Wichita Wedding Music

Wichita Wedding Music-Over 40 of Wichita’s Best Professional Musicians!

The Musicians of Wichita Wedding Music create outstanding professional ensembles that have performed in and around Wichita for over 20 years.  We have played over 1000 weddings and receptions, over 50 each year! Each event has a custom playlist selected by you at no additional fee! Our musicians exclusively use ipad pros for seamless, organized and continuous music at your events. Pricing is clear and upfront: Scroll down to book and for clear and quick pricing on this page.

Sarah Jane Naillon
Sarah Jane Naillon

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. We can work with your wedding planner or help you with our best tips if you don't have one.

The 40+ members of Wichita Wedding Music have studied at well-known music schools in addition to playing with other professional ensembles 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 environments. We have played at outdoor venues as simple as backyard weddings to Prairie Pines, The Barn at Grace Hill, Rustic Timbers, Botanica and Nativity Pines, Union Station in Kansas City and the Marlin Mansion in Ponca City, OK. We are comfortable playing in any church or event venue.

 

Pricing

String Quartet Wedding Music in Wichita KS

Thanks for your interest in String Quartet Music in Wichita Kansas! 

Our fee is very reasonable for our group of seasoned professional musicians includes a playlist of custom music for your event: $695 for any wedding service under one hour, including Catholic Mass, and for any event by the hour with a minimum one hour fee required. You'll enjoy a free personal planning session with our manager who presents selections from our vast repertoire to help plan your wedding music and welcomes your ideas. 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 received one week before the event . 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 an additional fee. If you would like to hire a soloist, vocalist or additional musician from our group to perform with Church musicians or to accommodate your budget, please contact manager Ms. Judy Naillon for availability and pricing. Safety in numbers: Please note at this time we are not sending soloists to any home or rural outdoor event for the safety of our musicians. 

Wedding ceremony pricing as listed below:

Here is our price schedule: Our Wedding Service Package for String Quartet is $695 and includes up to 20 minutes of prelude music AND 20 minutes of posted music and includes Catholic Mass.

1 Hour and/or Wedding Service Package$695
2 Hours$1195
3 Hours$1595

During your event you may request to have a piece of special music-popular music, your special song, or even a song from a commercial or cell phone ringtone! Special requests are welcome and no additional charge. You may like to have this piece performed during a special ceremony in your wedding service; a candle lighting, sand ceremony or hand fasting ceremony are some examples.  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.

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    Meet Some of Our Musicians:

    Mrs. Judy Naillon

    Mrs. Judy Naillon or “ViolinJudy” is a dedicated and enthusiastic independent piano and violin teacher, composer, author of composer biographies for children, method books for violin and piano learning, and she is a professional violinist. Her work consists of her large private music studio in Wichita, KS as well as playing and managing Wichita Wedding Music, and 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

    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 Southwestern College

    Shelley Closson

    A long-time resident of Wichita, Shelley Closson has played with the Wichita Symphony for 45+ years.
    Other performance credits include Mannheim Steamroller; Music Theatre of Wichita; Ballet Wichita’s
    Nutcracker; Wichita Grand Opera; Wichita Choral Society’s Messiah; Hesston College; Tabor College; as
    well as numerous weddings, funerals and special services at nearly every church and venue throughout
    the Wichita area.
    Shelley earned the degrees of Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in violin performance
    from Wichita State University. She traveled twice to Europe with the WSU Orchestra, performing
    several concerts in Austria – including one with the Vienna Boys Choir. As a member of the WSU
    Graduate String Quartet, she played concerts for children in elementary schools throughout Wichita.
    Shelley also studied piano at WSU, becoming an accomplished, in demand, accompanist. Additional
    violin study occurred at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Conservatory of Music.
    A former music teacher in the Wichita Public School system, Shelley also taught private studio violin
    lessons for a number of years.

    Joey Menninga

    Joey Menninga

    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

    Seth Girton

    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.

    Officiants

    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:

    Suzanna Mathews
    Suzanna Mathews Minister, Universal Life Church suzanna@thedatemaven.com
    www.thedatemaven.com
    Elder Graylan Keefe
    Elder Graylan Keefe
    eldergraylan@hotmail.com
    Precious Smith
    Precious Smith
    316-619-1832
    preciousmomentsoflove@gmail.com