May 25 2009

Insightful article on choosing wedding reception music


Music director Michael Cascio publishes an article on Project!

With my years of experience and insight, I’ve decided to write an article outlining a method for choosing and refining custom music for the components of your wedding reception party. Music is a major part of your reception, and plays a key role in creating the atmosphere of your wedding…

Your wedding should be a joyous occasion–and planning your wedding should not be stressful. We help organize the process and make it easy. An accurate and organized time line is important. We provide a detailed check list for our clients, where every possible traditional or contemporary option for music and hosting choices is covered, including: wedding party introductions–music and hosting production, first dances, traditions (we have tasteful, fun music for these), toasts, specialty dances, when to cut the cake, an explanation of hosting style and choice of wording for bridal introduction, and much more…

You see the full article at

Click here to read about other helpful guidlines, including wedding ceremony music organization and reception hosting.

Apr 29 2009

The UpBeat Band premiers on YouTube!

A special event!

Apr 2 2009

Rave review from MCO wedding performance!

“Fan Freakin Tastic!!

You guys absolutly ROCKED!  Everyone who I have talked the first thing out of their mouths was how good the band was!! 

Please feel free to use us as references on your website or how ever you see fit.  Thanks again so much!!  Please dont forget to let us know when and where you guys are playing.”

Dan and Katherine Zigmunt
bride and groom
Michael Cascio Orchestra at Belvedere Chateau, Palos Hills, IL

Mar 22 2009

Michael Cascio Orchestra @ Belvedere Chateau

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Michael Cascio Orchestra @ Belvedere Chateau

The Michael Cascio Orchestra performs an unforgettable wedding celebration at the Belvedere Chateau Grand Ball Room.

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Mar 18 2009

Hello and Welcome!

Exceptional musical entertainment can really make your event come alive…

UpBeat MUSIC PRODUCTIONS provides a comprehensive live music entertainment service, whether your event requires a full orchestra, UpBeat Orchestra for dancing, a 5-8 piece UpBeat Band, a jazz group, Michael Cascio Trio or jazz quartet for reception music, a string quartet for classical ceremony music, solo piano or strolling violin, a blues group, or a custom theme for a corporate gala. We know how important your special event is – creating just the right party atmosphere is what we do. Outstanding musicianship will make the difference for your special event – our artists create a distinctive, unforgettable party atmosphere. And, we are also a group of really fun people!

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Your wedding should be a joyous occasion – Our Chicago wedding orchestra helps organize the planning process, making music preparation fun, simple, and thorough.

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