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UpBeat Orchestra

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Chicago's UpBeat Orchestra is an exciting, versatile, high energy dance group with world class vocal stylists, performing for corporate galas, weddings, social events, and festivals throughout Chicago land since 1997. Our group is a cohesive ensemble of Chicago's top artists, and having performed together extensively, you won't see our musicians "buried in the sheet music." Our well balanced song medleys seamlessly segue from one song to another, and are designed to pack your dance floor with dramatic momentum – we call it Dance Party By Design.

Our UpBeat group comes in several sizes to fit your event. Click to see ensemble details here. Our standard UpBeat Orchestra is 10 pieces, the Michael Cascio Orchestra is 14 pieces, and our versatile UPBEAT BAND is five pieces. What makes our group exceptional in Chicago land? Read more here.

Classics. Contemporary. Customized.
With our experience, insight and preparation, we put great care in organizing tasteful music selections, arrangements, and dance party concepts that are special and customized for your event – covering the swing classics such as, "The Way You Look Tonight" (Sinatra), ballroom standards, "In The Mood," contemporary hits like "Smooth" by Santana, a broad range of R&B standards such as "My Girl," "Respect," 70's dance classics including "Play That Funky Music," timeless classics like "Brown Eyed Girl," the best of the disco era including "Stayin Alive" and "Dancing Queen," Motown, i.e., "I Want You Back," "Best Of My Love," latin party songs like "Hot, Hot, Hot," contemporary salsa such as "El Cantante" by Marc Anthony, contemporary dance hits like "Crazy In Love" by Beyonce, and timeless ballads such as "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong – our large and versatile song list spans the last five decades.

Looking for a Chicago Wedding Band?
UpBeat packs the floor with our Dance Party By Design.
Our Professional Emcee takes care of everything.
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Our personalized planning administration is all about you.
Your wedding should be a joyous occasion – Our Chicago wedding orchestra helps organize the planning process, making music preparation fun, simple, and thorough.

Looking for Chicago Corporate Event Music?
With a diverse variety of musicians, ensembles, and theme party entertainment, UpBeat Orchestra is a trusted standard for creating the perfect atmosphere for your customized event. View our extensive Client List and Sourced References.

During the cocktail reception hour, we can provide you with solo piano, jazz trio, optional strolling violin, harp, and string quartet, playing your favorite music selections, ranging from classical to Broadway show tunes, as well as elegant jazz and tasteful contemporary arrangements.

The group is comprised of talented and tasteful career professionals, with degrees in music, who you can trust for your special event. We know how important your special event is – our artists create a distinctive, unforgettable party atmosphere!

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