Music Director (& Drummer): Paul Metzger
Formed as an offshoot of the Hershey Symphony in 1999, The Hershey Symphony Big Band quickly became one of the most popular entertainment options in Central Pennsylvania. The band has put on several special event concerts in recent years, including an all-request concert at the Hershey Theatre in 2009, “Swingin’ Christmas” in 2016 and the unforgettable “Salute to the Greatest Generation” concert in the summer of 2012. The emotional “Greatest Generation” concert, featuring the songs of World War II, had many veterans and spouses in the audience thinking they were 18 again.
The band is very much in demand for area special events such as weddings and corporate events and has been featured in venues such as the Hersheypark Amphitheater, the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, the Hotel Hershey and the Harrisburg Capitol. Focusing on the classic standards from the Great American Songbook and Swing, the band will continue entertaining Central PA with the songs that will live forever.