1st Choice Music Services

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About 1st Choice Music Services

1st Choice Music Services, founded in 1985, is the only full time professional and insured musician contracting service in Central Illinois. We specialize in engaging premiere performers, musician contracting services, daily attentive service, and moral support until your special event ends. Inquiries are answered within 24 hours. We are well known for being highly responsive to clients & have records to prove it. We often communicate with clients regularly for months until the event ends and will fill openings if and when student groups cancel at the last minute. Wedding & /or reception pricing information, plus numerous client reviews can be found on our agency web site.

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4 Reviews for 1st Choice Music Services

Recommended by 89% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.3
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.3
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Jill · Married on 06/03/2017

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    Barbara is a dream to work with. She is a wonderful woman who loves her work and creates beautiful music. She guided us through planning the ceremony and cocktail hour music and brought together a team of people who were equally talented and professional, creating a signature wedding event.

    Sent on 06/19/2017
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    Sarah · Married on 04/12/2014

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    Barbara Hedlund was so great to work with and very responsive! We used an acoustic guitar player through her and he far exceeded my expectations. Would definitely recommend!!

    Sent on 04/22/2014
  • User2576643 · 2+ years ago

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    Barbara at 1st Choice Music Services is a cellist and performs, but can also help match you with the type of musician that you may be looking for. She works to only set people up with musicians that have been reliable in the past. We ended up not only using 1st Choice Music Services, but also Barbara specifically. She worked with us to help us find music and was highly responsive to any emails or questions that we had. She even called the night before to say that she was looking forward to the wedding the next day. Of all of the people I worked with to help make the wedding day happen, she was by far the best!

    Sent on 06/17/2013

    1st Choice Music Services's reply:

    Thank you so much for your generous review on the Wedding Wire. It was a pleasure to assist you with your wedding music needs and share in your important life event. Congratulations and best wishes for your married life.

    Sincerely,
    Barbara Hedlund

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1st Choice Music Services FAQ

  • What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music? $ 253.00
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 600.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music
  • What ceremony music arrangements can you provide? Choir, Brass - Quartet, Brass - Quintet, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, String - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, Soloist / Vocalist
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)? 4 - 6, 7+
  • What instruments does your group play? Bagpipes, Cello, Clarinet, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Oboe, Organ, Piano, Trumpet, Saxophone, Viola, Violin, Winds
  • What services do you provide? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Liability Insurance, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals

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2 Endorsements

  • Nuptiae, The Wedding & Event Planners
    Nuptiae, The Wedding & Event Planners Wedding Planners

    Barbara Hedlund of First Choice Music Services is a consummate professional and I have referred brides to her for 15 years. As a wedding planner I must feel comfortable that a vendor I recommend will be a good value for a bride, that they will be willing to respond to communication and provide information in a timely manner and that they are a top professional in their field. All of those qualities describe Barbara and her work through First Choice Music Services. Gwen Wilson Nuptiae, The Wedding & Event Planners

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    They live up to their business name. They are the 1st choice in my book.

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    2173840874 (Phone number)
    9-9 CST Daily

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