Occasional Brass & Strings provides a vibrant and fun set of ensembles, ranging from duo to quintet. Based in Boston, we are as comfortable playing Bach, Handel, and Mozart as we are Scott Joplin, Count Basie, The Beatles, Coldplay, and more!
String and Brass ensembles provide the perfect music for weddings, receptions, cocktail parties, corporate events, religious services, graduations, etc. We specialize in trios, quartets, and quintets for outdoor weddings and cocktail hours. Need a custom ensemble? We can provide a soloist, duo, trio, quartet, or quintet with just about any combination of trumpet, french horn, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, harp, sax...the possibilities are endless.
Contemporary arrangements include Coldplay (Viva La Vida, Fix You), U2 (All I Want Is You, Beautiful Day), Queen (Somebody To Love, Bohemian Rhapsody), Rascal Flatts (Bless The Broken Road), Taylor Swift (You Belong With Me), Journey (Don't Stop Believin'), Pearl Jam (Even Flow), AC/DC (You Shook Me All Night Long), Madonna (Like A Prayer, Rain), Michael Bouble (Haven't Met You Yet), Harry Connick (It Had To Be You), Van Morrison (Brown-Eyed Girl), The Beatles (All You Need Is Love, When I'm 64, Hey Jude, Ob La Di), Shania Twain (From This Moment On), and so much more.
We have musicians in and around Boston, Worcester, Cape Cod (MA), Newport (RI), Portland (ME), and Hartford (CT) - this cuts down on travel fees! Call or email today for a free price quote.
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Recommended by 99% of couples
Alexandra · Getting married on 08/03/2019
The string trio that Bryan provided for my sister's wedding ceremony were exceptional. They added that special touch that my sister and her fiance were looking for, and the guests had nothing but compliments for them. They took the time to learn a special song my sister wanted to walk down the aisle to as well which was incredibly generous of them.
Michelle Cuozzo · Married on 01/26/2019
Bryan was extremely helpful and responsive during the planning process! The music was spectacular!!! The horns especially in the church were perfect!!! Thank you!!!
Naomi Frank · Married on 12/02/2018
Beyond all expectations
What my husband and I thought was going to be a nice little engagement brunch for our son and future daughter in law turned out to be the talk of the town! Bryan made everything so easy, but I still had no idea how beautiful and enjoyable it was going to be! They took a lovely party and brought it to a whole new level!
I can’t thank them enough!!!!!
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Wonderful musicians, and complete professionals!