The SIXUVUS was formed in 1972 by band leader Ron Smith. For the first 20 years the band performed exclusivly as a 6 piece group the (SIXUVUS).
Currently the group performs as a 5 piece band but for smaller venues can perform as a 4 piece group, or for larger venues can be expanded to a 9 or more piece band. The Instrumentation of the 5 piece group is: 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, and drums. The Instrumentation of the 4 piece group is: trumpet, trombone, tuba, and drums.
The band is very mobile and can quickly move from one location to the next. If performing at a single setup, the drummer sits and uses a full drumset.The band has performed in many locations and at a great variety of events encluding: marching in parades, performing at shopping malls, and leading in head tables at conventions.
The Band has a large selection of uniforms, but the Dixieland red and and Roll, German, Childrens, Nautical, Circus, Christmas, and Marches.