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!
Standing Room Only Orchestra can provide a wide variety of event services. These services can include the following:
Standing Room Only Orchestra can play songs from the following music genres:
65 Reviews for Standing Room Only Orchestra
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Mark D. · Married on 08/02/2020
Incredible experience from planning all the way to the last song.
Our wedding was a few weeks ago now, and still the first thing I hear from our guests is how awesome the band was! Kara and the rest of SRO kept the dance floor completely packed all night, at some points there wasn't enough space for everybody on the dance floor. They have a great variety of music old and new and are willing to learn anything that they may not already know. I was thoroughly impressed by how they kept energy high by stringing songs together and flowing from one to the next without slowing down.Sent on 03/03/2020
On top of a great performance the day of the wedding, Kara made everything music related fun and easy all the way leading up. They provided music for us throughout the entire evening from the cocktail hour through dinner, down to the very last song. They made no fuss going between playlists and live music and curated everything we asked for.
In addition Kara was a great MC all night for the entire event through all of the speeches and everything else.
I could not give a higher recommendation for Kara and the rest of Standing Room Only Orchestra. If you want great music and a fun easy experience, book them straight away!
Glen K. · Married on 03/06/2020
Standing Room Only does great with 50th anniversary
We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in June at our beautiful farm in SE Iowa. Standing Room Only entertained for our celebration . Our guests absolutely loved them and danced all evening. We highly recommend Standing Room Only.Sent on 10/09/2019
Monte L. · Married on 11/05/2019
SRO did a wonderful job and I recommend them highly!
SRO exceeded our expectations in every way. The musicians were tight, the vocals were superb, and they were responsive to our requests for the types of music that we wanted for our anniversary party. The members were so friendly and helpful in making sure that they were prepared before the event and even visited the venue beforehand so they would know what type of sound equipment to bring and how to plan their setup. All of this meant for a great performance that everyone enjoyed immensely. I will recommend them to anyone for any type of party where live music can add to the festivities.Sent on 05/28/2019
Team of Standing Room Only Orchestra
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’s 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.
Top musicians for a fun party. They'll keep the dance floor packed. High energy good times!
Awesome wedding musicians! Played currant music and kept the dance floor packed all night which made for awesome videography!
Nobody rocks harder and is yet more professional than the Standing Room Only Orchestra!