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HOLIDAYS & PARADES

In addition to performing concerts, school programs, and private parties, our bands offer special-focus holiday programs.

Please note: We are open to your suggestions and are willing in some cases to learn event-specific music.

Click on the program titles below for information on these engaging programs.

Hi-Dukes as a seven piece band in parade line-up.

Parades

Our bands actually WALK in Fourth of July, Memorial Day, etc., to interact with folks!

Hi-Dukes as a seven piece band in parade line-up.

Parades

Our bands actually WALK in Fourth of July, Memorial Day, etc., to interact with folks!

American music is always a great choice for Fourth of July parades and Razzemetazz (tm) offers a wide range of classic holiday favorites which is why the Highland Park, IL Fourth of July parade had the band kick off their parade every year since 2003 until the Covid Pandemic Lockdown!

On the other hand, to reflect Americas ethnic diversity, Skokie, Illinois has preferred to have the multi-ethnic flavor of Jutta & the Hi-Dukes.

In 2002 the City of Zion awarded Jutta & the Hi-Dukes “Best Animation Act” of the citys Jubilee Day Parade. Why? The Hi-Dukes actually WALK to interact with the audience! Of course, their energetic immigrant music fits right in with the spirit of both July 4th and Labor Day festivities, but any parade will be livened up by this fun marching group.

Bastille Day (Quatorze Juillet) and other French events

Les Beaux Chemins offers a French music potpourri for any French or French-Canadian themed event.

Bastille Day (Quatorze Juillet) and other French events

Les Beaux Chemins offers a French music potpourri for any French or French-Canadian themed event.

Bastille Day commemorates the liberation of France from feudalism. Jutta & the Hi-Dukes has developed a French language presentation, “Les Beaux Chemins”, with a repertoire that ranges from medieval times to popular swing tunes and from Bretagne to French Canada. Eclectic and fresh, this program will surprise and please everyone from the Francophile to the casual listener.

Hi-Dukes at a Norwegian Independence Day celebration.

Norweg­ian Independ­ence Day

The Nordland Band is an obvious choice for any Scan event!

Hi-Dukes at a Norwegian Independence Day celebration.

Norwegian Independence Day

The Nordland Band is an obvious choice for any Scan event!

The Viking beat will thrill your feet

If you’re looking for a group that can fill everyone with good spirits, the Nordland Band is ready to play. Dance instruction can also be provided.

Chicagos only professional pan-Scandinavian band! Since its inception in 1990, the group has been invited to perform for the Royal Danish Consulate, Canadas Winnipeg and Earth Song Folk Festivals, Michigans Spirits of the Woods Folk Fest, the University of Michigans Folk Life Fest, and for many years a regular at Chicagos Andersonville Midsommar Fest.

Worlds of Love Songs

Jutta & the Hi-Dukes has a delightful program of love songs from around the world.

Worlds of Love Songs

Jutta & the Hi-Dukes has a delightful program of love songs from around the world.

Love is a rather universal aspect of life everywhere and this special program explores how folks from many cultures think about this important subject in song.

Valentines Day is, obviously, a perfect time for this sweet program yet, since this world could always use a bit more love, any day is a great day to hear how a Serbian or a Swede or a Turk thinks about the subject! Lots of nightingales pop up in these songs, even a frog or two!

Click to see our holiday program.

Discover Three Continents of Christmas and Chanukah music

An ethnic holiday tour that gets audiences singing, drumming, and dancing along.

Discover Three Continents of Christmas and Chanukah music

An ethnic holiday tour that gets audiences singing, drumming, and dancing along.

Jutta & the Hi-Dukes are your travel guides for the Holiday season. The eclectic band takes audiences on a three-continent holiday tour and gets audiences singing and drumming along to a very old French Noel as well as giggling to the humorous version of “Deck The Halls” written by Walt Kelly for his famous cartoon strip “Pogo.”

Folks will learn to count to eight in Ladino (the Spanish-related language of the Sephardic Jews) as part of a Bosnian Chanukah song and then find out about the Julenisse of Danish Christmas tradition. Plus, folks will have the chance to do some simple, fun traditional ethnic circle dances.

Blending Winter Seasonal music with the holiday music of Jews and Christians makes this program a wonderful end-of-the-year change of pace.

Flexible and affordable

We fit the bands size to your budget, needs, and interests. This includes creating specially themed programs.

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