3/8/14 Wedding at Loft on Lake

The crowd always loves this, so we love to play it!

Sweet Home Chicago – Live!

Jamie and Peter’s Wedding – Oak Brook Marriott

Congratulations, Peter and Jamie! We love it when we are given the opportunity to do a repeat performance. We played the first wedding for this family back in 2007, then played for them again on 4/26/14. The parents of the bride put on spectacular parties both times, and we were so pleased to rock the […]

Why We Started The Peter Hennes Orchestra

I’ve played guitar since I was ten years old. By the time I was eleven, it had virtually taken over my life. It was all I really cared about. I formed my first band in fourth grade. I have always played weddings. I did my first performance at a wedding at age thirteen, and I […]

Another Great Google Review!

Nothing makes us happier than knowing we did a great job for our clients on one of the most significant nights of their lives! Here is another Google review from the father of the bride on August 3: “I am writing this review for all the Mom’s and Dad’s out there who are searching high […]

Tips For Choosing A Wedding Band

I was asked to provide a chapter for the book “Planning the Perfect Wedding” in a question and answer format. If you have never before hired a band, it can seem like a daunting process. I hope you find this helpful! What should a couple consider when choosing between a live band and a DJ? […]

Regular Personnel

“Do you always have the same people in your band?” It’s a question I get a lot, and it’s a legitimate concern. Many bands don’t have regular personnel. Instead, when the band leader books a job, he calls several musicians and hires whoever happens to be available. This often occurs when the band leader doesn’t […]