About Spectrum Band

St. Louis' Premier Variety Dance Band

Spectrum is proud to announce that we are a recipient of the 2018 (and the 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013) “Best of Weddings Award" from The Knot!  We were also honored to receive the 2018  WeddingWire "Couple's Choice Award" as well as this same award for the past 10 years.  In fact, we are the ONLY band to win both of these awards for the past 6 consecutive years.  Spectrum was also honored to be inducted into "The Knot “Hall of Fame” due to the consistently receiving positive reviews provided from our clients for so many years!  We also have many NEW reviews from past clients on theknot.com and weddingwire.com.  We were also selected by CBS/KMOX as one of the "Top Wedding Bands in St. Louis".  Additionally, we were selected as the "Best Band in Missouri" in the Modern Bride national magazine for two years in a row!  We are an award winning 9-piece dance band that is one of the most requested and entertaining professional local bands for St. Louis weddings as you can see from the band's web site schedule.  Instrumentation is: Male & Female Lead Vocalists Background, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Trombone.

Spectrum is one of the few preferred bands at: the Coronado Ballroom, Missouri Athletic Club, Chase Park Plaza, St. Louis Marriott Grand, St. Louis Palladium, Bissinger's Caramel Room, Ritz-Carlton, Kemoll's Top of the Met, Windows On Washington, Frontenac Hilton, and most of the local country clubs.  Visit our web site to see more than 200 St. Louis venues where we’ve performed.

Spectrum is based in Chesterfield, MO and is comprised of some of St. Louis' BEST professional musicians as you can easily confirm by reviewing our extensive audio and video demos.  We have the talent necessary to surpass your expectations and ensure that you experience the best band possible at your ceremony and reception.  We provide a “real” state-of-the-art sound system that’s continuously being upgraded for perfect CD audio quality and a new light system with 32 LED arrays for a stage appearance that is absolutely dazzling.  Our latest addition (that is only offered by Spectrum) is the flagship TD-30 electronic drum set from Roland.  It not only looks great and makes the songs sound exactly like the originals but it also allows us to have complete control of the band’s volume.  Experience it via our brand new videos. 

One of our most important features is that two professional engineers are always on site for each performance to ensure that the sound/volume and lighting are always perfect!  You can be assured that our musicians are not awkwardly trying to run the sound and light systems while performing on stage.

We have been performing for over 20 years and featured in "Southern Living Magazine", "St. Louis Bride Magazine", "Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine", "Post-Dispatch", "Best Bridal", "Modern Bride Magazine", and recently featured as one of only two bands in "The St. Louis Wedding Book".  We were also featured in the international magazine "Modern Drummer" as one of the most successful local bands in the country.  We are members of the American Federation of Musicians and can provide proof of liability insurance upon request (always ask).

Our comprehensive web site is fun to review and proudly includes:  our complete schedule with past and future dates to give you comfort and establish credibility (we don’t use the tactic of “hiding” our schedule); our huge song list that reflects the musical diversity of the band; hundreds of "current" unsolicited reviews from past clients; plus 26 videos and 85 audio demos.  Our brand new “live performance” high-definition DVD with 26 full-length songs is available and you can preview it by searching for us on youtube.  We’ve provided all the tools necessary for you to accurately attend a live audition from the comfort of your own home!


  • We perform a huge variety of music to satisfy diverse audiences of all ages and keep the party lively and the dance floor full.  Read our testimonials to be confident of success at your event.  


  • The largest video and audio library of any band!  We offer 24 full-length song videos from a “live” performance so you can accurately audition us and assess how we compare to other bands.


  • Two professional engineers are provided at each performance to unobtrusively monitor sound quality via a wireless ipad to ensure the volume and lighting are always perfect!


  • A continuously upgraded sound and light system to deliver a stellar show every time


  • We use a "real" horn section and custom charts on stage, not an add-on group of musicians.  It's impossible to correctly play complex horn arrangements without custom charts on stage.


  • All musicians use in-ear monitors and we are the only local band using the brand new Roland TD-30 flagship electronic drum set allowing absolute control of the volume in the room.  The new drum set also makes the songs sound exactly like the original recordings so that's another huge advantage of this feature.


  • Spectrum always maintains a significant liability insurance policy for your protection


  • Over 20 award winning years of experience and national recognition to ensure success


Most of our bookings are from guests that attended a previous performance and they want to guarantee the same quality and excitement at their event.  We've performed at events as small as 40 guests and as large as 5,000 (we opened for ZZ Top at the Scottrade Center during an IBM international conference), so we know how to make your wedding a tremendous success.  Let the Spectrum Band bring this high level of experience, professionalism, and elegance to your special day!

If I can help in any way I'll be right here for you and we look forward to performing for you, your family, and your guests.

Tim Callihan

Manager - The Spectrum Band


Categories: Wedding Band

Regions serviced: St. Louis

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122 Reviews for Spectrum Band

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Our experience with Spectrum was exceptional; they had a game plan for everything we needed to accomplish and worked with us on smoothing out all the details for an unforgettable evening! An exceptionally organized, highly responsive establishment we would recommend time and time again!

Profile Picture Jenny, 1/5/19, 1 Review
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Services Used: Reception, Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

The band Spectrum was wonderful. Tim Callahan was very easy to work with and he cover all the details a head of time before the reception, so everything ran very smoothly.Tim was great to work with about song selections. Everyone at the reception really enjoying the music. The dance floor was jumping the whole night with everyone dancing from Grandma to the little ones. We all had a ball thanks to Spectrum.

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Spectrum Band Pricing

Reception Price Range (4 hours)
Peak Season:
$1000 - $4000
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$1000 - $4000
Price Range Includes:
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Package Includes:
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Professional Network & Endorsements

"I had the distinct pleasure last night of photographing the Spectrum Band during their performance at the Coronado Ballroom in St. Louis, Mo. The music was absolutely superb, the atmosphere electric, and I had a front row seat! Spectrum Band is a professional 9-piece variety dance band that specializes in wedding receptions, corporate parties and public events in the St. Louis, Mo area; and, they have been doing it for over 20 years. I have to say; when I say they are good, I mean they are good! - As in REALLY REALLY GOOD! I could not recommend them highly enough for any event, especially weddings. Tim Callihan, the band leader, drummer and one of the original members, and I had been corresponding for several weeks on the subject of weddings and receptions. During the course of those conversations, Tim mentioned that they were needing some updated images for the website, and wanted to know if I was interested in shooting them. As it turned out, we had the time available and I have a policy to never turn down the opportunity to work with the best; and that is exactly what Spectrum Band is, the best. Not to mention, watching them work under the wonderful and electric atmosphere of the Coronado Ballroom, which is one of the premier wedding reception venues in the entire Midwest. --- Event: Fundraising event for the Asthma & Allergy Foundation held at The Coronado" - March 10, 2012

We are big fans of Spectrum Band. If you want a great band with great vocals and brass, this is the band for you. They are great to work with and have many years of experience. They are not just one singer with one sound. You will love how they get your guests up to dance and celebrate your Wedding with you.

True professionals delivering a quality performance! We recommend Spectrum Band to our clients.



201 Kendall Bluff Ct., Chesterfield, MO 63017   See On Map
314-306-4313 (phone) 314-306-4313 (fax)
Spectrum Band is a wedding band from St. Louis, MO. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas. Spectrum Band is a professional wedding band that has been part of the St. Louis wedding industry for 20 years. We specialize in wedding ceremonies and receptions.