The Park Avenue Orchestra - Weddings

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The Park Avenue Orchestra has performed over 1500 weddings with twenty years of experience in the Chicagoland area. We are not just any orchestra; we are a corporation who has gained respect over this time period. We treat our perspective Bride & Grooms with just the right combination of dignity and friendliness.

We know that when you are planning your event, you have dozens of details to cover. We understand this and we will do our best to comply with all your needs. We get to know you ahead of time and we let you get to know us. We want to meet your immediate needs to hire a Orchestra; but more importantly we want you to enjoy yourself in the process.

Every member of the Park Avenue Orchestra stands alone as a professional musician who truly enjoys entertaining audiences of all sizes. Our members work together on and off the stage to ensure that the name Park Avenue stands up to its fine reputation. We strive to make music what it should be...
The perfect compliment to your special event.

Sound Engineers - Early Set Up

We arrive approximately 3 hours before the start time to ensure we are ready before your guests arrive. We are meticulous about our sound and stage appearance. We will not disturb any of your guests through cocktail hour and most of all, dinner. There will be a live microphone on stage at all times for any special requests.

Complete Emcee Services

We offer complete emcee services at no extra charge to you. We will be more than happy to introduce your bridal parties entrance. We will work with you to ensure the correct pronunciations are made of friends and family members and will offer you a complete outline of your bridal party. In addition to handling all your special announcements, we will keep the event's agenda flowing smoothly.

Continuous Music

By arriving early for a picture perfect set up, we will provide non stop music by playing iPod tracks during the cocktail hour, dinner and our two breaks. We have a wide variety of musical iPod tracks to satisfy any style of music that you would like to hear. Our goal is to create a soothing atmosphere when your guests arrive, a relaxing atmosphere through the course of dinner and to keep the Dance Floor filled at all times during our two fifteen minute breaks.

Professional Appearance

All members of The Park Avenue Orchestra will be in professional apparel. The men wear black tuxedos with a variety of cummerbunds to match the decor of the event. The females wear designer wear. Together we create a high style of profile. Matching casual wear is available. Our overall appearance is enhanced by Musical stage fronts with our name Park Avenue Orchestra on them.

Variety of Music

We perform what our clients want to hear. The Orchestra plays all styles of music which includes Pop, Rock, R&B, Big Orchestra, Contemporary Dance Mix and Country. We are extremely versatile. Our goal is to reach out to all ages to achieve a stellar performance. We feel with this approach we can be a wonderful success to each and every event.

Song list

Our published song list will be sent to you one month prior to your special event. We will ask you to choose 40 songs to be performed. We will also ask you to choose songs you do not want us to play. If a song is not on our list, please ask us. Our repertoire is very extensive. Enclosed with the song list you will receive an outline to fill out. It consists of your first dance, bridal party dance, and special requests. If a song does not appear on our list, please allow the Orchestra two months to learn the material. We will also take requests from your guest providing they are consistent with your desires and appropriate for your event.


All the musicians in the Orchestra are true professionals in the art of music. They give outstanding performances with a high energy level and tremendous talent to captivate each and every event. They are professionally educated and many of them are private instructors at schools and universities. They are dedicated and confident to make your event a success with their impressive achievements to their credit.

Four Piece Horn Section

We have a variety of full professional musical arrangements featuring our Four Horn Players. They play a wide variety of brass and woodwind instruments which includes trumpet, trombone tenor sax, alto sax, flute and clarinet. Together their talent and enthusiasm combine to make up one of the hottest horn sections in Chicago. All our horn charts are written by our trombonist – Mr. Chuck Sloka.

Experience and Expertise

With twenty years of experience The Park Avenue Orchestra continues to display the dedication and commitment of talent and enthusiasm. Our goal is to produce a lasting and memorable evening of music and entertainment. We strive for excellence with each and every performance.

Park Avenue Band

"We just wanted to thank you again for sharing your time and talent with us at Ashley & Kurt's wedding in June. Park Avenue was the perfect band for their wedding. With so many guests who love to dance; your orchestra kept the dance floor full all night long. You were professional, but fun and did a wonderful job of reading the crowd.The Jazz Trio who performed during dinner did an equally fine job of playing non-intrusive, beautiful background music while our guest dined and listened to the evening's speeches.During the planning phase; we so appreciated your confident, professional assurance in your kind and enthusiastic manner. We truly felt you were celebrating with us. Thank you for helping us make some wonderful memories of this special family milestone."

Parents Of The Bride
Joe & Tami Pringle

Park Avenue Band

"We can't thank The Park Avenue Orchestra enough for the extraordinary performance they gave at our wedding; October 6th. From the outstanding service and help planning before the big day to the great Emceeing and the high energy, wide variety of music during the reception; Park Avenue is the perfect choice for any wedding. They knew exactly how to keep our guests entertained and dancing all night long - exactly what we asked them to do. We would recommend them to anyone and everyone who ask us. Thanks for your part in making our special day even more special."

Bride & Groom
Ashley & Randy Lehman

Park Avenue Band

"Hiring Park Avenue was one of the best decisions made for our wedding. From the very first time you talk with Hank you'll feel confident that they will do everything in their power to make sure you have a fun party. So many people commented that this was one of the best weddings they've ever attended and a huge part of that was because of Park Avenue. Awesome, Awesome Band…you will not regret hiring them for your party. Thanks Hank and everyone else associated with the fun night you provided for us at the Pfister in Milwaukee Wisconsin"

Mother Of The Bride
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