Horizon is a horn-infused band from the Chicago area. Performing memorable and engaging funk, soul, R&B and popular songs from (mostly) the 70's and 80's.


In 1973,Ralph Treccia-Trombone and Bob Kuntz-Sax,met while attending the University of Illinois, Champaign and performing in the Jazz Band. Soon after,the rock band Horizon was formed. The band was unique, playing rock tunes with a horn section, and even adding musical horn passages to tunes that originally had none.

If you attended live music events during the 70's and 80's, you most likely saw Horizon, as the band performed all over the Midwest, playing local clubs,corporate events, fraternities,and High School proms. The band was an annual performer at the U of I Dance-a-Thon, and on various occasions played backup for national touring groups such as Tower of Power and Three Dog Night.

The group disbanded to pursue individual interests both in music and other professions....

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....the band reformed in 2019 to once again follow their love of music. Ralph and Bob were re-joined by original band members Dave Schiesl-Trumpet and Mike Marnul-Drums.

Also becoming members of Horizon were Tom Witte-Guitar, Carl Johnson-Keyboards, Patrick Dziallo-Bass, and Ray Balkcomm-Lead Vocals.

Horizon is once again,playing all over Chicago land. The band hopes you come out and see them at a venue soon, as they perform their music, which has been called a Powerful Sound with Soul!