Park Avenue Orchestra

Long Grove , IL


4845 RFD
Long Grove, IL US 60047 (map)




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Welcome to the Park Avenue Orchestra / The Perfect Compliment To Your Wedding Reception

The Park Avenue Orchestra has performed for over 1500 events in the Chicago Land Area.... Read more
Welcome to the Park Avenue Orchestra / The Perfect Compliment To Your Wedding Reception

The Park Avenue Orchestra has performed for over 1500 events in the Chicago Land Area. We perform live music for Wedding Receptions, Corporate Parties, Fundraisers, Outdoor Festivals, Trade Shows and Dinner Dances.

Our twenty years of experience provides our clients with a dynamic performance through our high energy and enthusiasm. Our Stage Presence and musical talents will captivate your audience with a complete and professional performance.

The Park Avenue Orchestra performs a wide variety of music that is outlined for every event. Our extensive repertoire ensures the dance floor will be filled at all times by performing different styles of music to satisfy all of your guests. The versatile sound of the Orchestra will guarantee a successful event.

We feature personalized service to all our prospective clients with the right combination of professionalism and friendliness. We offer a variety of performance packages to complement your special event.

We invite you to visit our website for complete details. www.parkavenueband.com Kindly email our contact us form and you will receive all the pricing structures and full song list.

The Park Avenue Orchestra is the dedicated choice for the celebration of a lifetime. Read less




Are you an agency or a band?
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
What is your band's usual attire?
All the Male Musicians wear a Black Tux. All Female Vocalist wear matching dresses to provide a very elegant look.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
The Park Avenue Orchestra provides a variety of live professional video performances that are displayed throughout our web site.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes; we make every effort to perform the requested song live.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Our Sound Engineers arrive at the venue two hours prior to the cocktail hour for a complete set up.
How much space do you usually require?
Depending on the Orchestra Performance Package will dictate the size of the space that is required. 16 x 24 is the normal size required.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We do not have a sign or banner. The Orchestra is self contained with the Park Avenue Orchestra fronts across the stage. You can visualize these fronts on our live video's
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We provide self contained lighting at all our performances. This lighting is controlled by our Sound Engineers.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Hank Paul; the Band Leader of The Park Avenue Orchestra will emcee the entire event. He will also outline the event one month prior during the wedding consultation meeting.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
It is our responsibility to keep the dance floor filled at all times. We interact with your guest throughout the course of the evening.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
The Orchestra takes two ten minute breaks for a three hour performance.
 Meals are an option for the Sound Engineers and Musicians. They are not required. All meals will be provided before the orchestra's performance.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Our Sound Engineers provide Ipod track playlist during our breaks. We also provide this concept through the Cocktail and Dinner Hours if no live music is performed.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
The Park Avenue Orchestra has a professional musician backup for every performer on every date if one of our primary musicians cannot attend the event.
What is your overtime rate?
The Overtime rate is based on the number of musicians performing at the contracted date. This will be discussed during the presentation of the contract.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Traveling expenses are based on the location of the event. We do not have a traveling expense within 50 miles of the Chicago Land area.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
The Park Avenue Orchestra requires a dollar amount deposit with a signed contract to secure the date of the event. This amount is discussed during the contract presentation.


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Love love LOVE!!! park ave band absolutely rocked at my wedding! They were wonderful to work with and they are phenomenal band!!! Thank you to all in the band and especially Hank..who was so unbelievably awesome!

Thank you again for everything and making my wedding so amazing.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music,
5 stars. They were fantastic and the compliments from our attendees keep coming in. Hank and the rest of the Park Avenue Orchestra were absolutely stellar and made this event unforgettable. I can't say enough good things about these guys. Of all the choices me and my wife made (besides getting married!), they were the absolute best. If you're planning to hire a band, hire them. If you're wavering between a band or a DJ, hire them. Even if it comes down to budgeting, Hank will work with you — and if it really comes down to it, I would sacrifice a few invitee's just to hire this band over a DJ in a heart beat.
Services Used: Band
The band was amazing. The dance floor was packed the whole night and everybody raved about Park Avenue. I would highly recommend them.
Services Used: Band
Park Avenue Band was a huge success! All ages danced and there was never a moment when the dance floor was empty. All three of our first dances went delightfully and Hank was kind enough to cut the songs down a bit so we had just the right amount of stage time while keeping the party moving. The band kept the party going all night. Selecting our own songs for the DJ moments during band breaks gave the night a special touch.

Working with Hank was a dream. We met with multiple bands and after meeting with Hank for the first time we knew we were in good hands and booked Park Avenue on our drive home. Hank is such a happy, kind, and thoughtful band leader and MC. He always told us “don’t worry, I’ve got it under control” and he did.

We highly recommend Park Avenue Band!

Robin and Steve
Services Used: Band
1+ year ago
They were just great! I loved their music and energy! I especially enjoyed their lead singer, Nelie (sp?). She was beautiful, and a great singer!

All my family and friends asked for their info...
Services Used: Band
They did an awesome job of going above and beyond. They learned 3 special songs for our first dance , father and bride and mother and groom dances. Our first dance was La vie en rose and she sang half in French such a treat! Everyone was very impressed with them and enjoyed them profusely! Guests are still commenting on how they where fun to dance and listen to. We would pay to go enjoy them all over again. I highly recommend this band for wedding especially, they where so professional and classy - everything I wanted ! Special thanx to Hank for making it all come together !
Services Used: Band
We chose to hire Park Avenue Band after hearing them at several weddings we attended and checking them out at a wedding months before our own. We couldn't have been happier with our choice! When we met with Hank Paul a week or two before the wedding to finalize all the details, I knew we were in good hands. If I hadn't thought of it - he had and had it all covered! We left that meeting feeling completely confident that he had our wedding covered - from beginning to end. After all, the band becomes the Master of Ceremony for you. It was at that moment that I knew we had made the right choice and all would be fine on the day/night of.
And we were right! Everything worked out just as we had planned, including some last minute song additions. Our guests had a blast and danced all night! I heard about the how fun the music was and how great the band was from our guests for weeks/months to come after the wedding! And I couldn't agree more! The wide selection of music and range of talent in the band can't be beat! They really get to know you as a couple and make the night about you - they read your guests and get them out on the dance floor right away and keep them there all night! I wish I could relive the day to do it all over again, and I wouldn't change anything about the music/band! Thanks Park Avenue!
- Suzanne and Jon
Services Used: Band
Park Avenue was the best! We had the most incredible time at our wedding and we owe a major THANK YOU for Park Avenue for making that happen! We did not have to worry about a thing. Their song selection was great, they kept people on the dance floor the entire night, and they connected with our family and friends. We have recommended them to several people for their weddings and they have had the same great experience!
Services Used: Band
John and Sheila
Park Avenue Orchestra is phenomenal! They performed at our Summer 2013 wedding and every guest raved about them. They cover a wide range of music. Hank Paul was wonderful to work with. To us, knowing the MC was capable, professional, and there for us and our best interests was just as important as the musical performance, and Hank truly delivered. Thank you so much to Hank and Park Avenue Orchestra for helping to make our wedding reception so amazing.
Services Used: Band


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