The Forte Band

400 Central Ave, Suite 004, Northfield, IL, Chicago, IL 60093 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Forte Band

Available to perform for weddings, The Forte Band is a musical group based in the Northfield and Chicago area of Illinois. Bandleader Chris Forte has played hundreds of weddings since 2000, and ensures the band are always current with their repertoire. Their goal is to keep the dance floor packed while meeting all a couple’s musical requests. With a large range of musical styles, they strive to play each song authentically, aiming for a professional sound.

Services Offered

Depending on what a couple needs for their event, the band ranges in size from seven to 16 pieces. They can highlight a horn section, add strings to the band, or work with a DJ. Chris personally meets with every client, discussing new songs, MC responsibilities, and any special dances the couple would like to perform. The Forte Band can provide music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, rehearsal dinner, or during breaks. The band holds liability insurance, and is willing to travel for events, supplying their own lighting, microphones, and sound/PA system. For wedding ceremonies, they can supply instruments such as string quartet, piano, acoustic guitar, flute, choral ensembles, horn ensembles, or harp. Their musical styles include the following:

  • Blues
  • Classical
  • Country
  • Dance
  • Funk
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Motown
  • Pop
  • R&B
  • Soul
  • Rock
  • Top 40
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Kyle Szeto Photography
Kyle Szeto Photography
Musicians on stage
Musicians on stage
Reception night | Gerber & Scarpelli Photography
Reception night | Gerber & Scarpelli Photography
Dance floor | Gerber & Scarpelli Photography
Dance floor | Gerber & Scarpelli Photography
Reception party | Venue: Univeristy Club, Chicago Photo Credit: Gerber & Scarpelli Photography
Reception party | Venue: Univeristy Club, Chicago Photo Credit: Gerber & Scarpelli Photography
Reception lighting | Venue: Private Residence, Peoria, IL
Reception lighting | Venue: Private Residence, Peoria, IL
Band playing music for the reception | Venue: Wintrust Bank Building, Chicago
Band playing music for the reception | Venue: Wintrust Bank Building, Chicago
Hands in the air | Venue: University School of Milwaukee
Hands in the air | Venue: University School of Milwaukee
Party lights | Venue: Theater On The Lake, Chicago
Party lights | Venue: Theater On The Lake, Chicago
Newlyweds on the dance floor | Tiffaney Childs Photography
Newlyweds on the dance floor | Tiffaney Childs Photography
Newlyweds and their guests dancing | Tiffaney Childs Photography
Newlyweds and their guests dancing | Tiffaney Childs Photography
On the dance floor | Tiffaney Childs Photography
On the dance floor | Tiffaney Childs Photography
Newlyweds dancing | Tiffaney Childs Photography
Newlyweds dancing | Tiffaney Childs Photography
Bride with the kids
Bride with the kids
Bride and her guests | Cling & Peck Photography
Bride and her guests | Cling & Peck Photography
Couple dancing | Cling & Peck Photography
Couple dancing | Cling & Peck Photography
Guests on the dance floor | Cling & Peck Photography
Guests on the dance floor | Cling & Peck Photography
Bride with her guests | Cling & Peck Photography
Bride with her guests | Cling & Peck Photography
Groom on the dance floor | Knotted Photography
Groom on the dance floor | Knotted Photography
Pink stage lighting for the band | FR Photography
Pink stage lighting for the band | FR Photography
Lights on the dance floor | Tiffaney Childs Photography
Lights on the dance floor | Tiffaney Childs Photography
The Forte Band | Tiffaney Childs Photography
The Forte Band | Tiffaney Childs Photography
The Forte Band | Tiffaney Childs Photography
The Forte Band | Tiffaney Childs Photography
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The Forte Band
Kyle Szeto Photography
Kyle Szeto Photography
Kyle Szeto Photography
Kyle Szeto Photography
Kyle Szeto Photography
Kyle Szeto Photography
Kyle Szeto Photography
Kyle Szeto Photography
Kyle Szeto Photography
Kyle Szeto Photography
Musicians on stage
Musicians on stage
Reception night | Gerber & Scarpelli Photography
Reception night | Gerber & Scarpelli Photography

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5 Reviews for The Forte Band

Recommended by 100% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Michelle Miller · Married on 10/28/2018

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    Nothing but compliments

    Chris and The Forte Band crushed it at our wedding. My now-husband and I knew we wanted to book them for our wedding before we even got engaged -- though we never would have envisioned it to turn out as magically as it did. Having them do our wedding was the best decision we made, and working with Chris was easily the most enjoyable part of the entire wedding planning process. He made it so easy and stress-free. Going to their studio and making our custom playlist was an experience and memory we will treasure forever. After the wedding, we received an abundance of compliments about their stellar performance, and I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they play at our friends' future weddings. Their talent far exceeds anything we truly know, and they are so gifted at what they do. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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    Fiona · Married on 08/12/2018

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    We loved working with The Forte Band! From the beginning and all throughout the process Chris was extremely accommodating and easy to work with. On our wedding day itself, the entire band was amazing and we've since received multiple comments from our guests raving about "our AMAZING band"! Thank you for an incredible day!

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The Forte Band FAQ

  • Which of the following are included in the price? Learning New Songs, Lighting, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sound/PA System
  • What is the price of your popular wedding package? $ 7,600.00
  • Which of the following are included in the package? Ceremony Music, Learning New Songs, Lighting, MC, Music During Breaks, 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? Blues, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Pop, R&B / Soul, Rock, Top 40
  • What music services do you provide? Instrumentals, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, MC, Reception Music, Music During Breaks, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Liability Insurance, Willing to Travel
  • What items are available? Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

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  • 400 Central Ave, Suite 004, Northfield, IL Chicago, Illinois, IL 60093 See on map
    773-796-4438 (Phone number)

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