Sidney's Music and Entertainment

Known to many generations of Washingtonians as Sidney's Orchestras, Inc., Sidney's Music and Entertainment r ains the regions oldest special events music and entertainment provider. Since 1926 when Sidney Seidenman, Sr. raised his baton to lead the band for the first time at the historic Mayflower Hotel, Sidney's has served a vast number of clients, both business and social -- including every Presidential Inauguration Since Herbert Hoover! In the ensuing 75 years, there is probably no request that they have not heard, no occasion that they have not risen to meet. Upon his return from WWII combat infantry duty in Europe, Sidney's Chairman Sidney Seidenman, Jr., entered Catholic University's Music Department. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in music, he went to work for his father as the business manager of Sidney's Orchestras. Over the following decades, he grew the business, making Sidney's the premiere name in society music in Washington. AfteR&Becoming president of Sidney's in 1972, he expanded the musical roster to include rock and pop bands, which performed in the area's top hotels. After many seasons as principal bassist with some of Washington's finest ensembles and theaters, Robert Dodelin joined Sidney's in 1986. Now president of the organization, he brings experience that ranges from national television and studio work to directing musical groups for gala social and corporate events, to his tenure as music director of the Salon Orchestra of Washington. Mr. Dodelin holds a bachelor's degree in performance on double bass, and a master's degree in orchestral conducting.