Alexandria, VA188 Wedding Bands near you

Where do you need the wedding band?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Alexandria Wedding Bands

Browse these wedding bands with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Alexandria.

Smithson Music
4.9
from 130 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle M.
Verified review

Alvin was fantastic. I used him for my wedding ceremony to accompany a family friend who plays the trumpet. In the weeks leading up to the event he was responsive and helpful with music suggestions and timing and set a beautiful mood for my outdoor wedding. I would definitely recommend using him.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kara S.
Verified review

steve did an awesome job at our wedding! My friends and family really enjoyed the music. Perfect touch for our sail around the bay!

Brooksley Bishop Violinist
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Robyn N.
Verified review

Brooksley did an amazing job and was very professional very personable very caring. She also was very patient in that fact that I pretty much was my own wedding corrdinator and had no idea what I was doing! She made our special day even more beautiful by her presence and beautifully played music. I definitely recommend her hands down. She did a wonderful job for us and she will for anyone else as well!

MarkOHarps, LLC
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha R.
Verified review

There are not enough kind words for Mark. He came to my house with his harp to play for me and once I booked him he kept everything a surprise. Having a harp at my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour was a surprise for my mom! Mark came to the rehearsal and stayed incognito the whole time. Mark was professional and added such class to the wedding. The music was beautiful and Mark let me customize it to exactly what I wanted. I would recommend Mark a million times over!!! Also my mom cried when she realized there was a harp. Thank you Mark for making my day so special!

Top Pro
Xen Live
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yauheniya Z.
Verified review

I had the pleasure to work with Xen Live on May 14th, 2018 at Richland Golf Club, Middletown MD. He was very professional in every aspect: setting the speakers and the microphones ahead of time, providing a high quality equipment and being attentive to all the musicians including a singer, pianist, and violinist. The volume level was properly adjusted and the ceremony went as smoothly as possible despite the fact there was high wind at the site. I can't wait to work with Xen Live again, and highly recommend his business to everyone who is looking for a perfect wedding. Zhenya Zianouka, violinist pixieviolin.com

Top Pro
Don Bruce
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex W.
Verified review

Don knows his stuff, he's easy to get along with and overall a really nice guy. He has an impressive repertoire of musical skills and a lifetime of experience in music to draw from. As far as instruments he can play a little bit of everything, he can basically teach you any instrument you'd find in a regular rock band, folk, country, pop, blues etc. He's probably most proficient on the guitar and piano but he also knows quite a lot about vocals. If you struggle with theory he does a great job demystifying some of the fundamentals of music theory that are useful to beginners. Whether you're an absolute beginner or long time musician Don will be able to help you out. Highly recommend.

Steve Kenley
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Steve was great for our wedding cocktail party. He played "our" song beautifully and for hours kept the music going. His guitar and singing skills are great.

  • 38 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin R.
Verified review

Glenn was great to work with. He had a very clear system of getting our input on the songs well before the event. Additionally, he made sure we were on the phone the week leading up to the wedding to clarify details. During the wedding, Glenn was very flexible and helped us work around some space constraints and last minute changes we had to make. We are extremely happy with the work Glenn did at our wedding, and I'd recommend him to any of my friends or family.

David Andrew Smith
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila R.
Verified review

My wife wanted a wedding singer for our wedding. I said okay, but in the back of my mind I had flashes of Adam Sandler. We contacted David, and the whole process was very smooth...he was flexible and accomodating to what we wanted. We picked out 3 songs we wanted him to sing and he improvised the rest just before the start of the ceremony, which we were fine with. Let me tell you, David hands down exceeded our expectations. It felt as though we were at a concert rather than a wedding...we absolutely loved everything about his voice, his guitar playing, everything! In fact, he had me crying when he started singing the entrance songs for Sheila and I...it was very touching. We were married 4/29/2017, and we are both beyond happy that he was there to sing for us and our guests. Our guests are still raving about what a wonderful job the wedding singer did. Hiring David was the best decision for us and for our wedding, and we are honored by your presence. We cannot thank you enough for making our day even more special. So for anyone and everyone out there that is looking to enhance their day with the addition of a wedding singer, David is the man you need, hands down, no questions asked...he is that awesome!

Rich Barry
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren C.
Verified review

Rich was punctual and easy to work with. He played for a non-traditional wedding held in a home with limited space and handled the cramped situation and chilly day wonderfully.

Jack Philipoom
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen C.
Verified review

Jack Philipoom came to my attention at my nieces wedding reception in Williamsburg , Virginia where he was performing jazz guitar with an ensemble. It was there that I booked him for a garden party at my McLean , Virginia home. The flow and style of this extremely talented musician added an elegant ambiance to our evening. His personality is delightful, and our guests found him to be simply charming. I will definitely rehire him, and have highly recommended him to our friends.

The Fiddle Diva
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
Verified review

AMAZING! Celeste is so personable, wonderful voice, and so thorough. She contacted us before our wedding to make sure we were taken care of and we had all of our songs included in her performance. We highly recommend.

  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
L. T.
Verified review

I hired Hannah to play the violin during our August 2017 wedding. She was professionally dressed and played beautifully. She was even willing to learn a few songs I requested. Her prices are reasonable and she is very easy and friendly to work with. I would highly recommend her.

Strings for Christ
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Aline D.
Verified review

Strings for Christ played during my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. They were phenomenal! From the very beginning, Wayman was super responsive to our requests. The day of the wedding, people raved about the ceremony and the ambiance. The music was exactly what I imagined it would be! I also love the fact that this is a Christian ensemble :)

J Walk Music
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Raven H.
Verified review

Josh was perfect for our ceremony! He was easy to communicate with and very flexible. We had a couple of specific song requests, and he had no problem with learning new songs. I would highly suggest Josh for ceremony music for a wedding! Thanks, Josh!

The Satyr Hill Band
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dee R.
Verified review

Baltimore's Best Bluegrass band!! Fun, affordable great for any event.

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany M.
Verified review

Cameron did an amazing job performing at our wedding ceremony! He was great to work with during the planning process and fantastic at keeping in contact with us to make sure everything was ready on our wedding day. We selected difficult pieces for our ceremony, but Cameron still completely exceeded every expectation we had. It was clear that he has an enormous amount of talent and passion for music. We would recommend Cameron to anyone looking for a classic and timeless performance for their wedding.

Trackside
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Paul G.
Verified review

From the first gig that I worked with Jay and Trackside, they treated me as part of the group as we worked together to create video and photos worthy of a first class regional band. He and the group have always had my requirements as a priority and keep me informed about the things necessary for me to function in My role with the band. Love working with these guys. One of the best local rock bands ever!!

The New Dominion Band
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

Great local band, with a larg repertoire of songs that most people know and enjoy.

David Thong Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
Verified review

I hired David to DJ and perform acoustic cocktail hour at my wedding and he was excellent. Very professional. David is very versatile. The fact that he is a singer and acoustic guitar player in addition to DJ was HUGE. Saved me a lot of headaches. Would hire again for and DJ or acoustic / band services.

About

New Creation School of Music teaches and coaches ages 4 to 104. Our emphasis are piano, music theory, and band instruments. Our motto is, "Music! The most fun your brain will ever have".

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a mariachi band?

Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

How many mariachis can a band have?

A mariachi band for hire can have as many players as you like. Modern mariachi bands typically have a minimum of four players with the trumpet playing a vital musical role along with stringed instruments such as the violin, guitarrón (a Mexican bass guitar with a deep body), vihuela (a Spanish stringed guitar) and guitar. Strong vocals are also an important component of mariachi bands for hire, since one or more of the players will be singing during the performance. For a truly spectacular show, you can hire a mariachi band with 15 or more players. The medley of stringed instruments, multiple trumpets, soaring vocals, and even an accordion or harp is powerful and beautiful. Mariachis typically wear the traditional costume of charros — Mexican horsemen. The look is a very regal, monotone suit, often in black or white, with silver adornments and embroidery. Mariachi bands often wear sombreros as well. Traditional mariachi bands were only made up of two or more players, according to a UNESCO report celebrating the cultural heritage of the musical style. The style of music originated in the state of Jalisco. Now the style of music is symbolic of Mexico but is celebrated all over the world, and adds a fabulous vibrancy to any group’s events, parties and weddings.

How much does a mariachi band cost?

A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

  • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
  • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
  • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.

Actual Requests

See other requests for wedding bands in Alexandria

Need a Wedding Band

Lancaster, PA

  • Details
    We are on a budget but have always dreamed of having a band bring life and fun to our wedding for our friends and family to enjoy. We have just started to plan things so our date is currently flexible in hopes that we can secure the things that matter most to us early on - great food and amazing music.
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.