The Unforgettable Experience

For over 12 years The Forte Band has been consistently bringing high energy live music to the private event scene.

With options from 7 to 12 pieces, we customize music to your exact needs delivering a high-charged party atmosphere and an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

Mozart to Maroon 5, Rolling Stones to Rihanna, our repertoire consists of modern hits and party classics that will keep your guests dancing and singing along.

We bring THE PARTY to your event!


Jazz Ensembles




Solo Piano

Standard Band

12 Musicians

9 Musicians

7 Musicians

Add our DJ / Turntablist to any of the above for the ultimate in modern live performance!

Wedding Ceremonies

String Quartet

Piano, Acoustic Guitar & Violin

Piano & Violin

Piano & Flute

Brazilian Guitar

Classical Guitar

Choral Ensembles

Horn Ensembles

Solo Harp

Other Events




DJ/Band Combination

Forte Original Band

5-piece Club Band

DEF Blues Co. Blues Band

The Band

Chris Forte’s incredible talent is rounded out by that of his equally gifted bandmates:

The close relationship between these players is noticeable from the start of any show and is at the heart of their ability to deliver creative material that regularly captures attention. Together, these impressive musicians have been rocking audiences throughout the Midwest and across the country for more than 11 years.


"The Forte Band perfectly played a mix of our favorite songs, from crowd hits to sweet ballads that were our special requests. Their repertoire seems endless, having mastered every genre of music imaginable. The band leader, Chris, impressed us at every opportunity and helped us create an unforgettable experience for our wedding guests. If they are available, book them!"
-Amanda & Kevin O.

"Everyone was raving about our band and how great the music was :)) I wish we could do it all over again!"
-Ashley & Anthony I.

"What can we say, people were thanking us for your great music. You guys were amazing! Thank you so much!!"
-Mari & Paul T.

"Thank you so much for the SPECTACULAR music. It really made our Holiday Party that much more exciting!"
-PYR Design

"My only regret was not recording their performance. They were awesome! Our older friends and friends of our parents were all on the dance floor with our younger friends. The dance floor was packed the entire night. They could literally play songs of all different types, which made it fun for everyone. They are true performers, much more than a wedding band. It was amazing having them play for our guests, who still talk about the band at our wedding 10 years later!"
-Melissa & Ben F.


Contact Us

Chris Forte

(773) 814-2981

Address: 400 Central Avenue

Suite 004

Northfield, IL 60093

[email protected]

Email us to request a customized proposal and check date availability.