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You can have top professional symphony orchestra musicians at your private event! Best in Brass offers classical ensembles and soloists made up exclusively of conservatory-trained professional symphony musicians. We perform classical standards, traditional wedding favorites, and the most demanding of concert repertoire. We also love to perform covers of your favorite songs with the virtuosity of classically trained performers. Writing our own original arrangements, we can bring a fresh classical spin to your favorite music. Have an idea in mind? Let us know, and we'll make it happen!
We also have an amazing Brass Band that plays jazz standards, New Orleans favorites, and special requests!
I hired Best in Brass to play for my wedding ceremony and the cocktail hour and they were simply amazing. They were very responsive throughout the entire process and made my special day even more special with professional and highly talented musicians. I couldn’t have been any happier no highly recommend them to anyone looking to make their special event memorable!
Response from Best in Brass:
Thank you, Megan! It was a pleasure to work with you and to be your wedding day musicians. Congratulations!
The experience was way better than I expected. Amazing performance and I dont think there is anything I can say to describe how happy I am of the decision to have Best in Brass deliver the beauty of music. My wife cried and said this birthday goes down in history. I cant thank them enough.
The perfect music was provided for my son’s wedding. It was a full, amazing sound with every note beautifully played. I highly recommend Best in Brass for weddings or any other occasions.
WOW!!!! We had the honor of having Megan play her stunning cello. It was a dream come true, simply spectacular!! Thank you!!!
Katie Mess, Flute
Megan Savage, Cello
These two players did an amazing job and provided a thoughtful and very professional performance. I am very grateful for their hard work. Bravo!!!
We’re grateful for the beautiful and professional touch Megan provided us on our special day. It made the moment even more wonderful. Thank you again!
Response from Best in Brass:
Thanks so much, Melissa. Congratulations and all the best!
Megan was professional and new exactly what we wanted to make our big day perfect!
Mr. Cooper was very professional, prompt and extremely good at playing a Trumpet Solo at my Father’s Funeral. He was very well prepared and accommodating to our schedule. I would hire him again without a thought. Thank you
Response from Best in Brass:
Thank you, Danny. Honored to be a part of your father's service. All the best to you and your family. My sincerest condolences.
A special thank you to Karen and you all for providing water and treating me with warmth and generosity.
Small intimate party topped off with a beautiful trio of strings! Booked them day of and performed as if they had a month to rehearse.
Response from Best in Brass:
It was a pleasure to perform for all of you. Thank you for the kind review.
We are so thrilled with the performance by Haley and her music on the harp. It provided the perfect ambiance for our event. Her class and professionalism make her a solid choice for any formal event requiring background music. We were especially pleased with the enchanting sound the harp provides, a perfect background music choice. Thank you Best In Brass for helping to organize this musician, we would gladly use your services again in the future.
William performed while I walked down the aisle, and I cannot recommend enough! Professional, fairly priced, and excellent communication. Best in Brass helped create a beautiful ambiance for my wedding ceremony.
My husband and I have been fortunate to hear William perform numerous times. He is a tremendously gifted and talented musician. We enjoy his trumpet playing so much that we asked him to perform at our wedding. It was the perfect addition to our wedding ceremony and everyone loved it! William is great to work with and is very professional. I would highly recommend hiring Best in Brass for any type of occasion!
William's trumpet playing added a classical element to my daughter's wedding and added a wonderful touch to a beautiful day. I would recommend him to anyone for any occasion for which you want a classical element. His playing is world class.
Response from Best in Brass:
Thank you! It truly was a beautiful day.
Best in Brass performed at our wedding and everything about our experience with them was top notch. They are pros in every way: exceptional artistry; easy to work with; reliable; and experienced. Make your special event remarkable with Best in Brass. You will be glad you did!
Response from Best in Brass:
Thanks, Deric! It was a memorable and special experience for us to perform for your wedding ceremony. You and Maitreya were extremely easy to work with, and we all appreciated your generosity on the wedding day. We wish you all the best!
I have heard William perform at several weddings, funerals, and other events over the last 10-15 years. He is a fine musician who earned his masters in trumpet at Northwestern University, and works diligently on his craft! Extremely well-mannered, respectful, and pleasant company. You most certainly will be glad you selected Best in Brass to play at your event!
What to Expect
We love to perform your special requests. Currently, we can play up to two special requests that aren’t already a part of our extensive repertoire list at no extra charge. Additional requests may also be made, and we are happy to do the work of arranging and composing music specifically for your special event.
In addition to being symphony orchestra experts, our musicians are also very experienced and qualified wedding performers. In our combined experience, we have performed at thousands of weddings, church services, and similar events when we are not performing with world-class orchestras.
We are also experts in performing chamber music from the standard brass repertoire, perfect for many other events.
We take every booking seriously. Our musicians arrive early, start on time, dress professionally, and play beautifully!
We have many music samples and videos to help you choose music, and we are constantly working to add more. You can also contact us to discuss your musical ideas and the vision for your event. We can tailor the perfect set list for your special day.
*We offer virtual recorded and live performances! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we may not be able to offer live performances of our larger ensembles, but feel free to reach out with your request!*
We are Orlando and Central Florida's wedding orchestra. Strings, Brass, Harp, Jazz.
Our musicians have performed with many of Florida's and the country's best professional ensembles, including:
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Walt Disney World Candlelight Processional Orchestra
Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
The Florida Orchestra
Naples Philharmonic Orchestra
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Rhode Island Philharmonic
Brevard Symphony Orchestra
Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Boston Civic Orchestra
Southwest Florida Symphony
Walt Disney World Main Street Philharmonic
Broadway National Tours
Artists our musicians have performed with include:
Neil Patrick Harris
Additional Booking Notes
One of the great things about booking any Best in Brass ensemble or musician is that the technical requirements for setting up are minimal. Brass instruments are entirely acoustic, can play a wide range of volumes from soft (you might be surprised how tastefully soft we can play when needed or requested) to loud, and can play indoors or outdoors and be heard well.
Usually, all you will need to provide for us is adequate space for our musicians to play and when possible a good acoustic space. All we really need are chairs (sometimes we don't even need these) and music stands for most of our engagements. If you don't have chairs and stands, it's no problem. We can bring our own. Very rarely, we our musicians may require something additional and we will be sure to let you know.
Past Booked Events
|October 31, 2021 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 29, 2021 • 2:30pm - 2:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 16, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Birthday Party|
|May 16, 2021 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 09, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 20, 2021 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 08, 2021 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm||Studio Session|
|February 27, 2021 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Engagement|
|November 14, 2020 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 06, 2020 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 18, 2020 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 10, 2020 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 02, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 04, 2020 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Surprise|
|July 20, 2020 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 01, 2020 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 09, 2020 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Surprise|
|March 06, 2020 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 14, 2020 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Holiday Party|
|December 03, 2019 • 5:30pm - 9:00pm||Fundraiser|
|November 23, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
We take special requests. Each of our events is custom, so don't hesitate to discuss music that you would like to hear!
Our standard repertoire list is as follows:
Bach: Air (“on the G string”) from Suite No. 3
Bach: Arioso from Cantata No. 156
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G
Bach: Chaconne in D minor (Violin Partita BWV 1004
Bach: Chorale Preludes
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Bach: Concerto Grosso in d minor, Op. 3, No. 11\
Bach: Gavotte in E major (Violin Partita No. 3)
Bach: Gigue from French Suite No. 5
Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach: Largo from the Concerto for Two Violins
Bach: Minuet in G (Anna Magdalena)
Bach: Sheep may safely graze
Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29
Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata No. 140 “Wachet Auf”
Bach: St. Matthew Passion “Erbarme Dich, mein Gott”
Bach: Violin Concerto in E Major
Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria
Bartók: Rumanian Folk Dances
Beethoven: Adagio Cantabile from the Pathetique Sonata
Beethoven: Ode to Joy
Bizet: Entr’acte to Act III of Carmen
Bizet: Entr’acte to Act IV of Carmen
Bizet: Flower song from Carmen
Bizet: Habañera from Carmen
Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, and 21
Brahms: Intermezzo in A Major
Brahms: Rondo alla Zingarese
Brahms: Theme from the First Symphony
Chopin: Etude in E Major
Chopin: Waltzes Op. 18 and Op. 64 No. 1 and 2
Clarke: Trumpet Tune
Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary
Debussy: Clair de lune
Debussy: Golliwog’s Cake-walk
Debussy: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Delibes: Flower Duet from Lakmé
Dinicu: The Lark
Dvorák: Largo from New World Symphony (Going Home)
Dvorák: Waltz from Symphony No. 8 in G
Franck: Panis Angelicus
Geminiani: La Folia Concerto Grosso No. 12
Gershwin: Prelude No. 2
Gounod: Ave Maria
Grieg: Morning Mood from Peer Gynt Suite
Handel: Air in D
Handel: Air in F
Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel: Bourree in F
Handel: Chaconne in G
Handel: Hornpipe in D
Handel: Hornpipe in F
Handel: La Paix
Handel: La Rejouissance
Handel: Largo from Xerxes
Handel: Menuet in d minor
Handel: Menuet in D Major
Handel: Menuet in g minor
Handel: Minuet from Water Music
Handel: Overture from The Royal Fireworks
Handel: Overture and Aria lascia ch’io panga from Rinaldo
Handel: Violin Sonata No. 4 in D Major
Herbert: Gypsy Life
Ivanovici: Danube Waves
Kreisler: Midnight Bells Waltz
Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin
Lehar: Waltzes from Merry Widow
Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs
Mendelssohn: Wedding March
Mozart: Ave verum corpus K. 618
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Naughtin: Variations on a Theme by William Byrd The Earl of Salisbury’s Pavan
Pachelbel: Canon in D
Prokofiev: Cinderella Waltzes
Puccini: Che Gelida Manina from La Bohéme
Puccini: Musetta’s Waltz from La Bohéme
Puccini: Nessun Dorma from Turandot
Rachmaninov: 18th variation from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Ravel: Menuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances
Sarasate: Romanza Andaluza
Satie: 3 Gymnopédies
Schubert: Ave Maria
Schubert: Serenade (Ständchen)
Solovyov-Sedoi: Moscow Nights
Stolz: Two Hearts in Three-Quarter Time
Strauss Jr., Johann: Blue Danube Waltzes
Strauss Jr., Johann: Czardas from Die Fledermaus
Strauss Jr., Johann: Tales from the Vienna Woods
Strauss Jr., Johann: Waltzes from Die Fledermaus
Strauss Jr., Johann: Wiener Blut Waltzes
Strauss, Richard: Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier
Tchaikovsky: Barcarolle (June)
Vivaldi: Alla Rustica Concerto for Strings in G Major
Vivaldi: Andante from Concerto in F Major for Three Violins, RV 551
Vivaldi: Andante molto from Concerto for Strings in g minor, RV 152
Vivaldi: Four Seasons
Vivaldi: Al Santo Sepulcro Largo from Sonata for Strings in E-flat Major
Wagner: Wedding March
Wieniawski: Romance from Violin Concerto No. 2
All I Ask of You - Lloyd-Webber
Andaluza - Granados
As Time Goes By - Hupfeld
Asturias - Albeniz
Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5 - Villa-Lobos
Begin the Beguine - Porter
Chicago - Fisher
Dance Like Crooked Antoine - Gonçalves
Danzas Argentinas No. 2 - Ginastera
Do It Again - Gershwin
El Choclo Tango - Villoldo
El Esquinazo Tango - Villoldo
El Fandango del Candil - Granados
Embraceable You - Gershwin
Galway Rambler Medley - Irish traditional
I Got Rhythm Variations - Gershwin arr. Naughtin
Jalousie Tango - Gade
La Bamba - Traditional
La Cumparsita Tango - Rodriguez
La Paloma - Yradier
Lamento Quichua - Gianneo
Looney Tunes Fugue - Naughtin
Noites Cariocas - Bandolim
One Hand One Heart - Bernstein
Por Una Cabeza - Gardel
Retintin Tango - Arolas
Someone to Watch Over Me - Gershwin
Tango in D - Albeniz
The Moon Reflects My Heart - Chinese traditional
Tango alla tedesca - Naughtin
Tico-Tico - Abreu
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All The Small Things - Blink-182
Born This Way - Lady Gaga
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis
Don’t Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
Firework - Katy Perry
Glitter In The Air - P!nk
Grow As We Go - Ben Platt
Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Make You Feel My Love - Adele/Dylan
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Raise Your Glass - P!nk
Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
Stronger - P!nk
Walking By - Something Corporate
When We Were Young - Adele
You and Me - Lighthouse
You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Enough space to perform
Storage space for cases
Don't have chairs and stands at the venue? Just let us know. We can bring our own.