Wedding Reception Music

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"After watching some of his videos online and reading what David does as an MC, it was a quick decision.
During the year of planning our big (225-guests) wedding, we had a fair share of stress and worry about many details.
But my husband and I always looked at each other and said, "No matter what happens, the music will be great." That helped us through! AND IT WAS GREAT!"
- Sharisse and Mike S.

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COCKTAIL HOUR

The purpose of cocktails is to change the mood from the formalness of your wedding ceremony to a much more relaxed social atmosphere.

The Jazz Trio (Piano, Bass and Sax) will provide relaxing, luxurious jazz for background music. You and your guests will be able to talk comfortably. The trio takes up a small amount of space and becomes part of the full wedding band for dinner and/or dancing.

“There was a jazz trio playing during the cocktail hour which was a very nice touch!”

– Andrea and Tommy Indianapolis, IN

Click on the short video to hear a description of the Jazz Trio. Then call/text or email to find out more and to get a free price quote for your Cocktail Hour, 773.719.7610

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DINNER

Dinner starts as soon as guests enter the room and includes:

– Introduction of the Bridal Party, Bride and Groom
– Toasts
– Blessing over the Meal
– Cake Cutting
– First Dance, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son Dances, Guests Dancing (Dancing Between Courses Only)

The purpose of dinner is to perform the standard wedding traditions as well as the serving of the meal itself. This is the main body of your wedding. Dinner starts as soon as the doors to the ballroom are opened and your guests enter, not when they serve the food.

The biggest factors that will help or hurt your dinner schedule is:
1. Getting all the guests inside the room and the bridal party lined up.
2. The number and length of the toasts.
3. The speed of the food service

Recommended Ensembles:

  • Jazz Trio (Piano, Bass and Sax)
  • 8 or 11 Piece Orchestra (Dancing between Courses only )

Dinner lasts between 1 1/2 to 2 hours and includes:

  • Introduction of the Bridal Party, Bride and Groom
  • Toasts
  • Blessing over the Meal
  • Cake Cutting
  • First Dance, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son Dances, Guests Dancing (Dancing Between Courses Only)

“I am still getting compliments left and right over how phenomenal the band was – they literally had everyone from my grandparents to the flower girl/ring bearer dancing the night away. David was so easy to work with.”– Kelsey and Jeff, Medina Country Club

Click on the short video to hear David describe how Dancing Between Courses can work for your wedding reception. Then call/text or email to find out more and to get a free price quote for your Reception, 773.719.7610

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DANCING

Dancing may or may not include your formal dances depending on if you choose Dancing Between Courses. Our band will play a wide variety of styles to keep all your guests dancing. 

– First Dance
– Father/Daughter Dance
– Mother/Son Dance
– Guests Dance after Formal Dances
– Guests Dance Between Salads and Main Course

Dancing lasts between 3 to 4 hours, but can extend as late as the venue will allow.

It’s always better to book extra time with the original contract as overtime is a higher rate. The typical break schedule is playing for 1 hour and breaking for 15 minutes. The band will provide break music with our high energy DJ. 

Now that all the formalities of your wedding reception music are completed it is simply time to celebrate and dance with all your guests. The more you dance, the more your guests will too!

Quick Tip: To get all your guests dancing put your bar and/or sweet table inside the ballroom instead of in another area.

CLICK HERE to watch videos of our 11-Piece Orchestra Packing the Dance Floor at recent weddings, just as we’ll do at yours!

Recommended Ensembles:

  • 8 Piece Orchestra (Piano, Bass, Sax, Male and Female Vocalists, Guitar/Vocalist and DJ )
  • 11 Piece Orchestra (Adds Trumpet, Trombone and 2nd Female Vocalist and DJ)
  • Sinatra Vocalist Can be added to either ensemble

The 11-Piece Orchestra is required for Saturday evening Weddings or scheduled between May-December.

“The music was great and the guests were dancing all night long. These guys know how to rock a party!”

– Alexandra and Brian, South Shore Cultural Center

Click on the short video to see real weddings and wedding reception music, to get a taste for how much fun your wedding will be. Then call/text or email to find out more and to get a free price quote for your wedding, 773.719.7610

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David's process for getting to know you, whats important to you for your wedding is impeccable. And DRM exceeded them tenfold. The best par was that our dance floor was packed the entire night - young and old! Everyone had a blast and everyone told me that they've never had so much fun at a wedding. I attribute 95% of this to David and his band. If I had to do it again all over on a budget, I would hire David, and skimp on everything els. Nothing else is as important as the atmosphere, energy and the fun at your wedding.

Thanks David!!!!

-Kafi and Jimi Matus