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Galas & Balls

If you are ‘puttin’ on your top hat, tyin’ up your white tie and brushin’ off your tails,’ there’s a good chance that Radio King Orchestra will be your entertainment of choice. Whether you are raising money for a wonderful cause, ringing in the New Year or celebrating with fellow graduates and alumni, an evening of entertainment from one of our ensembles will take your event and the celebration to the next level of class and fun!

Photo: Elaine Studley Photography

“I was so thrilled to have my final event with RKO – and you guys were amazing as always. The whole evening was magical and I am so glad that it turned out so perfectly.”

~ Suzanne New, Illinois State Society Inaugural Ball

“Rick and Robin, Thank you so much for being such a joy to work with. You two are 100% professionals and I always welcome the opportunity to work with you. Inaugural Purple Ball would not have been a success without you!”

~ Keisha Richardson, The Inaugural Purple Ball

Radio King Orchestra was the perfect band for the California Bash in Washington, D.C. Everyone loved the big band with the old–Hollywood charm.”

~ Lisa Cassinis, California Democratic Party, The 2009 Inaugural California Bash

“Radio King Orchestra set the mood for our event! It was upbeat but classy and it really encouraged people to have a great time! Radio King Orchestra is also a generous supporter of our organization – they really care about people.”

~ Nicole Hannnans, The Children’s Inn at NIH

“Thanks for a great show last weekend! Everyone here at The Kennedy Center was very happy about the whole Spring Gala evening. Thank you for being a part of it!”

~ Amy Swann, Coordinator, John F. Kennedy Center

“Rick and Robin, RKO rocked the house! You made our event such a success. Everyone we have talked to has asked if you would be playing our event next year.”

~ Gary D. Leith, Gary D. Leith Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Photo credit: Alisandra Photography


“I just wanted to pass along a big thank you from everyone on the Women’s Committee for helping to make this year’s ball a tremendous success! I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about RKO! You sounded great, and I hope you enjoyed playing for everyone as much as we enjoyed dancing to your music.”

~ The Women’s Committee, Corcoran Ball

“Dear Rick and Robin, I wanted to take a moment and thank you both personally for your beautiful gift of music and great showmanship at the Jill’s House Dance…The event was a great success and people are still buzzing over your exceptional musicianship, energy and vocal styling! Thank you for your heart to serve these special children and their families with your innumerable talents! May God Bless you as you have so richly blessed us! “

~ Holly & Bob Vagley

Inaugural Balls

Fundraising Galas/Dances

Graduation Balls

Military Balls


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Radio King Orchestra is an absolute delight to work with! They accommodated our every need, and provided an outstanding performance for guests at the Franciscan Center's 2015 fundraising Gala. We have already engaged their RKO Combo to perform at our 2016 event, scheduled for September 29, 2016.  

~ Meg Ducey, Franciscan Center, Inc.

“We could not have been more pleased with the great sounds, wonderful repertoire and personable performance of the Radio King Orchestra. From the World War II contingent, who either sat or danced, to the recent returnees from Iraq, your rhythm, music and superb tour de force of dance music was tremendous… As members of West Point’s Long Gray Line in the DC area, we salute you.”

~ T.S., President, WPSDC

The band was amazing, the singers were awesome, the variety of arrangements were so broad they could do an event for anyone from 15 to 50 and beyond! And they can do Black Tie, White Tie, Casual, Beach Scene, indoor, outdoors, large or small. they will adapt to the surroundings you give them. They are absolutely amazing!

~ Suzanne New, Illinois State Society