doug horne &

The Rhythm Makers Orchestra

About Us

mUSIC for everybody

Doug Horne has spent over 30 years as a music educator and professional musician. He has, at various times, been a member of the Joliet American Legion Band, South Holland Band, Kankakee Municipal Band, Bill Gerald Orchestra, Shout Section Big Band, and the Jazz Time Big Band. He is also Director of Music at Family of Faith Church in Monee, IL.



Music for everybody

Step back in time to the golden era of music with Doug Horne and the Rhythm Makers Orchestra! We are a passionate band dedicated to reviving the timeless classics from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. With our authentic sound and nostalgic charm, we transport our audiences to an era of elegance, swing, and infectious rhythms.

"It don't mean a thing, don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing"

Duke ellington

Our Performances


  • Swing or Ballroom Dance - perform a variety of dance music and various tempos, including swing, latin, and rock ​tunes. Selections may include, Girl from Ipenaema, Sir Duke, Just the Way You Are, Someone to Watch Over Me, ​etc.
  • Military & Patriotic Concert- Performance would include patriotic numbers, including the The Star Spangled ​Banner, God Bless America, Armed Forces Medley, and tunes associated with the WWII era, including Sentimental ​Journey and St. Louis Blues March.
  • Best of the Big Bands Concert - highlighting the best of the great dance bands, with selections from Glenn Miller, ​Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and others
  • Tribute to Glenn Miller - tunes include selections made famous by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, in the original ​arrangements, including, In the Mood, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Adios, Frenesi, Elmer's Tune, etc.
  • Wedding and Anniversaries - special requests are no problem!
  • Swingin’ the Classics - Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Bizet, Gershwin, and others done in swingtime!


Join us on a journey through time as we pay homage to the music that defined an era. Let Doug Horne and the Rhythm Makers Orchestra bring the timeless sounds of the 20s, 30s, and 40s to your next event, and experience the true magic of vintage music.

Get in Touch

We are committed to delivering a captivating performance that will leave a lasting impression on your attendees. Whether you're hosting a corporate gala, wedding reception, private party, or any other event, Doug Horne and the Rhythm Makers Orchestra are ready to deliver a dynamic and unforgettable musical experience. Click here to book your next performance!

Email Address

Phone Number

1 708-828-4967

Upcoming Performances

Sunday, July 28th, 6:30 pm,

Cedar Lake Town Grounds

7408 Constitution Ave. Cedar Lake, Indiana

the summer concert series presented by

the Lakeside Artists Guild.Free event!

5:30 dance lesson

Tuesday, August 20th, 7 to 9:30 pm

Roxy Theatre, Lockport, IL. “Swing Back to SchooL” Dance $10 Cover Free dance lesson at 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 8th, 3 to 5:00pm,

Monee Fall FEST, Monee, IL

Friday, September 27th, 6 to 10:30 PM,

Northwest indiana symphony gala,

Munster, In

Video highlights from recent performances

Girl from Ipanema

Everybody Eats When They Come To My House, 1947, originally sung and played by cab calloway and his orchestra

frenesi, as performed by glenn miller and his orchestra, 1940

just the way you are,

arranged by rodger pemberton

Recent performances

Fall Faire in Monee

Pierogi Fest, Whiting, IN

Oak Lawn Park District

Lansing Public Library

Cedar Lake, IN Concerts by the Lake

Roxy Theatre, Lockport, IL

Village of Lansing