• Whether you want a sophisticated dance orchestra, a swingin’ big band, or a rockin’ wedding band – the Stu Hirsh Orchestra gives you all of those musical experiences in ONE very exciting, very versatile group.
  • We may wear tuxedos, but we are a cover band for every occasion.  From Unforgettable to Uptown Funk. Every event has just the right mixture of energy and elegance.
  • Unparalleled customer service. Communication is key.  You talk to us and we listen.  Unlimited consultations with Stu Hirsh, so that you get expert advise and the music that YOU want – making YOUR event fun and unique.
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Stu Hirsh and Ryne Sandburg, Father of the Groom, former Chicago Cubs great and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Dear Stu,
Margaret and I loved the music!  The band did a great job and I know that B.R. and Katie are so happy with everything. The whole night was exactly what we hoped for.  The music you playing at dinner was at a perfect level – just what we wanted.  After dinner, you promised great dance music and you definitely delivered.  Please thank the band for a job well done.

Best regards,

  • “Your orchestra’s performance was truly outstanding. We couldn’t be more pleased”

  • “Thank you for helping us to make the STEIN/WEISS Wedding the super success that it was. Your orchestra was absolutely OUTSTANDING”

  • “One thing we wanted for Mary’s wedding reception was great music, and we certainly got it last Saturday night”

  • “I want to tell you how extraordinarily pleased Joan and I were with your performance, at Jenny’s wedding … all were superb”

  • “We would like to thank you and your splendid band for ‘playing your hearts out’ at our wedding.”

  • “You and your orchestra are wonderful! You made our Gala an enormous success”

  • “One of the country’s most popular orchestras”

  • “Thank you so much for the wonderful job your orchestra did at our bridal event. Your music, as always, was beautiful”

  • “Once again you proved that you have the best dance orchestra in the country”

  • “The Stu Hirsh Orchestra received rave reviews from absolutely everyone”


COMMUNICATE – Share YOUR VISION of the perfect party. You’ll have unlimited consultations with Stu and together you’ll determine your entertainment needs

COORDINATE – We are committed to finding the BEST entertainment for YOU.  Performing YOUR musical requests is extremely important to us.  This is where all the pieces of the party come together. Stu will act as Master of Ceremonies and will work alongside all of the other event professionals, as part of YOUR EVENT TEAM. Every detail is discussed, reviewed, and finally, when everything is just the way you want it, all of the professionals implement your plans.

CELEBRATE – Be a guest at your own party!  YOUR VISION becomes a reality!!!

The Chicago Wedding Band

Corporate Event Entertainment Provider, and Gala & Ball Orchestra

You have begun your search for a wedding band. And you’re specifically searching for a Chicago Wedding Band. You’re looking for a wedding band with versatility – a Chicago wedding band that can perform all styles of music. When it comes to your ceremony, you want a wedding band that can provide you with the music that you require. For your reception, you want a Chicago wedding band that can perform at cocktails, dinner and for dancing.

The Stu Hirsh Orchestra – Not Your Typical Wedding Band

The Chicago wedding band that can do all of these things is The Stu Hirsh Orchestra. The Stu Hirsh Orchestra is far more than the typical wedding band that you’ll find in Chicago. The Stu Hirsh Orchestra is considered one of Chicago’s top dance orchestras. They have performed at over one thousand wedding ceremonies and receptions, plus, they were selected to perform for Princess Diana! What Chicago wedding band can make that claim? Only one…The Stu Hirsh Orchestra.

What do Princess Diana, President Bush & Michael Jordan have in common?

They all have danced the night away to the Stu Hirsh Orchestra. Based in Chicago, Stu Hirsh is one of the nation’s premier band leaders and has been orchestrating great times for over 20 years. Town and Country magazine has listed Stu as one of “this country’s most popular dance bands.”

From Sinatra to Kesha…Van Morrison to Outkast… Madonna to Lady Gaga… Earth, Wind & Fire to Black Eyed Peas… Elvis, Beatles, Stones, Aretha, Bon Jovi…And More!

Latest News & Articles

DJ vs. Band

Here’s what I’d like to do. As Stu Hirsh, leader of the Stu Hirsh Orchestra, I want to talk to you about Chicago wedding bands. But instead of giving you nothing but a lot of hype and hyperbole – telling you why my wedding band is the hottest, the coolest, the greatest, the most unique…

Live Music is Best!

In the last article, we were talking about….. When wedding bands or national acts performs live, the live version of a song can be different from the original recording.   Remember, so many songs are recorded for radio air play or online purchase. The songs are a specific length of time and a particular feel –…

Canned vs Fresh!

Wedding bands vs. DJ repertoire/playlist The usual Chicago wedding band contract is for a minimum of 3 hours…180 minutes. The band takes 2, 15 minute breaks and that leaves 150 minutes of live music. Consider that a song is typically 3 minutes (or more) and that means you are going to having around 50 songs…