Sadly, we announce the death of Metro’s beloved band leader, Russ Dorsey, on July 19, 2015. His band members are carrying on in tribute to Russ. You can view Star-Telegram’s obituary here:
Russ Dorsey has been providing quality society music and entertainment for over thirty-five years. He has performed over 2,000 times for major hotels, catering facilities and for private organizations across the country. The Russ Dorsey Orchestra plays the music of the 40’s-70’s, Miller, Dorsey, Elgart, Sinatra, Contemporary, Country & Western, Polkas, Latin and Waltz, giving everyone something to relate to. Should you wish, music request cards are available for your guests. This will ensure that their favorite music will be performed.
Russ has performed with Les Elgart, Guy Lombardo and Les Brown and other name big bands. He toured with the Bob Hope Show and performed on the first two Jerry Lewis telethons. Russ has been performing for all your dance clubs and private parties in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex for over twenty-five years. In 2000, Russ took over the World Famous Les Elgart Orchestra, creator of “Bandstand Boogie”, at the request of Mrs. Les Elgart. The orchestra performs nationally and internationally at colleges and private parties.
The ensemble can expand from a combo to a full orchestra, with a string section for the larger gala functions.