In order to define what a Chicago wedding band is, it’s important to start with what a band isn’t. A band isn’t a random group of musicians that get together and play music for a specific event. The same thing applies to people that are all on the same train car, but don’t know each other, or a group of baseball players who were selected to play for a specific game. Each individual person may have their own goals or reasons for being there.
Now, let’s talk out what a band actually is. A band is a group of musicians that have played together for many years and many events. They are very familiar with the songs they play as well as the other musicians they’re playing with. They all have a unified goal and mindset for what everyone in the band wants to achieve. Just like the relationship between a bride and groom, this chemistry between the musicians is formed over time. There is a level of trust an understanding that a band has, which a random group of musicians just doesn’t.
When a music company decides that there is no difference between a random group of musicians and a band, they are 100% wrong. Just like all great couples, sports teams and bands, there is a deeper connection than just showing up to do a job.
Cheaper music companies want you to think that there’s no difference so they can grab whatever musicians are available, put them together and tell you that they’re a band. Paying a little extra for an established, real Chicago wedding band is one of the smartest investments you can make for your wedding. You’ll get musicians that know the songs, know each other and sound great together. Don’t risk having a group of musicians meeting and playing for the first time at your wedding. It may seem tempting to save some money, but in the long run, you’ll end up getting a far weaker band which will end up being much more expensive.
When it’s time to choose the music for your wedding, always choose an established Chicago wedding band instead of a cheap substitute. You and your guests will be glad you did!