Richard Brown Orchestra


Testimonials For Richard Brown Orchestra

We're all about happy clients and lively dance floors, as our testimonial page shows. Thank you to all our wonderful Richard Brown Orchestra customers!

Richard and the band were great! Vocals superb! The look, sound, professionalism exceeded our expectations. Some of vocalists were recognized by guests in the audience. I don't need to tell you Richard is a pro.

Peter Ochoa - The Bryan Museum

The bands were so fabulous at Bolero and really, really got the whole, complicated situation exactly right. The ballroom band was so lovely and festive in every way for its group and the dining room band absolutely ROCKED! Thank you and them for all of your help and patience.

Molly and the Bolero Board

Richard, a BIG well done on the Gospel Choir and strings…it was the talk of the wedding! The choir exceeded expectations, "Blew it out of the Water"! Please pass this on to the Choir Director, Phillip.

Of course, we are happy to recommend you to all the other 5 bride-to-be(s) that attended the wedding, or anyone else that wants someone that understands the importance to making the music special, when it comes to big personal events like this wedding! This is not a job…it's a passion that makes the difference.

Frank A. Saputo

Richard was absolutely wonderful to work with! His team performed the music for our ceremony and I'm so glad we decided to do live music. We wanted to do something similar to the wedding in Love Actually when the bride and groom walk out to Love is All You Need. He helped organize and put it all together and it turned out so beautiful! It was a wonderful surprise for all of our guests and everyone enjoyed it!

The Knot Review - Noah Adair

Mr. Richard Brown and his 17 piece orchestra & 4 singers graced the stage at our annual Gala this past weekend. As the Director of Events for The Bryan Museum I hire musicians all the time but few have been as delightful to work with as Mr. Richard Brown. He is professional, patient, flexible, and was willing to help me create a customized music program for our 350 Gala guests, which included Governor Greg Abbott and entrepreneur Phil Anshutz. The music is always a major component to any event and their music was absolutely perfect for our Fundraiser. The vocalists were simply amazing.

The Richard Brown Orchestra is a class act and the music is the Best in the business.

Thank you for making our Gala come to life!

The Bryan Museum - Galveston, Texas

Over the years, Richard and his entourage of talented musicians have provided orchestration for Grammy Award nominee Oleta Adams, Grammy Award Winner Melissa Manchester, two-time Grammy Award winner Diane Schuur, six-time Grammy Award Winner Al Jarreau, seven-time Grammy Award Winner, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., ten-time Grammy Award Winner Chaka Khan, and original Dreamgirl and Tony Award nominee, Sheryl Lee Ralph. Each artist has complimented the orchestration of the Richard Brown Orchestra!

Paul-David Van Atta - President & CEO, PDV Special Events, LLC

Thank You to you and your band for providing us with the best music ever for our wedding reception! Everyone was gushing about how incredible the music was…

Wedding of Sonja Harasim and Ryan Bosca

I have had the pleasure of doing business with Richard Brown of the Richard Brown Orchestra for fifteen years! There is not a more professional nor reliable professional in the music business! I am certain we have had more than 100 shows together over the years!

Paul-David Van Atta - President & CEO, PDV Special Events, LLC

I don't know how many events we have done together to date, but it seems you out-do yourself with each one.

Martin Fein

Just a small note to let you know how much we appreciate all that you did to make sure the Gala was a big success!

Houston Grand Opera Ball 2019

Whenever I have a need for a unique musical combination at one of my events, I know to call Richard Brown. His network of talented musicians combined with his creative, collaborative nature help bring to light concepts that break the mold.

Beth Rice Werner - Keely Thorne Events

Our big day was made magical by the Richard Brown Orchestra.

Fein Saber Wedding

To say that the Richard Brown Orchestra defined our AABGU 18th Gourmet Kosher
Extravaganza event would be an understatement.

Deborah Bergeron, Director Greater TX Region, American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

It was a pleasure to work with the Richard Brown band. From the beginning to the end performance Richard was there every step of the way. Working very closely to develop the theme of the night to actually having the group dancing the night away. I am looking forward to our next opportunity to work together again.

Dene Williams - Sullivan Group

It is always a pleasure to work with Richard Brown Orchestra. As a nonprofit professional, I greatly appreciate Richard's understanding of how to make the most of a fundraising event. He is always flexible and able to make changes or special touches as the evening unfolds. Richard and his team are wonderful!

Sara Wise Strategies

The amount of heart and soul that Richard Brown puts into the planning process and the music is unmatched. Richard keeps the dance floor hot at the party and heads cool during planning. He brings decades of experience and relaSonships to the table. He shares ideas and opSons that you may not have even known to consider and collaborates with all involved to ensure that the final experience is the absolutely best for your event and your guests.

Brooke Rogers - Houston Grand Opera

On behalf of the Houston Area Parkinson Society, I want to extend a sincere thanks for providing such fantastic entertainment at our gala on Sunday, October 30th at the River Oaks Country Club.

Houston Area Parkinson Society Gala

Thank you for another fabulous performance!!!! You're truly the best.

Mission of Yahweh Gala

The event that you presented at the Omni Hotel was stupendous, superlative, superior and supreme.

Omni Hotel Event

We have received accolades for the Dinner and especially for the music--in all, guests felt that the evening was extremely meaningful and emotional

Violins of Hope for Holocaust Museum Dinner

We could not have asked for a better group of music professionals They rocked the house and made our party so very memorable.

1940 Canteen Party

We cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you and your orchestra did last night (and for being our comedic relief)!

Corporate Event

You and your band truly got the dance party started


Never have I received so many compliments and accolades on your band throughout that evening, and Laura says the compliments have continued ever since June 6th!!! All her friends said it was the best band they had ever heard for an event!


The Richard Brown Orchestra defined our event!

Walter P. Moore Company

With great ambiance, gourmet food and the wonderfully diverse music of the Richard Brown Orchestra a great time was had by all!

2014 Consular Ball

You and your orchestra and singers were truly part of the magic at the GALA.

The GALA: For A Million Women, For A Million Reasons

Thanks to you and your team, the event was flawless!

Carrabba Wedding

The selections were perfectly presented and all who attended were delighted

Cogburn/Birnie Wedding

"Richard, I always knew you were the best… …You're always my first choice"

Wedding Testimonial

Any band other than The Richard Brown Orchestra wouldn't have had the impact and suitability for the Symphony's Centennial.

Houston Symphony Ball 2014

Thank you for adding to the evening making it a fun celebration for all

CancerForward Gala 2014

You and your fabulous orchestra where absolutely AMAZING for the Johnson wedding ceremony. Y'all were all the talk at the reception that evening. You truly do fantastic work and I can't thank you enough for pulling it all together.

Johnson Wedding Ceremony

Your orchestra is stellar - I do not remember the last time I danced all night

Mercury Baroque Gala

All of the music couldn't have been better!!!


I truly enjoyed working with you and I certainly would recommend you to any group wanting to have a successful, fun event!

National Council Of Jewish Women 100th Anniversary Gala

Thank you for making the wedding such an elegant occasion!


I received more compliments on you than the food! Even my father a self-proclaimed non dancer was spotted on the dance floor several times.


You've got the best band here, they're like legends/Gods…

Honeydew Events

I cannot tell you how fabulous it was. Everyone was awed!

Birthday Party

Just wanted to tell you how FANTASTIC the quartet was on Friday night!

Nora's Home Sweet Home Gala

Such was the magic of the 2013 Houston Ballet Ball, thanks to your consummate, professional leadership.

2013 Houston Ballet Ball

When I heard that the band was called the Richard Brown Orchestra, I assumed that they would only play music my parents listened too - but the variety, the song choices and the energy were just awesome!

Regis School Gala

Everyone had a marvelous time. Thank you for providing just the right vibe to keep things lively and fun.

Houston Symphony Opening Night Party

Obviously our team all agree--you are the best. As I mentioned to you Saturday evening, when we sat down for our first meeting, there was no question about who we wanted to provide the music, and we were not disappointed. The music was grand.

Houston Symphony Opening Night Party

Thank you so much for all you did to make our gala a huge success.

Mercury Baroque Gala

The performance of your orchestra and singers was magnificent

Wedding of Tom and Sharon Simmons

I just want to thank you again for the GREAT music for the entire evening!!! You and your orchestra were FABULOUS and everyone LOVED it as they filled the dance floor all night long!!!

Pearl Fincher Fine Art Museum Gala

Your unparalleled and sublime talent, professionalism, integrity and friendship make every collaboration a resounding success

Satisfied Client

Working with you was the highlight of my third season as Production Manager

Mercury Baroque

A huge thank you for the fantastic band!


We had an absolutely wonderful time at the wedding and really can't thank you enough

Wedding Testimonial

Everyone had such a great time dancing the night away

Wedding Testimonial

Thank you for a great performance. Everything was perfect and the setting was magnificent.


Your concert at Walk Hall was excellent, best ever in Jackson Hole

Walk Hall

The music was perfect Thursday evening. Many, many thanks to you and your colleagues.

Southern Dominican Gala

The guests felt they were entertained from the minute they got there.

70th Birthday Party at Union Station

Thank you once again for making our party unforgettable. You are the best.


How very wonderful to have your enchanting music as part of the November Houston Treasures dinner

Social Book Houston Treasures Dinner



You were living legends at the Living Bank Gala

Living Bank Gala Hotel Zaza

Your orchestra sounded great that night and you kept the guests on the dance floor all evening long. You played a wide variety of music and did all of it very well, from big band to rock to Motown to standards. Your vocalists were outstanding and I had so many people come up to me, both that night and later, to say how much they enjoyed your group.


Bravissimo on your brilliantly thoughtful, skillful, talented, creative and exquisite orchestration of the extraordinary musical program for our 2010 Houston Symphony Ball!

Houston Symphony Ball

I just wanted to tell you thank you so much for putting together such a lovely and wonderful string ensemble for my wedding back on March 28th. When I was waiting to walk down the aisle, I heard the bridesmaid's processional music and it was so beautiful. And when I heard the first few notes of my processional I immediately started crying. It's a moment that I'll never forget.


Thank you for your commitment to excellence in music. Your orchestra's sound and showmanship brought everyone to their feet to dance and participate.

Women's Symphony League Ball

Thank you for all you did to help me organize this tremendously complicated and important event! Please send my sincerest thanks to all of your musicians for bringing their best talents and energy to our event - They are phenoms.

Bering Wedding

I can't thank you enough for the wonderful job you and your band did at our gala on Friday. I've heard nothing but rave reviews from the guests, and your selections were really spot on. In fact, I know the Mayor even got caught up in dancing to your tunes.

Planned Parenthood Gala

You were fabulous. And so were the 18 others that you brought with you! You seem to have your art down to a science. The songs, their arrangements, the order in which they were played, and the performances were everything we had ever hoped for. We've received accolades upon accolades in regards to you and your music.

Bering Wedding

Everyone loved your music, and I have heard compliment after compliment on your great performance

Bayou Bend Garden Party

Your music made this fabulous event. You kept things moving and right on target. I'm still hearing comments like "how about the Richard Brown Orchestra, they are really great!"


You and your musicians are glory personified!

Holocaust Museum Dinner

Thank you! These two simple words seem so inadequate to describe the tremendous gratitude that I feel for your generous contribution to "Cabaret for a Cure". You have been instrumental to the success of this endeavor and I have been so overwhelmed by your personal commitment to Cabaret.

Cabaret for a Cure

My deepest gratitude to your incomperably talented orchestra and singers

25th Anniversary of JFS

You made our wedding the most enjoyable day of our lives


Your music for our Opening Night Gala was the perfect compliment to the Symphony's concert

Houston Symphony Opening Night

The lounge and full orchestra were big hits

31st Annual Law Gala and Auction

Thank you, thank you, thank you

Received RBM Cds

You will make our guests sing and dance for joy


I recommend the Richard Brown Orchestra for any event

Consular Ball

I really enjoy dancing to your wonderful sound and rhythm

Houston Symphony Ball

Everyone has been talking about what a wonderful band we had at the party

RDA Gala

How gracious the members of your group were to even the smallest member of our family


Thank you for the music on opening night…it was perfect

Houston Grand Opera Opening Night

Richard - we've heard nothing but RAVE reviews - Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU! The orchestra was fabulous.

Houston Symphony Ball

Richard Brown and his 13 piece orchestra set the tone with stirring Russian processional music

Houston Grand Opera Opening Night

Many thanks for another "harmonious" event! The brass quintet and string quartet were such assets to a historical event for Rice. I appreciate your coordination of such professional ensembles

Rice University Fund Raising Gala

So many thanks for creating the perfect mood for the Children's Scholarship Ball

Jewish Community Center Gala

The music on Saturday night was wonderful. Thank you so very much for your patience and advice and for helping us make magic.

Momus Ball, Galveston

Just a note to say thanks for everything that you did to make our concert weekend a success - what a great orchestra!

St. Luke's Church

Thank you for all your help in making our Gala fabulous!

SPA Gala

It was really nice to see you this year at the Symphony Ball. You are always the highlight of our evening and you make us feel so special. You were instrumental in creating the success of our wedding ceremony and reception. The guests at our wedding are still raving about how much they enjoyed the beautiful music. We can never thank you enough.

Wedding of Gayle and Barry Snyder

I just wanted to write and tell you how fantastic the music was at the Knights of Momus Coronation Ball. Richard Brown's Orchestra and Sharon Montgomery were absolutely wonderful.

Momus Ball

I have to admit that I could have danced to your band all night and I was so sad when the evening had to end. Richard, your band is hands down the best band in Houston.


Everyone thought they were the coolest! Also, thanks for coordinating the wedding music too. The quartet was great, and it was a great relief to know it was all in your hands.


Not only was the music breathtaking, but their grace and variety was unsurpassed! We will surely think of Richard Brown Music for our next event.

Corporate event

The evening went just as we had envisioned, which is the best.

Symphony Ball

Thank you so much for making Oct 18th as beautiful as possible.


Roz and I can't thank you enough for making that night a memory that we will cherish forever.


I appreciate that you made yourself so available & so willingly took part in the planning. You were wonderful.


You are the kind of employer we commercial musicians wish for, but seldom get to work for. You treat us with respect, you have great regard for the skills we bring to your bandstand and you make every effort to demonstrate our value to your clients.

A letter of appreciation from a RBM musician

It was exactly what Houston Ball chairs Kathi and Bill Rovere had hoped for. The dance floor was put to much use thanks to the inspiring sounds of the Richard Brown Swing Orchestra.

Symphony Ball

Amid elaborate decor by Richard Soler recalling the Royal Pavillion in Brighton, England, guests dined and danced to the Richard Brown Orchestra with singer Sheri Lavo.

St Joseph Hospital Foundation Gala

What a great concert and night of entertainment. I'm sure that Rotary will want to repeat this fantastic event!

Rotary Event

I can't tell you how many notes and comments I have received from people raving about your music at the St Joseph gala. I really enjoyed owrking with you.

St. Joseph's Gala

Wow! What a spectacular evening. The music was the perfect compliment to another milestone in the history of Rice.

Rice fundraising gala

The strings playing during the dinner was perfect. Your selections were ideal.

Grand Teton Music Festival Wine Auction Gala

Richard Brown Orchestra

2221 Taft
Houston, TX 77006
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