High Society Orchestra


Just a few happy clients!

Vince and I can't thank you enough for the fabulous wedding music - your band - orchestra - was beyond belief and YOU made it perfect
It has been a true pleasure to work with you

Joan Bufalino


Thank you very much to High Society Orchestra for an amazing evening.  Our guests are still talking about how great the band was.  We appreciate how easy you were to work with and made us feel comfortable right from the beginning.  My 81 year old Grandma was on the dance floor until 1am!  You definitely know how to keep a party going.  Thanks again!

Meghan and Andy Koeppel


I can hardly beleive that Meghan's wedding was three weeks ago! Our guests continue to rave about the talented musicians and I most appreciated your ability to play in the University Club.  As you know, i was worried about the acoustics, but you showed how you are a pro at the sound quality.

It was a day we won't forget and we were glad that you were able to be a part of it.  I look forward to having you at our next 2 daughters weddings!

Marcia and Tom Desmond

Thank YOU so much!  You were FANTASTIC and we got so many compliments on the band.  I really appreciate everything you did for Megan and Patrick.  What a great wedding!!

If you need anything, don't hesitate to let me know.  And will most definitely be referring you!

Lauren Knuepfer
LK Events


It was absolutely PERFECT!!! Thank you so much! BUT, most importantly I cannot say that I was ever more impressed with an orchestra/band...you were something out of the "magical" wedding book of what TO DO!!! YOU are number one in my book and I do hope that when the time comes for my daughter (the one in the coral bridesmaid dress that was on stage with you all during a number - she thinks she can sing) gets married that we are blessed enough to have you join us in the celebration as well. I realize you were paid to entertain but the warmth that you generated made it feel as though you were also our guests...amazingly professional, accommodating, talented and unbelievable. Thank you again!

Cathy Stowers


Yes! We truely did enjoy the band:)  Fantastic, excellent, best cover band I've every heard.  I danced the whole 3 hours.  Everyone raved about the band.   Donna did an excellent job.  There was a point when the country club started playing a slideshow at the wrong time and Donna took charge and handled it very well.  Again loved it! 

Lehla and Jake Dannenmaier


I can’t tell you how many compliments we received on the music.  Sue, Shannon and I, having seen you before, knew the music would be great and you exceeded those expectations.  Thank you so much.

John Foley


Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. We heard nothing but great things. One thing that made your band special was the way you got the dance floor involved with the singing. That made everyone's night. Great job and I will definitely be recommending you to anyone who gets married in the future.


Nick Perrino

The band was excellent!!!!!!!  All people can talk about is how the dance floor was packed untill 11:30pm.  Thank you for making a very special day in my life probably the most fun night of my life (I have had a bunch of fun in my 31 years). 
If you ever need to put me down for a reference I would love to speak highly on your behalf.

Jeb Moyers


Selecting a Band was one of the most important parts of our wedding planning process and one that we invested a lot of time in - having a packed dance floor and a memorable party were in fact so important that the week before the wedding we rented a larger dance floor to be sure everyone could celebrate comfortably.

Let me tell you that the High Society Orchestra helped us do exactly that - there was not a minute during the reception that the dance floor wasn't packed, with one fantastic song after another keeping everyone on their feet late into the night. With guests spanning generations, every song was perfectly and thoughtfully on target and kept the energy and excitement high. After the wedding, our packed dance floor was a highlight of every recap conversation.

Not only would I highly recommend High Society Orchestra to set the right tone for a sophisticated and fun wedding reception, but would also say that having live music throughout the cocktail and dinner hours really provided a consistent and elegant theme to the entire evening. Our choice in bands is definitely one that we wouldn't change and we will be recommending High Society to our friends for many years to come!


John & Kallie Littzi

The High Society Orchestra played at my wedding and were absolutely phenomenal!  Every guest was on their feet dancing the entire night.  Not only was the music and song selections fantastic, but the band was super engaging -- from getting my husband to sing a few lines solo to the trumpets battling the rest of the band from across the room atop chairs, everything was high energy and incredibly fun!  Being the bride, you think I may be biased in my comments but the band was truly extraordinary as evidenced by the reactions from all my guests saying "that was the best band ever!" and "that wedding was the most fun wedding ever!".  If you are looking for a band for your wedding or any other celebration I strongly recommend High Society.  Not only were they spectacular at my wedding (to the point I hugged each member of the band thanking them at the end of the night because they were so good), but working with High Society and Allan Heiman in particular was truly a pleasure.  High Society is without a doubt Chicago's premier party band!

Amy Salatich Rakoczy


The High Society Orchestra did an amazing job at our daughter's wedding on July 24th at the Peninsula ballroom. The dance floor honestly was packed from the time dinner was over till midnight when the orchestra stopped playing. We got sooo many wonderful comments from our guests about how much fun they had and how the ...band kept them on their feet all night.

Mary Ouellette Schell

I would like to let you know that over the course of the 1000 or so events that I have faciliated in my tenure here, I have only written a handful of "thank you notes" to other vendors.  Please take this as my sincerest compliments of you and your group.
Thank you very much for all of your assistance on Saturday.  It would have been a significantly more stressfull evening if it were not for the professionalism of you and your band.  I appreciate all that you did, and admired the performance of your band.  I will be sure to add you to our list.  We do not keep any promotional materials for outside vendors on hand, but I will do best to preach of your quality to those brides and grooms who inquire for recommendations.
I hope to work with you soon and frequently!
Kindest Regards,

David J Boyle, Manager
Meson Sabika


We just wanted to thank High Society Orchestra for playing at our wedding at Sunset Ridge Country Club on 10/2/2010.  We, along with all of our guests, had a fantastic time and we continue to hear comments on how good the band was, how they kept the party going so well, and how much energy they had.  We really appreciated you working with us to make our wedding reception so special, so a big thank you to you and all of the members of the band.

Tim and Kristin Alcala


"The party’s over, the band has long since packed up their instruments, but the talk in the Tower Lakes neighborhood and on the streets of Barrington continues to regale the sounds of High Society.   The band members are exceptionally talented and bring so much energy, enthusiasm, and style to a party.  In addition each and every member of High Society is so nice and friendly.  We will definitely be booking High Society in the future."




From the Blog of Janet Dahl.........

The music, of course, propels the party.  Mike made a systematic search for the best band he could find - but he wanted a different band than Pat had.  He crashed or strafed many wedding receptions until he found some finalists that would keep his pals and family off the chairs and on the floor.  When he interviewed them, he culled anyone who quoted musician's union rules- he wanted a wall of sound, with minimal breaks.  He wanted i-pod tunes during the one break he would concede.  He found a love connection with the High Society Orchestra I think they brought 9-10 musicians, and their repertoire was very broad. There was no song that he requested that they could not play, and play well.   When I threw Rascal Flatt's "My Wish" at them for the Mother- Son dance, they did not wince. They rocked often enough that Father Terry, Mike and Kathryn and a number of others were involved in air guitar contests.  Even Steve and I danced for a few notes, a miracle what with my bad knee and my bad dancing.  At the end of the night, there were still a hundred guests in attendance.  The High Society Orchestra asked us to circle Mike and Kathryn; they sang "All You Need is Love" while the kids danced and we sang along.  I will savor that moment of love and support forever.  And then it was over. 

Janet Dahl


I wanted to pass along an entry from my Mom's blog that details the wedding. Thought you would be interested.


The band was great!

Thanks so much.

Sent from my iPhone

Mike Dahl


"Thank you so much for providing a spectacular evening of entertainment! The orchestra and vocalists were absolutely incredible! Our guests never left the dance floor! I have had so many friends tell me they have never danced that much at a wedding! Thank you also for the wonderful job you did introducing the wedding party and announcing the special events of the evening. We received rave after rave from all of our guests about how fabulous you were! Thank you, thank you"

Patty & Greg Skirving


"Thank you, thank you, thank you for making our wedding reception a huge success! The high energy music had the dance floor so packed we had to push back the tables. Even my Dad, who I have never seen dance, was on the floor all night long!! From the cocktail hour to the very last song, the playlist was perfection. You exceeded our expectations in every way and we have you to thank for a truly memorable evening. We would gladly recommend the High Society Orchestra to all our family and friends, we hope to work together again in the future!"

Michelle Constantino


"Thank you so much for the fabulous performance on Saturday! Your band was the best! I received SO many compliments about High Society Orchestra! Thanks again!"

Kate Scoptur


"We want to thank you for the amazing job you did at our wedding reception at the Notre Dame. You were fantastic! We cannot even begin to tell how many people have told us over the past 3 weeks how amazing the band was! You had the dance floor completely packed all night long. I know that all of our guests, from our 7 yr old cousins to 83 yr old Grandma had the best time on the dance floor! Thanks again for making our reception truly spectacular."

Brian & Clare Martin


"Please accept our thanks and admiration for your spectacular performance at the Palmer House Empire Room. You turned the wedding into a Hot Party and brought fun and happiness to us all. You are the ‘talk of the town’ in Detroit, Canada, US States and 4 foreign countries where our guests came from. Many thanks and best wishes."

Renee Guttmann


"THANK YOU so much for all that you did to make our daughter’s wedding such a huge success!  All 700 of our guests still continue to talk about how wonderful you were even though it has been over a month since the wedding.  They begged us to have you play even a half-hour longer because no one could get enough.  You were AMAZING!!!  …We (have) had the opportunity to travel all over the country and watch many nationally recognized orchestras perform at various functions.  NONE OF THEM COMPARED TO YOUR ORCHESTRA. You were such a pleasure to work with throughout the wedding preparation process.  You were fair, accommodating, and friendly.  We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you and hope we have the delight to watch you perform again in the future."



"We want you to know that the High Society Orchestra helped to make our daughter’s wedding more than she ever could have hoped for.  The thirteen pieces performed with such breadth and depth that the guests are still talking about the music.  The musicians even joined in the fun on the dance floor during part of the evening!  The dance floor was crowded the entire night and our guests tell us that they have never been to a more fun wedding.  The processional/recessional and cocktail music was exquisite.  I am so glad that you recommended adding the three violins.  The music during dinner was beautiful and the guests were able to carry on conversations at their tables, which was much appreciated.  Thanks again for making this a night [we] will always remember."



"The High Society Orchestra was the high point of our reception.  Not only were they extremely talented, but each member was friendly and polite.  Many people have told me that they have never been to a wedding where the dance floor was filled until the end of the evening, as it was at our reception.  All ages were out on the parquet ‘dancing the night away.’"  I would gladly recommend the High Society Orchestra to anyone looking for a fabulous band!"



"We thought the music was absolutely wonderful, and our opinion certainly was not unique.  We have received many comments from our wedding guests in the past few weeks noting that it was the best wedding reception that they have ever been to, and the High Society Orchestra keeps coming up as the reason why everyone had such an enjoyable evening.  We would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone in need of finding musicians for their wedding ceremony – in fact, we already have."



"My wife and I both thought that High Society put on a performance at a wedding that I have yet to see equaled.  Not only was the quality of the music excellent, but the song selection kept everyone out of their seats and on the dance floor the entire time.  We have received many wonderful notes from friends and family about the wedding and so many have complemented us on our band selection."



"I wanted to write and tell you how much we enjoyed having High Society play at our wedding.  The dance floor was packed the entire night with guests ranging from our wedding party (all in their 20’s) to our 80-year old grandparents.  It’s hard to tell who had more fun!  The band was incredibly professional, and far exceeded our expectations.  The pianist during cocktails, the quartet during dinner, and the High Society Orchestra themselves, all did a terrific job in setting a mood that was just what we were hoping for.  They played a wide variety of songs that got everybody to the floor at some point in the evening.  Lastly, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your professionalism in fine tuning the details of that evening.  Thank you for making our wedding reception a night we will relive forever!"



"We want to thank you and your outstanding orchestra, High Society. You were unbelievable… beginning with the ceremony and through the end of the reception (which lasted until 1:30 am!!!)

Thank you again… and be assured that you are on the top of our list for our next party."



I actually attended a wedding where High Society played [as a guest] and thought they were a fabulous group - very interactive. I would recommend them to anyone, especially for a wedding.

Sandra Fishella-Hiipakka


It Was Such a Pleasure!

It was such a pleasure working with you August 11 at the Greco Wedding. The dance floor was packed all night and i heard many Rave Reviews from the guests.  I would love to work with you again.

Katie Gilling
Elevage Events


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