Bring your dreams to life

No two events are the same, which is why we are happy to work with you to create the atmosphere reflecting your own individual style, elegance, creativity, and vision.

 Whether you are celebrating a joyful or solemn occasion, planning for an intimate gathering or guests in the hundreds, our musical services will help you tell your unique story and make you feel like guests at your own event. Each performance of the Swiss Oboe Band is custom produced in collaboration with you or your event planner. Need inspiration? Take a moment to browse through our customizable modules!
 

Weddings

Your big day has so many moving parts: from the arrival of your guests to walking down the aisle to your special dance. Let the music move you and move with you as you seamlessly flow from one area of your venue to another! Click here to browse through some options.

Weddings

Your big day has so many moving parts: from the arrival of your guests to walking down the aisle to your special dance. Let the music move you and move with you as you seamlessly flow from one area of your venue to another! Click here to browse through some options.

Events

Events

Your brand is your identity and your branded event will be unforgettable. Whether you’re planning a convention, a product launch, or a meeting, our performances will set your event apart from the rest! Click here to browse through our internal and external corporate event options.

Celebrations

Celebrations

We take care of your entertainment so that you can focus on enjoying your party and your guests. Whatever the occasion, whether a large-scale formal commemoration or an intimate informal gathering, we can help you set the right tone. Click here to get inspired.

We understand flexibilty

Unique events require custom event entertainment solutions. From concert performances to dance workshops, from processional music to accompanying the mood of your guests, we recognize that a strong partner is a flexible partner. Take a look at some of our modular options for inspiration or get in touch to plan your custom event!

Unique events require custom event entertainment solutions. We recognize that a strong partner is a flexible partner. Take a look at some of our modular options for inspiration or get in touch to plan your custom event!

Weddings

Greeting your guests

As your guests arrive, they are greeted by the sound of celebration. The closer they get to the venue entrance, the louder the music becomes. It is clear from the beginning that this event is going to be something special: a wedding as elegant and unique as you are.

As your guests arrive, they are greeted by the sound of celebration …

Walking down the aisle

The procession to the altar is the most breathtaking moment of any wedding. Can you see yourself walking down the aisle, surrounded by your loved ones, to the sound of hauntingly beautiful live baroque music?

The procession to the altar is the most breathtaking moment of any wedding …

The big dance

Your first dance as a married couple. This one is going to be special. Live musicians serenade you from the sidelines with all eyes on you. You could not be more photogenic as you take to the dance floor to the music of the Swiss Oboe Band.

Your first dance as a married couple. This one is going to be special …

Wedding games

In some cultures, it is customary for the bridal couple to join their guests in special games (musical chairs, quizzes, theater games, etc.) before the wedding. Why not show your playful side in style with live theater musicians?

In some cultures, it is customary for the bridal couple to join their guests in special games …

Events

Team Building Activities

Musicians are masters of efficient and unspoken communication. Take the opportunity to step backstage and learn about harmonious cooperation from professional teamwork virtuosi in a hands-on workshop setting (in English or German).

Take the opportunity to step backstage and learn about harmonious cooperation …

On stage interaction

A regal fanfare drawing all eyes to the convention stage, choreographed on-stage interaction with presenters between meeting agenda points, a rousing march leading conference participants out into the dining room… It’s true that business is emotion, but emotion can be planned!

A regal fanfare drawing all eyes to the convention stage, choreographed on-stage interaction …

Aperitif atmosphere

The champagne is perfectly cooled for the welcome reception and the coffee expertly prepared for the mid-morning break. It’s networking time for you and your attendees. We have the know-how to strike just the right tone – supporting your spontaneous conversations with our lively flexibility.

It’s networking time for you and your attendees. We have the know-how to strike just the right tone …

Celebrations

Birthday/Anniversary

Birthday/ Anniversary

Surprise! Who would have expected a live historical oboe band marching into the dining room to wish you a happy day? Whether it’s your grandparents‘ 50th wedding anniversary or the birthday of your child, we will get your guests moving and talking. This is a day to remember!

Whether it’s your grandparents‘ 50th wedding anniversary or the birthday of your child, we will get your guests moving …

Funeral/Celebration of Life

Funeral/ Celebration of Life

Today is a day of remembrance and will also be a day to remember. Many words will be said, cherishing the memory of the departed; when nothing more can be said, music will say the rest.

When nothing more can be said, music will say the rest …

Award Ceremony

Celebrations are in order! It is not only the awardee who deserves a hand, but also the planning organizer for putting on such a memorable event. The music fit the venue and occasion perfectly and kept everything moving smoothly, even with so many different types of presentations!

The music fit the venue and occasion perfectly and kept everything moving smoothly …

Customizable modules

Custom
modules

Welcome, guests!

As your guests arrive, they are greeted by the sound of celebration. The closer they get to the venue entrance, the louder the music becomes. It is clear from the beginning that today is going to be something special: an event as elegant and unique as you are.

As your guests arrive, they are greeted by the sound of celebration …

Open air

Whether outdoor or indoor, stationary or on the move, with the Swiss Oboe Band your event coordination doesn’t have to be tied to specific environments. Our performance combines all the elegance of the classical string quartet with the intrinsic power and flexibility of a wind ensemble. Time-consuming and distracting tuning sessions are also not a concern with our instruments!

Whether outdoor or indoor, stationary or on the move, with the Swiss Oboe Band your event coordination doesn’t have to be tied to specific environments …

DAnce presentation

Experience the elegance and grace of a live baroque ballet performance with our expert historical dancer, Barbara Leitherer. Up close and personal, you will be able to see for yourself the filigrane steps and exacting hand gestures that go into creating such a powerful dynamism of music, motion, and costumed color.

Experience the elegance and grace of a live baroque ballet performance with our expert historical dancer …

Concert

There are times when event entertainment should take a backseat to the main activities and then there are times where a sit-down formal concert is just right for the occasion. A miniature showcase of some of the most hauntingly beautiful baroque music will elevate your event, while keeping your guests engaged. This is, for example, a practical and refined way to keep your guests in their seats as the next stage of a presentation is being prepared.

A miniature showcase of some of the most hauntingly beautiful baroque music will elevate your event …

Kids

1-2-3… take a step and follow me! Our children’s programs are designed to keep your youngest guests busy, happy, and learning. While the adults are focused on their friends, family, and colleagues, it’s time for the kids to be kids while making their own masks and learning a simple dance with us!

Our children’s programs are designed to keep your youngest guests busy, happy, and learning …

Atmosphere

Mingling, networking, getting to know each other: the reception is where the magic happens. The music sets just the right tone, energetic and dynamic, supporting your important discussions without overshadowing them. We will work with you to find just the right spot for us to perform; if you are used to working with string quartets, you will be surprised by our flexibility!

The music sets just the right tone, energetic and dynamic, supporting your important discussions …

Please follow me ...

Anyone who has planned an event knows how difficult it is to move a large group of people from one area of a venue to another. The more time-sensitive your program is, the more important it is to get your guests moving quickly and efficiently. What better way to get everyone’s attention than a rousing fanfare followed up by our individual members moving through the crowd to lead the way?

Anyone who has planned an event knows how difficult it is to move a large group of people from one area of a venue to another …

Workshops

Available in English or German.

Hands-on interactive courses led by our ensemble members.

Greeting your guests

As your guests arrive, they are greeted by the sound of celebration. The closer they get to the venue entrance, the louder the music becomes. It is clear from the beginning that this event is going to be something special: a wedding as elegant and unique as you are.

Walking down the aisle

The procession to the altar is the most breathtaking moment of any wedding. Can you see yourself walking down the aisle, surrounded by your loved ones, to the sound of hauntingly beautiful live baroque music?

Example:

The Swiss Oboe Band is positioned either on the balcony, at the side of the altar, or spaced individually throughout the church. All eyes are on you, but the a musical fanfare gives your audience the cue that you are about to arrive. The bride and groom enter separately to two different melodies and later exit to start their new life in a cloud of harmonious celebration.

The big dance

Your first dance as a married couple. This one is going to be special. Live musicians serenade you from the sidelines with all eyes on you. You could not be more photogenic as you take to the dance floor to the music of the Swiss Oboe Band.

Example:

We will work with you before the wedding to select the music that speaks to you for the bride and groom’s first official dance. In addition, some brides also opt to choreograph their father-daughter dance. We offer the option of personally tutoring you in baroque dance in the weeks before your wedding in preparation for your big night.

Wedding games

In some cultures, it is customary for the bridal couple to join their guests in special games (musical chairs, quizzes, theater games, etc.) before the wedding. Why not show your playful side in style with live theater musicians?

All members of the Swiss Oboe Band are fluent in English, German, and French. We know when discretion is required, but also when it’s time to let loose! We will work with you ahead of time to choose the activities you would like to have at your wedding or reception and then make sure your guests have smiles all around!

Team building activities

Musicians are masters of efficient and unspoken communication. Take the opportunity to step backstage and learn about harmonious cooperation from professional teamwork virtuosi in a hands-on workshop setting (in English or German).

  • Principles of harmonious teamwork
  • Leadership and support roles in baroque music
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Confidence and criticism

On stage interaction

A regal fanfare drawing all eyes to the convention stage, choreographed on-stage interaction with presenters between meeting agenda points, a rousing march leading conference participants out into the dining room… It’s true that business is emotion, but emotion can be planned!

Aperitif atmosphere

The champagne is perfectly cooled for the welcome reception and the coffee expertly prepared for the mid-morning break. It’s networking time for you and your attendees. We have the know-how to strike just the right tone – supporting your spontaneous conversations with our lively flexibility.

Birthday/Anniversary

Surprise! Who would have expected a live historical oboe band marching into the dining room to wish you a happy day? Whether it’s your grandparents‘ 50th wedding anniversary or the birthday of your child, we will get your guests moving and talking. This is a day to remember!

Example: 

Welcome guests, come this way! Follow the cheerful oboe band sounds and get in the mood for a party. Once your guests have arrived, we will keep the atmosphere elegant and lively with a selection of workshops and children’s programs. While you are getting the cake ready, your guests are learning to dance a minuet with our professional dance trainer. Even the good-old-fashioned-fun activities are elevated: imagine a round of musical chairs with live musical accompaniment and interaction.

Funeral/Celebration of life

Today is a day of remembrance and will also be a day to remember. Many words will be said, cherishing the memory of the departed; when nothing more can be said, music will say the rest. Some of the most hauntingly beautiful melodies ever written are reserved for this intensely personal and human experience. 

Example:

As your guests arrive, they will be greeted and convened with the powerful and elegiac sound of the Swiss Oboe Band. We will then respectfully accompany you to the church, memorial, or final resting place, either playing while walking alongside you or playing from a fixed location. During the service, after the eulogy, words and music become emotional spaces to „just feel“. Afterwards, you may want to lighten the mood with a reception or wake where your guests can create lively new memories with oboe band accompaniment.

Award ceremony

Celebrations are in order! It is not only the awardee who deserves a hand, but also the planning organizer for putting on such a memorable event. The music fit the venue and occasion perfectly and kept everything moving smoothly, even with so many different types of presentations!

Example:

Instead of just a string of speeches, the addition of choreographed on-stage musicians interacting with the presenter really brings the event alive. Bringing the musicians to the forefront will not overshadow the awardee’s achievements, but rather enhance the inherent suspense, gravitas, or comedic aspect of the ceremony. And what celebration would be complete without an official reception, accompanied by lively and elegant live musicians?

Welcome, guests!

As your guests arrive, they are greeted by the sound of celebration. The closer they get to the venue entrance, the louder the music becomes. It is clear from the beginning that today is going to be something special: an event as elegant and unique as you are.

Open air

Whether outdoor or indoor, stationary or on the move, with the Swiss Oboe Band your event coordination doesn’t have to be tied to specific environments. Our performance combines all the elegance of the classical string quartet with the intrinsic power and flexibility of a wind ensemble. Time-consuming and distracting tuning sessions are also not a concern with our instruments!

Dance presentation

Experience the elegance and grace of a live baroque ballet performance with our expert historical dancer, Barbara Leitherer. Up close and personal, you will be able to see for yourself the filigrane steps and exacting hand gestures that go into creating such a powerful dynamism of music, motion, and costumed color. 

In addition to our concertante performances, we offer the option of having you or your guests join us on-stage, either in a workshop setting or as part of a pre-choreographed routine.

Concert

There are times when event entertainment should take a backseat to the main activities and then there are times where a sit-down formal concert is just right for the occasion. A miniature showcase of some of the most hauntingly beautiful baroque music will elevate your event, while keeping your guests engaged. This is, for example, a practical and refined way to keep your guests in their seats as the next stage of a presentation is being prepared.

Kids

Surprise! Who would have expected a live historical oboe band marching into the dining room to wish you a happy day? Whether it’s your grandparents‘ 50th wedding anniversary or the birthday of your child, we will get your guests moving and talking. This is a day to remember!

Example: 

Welcome guests, come this way! Follow the cheerful oboe band sounds and get in the mood for a party. Once your guests have arrived, we will keep the atmosphere elegant and lively with a selection of workshops and children’s programs. While you are getting the cake ready, your guests are learning to dance a minuet with our professional dance trainer. Even the good-old-fashioned-fun activities are elevated: imagine a round of musical chairs with live musical accompaniment and interaction.

Atmosphere

Mingling, networking, getting to know each other: the reception is where the magic happens. The music sets just the right tone, energetic and dynamic, supporting your important discussions without overshadowing them. We will work with you to find just the right spot for us to perform; if you are used to working with string quartets, you will be surprised by our flexibility!

Please follow me

Anyone who has planned an event knows how difficult it is to move a large group of people from one area of a venue to another. The more time-sensitive your program is, the more important it is to get your guests moving quickly and efficiently. What better way to get everyone’s attention than a rousing fanfare followed up by our individual members moving through the crowd to lead the way?

Workshops

Available in English or German.

Hands-on interactive courses led by our ensemble members.

  • Team-building
  • Principles of harmonious teamwork
  • Leadership and support roles in baroque music
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Confidence and criticism
  • Dance
  • Kick off your shoes and dance a minuet! (All ages)
  • Choreograph a dance with us (Adult and children’s programs)
  • Just for funConduct the ensemble! How hard could it be? (Ages 9+)

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