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Chris Sarlas Orchestra

Skokie , IL
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LOCATION

8316 Kedvale Avenue
Skokie, IL 60076 US (map)

PHONE

847-673-1347

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ABOUT US

Named one of the five best wedding bands by CBS Chicago, The Chris Sarlas Orchestra isn't just another wedding band. It's *your* wedding band.

Whether you're gleefully packed... Read more
Named one of the five best wedding bands by CBS Chicago, The Chris Sarlas Orchestra isn't just another wedding band. It's *your* wedding band.

Whether you're gleefully packed like sardines on the dance floor, listening to everyone gush about the phenomenal time they had at your wedding, or reminiscing about your idyllic first dance, one thing's for sure: the secret to earning party-of-the-year status is choosing the band that really gets who you are (and of course, sounds amazing too).

When you're planning the first dance of the rest of your life, know that we've got your back....because everyone should experience unbridled happiness on the dance floor, at least once in their lives.

Our first priority, always, is to get to know you. We learn about your wedding vision and hear about the music you love. We never forget that it's your party. (And yes, you can cry if you want to. You know, tears of joy.)

You'll always be treated as our most valued client, and our customized approach is the best insurance you have that the entertainment on your wedding day will speak to you, your family, and your guests. Party-of-the-year, here we come! Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
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How many musicians are in your band(s)?
7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Strings, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

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Kara
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Just about every band you google will be relatively good--especially if you're celebrating your big day in the wonderful city of Chicago. The difference between every other band and this one is Chris. He is hands on, easy to talk to, intuitive and simply THE BEST guy to work with. He provides hundreds of songs on his song lists, has a great team behind him and is who you should choose for any party--but especially your wedding. Do yourself a favor and book the Chris Sarlas Orchestra now. You will not regret it :)

-An extremely happy couple :)
Just about every band you google will be relatively good--especially if you're celebrating your big day in the wonderful Read more...
Just about every band you google will be relatively good--especially if you're celebrating your big day in the wonderful city of Chicago. The difference between every other band and this one is Chris. He is hands on, easy to talk to, intuitive and simply THE BEST guy to work with. He provides hundreds of songs on his song lists, has a great team behind him and is who you should choose for any party--but especially your wedding. Do yourself a favor and book the Chris Sarlas Orchestra now. You will not regret it :)

-An extremely happy couple :) Read less
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Tynan
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
The Tom Christie Band was absolutely wonderful at our wedding! Chris Sarlas and Christie were so nice and easy to work with leading up to the big day, and Christie helped coordinate everything flawlessly and was so flexible the night of during the reception.
Most importantly, the band and the vocalists were amazing - the dance floor was full the entire time and everyone has given so many compliments! Highly recommend!
The Tom Christie Band was absolutely wonderful at our wedding! Chris Sarlas and Christie were so nice and easy to work Read more...
The Tom Christie Band was absolutely wonderful at our wedding! Chris Sarlas and Christie were so nice and easy to work with leading up to the big day, and Christie helped coordinate everything flawlessly and was so flexible the night of during the reception.
Most importantly, the band and the vocalists were amazing - the dance floor was full the entire time and everyone has given so many compliments! Highly recommend! Read less
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dave
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
We could not have been more pleased. Chris and his entourage did an outstanding job. A weddings tone is set by the music and this wedding was one that will be remembered.
We could not have been more pleased. Chris and his entourage did an outstanding job. A weddings tone is set by the music Read more...
We could not have been more pleased. Chris and his entourage did an outstanding job. A weddings tone is set by the music and this wedding was one that will be remembered. Read less
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S
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
The Chris Sarlas Orchestra was amazing. Our guests loved them. We enjoyed the piano at cocktails, followed by string quartet during dinner and the band for dancing. They all did a truly wonderful job and made the reception a memorable occasion. We had so much positive response and many inquiries about where we found the "band". Chris is professional and personable. He was so easy for my daughter and her husband to work with even from out of town. We highly recommend Chris and his orchestra.
The McGurn Family
The Chris Sarlas Orchestra was amazing. Our guests loved them. We enjoyed the piano at cocktails, followed by string Read more...
The Chris Sarlas Orchestra was amazing. Our guests loved them. We enjoyed the piano at cocktails, followed by string quartet during dinner and the band for dancing. They all did a truly wonderful job and made the reception a memorable occasion. We had so much positive response and many inquiries about where we found the "band". Chris is professional and personable. He was so easy for my daughter and her husband to work with even from out of town. We highly recommend Chris and his orchestra.
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I wish there were more than just 5 stars, because The Chris Sarlas Orchestra was absolutely fantastic.

Right from the first point of contact, Chris was professional, accommodating, and spirited. My husband and I lived out of town, and Chris made a point to phone conference with both Ryan and I, and my parents (several times throughout the year). He really kept us organized throughout the entire planning process.

We hired the Chris Sarlas Band for the Reception AND the String Quartet for Dinner. We got so many compliments re: how amazing these musicians are. The dance floor was packed, the music selections were spot-on, and the singers were lively and energetic.

The best money we spent while planning the wedding was hiring The Chris Sarlas Orchestra and Strings! Everyone had such a great time!

Thank you to Chris and his fantastic team members for making our Wedding Day and night to remember!
I wish there were more than just 5 stars, because The Chris Sarlas Orchestra was absolutely fantastic.

Right Read more...
I wish there were more than just 5 stars, because The Chris Sarlas Orchestra was absolutely fantastic.

Right from the first point of contact, Chris was professional, accommodating, and spirited. My husband and I lived out of town, and Chris made a point to phone conference with both Ryan and I, and my parents (several times throughout the year). He really kept us organized throughout the entire planning process.

We hired the Chris Sarlas Band for the Reception AND the String Quartet for Dinner. We got so many compliments re: how amazing these musicians are. The dance floor was packed, the music selections were spot-on, and the singers were lively and energetic.

The best money we spent while planning the wedding was hiring The Chris Sarlas Orchestra and Strings! Everyone had such a great time!

Thank you to Chris and his fantastic team members for making our Wedding Day and night to remember! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
There's no question that the band is a crucial part of the wedding, and Chris Sarlas Orchestra delivered 110%! After exclamations about my 100-year-old grandmother on the dance floor all night (thanks to the music!), Chris and his band were the aspect of our wedding most guests commented on. We would totally hire Chris again for our wedding, and cannot recommend him highly enough.

Chris worked with us very closely about every aspect of the wedding; he recommended father-daughter/mother-son dances and helped with the introduction line-up. He is absolutely professional, totally enthusiastic, always responsive (usually within a day), and full of great ideas. What he pulled off was both classy and fun. It was clear from the start that he has been in the industry for a long time and knows what he's talking about. He's also extremely musically literate; he helped us understand when and where we could alter a song, and where we couldn't.

Most importantly, the band was awesome. The vocalists nailed it, and the quality of the sound kept all our guests on their feet. The band was able to sound really great covering a wide range of songs, and they read the crowd perfectly--our dance floor was packed until midnight!

Hire Chris, he's your man!
There's no question that the band is a crucial part of the wedding, and Chris Sarlas Orchestra delivered 110%! After Read more...
There's no question that the band is a crucial part of the wedding, and Chris Sarlas Orchestra delivered 110%! After exclamations about my 100-year-old grandmother on the dance floor all night (thanks to the music!), Chris and his band were the aspect of our wedding most guests commented on. We would totally hire Chris again for our wedding, and cannot recommend him highly enough.

Chris worked with us very closely about every aspect of the wedding; he recommended father-daughter/mother-son dances and helped with the introduction line-up. He is absolutely professional, totally enthusiastic, always responsive (usually within a day), and full of great ideas. What he pulled off was both classy and fun. It was clear from the start that he has been in the industry for a long time and knows what he's talking about. He's also extremely musically literate; he helped us understand when and where we could alter a song, and where we couldn't.

Most importantly, the band was awesome. The vocalists nailed it, and the quality of the sound kept all our guests on their feet. The band was able to sound really great covering a wide range of songs, and they read the crowd perfectly--our dance floor was packed until midnight!

Hire Chris, he's your man! Read less
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Alissa
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing!!! Chris and his band made our wedding the party to talk about! From day one Chris really got to know my husband and I and really cared about our input/experience throughout the year before our wedding. We also used them during our ceremony. Seriously couldn't have asked for a better band. So glad we found them!! Hands down go with Chris Sarlas!
Amazing!!! Chris and his band made our wedding the party to talk about! From day one Chris really got to know my husband Read more...
Amazing!!! Chris and his band made our wedding the party to talk about! From day one Chris really got to know my husband and I and really cared about our input/experience throughout the year before our wedding. We also used them during our ceremony. Seriously couldn't have asked for a better band. So glad we found them!! Hands down go with Chris Sarlas! Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Hands down the BEST band EVER!!!

Chris and his team made our wedding the party of the century, People were leaving our venue sweating from dancing so much, and everyone has raved about them and the time they had at our wedding! Their AMAZING, and I highly recommend them to anyone that wants a party!
Hands down the BEST band EVER!!!

Chris and his team made our wedding the party of the century, People were Read more...
Hands down the BEST band EVER!!!

Chris and his team made our wedding the party of the century, People were leaving our venue sweating from dancing so much, and everyone has raved about them and the time they had at our wedding! Their AMAZING, and I highly recommend them to anyone that wants a party! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Best band in the city! Chris Sarlas Orchestra beyond exceeded our expectations!! His orchestra was so good that several of the guests at our wedding thought a dj was playing rather than Chris Sarlas because they were so spot on. They were excellent and energetic and kept our wedding going until 1am. Not only was the orchestra exceptional, Chris Sarlas is so easy to work with. He is very responsive and even learned a song that we requested. I cannot recommend Chris Sarlas Orchestra enough. He made our wedding exactly what we hoped it would be!
Best band in the city! Chris Sarlas Orchestra beyond exceeded our expectations!! His orchestra was so good that several of Read more...
Best band in the city! Chris Sarlas Orchestra beyond exceeded our expectations!! His orchestra was so good that several of the guests at our wedding thought a dj was playing rather than Chris Sarlas because they were so spot on. They were excellent and energetic and kept our wedding going until 1am. Not only was the orchestra exceptional, Chris Sarlas is so easy to work with. He is very responsive and even learned a song that we requested. I cannot recommend Chris Sarlas Orchestra enough. He made our wedding exactly what we hoped it would be! Read less
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Beckley
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris Sarlas Orchestra was nothing short of perfection. From our first contact with Chris, he was extremely easy to work with, proving to be helpful, professional and knowledgeable. It was important to us that all of our vendors be easy going, as we did not want to deal with any “divas” on the day of our wedding. All of our interactions with Chris leading up to our actual wedding were fantastic, he really made the process very smooth, which was a relief given all other stressors that lead up to a wedding.
The band itself absolutely rocked. Our guests have not stopped raving about how awesome the band was. The band's energy level and ability to keep everyone on the dance floor was perfection. We have since had several friends say the Chris Sarlas Orchestra was the best wedding band they'd ever experienced.
If you're looking for a band that is easy to work with, are extremely talented musicians and will help your guests have a blast, Chris Sarlas Orchestra is the band for you. We cannot say enough nice things about this band, they really helped make our wedding reception unforgettable!
Chris Sarlas Orchestra was nothing short of perfection. From our first contact with Chris, he was extremely easy to work Read more...
Chris Sarlas Orchestra was nothing short of perfection. From our first contact with Chris, he was extremely easy to work with, proving to be helpful, professional and knowledgeable. It was important to us that all of our vendors be easy going, as we did not want to deal with any “divas” on the day of our wedding. All of our interactions with Chris leading up to our actual wedding were fantastic, he really made the process very smooth, which was a relief given all other stressors that lead up to a wedding.
The band itself absolutely rocked. Our guests have not stopped raving about how awesome the band was. The band's energy level and ability to keep everyone on the dance floor was perfection. We have since had several friends say the Chris Sarlas Orchestra was the best wedding band they'd ever experienced.
If you're looking for a band that is easy to work with, are extremely talented musicians and will help your guests have a blast, Chris Sarlas Orchestra is the band for you. We cannot say enough nice things about this band, they really helped make our wedding reception unforgettable! Read less
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