Renhornen is a big band from Umeå in Sweden with a long history. The orchestra was formed in 1961 by dental and medical students and is still going strong. Today the band consists of about 25 members and our primary aim is to have fun. It is even written in our statutes!
Among the members of the band one can find taxi drivers, teachers, neurologists and a lot more professions. The youngest member is in the early 20’s, while the oldest has retired. This mixture of different ages, professions and backgrounds, together with Renhornen’s long history and tradition, has given the band its unique feel and strange humour that shines through in all our concerts.
We play music for the sake of fun, and our repertoar is packed with music from all kinds of genres. Even though our basis is in the big band jazz, we play everything from pop and soul to rock and even the occasional disco tune.
In addition to our two annual large concerts, we also play at various events, ranging from smaller parties to larger gigs at fairs. Renhornen has even played at the Nobel Prize Ceremony! Few bands are as good as Renhornen at adapting to the audience’s needs as Renhornen is, which helps in making Renhornen one of Umeå’s best bands to dance to.