Occasional Brass & Strings

String Quartet from Boston, MA - Will travel up to 200 miles
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Occasional Brass & Strings provides a vibrant and fun set of ensembles, ranging from duo to quintet. Based in Boston, we are as comfortable playing Bach, Handel, and Mozart as we are Scott Joplin, Count Basie, The Beatles, Coldplay, and more!

String and Brass ensembles provide the perfect music for weddings, receptions, cocktail parties, corporate events, religious services, graduations, etc. We specialize in trios, quartets, and quintets for outdoor weddings and cocktail hours. Need a custom ensemble? We can provide a soloist, duo, trio, quartet, or quintet with just about any combination of trumpet, french horn, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, harp, sax...the possibilities are endless.

Contemporary arrangements include Coldplay (Viva La Vida, Fix You), U2 (All I Want Is You, Beautiful Day), Queen (Somebody To Love, Bohemian Rhapsody), Rascal Flatts (Bless The Broken Road), Taylor Swift (You Belong With Me), Journey (Don't Stop Believin'), Pearl Jam (Even Flow), AC/DC (You Shook Me All Night Long), Madonna (Like A Prayer, Rain), Michael Bouble (Haven't Met You Yet), Harry Connick (It Had To Be You), Van Morrison (Brown-Eyed Girl), The Beatles (All You Need Is Love, When I'm 64, Hey Jude, Ob La Di), Shania Twain (From This Moment On), and so much more.

We have musicians in and around Boston, Worcester, Cape Cod (MA), Newport (RI), Portland (ME), and Hartford (CT) - this cuts down on travel fees! Call or email today for a free price quote.
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Occasional Brass & Strings did a phenomenal job at my wedding. They were very accommodating and absolutely killed it on the day. For the ceremony, they played beautifully(including creating an arrangement of Ray Charles's Hallelujah I Love Her So) and for Cocktail Hour they converted into a killer Latin Jazz combo.

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Absolutely amazing! Couldn’t have asked for anything more!

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Excellent job with our wedding ceremony - even in these more difficult times with COVID. Professional, kind, and organized!

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A Day in the Life of a Fool
Sigman/Bonfa
Accidentally in Love
Counting Crows
Across The Universe
Lennon/McCartney
After You've Gone
Layton
Ain't Misbehavin'
Fats Waller
Air from Water Music
Handel
Air on the G String
Bach
All I Ask Of You
Phantom of the Opera
All I Want Is You
U2
All of You
Cole Porter
All You Need Is Love
Lennon/McCartney
Amazing Grace
Traditional
Annie's Song
John Denver
Arioso in D
Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel
Autumn Leaves
Johnny Mercer
Ave Maria
Schubert
Basin Street Blues
Traditional
Beale Street Blues
Handy
Beautiful Day
U2
Begin the Beguine
Cole Porter
Bess You Is My Woman Now
George Gershwin
Beyond The Sea
Bobby Darin
Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve)
Richards/Jagger/Ashcroft
Blackbird
Lennon/McCartney
Bless The Broken Road
Rascal Flatts
Blue Moon
Rodgers
Bourbon Street Parade
Barbarin
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Wagner
Brown Eyed Girl
Jim Morrison
Butterfly Kisses
Carlisle
Bye Bye Blackbird
Henderson
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Come Together
Lennon/McCartney
Dirty Water
The Standells
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Duke Ellington
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
Lange/Alter
Dog Gone Blues
Traditional
Don't Stop Believin'
Journey
Dynamite
Taio Cruz
Eleanor Rigby
Lennon/McCartney
Enchanted
Taylor Swift
Even Flow
Pearl Jam
Everlong
Foo Fighters
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Cole Porter
Fanfare from Orfeo
Monteverdi
Finale from Water Music
Handel
Fix You
Coldplay
Fly Me To The Moon
Bart
From This Moment On
Shania Twain
Funky McFunkerson and the Groovetacular Stank
MacDonald
Georgia on My Mind
Charles
Grand March from Aida
Verdi
Hey Jude
Lennon/McCartney
How High The Moon
Lewis
I Am The Walrus
Lennon/McCartney
I Can See Clearly Now
Johnny Nash
I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Baby)
McHugh
I Concentrate On You
Cole Porter
I Found A New Baby
Palmer/Williams
I Get a Kick Out of You
Cole Porter
I Love You
Cole Porter
I Miss You
Incubus
I Only Want To Be With You
Dusty Springfield
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Lennon/McCartney
If It's Magic
Stevie Wonder
I'm A Believer
The Monkees
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
Tommy Dorsey
In A Sentimental Mood
Duke Ellington
In Your Eyes
Peter Gabriel
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
It Don't Mean A Thing
Duke Ellington
It Had To Be You
Jones
It's Alright with Me
Cole Porter
It's Only A Paper Moon
Harold Arlen
I've Got You Under My Skin
Cole Porter
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
Joe Avery's Piece
Traditional
Jump
Van Halen
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Gillis
La Rejouissance
Handel
Largo from Xerxes
Handel
Like A Prayer
Madonna
Lil' Darlin
Neal Hefti
Lullaby of Birdland
Shearing
Malaguena
Lecuona
Maple Leaf Rag
Scott Joplin
May The Circle Be Unbroken
Traditional
Michelle
Lennon/McCartney
Moon River
Henry Mancini
Mr. Brightside
The Killers
Need You Now
Lady Antebellum
Night and Day
Cole Cole Porter
ObLaDi
Lennon/McCartney
Over in the Gloryland
Traditional
Paragon Rag
Scott Joplin
Penny Lane
Lennon/McCartney
Pinball Wizard
The Who
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
The Smiths
Prayer from Hansel and Gretel
Humperdink
Prelude to Te Deum
Charpentier
Procession of the Nobles
Rimsky-Korsakov
Rain
Madonna
Rigaudon
Campra
Rondeau
Mouret
Royal Garden Blues
Traditional
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
Seasons of Love
RENT The Musical
Selections from The Sound of Music
Rodgers/Hammerstein
Sensation Rag
Scott Joplin
She's Leaving Home
Lennon/McCartney
Somebody To Love
Queen
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Harold Harold Arlen
St. James Infirmary
Traditional
Stardust
Hoagy Carmichael
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Sweet Georgia Brown
Casey
Take Five
Dave Brubeck
Take The A Train
Duke Ellington
The Entertainer
Scott Joplin
The Prayer
Celine Dion
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
The Smiths
Tin Roof Blues
Traditional
Trumpet Tune
Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary
Boyce
Trumpet Voluntary
Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary
Stanley
Up Up and Away
Webb
Viva La Vida
Coldplay
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
West Side Story Suite
Leonard Bernstein
What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Cole Porter
When I'm 64
Lennon/McCartney
When I'm Sixty-Four
Lennon/McCartney
When The Saints Go Marching In
Traditional
Where Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach
With a Little Help from My Friends
Lennon/McCartney
Yesterday
Lennon/McCartney
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Stevie Wonder
You Belong With Me
Taylor Swift
You Never Give Me Your Money
Lennon/McCartney
You Raise Me Up
Lovland/Graham
You Shook Me All Night Long
AC/DC
String Quartet
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Acoustic Duo
Classical Duo
Jazz Duo
Big Band Duo
Acoustic Trio
Classical Trio
Jazz Trio
Pop Trio
Chamber Music Trio
Latin Trio
R&B Trio
Jazz Quartet
Chamber Music Quartet
Jazz Ensemble
Classical Quartet
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Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
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Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
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Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Please note Occasional Brass & Strings will also travel to Braintree, Cambridge, Newton, Readville, Brookline Village, Medford, Randolph, Milton, Quincy, Wallaston, Watertown, West Medford, Weymouth, Arlington Heights, Holbrook, Melrose, Nonantum, North Quincy, Waverley, Dorchester, East Weymouth, Hyde Park, Mattapan, North Weymouth, Oakdale, South Weymouth, Waltham, Babson Park, Avon, Canton.
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