Engine” nine day events at the Strasburg Railroad during the past several years. “Dixieland Express” is typically seen as a six piece group consisting of trumpet, trombone, clarinet/tenor sax, tuba or string bass, banjo or piano and drums. This group presents the traditional New Orleans style dixieland jazz standards such as: Oh When The Saints…, Bill Bailey, St. Louis Blues, Tiger Rag, Amazing Grace, and Just A Closer Walk With Thee just to name a few. This group provides toe tapping music for easy listening as well as dancing.