The Hymns of Dixieland was founded by Moe
Klippert in the early 1970's.  Initial
engagements were at the Peninsula Libray and
at the Methodist Church in Peninsula, OH.  
Although Moe has passed, the band still
performs 15 to 20 church services each year in
Ray Dodds, a long time advocate and supporter of Dixieland jazz, is
the organizer and booker for the Hymns of Dixieland.