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Ring Of Music Band & Orchestra is a Chicago, Illinois-based wedding band and wedding orchestra that also specializes in special events entertainment. This wedding band provides all of the music for your wedding from start to finish, including the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and reception. If a DJ is more of what you are hoping for on your wedding day, you've come to the right place because Ring Of Music Band & Orchestra can also provide DJ services. These are talented live music and DJ music entertainers that are sure to bring the fun to your special day!

Services Offered
Ring Of Music Band & Orchestra offers many services that allow you to pick and choose what you are looking for on your wedding day. Their music services can provide the following:

  • Bilingual MC
  • Learning new songs
  • Instrumentals
  • Liability insurance
  • MC
  • Music during breaks
  • Vocals
  • Sample music
  • Willing to travel
  • Microphones
  • Sound/PA system
  • Lighting
  • Gobo projector


Other Services
Ring Of Music Band & Orchestra can produce the following arrangements:

  • Acapella
  • Brass- quartet, quintet, trio
  • Instrumental- solo, duo, trio
  • Orchestra
  • soloist/vocalist
  • String- quartet, quintet, trio

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

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

Acoustic
Big Band
Blues
Classic Rock
Classical
Country
Dance
Folk
Funk
Hip Hop
International
Jazz
Motown
Oldies
Orchestra
Pop
R&B / Soul
Reggae
Rock
Strings
Swing

What music services do you provide?

Bilingual MC
Instrumentals
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Vocals
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Gobo Projector
Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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Brooks
Brooks D. Married on 03/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

I recommend reading this if you're considering ROM as your wedding band.

I personally guarantee you that this is the best group you can possibly hire to be your wedding band. This group is the best there is. I'll break up my review (which you should read closely if you're considering Ring of Music for your wedding band) into two parts: 1) the band/music/sound itself and 2) everything else.

1) There's a certain minimum band quality threshold after which you can choose between several really good options and know that you're going to get a great-sounding band. Of course ROM is way above that threshold...the baseline point I want to make is that they were the best-sounding, highest energy band I've ever seen at a wedding, and that was consistently what friends and family kept saying throughout the night. In my first phone conversation with the owner of ROM, Matt Stedman, I subconsciously brushed off his guarantee that the dance floor would be packed the whole night. Well, after reading the monotonously repetitive online reviews saying "we've never seen such a packed dance floor at a wedding!!!" I am reluctant to say it but I can't resist. I've truly never seen a wedding dance floor look or be that fun the entire time. At one point during the reception, the violinist/fiddler (yes, that's an option, and I highly recommend choosing it) and the guitarist were soloing back and forth during a song and probably 30 people (including my bride and I) stopped dancing and just stared at the band in a state of "wow they're that good." Yep, they really are "that good."

2) Regarding everything else, I can honestly say that if you knocked down the sound quality of the band a few notches, knowing what I know after working with them, I would still pick ROM again because of how great they were to work with. If you choose ROM as your band, you'll spend a lot of time on the phone with the owner, Matt Stedman. Matt is simply elite. He's an expert at his craft, and you will be blown away by how much he genuinely wants you and your loved ones to have the best experience possible at your wedding.

Another thing worth noting: the song list. You may find with wedding bands that you'll get to choose around 10 "must plays" but that, other than that, you're forced to trust the "expertise" of the band to read the room and play the perfect songs to keep the dance floor fun. Of course you hate that design...you should. ROM's design is perfect. You open up a massive well-organized spreadsheet with every song you can think of. You pick 12 "must plays." Then you pick at least 50 (but as many as possible) songs from which the band will curate their setlist. This way, no song will be played that you as the bride & groom didn't choose, guaranteeing that you won't hear a single song you don't like.

Okay, one more main reason why you should choose ROM. AT NO EXTRA COST, you can choose for ROM to be your day-of coordinator. Yes, you read that right. If you simply select the box, ROM will coordinate with all of your vendors weeks in advance and literally be your entire day-of coordinator to ensure that everything with the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception runs smoothly. It was extremely helpful.

Alright, if you're still reading, book with ROM. I was on the fence with a few really high quality bands and I am so glad that we went with ROM. Notice how many 5-star reviews they have compared to the other bands you're looking at...yes, they're that good. I'm proud to join the chorus of insanely high-praising reviews for ROM.
Meg
Meg F. Married on 07/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hire them!

Ring of Music played at our wedding and they were amazing!! The dance floor was packed the entire night and we received so many compliments from guests of the music. They helped us to curate a playlist, understood the atmosphere we wanted, and took the time to help organize our schedule. Leading up the night, I was really nervous about the band but it Ring of Music turned out to be one of the best parts of the evening. They were referred to us by a family friend and now I would refer them anyone!
Mary
Mary S. Married on 10/15/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Simply amazing

Ring of Music IS AMAZING! Right from the first contact when we were supposed to have a 30 minute meeting that went well over an hour with all our questions, we felt confident ROM would help us create the atmosphere for our wedding that we wanted.

We had no idea what we were getting into when we started planning our wedding. ROM's support staff asked questions we didn't even know needed answered and helped us create the event we wanted. They provided music for cocktail hour, the ceremony and of course the ROCKING RECEPTION! There was never a time when the dance floor was empty.

Our "first dance" song was not on their list, but they learned it and we loved the way they performed it. We were nervous about whether to have it played live, and having it live was definitely the right choice!

This is a group of very talented musicians and performers. EVERYONE at our wedding said how great they were and one guest is even looking at hiring them for an anniversary party! We had everyone out dancing (which was my goal) from the little kids to the uncle who never leaves his house! Even my mother-in-law who "doesn't dance" was on the dance floor.

I HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND Ring of Music. It may seem like a splurge, but they are worth it!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
Rev. Jeannie Walton Rev. Jeannie Walton Wedding Officiants

Organized, wonderful, fun, romantic, sweet and an all around good time! All you have to do is talk to Matt and you will know right away you will be well taken care of. Then when you listen to the orchestra you will know they are for you!

Fornear Photo Fornear Photo Wedding Photographers

We had such a pleasure working with the Matt Stedman Band, we honestly can't recommend them enough! Not only do they have a fantastic sound but they are prompt, professional and most of all as a fellow vendor, easy to work with. We don't get to work with bands nearly enough and when we do they always make the evening extremely memorable for the couple, which I know the Matt Stedman Band did for ours!

The Arboretum Club The Arboretum Club Country Club Weddings

We love having the Matt Stedman Band at our venue! They are so lively and so much fun to listen to! Truly great vocals and music. They are always extremely nice to work with, very responsive, flexible, and keep in close touch with us the night of the wedding to make sure things stay on time. They also know how to get a group on the dance floor and keep them there all night long. Highly recommend!

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