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Standing Room Only Orchestra

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About

On WeddingWire since 2009

Standing Room Only Orchestra is a Chicago, Illinois-based wedding band that prides itself on being a superb musical entertainment group. Couples can choose amongst a ten-piece orchestra, nine-piece performance orchestra, seven or six-piece band depending on the type of wedding music they wish to have. For even more fun, couples can choose to have their dinner hours filled with the jazz trio, quartet or string quartet for some beautiful melodies to set the tone. The Standing Room Only Orchestra is here to accommodate all of your wedding needs!

Services Offered
Standing Room Only Orchestra can provide a wide variety of event services. These services can include the following:

  • Music during wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception
  • Instrumentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Music during breaks
  • Sample music
  • Vocals
  • Willing to travel
  • Lighting
  • Microphones
  • Sound/PA system


Other Services
Standing Room Only Orchestra can play songs from the following music genres:

  • Acoustic
  • Big band
  • Classic rock
  • Country
  • Dance
  • Funk
  • Hip hop
  • Jazz
  • Motown
  • Pop
  • R&B/soul
  • Rock
  • Swing
  • Top 40
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

Embossed

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

Engraving

Which of the following are included in the price?

Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$6,500

Which of the following are included in the package?

Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

7+

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Acoustic
Big Band
Classic Rock
Country
Dance
Funk
Hip Hop
Jazz
Motown
Pop
R&B / Soul
Rock
Swing

What music services do you provide?

Instrumentals
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Sample Performances
Vocals
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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    My company has hired SRO for many years - super reliable, professional, and experienced. They know what to do and what/when to communicate, allowing you to focus on your special day. Great music and great people.
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    Gail W. Married on 11/21/2022
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    The best wedding and dancing ever!

    Kara and all the band members of SRO:
    I cannot thank you enough for making Carrie and Jonny's simply the most fun wedding I've ever been too!!! The music was over the top good and everyone was so happy and complimentary of the evening, with the band being everyone's favorite ever. After listening to your YouTube clips, I knew you were good, and that you'd be at the base of a fabulous party, but you exceeded my expectations ten-fold! The energy was so amazing and all of our guests haven't stopped talking about how amazing the music and dancing was! Thank you for helping to make Carrie and Jonny's wedding unforgettable! I am still on Cloud 9 and my only regret is that we can't do it all again. Thank you, thank you!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Team

Kara Kesselring
Kara Kesselring
SRO Bandleader/Sales/Keyboards/Vocals/Emcee

Kara Kesselring is a professional singer, pianist, writer, arranger, and educator living in Chicago.

A native of Iowa, Kara graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in vocal performance and film & television production. She has been involved in Chicago鈥檚 vibrant music scene for 20 years.

She has been the keyboardist/vocalist in Standing Room Only for 20 years and looks forward to providing the highest quality of music with her SRO musician family for years to come.

In addition to Standing Room Only Orchestra, Kara performs in the vibrant Chicago theater and Broadway scene.

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
LACOUR images LACOUR images Wedding Photographers

Top musicians for a fun party. They'll keep the dance floor packed. High energy good times!

Kramford Videography Kramford Videography Wedding Videographers

Awesome wedding musicians! Played currant music and kept the dance floor packed all night which made for awesome videography!

Jason Kaczorowski Photography Jason Kaczorowski Photography Wedding Photographers

Nobody rocks harder and is yet more professional than the Standing Room Only Orchestra!

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Brookfield, IL Chicago, IL, 60513
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