Indianapolis Music Services from First Impression wedding band

First Impression Band...

“The Perfect Blend of Elegance and Energy”

Thank you for considering the First Impression Band in Indianapolis for your very special upcoming event!

With twenty years experience providing music for weddings and corporate events in Indiana and throughout the Midwest, First Impression has become one of Indiana's most sought after wedding bands, Indianapolis dance bands and party bands.

Music may be the most important ingredient of your special day, setting just the right tone as your guests arrive, and inspiring them to stay and celebrate until the very end.

Our blend of quiet sophistication—popular jazz and pop standards played at conversation level during cocktails and dinner—and our smart, energetic combination of new and old dance favorites, will ensure the music perfectly fits the mood.

You have many choices when it comes to music; we believe that First Impression Band in Indianapolis is the best choice. Let us show you why.


First Impression is a band of top-flight professional musicians from Indiana who quite simply live and breathe music. Skill, passion, and love of “live” performance bring integrity and sizzle to the wide variety of music First Impression performs. It’s true that, while most bands’ best moments remain on a demo CD, ours happen night after night, right before your very eyes, on the bandstand. We keep the energy and the fun at peak level, so that your guests simply can’t stop dancing (and can’t stop raving for weeks afterward). Our core band includes male and female lead vocals, sax and flute, bass guitar, drums and keyboards. Although this combination is complete and full-sounding, we also offer the option of adding extra horn players and/or vocalists, for even more energy and fun.


However, a successful event requires more than great music. It also requires good communication, a shared vision, and low pressure; it requires someone to coordinate the myriad details, from making introductions and announcements, to ensuring that your evening flows properly. In other words, great success requires great service!

Our service to you begins with the first phone call. From then until your event’s end, we are at your disposal for quick and thorough consultation. By the time your event comes around, we’ll know your expectations, and you’ll be confident we can meet them. 


First Impression typically provides a five-hour package. Elegant piano music greets your guests as they arrive for cocktails, and soft jazzy instrumental music serenades them during dinner. Once the formalities end, however, our high energy full band will transform your gathering into a dancefest! Again, we don’t simply sit back and play great music, we engage you and your guests to create the maximum fun!


Our sizable repertoire includes Big Band Swing, Rock & Roll, Motown, Rhythm & Blues, 70s & 80s dance music, as well as Ballroom Dance Music, Latin, Soul, Blues, Jazz, Country and Contemporary Pop.

We are pros at reading the dance floor: our sets are spontaneous and determined "on the spot" by the reactions of your guests.


Don’t want any breaks in the action? Ask about our Band/DJ combinations, such as live background music for cocktails and dinner, with a DJ for dancing, continuous live music, or any combination thereof, designed to fit YOUR event. 


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The First Impression Orchestra: a 10- to 15-piece ensemble built around the First Impression core, includes full horn section and additional vocalists. Perfect for that swanky soiree requiring a bit more glitz and “wow” factor. 

The Islanders:  Experience the sounds of Jamaica at your next pool party or Luau. Our infectious calypso and reggae music will keep fingers snappin’ and feet tappin’.

Braziliana: This tribute to the rhythms of Latin America will entrance your guests with the bossa-nova beat of The Girl From Ipanema and One Note Samba.

Why not a night of authentic Big Band music, celebrating the pre-W.W.II years with the sounds of Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, or the Dorsey brothers? First Impression can expand up to fifteen pieces to fill your ballroom—and dancefloor—with bright brass and woodwinds.

Martini night with the Rat Pack, a swanky little combo replicating the sounds of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, is always a blast! Think booze on the rocks and cigar smoke!

Our tee-shirt and jean-clad tribute to the Fifties & Sixties. We perform classic songs from Elvis to the Beatles, with a touch of Motown thrown into the mix!

Wedding ceremony music is a special category of performance, and First Impression can provide the area’s finest pianists, organists, vocalists, guitarists, harpists, wedding trumpeters, brass quartets and string ensembles to meet your personal needs.

First Impression Band in Indianapolis can also provide solo pianists; instrumental duos, trios and quartets to Big Bands, for any sized reception.