Performing with Dan Danish at Sycamore Grille.  "Scotch & Soda" - Poconos edition.  Photo by Dawn Daignault


Taps at a Flag Retirement ceremony.  Photo by Ashley Duncan

John Hoppe

One of the most versatile musicians in the southeast, John Hoppe holds degrees from Brevard College and Mars Hill College. He has performed with groups ranging from symphonic to jazz with many stops in between such as playing Taps for a Flag Retirement Ceremony (photo by Ashlea Duncan).  In addition to trumpet, he sings and plays guitar and percussion instruments and leads his own groups including...

Caricature by Katherine Hosack of Scotch & Soda with a Twist with Don Burts and Pete Cash.

Scotch @ Soda...with a Twist

 Scotch & Soda…with a Twist first performed together April 2, 2013 and have performed steadily since then at clubs, corporate and civic events, concerts, and private gatherings – even so far afield as the Poconos of Pennsylvania, keeping the tradition of  the saloon singers as refreshing as a Scotch & Soda...with a Twist...with Don Burts, keyboard and Pete Cash, bass.  Caricature is by Katherine Hosack.

The Foothills Oompah Band instruments on stage at an Oktoberfest.  Photo by Shannon Stone.

The Foothills Oompah Band

Entering  into our 24th consecutive year, The Foothills Oompah Band  has been accompanying good times with the best in German Festival Band music...and not just for Oktoberfests!    With Matthew Hanna, co-leader, vocals, clarinet; Abe Marsh, tuba; Kemp Williams & Carl Scull, drums, Judd Terrell, by Shannon Stone

All Purpose Grind

Tell us what you're looking for and we can probably provide it for you with our "everything" group All Purpose Grind.  We have performed folk, St. Patrick's Day, '50s,  French America Cafe, British Invasion, Roaring '20s,  Music Around the World, Cabaret, Mardi Gras, swing, and big band music...including our Patriotic Pops concert.  

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Scotch & Soda...with a Twist and The Foothills Oompah Band have sold out of all of their CDs and DVDs, but the plan for 2018 is for both groups to record again this performance.  If you're interested in either or both of these, check this website throughout the year or send an email and we'll notify you.

This is the cover photo from our Scotch & Soda...with a Twist CD...taken by Kelley Barnett.  I drank the "model".  

"Keeping the Customers Satisfied"

"They are a real crowd pleaser and you will be glad you booked them for your event."

"It reminded me of Christmas at Macy's back when Macy's WAS Macy's"

"What a first class dance band."

"Not only does he make learning fun, but he gave Michael early success with his instrument. This has boosted Michael's self esteem and allowed him to win many awards."

"The music was absolutely beautiful and truly enhanced our ceremony!  It was exactly what we wanted!"

Music Throughout the Year

Valentine's Day: Scotch & Soda with a Twist or All Purpose Grind ("Swing Shift Combo" 9-piece band)

St. Patrick's Day: All Purpose Grind ("Whiskey in the Jar" Irish folk music)

Easter: All Purpose Grind ("A Touch of Brass" brass quintet)

July 4th: All Purpose Grind ("Godfrey Daniels Big Band")

Oktoberfest : The Foothills Oompah Band

Christmas: Scotch & Soda with a Twist or All Purpose Grind ("Touch of Brass" brass quintet)

New Year's Eve:  Scotch & Soda with a Twist

Church Services:  This Trumpet for Hire

Wedding Ceremonies: This Trumpet for HIre or we can add another trumpet to perform your glorious music in 2-trumpet arrangements as "Trumpeters Two"

Wedding rehearsal dinners or receptions:  Scotch & Soda with a Twist or All Purpose Grind ('Swing Shift Combo" 9-piece band)

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