Silver Sound String Quartet
The Musicians of Wichita Wedding Music create outstanding professional ensembles that have performed in and around Wichita for over 20 years. We have played thousands of weddings and receptions, around 50 each year! Each event has music personally selected by or tailored to suit the Bride and Groom.
When we agree to play for your special event, you will have peace of mind knowing that the music will be taken care of for you without further worry, will reflect your taste, will please your guests, and be of the highest professional quality.
Members of Wichita Wedding Music have studied at well-known music schools in addition to playing with other professional groups including the Wichita Symphony, Wichita Grand Opera, and are full time professional musicians. We use Union musicians from local #297 whenever possible.
We have had extensive experience performing in many different situations. We have played in locations as varied as outdoor venues as simple as backyard weddings to Prairie Pines, Rustic Timbers, Botanica and Nativity Pines and the Marlin Mansion in Ponca City, OK.
Thanks for your interest in String Quartet Music in Wichita Kansas!
Our fee is very reasonable for our group of seasoned professional musicians and manager to arrange custom music for your event: $695 for any wedding service under one hour, including Catholic Mass, and for any event by the hour, with one hour minimum time reserved. This fee includes a free personal planning session with our manager who presents selections from our vast repertoire to help plan your wedding music. Please note that as is the industry standard, professional musicians do not attend wedding rehearsals. Listen to live examples of our beautiful music-no audio mixing or editing-over on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/WichitaWeddingMusic.
Please arrange for a “Save the Date” deposit of $225 of payment to be made to the manager before the event and the remainder to be made at the venue of event before the event start time . Checks and Paypal (where you can pay by credit card) are accepted and please note that if writing a personal check, the bank must be located in Wichita City Limits. Please check as soon as is possible for availability. We will travel to locations outside of the Wichita area for additional fees to cover travel. expenses. We are reasonable; this rate fluctuates as do gas prices. If you would like to hire a soloist from our group to perform with Church musicians, string duo or trio to accommodate your budget, please contact manager Ms. Judy Naillon for availability and pricing. Please note at this time we are not sending soloists to any outdoor event for the safety of our musicians.
If our string quartet services are out of your budget, a string trio or duet is also a lovely addition to any wedding ceremony. Wedding Ceremony Packages or by the hour pricing as listed below:
Here is our price schedule:
Our basic wedding fee includes up to 20 minutes of prelude music AND 20 minutes of posted music.
During your event you may request to have a piece of special music for no additional charge; for example, a candle lighting/sand or hand fasting ceremony. After your officiant pronounces you man and wife and introduces you as “Mr. and Mrs.” we will perform a recessional and up to 20 minutes of postlude music-or ending when guests have left the facility or area of your wedding ceremony. Please submit in writing your selections for your event 30 days in advance of your service. We cannot accommodate last minute requests of music that is not in the realm of standard classical repertoire, however we are happy to help you find a piece to your liking of classical music in our standard wedding repertoire for any part of your service.
Are you looking for an officiant? Wichita Wedding Music Encourages you to explore working with these friendly and professional non denominational officiants for your ceremony:
Mrs. Judy Naillon
Mrs. Judy Naillon or “ViolinJudy” is a dedicated and enthusiastic independent piano and violin teacher, composer, and professional violinist. Her work consists of her large private music studio in Wichita, KS as well as playing and managing Wichita Wedding Music, and has served as a church musician for over 15 years. She received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Wichita State University where she also studied harp and piano. She has played violin in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra for the past 20 + years and is the Vice President of Wichita Musician’s Union Local #297. She loves coming up with creative ideas to help both students and teachers be successful and blogs about it all at www.ViolinJudy.com.
Sarah Jane Naillon
Sarah Jane Naillon is originally from Winfield, KS and has played with Silver Sound String Quartet since 2004. In the Spring of 2010, she was selected as the Wichita Youth Symphony’s “Youth Talent” winner and performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Wichita Youth Symphony at Century II Concert Hall. She has attended Oklahoma University in Norman, Oklahoma where she studied under Hal Grossman and Wichita State University where she studied with various visiting professors. She began her studies at the age of 3 and also plays Oboe, Piano, Ukulele and Guitar. She has played in various orchestras in Oklahoma and Kansas. She is the director of strings at Bethel College Suzuki Institute and Orchestra director in Winfield, Kansas for the Middle and High Schools.
Joey Menninga, a native of Wichita, KS, has served as the director of the Chisholm Middle School and Santa Fe 5/6 Center orchestras in Newton, KS since 2004. Prior to his tenure in Newton, Joey taught orchestra in Hays, KS and has extensive experience teaching private violin and viola lessons. He has previously served as a part-time music instructor at Bethany College in Lindsborg, and was the viola coach for the Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestras Program for a number of years. Joey holds a master’s degree in music education as well as a master’s degree in educational leadership, both from Wichita State University, and a bachelor’s degree in music education and viola performance from Bethany College. Joey has played viola with orchestras from across the area including the Newton Mid-KS Symphony, the Wichita State University Orchestra, the Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra, the Hutchinson Symphony, the Salina Symphony, and the Hays Symphony. He has also played with the Bethany College String Quartet and currently plays viola with the Silver Sound String Quartet. Joey enjoysplaying the guitar and bass guitar and can be found playing these instruments at church occasionally. From 2011-2015, Joey was the bass player for the band Shine Like Stars (www.slsworship.com), and toured with the band throughout Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, California, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Ohio. He has also recorded three albums with the band. Joey is a principal in the Newton Public Schools.
Seth Girton hails from Wichita, Kansas, where he began studying cello at the age of nine. Under the tutelage of Susan Mayo, he was an active participant in the Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestras Program for six years before earning a degree in mathematics at Oberlin College. He recently received his Master of Music degree from Emporia State University and maintains an active performance schedule with Wichita’s Friends University Community Orchestra and the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra, in each of which he is acting principle. Seth has also spent several years exploring non-traditional and experimental cello techniques and sharing these at venues in the Wichita area. He particularly enjoys raising awareness of the cello and its potential at local coffee and public houses. Additionally, Seth is the instructor of cello at Hesston and Bethel Colleges and at the Bethel College Academy and directs orchestra in Newton, Kansas.
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