Northside Brass Music Co. is a full service music company offering elegant live music for any occasion. We have been part of the wedding industry since 2008 and specialize in wedding ceremony and reception music. We offer Brass Groups, String Groups, and Jazz Groups.
Northside Brass Music Co. is comprised of full-time professional musicians. Our ensembles have performed all over Chicagoland, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. Venues we have performed include the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Cafe Brauer, Armour House, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, The Rookery Building and Danada House in Wheaton.
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Steve Crocker · Married on 09/13/2019
Northside Brass: an awe-inspiring component of our daughter's wedding
My daughter asked me to look into live music for her outdoor wedding in the loggia at Cafe Brauer. I cold-contacted Ryan Hobbs at Northside Brass and was immediately hooked. Ryan was responsive, pleasant and professional at all times. NSB has samples of its wide-ranging ceremonial repertoire on its website, so the wedding party was able to get a true sense of what we actually would be hearing at the wedding. On top of that, NSB is flexible: I was looking for the depth provided by the brass quintet, but my daughter wanted a trio piece as her processional; no problem, they arranged it for the quintet. The bride and groom wanted "their song" for the recessional; no problem, NSB found an arrangement and learned it. Another flexibility advantage of a brass choir (compared to strings): it's not fragile. While exploring our music options, we learned that the violins get put away pretty quickly if the weather is not to their liking, but the trumpets and tubas keep on playing. Also, brass instruments have the ability to increase the volume if necessary: we had a windy day, but every guest heard the music. It is hard to do justice in words to the joy and majesty that Northside Brass brought to this wedding. These guys simply knocked it out of the park. That was just part one. Part two was the cocktail hour for which they unobtrusively filled the loggia with a mix of jazz, standards and Motown. It's not like the UW Marching Band playing Sousa marches: these musicians are seasoned professionals who know how to set the right tone. The bottom line: a brass choir at a wedding takes everything to the next level, and Northside Brass exceeded our already-high expectations.Sent on 09/24/2019
Nora · Married on 08/11/2018
Northside brass were so great to work with, and provided such wonderful service. They provided a string quartet for our ceremony and a jazz combo for our cocktail hour. Our guests raved about both groups of musicians. Everyone arrived early, handled set up and break down efficiently, and were just outstanding musicians. I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone looking for just the right touch of live music for any part of their wedding.Sent on 08/21/2018
dawn · Married on 07/21/2018
Northside Brass and Strings did my daughter's ceremony and cocktail hour on 7/21/18. Extremely easy to deal with, reasonable price, and completely professional job. Not a moment of worry with them and the music was flawless. Highly recommend.Sent on 07/31/2018