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Born August 1, in Indianapolis, IN, Flo Dreyer started her musical career, with Joy Cayler's 16 piece all-girl swing band playing first trumpet at age 15 for a USO tour, booked by Joe Glazer and MCA. After 4 years of theaters, ballrooms, clubs and 2 tours with USO in Japan, China and the Philippines, Flo joined the International Sweethearts of Rhythm as first trumpet with this 16 piece interracial band, working clubs and theaters, including the famous Apollo Theater in New York, and one-nighters. After two years with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm (1947-1948), she had her 8-piece all-girl band and played at the Capri Club in Caracas, Venezuela. The Flo Dreyer Quintet was formed in New York shortly after her return from South America, starting as a jazz group, but later branched out into a very commercial group. They played for shows, dances, at clubs, motels and hotels, for nine years. They traveled in the U.S., Canada, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Greenland, Labrador, Newfoundland, and Hawaii, where they played for one year. Presently, Flo plays with the North Miami Concert Band, and the Hallandale Symphonic Pops Orchestra at churches, condos and community centers.
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