Bring Unforgettable Elegance to Your Chicago Wedding Cocktail Hour

Elevate your special day with Northside Brass Music Company, Chicago's leading provider of exquisite live wedding cocktail hour music that truly resonates with the heart.
Elegant Musical Backdrop
Customizable Playlists
Seamless Event Flow

Make Your Cocktail Hour Unforgettable

Picture your guests enjoying their conversations with the beautiful backdrop of a brass or string quartet. At Northside Brass, we fine-tune every note to fit perfectly with your cocktail hour’s vibe. We pick songs that go with your event’s theme, creating a smooth, enjoyable atmosphere that invites everyone to relax and have fun. Our music doesn’t just fill the space—it makes your event special and keeps people talking about it long after.

Why Choose Us for Your Chicago Event

Northside Brass Music Company stands as a pillar of musical excellence in Chicago, recognized for our deep local connections and expertise in enhancing any event with live music. With performances at iconic venues across the city, we understand the unique nuances that make each location special.

Our extensive experience in venues throughout Chicago means we tailor our performances to fit the specific acoustic and aesthetic needs of each space, ensuring your event sounds as good as it looks. Trust us to bring a touch of class and a resonant, unforgettable ambiance to your special occasion.

Select the Perfect Ensemble for Your Event

At Northside Brass Music Company, we offer a variety of ensemble configurations to suit the unique needs and ambiance of any event. Each group brings its own special flavor and expertise, ensuring that your gathering is both memorable and musically enchanting.

Brass Quintet

Ideal for creating a bold and regal atmosphere, our Brass Quintet features two trumpets, a trombone, a horn, and a tuba. This classic arrangement is perfect for ceremonial settings or as a distinguished musical highlight at your event.

String Quartet

For a touch of elegance and grace, choose our String Quartet. Composed of two violins, a viola, and a cello, this ensemble suits a wide range of events, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, adding a refined and lyrical soundtrack to your special moments.

Jazz Quartet

Add a sleek and sophisticated vibe with our Jazz Quartet. You can opt for a lineup including piano, bass, drums, and a choice between trumpet or saxophone, ideal for lively cocktail hours where smooth background music enhances the social ambiance.

Seven Piece Swing Band

For those looking to make a vibrant impact, our Seven Piece Swing Band offers a robust sound with a rhythm section, three horns, and a vocalist. This ensemble is perfect for engaging guests and filling the dance floor at weddings, galas, and more.

No matter the tone or scale of your event, we have the right music configuration to make it shine. Explore the possibilities and find the ensemble that resonates best with your event’s atmosphere and your personal taste.

Sample Our Specially Curated Playlists

Explore a sample of our expertly curated playlists, perfect for any event. Remember, each playlist is completely customizable to fit the unique theme and atmosphere of your celebration.

Sample Playlist

“At Last” – Etta James
“Fly Me to the Moon” – Frank Sinatra
“Autumn Leaves” – Jazz Standard
“Viva La Vida” – Coldplay
“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran

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Transparent Pricing Tailored to Your Event

At Northside Brass Music Company, we believe in clear and fair pricing that reflects the unique specifics of your event. We offer custom quotes based on various factors such as the location, duration, and particular needs of your occasion. We’re committed to providing exceptional value that encompasses all aspects of our service.

Included in Your Booking:

Personalized Music Selection

Collaborate with us to craft a playlist that fits the theme and mood of your event perfectly.

Performance time

Enjoy live music that is timed and tailored to the flow of your event, ensuring maximum impact.

Setup & Breakdown

We handle all the logistics of setting up and breaking down our equipment, so you can focus on enjoying your event.

Travel & Transportation

Included for venues within a certain radius. Additional charges may apply for distant locations.

experienced musicians

Our team consists of professional musicians who are not only talented but also passionate about making each performance memorable.

Understanding your specific needs allows us to provide an accurate quote and ensures that you receive a customized experience without any surprises. Let’s discuss how we can make your event musically unforgettable.

Let Northside Brass Guide Your Event to Perfection

At Northside Brass Music Company, we understand the challenges and pressures of planning significant events. With extensive experience performing at hundreds of events of all sizes, our award-winning ensembles are equipped to ensure your event not only meets but exceeds expectations. We’ve honed our expertise to deliver exceptional, stress-free musical experiences that captivate and delight audiences.

Whether you’re orchestrating a grand corporate function or an intimate wedding celebration, we’re here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring your event’s musical elements are flawless and fitting. Our commitment to excellence is your assurance of a successful, memorable occasion.

Ready to elevate your event with world-class music? Fill out the form below to start planning with the best in the business. Let Northside Brass turn your event into a standout celebration.

Book Northside Brass Music Company in Three Simple Steps

Inquire About Availability and Pricing

Start by filling out our inquiry form to check availability for your event date and receive a personalized pricing quote. This is your first step towards securing exceptional live music tailored to your event needs.

the Date

Once you've decided that Northside Brass is the perfect fit for your event, we'll send you an online contract to review and sign. A booking fee is then required to officially reserve your date, ensuring that our team is locked in for your special day.

Schedule a Music Consultation Meeting

After securing your event date, we'll arrange a detailed music consultation meeting. This is where we'll discuss all logistics, specific event details, and any special requests you might have. It's our goal to make sure everything is perfectly aligned with your vision, ensuring a seamless and successful event.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Wedding Cocktail Hour Performances

We offer a wide range of musical styles including classical, jazz, contemporary, and film music. Our repertoire is diverse, ensuring we can accommodate your personal tastes and create the perfect ambiance for your ceremony.

We recommend booking as early as possible, typically at least 6-12 months in advance, to ensure our availability on your wedding day. However, we can sometimes accommodate shorter notice depending on our schedule.

Absolutely! We are equipped to perform in various settings, both indoors and outdoors. We just need to know ahead of time to make appropriate arrangements for our instruments and sound equipment.

Yes, we do! We love making your wedding as personalized as possible. If you have specific songs in mind, we’re more than happy to accommodate these requests.

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