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Various members of the Des Moines Community Orchestra have organized their own instrumental groups, and may be available for performing music at public or private events.

Kathy and Company

 
Instrumentation: 2 Violins, Viola, Cello
Contact name: Kathy Naja
Phone: 515-224-5869
Email: tknaja@mchsi.com
Website: https://www.gigsalad.com/kathy_and_company_west_des_moines
Minimum fee: $575 for the Quartet; Contact Kathy for other group pricing
Group Description: We are a group of experienced string players, in fact, some of us have played together for over 20 years! We will add a touch of elegance to your wedding, reception, or other special event with the sound of our beautiful stringed instruments. We will work with you to create the perfect ambiance for your event choosing from our wide repertoire of music which ranges from classical to contemporary. We are available to perform locally in Des Moines and the surrounding area as a string quartet, trio or duo. The music is what they will remember!
Contact Kathy for an information packet about the group and to learn more about booking us for your event!
 

Metro Brass Quintet

 
Instrumentation: 2 Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone, Bass Trombone
Contact Name: John Sens
Phone: 515-419-4783
Email: john.sens@gmail.com
Website: http://metrobrass5.weebly.com/
Minimum Fee: $250, Rates vary by event and for charity
Group Description: The Metro Brass Quintet was started in the Spring of 2014 to bring high quality brass quintet music into the Des Moines metro area and beyond! If you are looking for a ensemble for a wedding, dinner, or anything else, we would be happy to fill that need. We offer competitive rates, high quality music, and can play in all weather and be heard without amplification.
Contact John Sens for more information and to receive a free demo CD.
 

Paradox Wind Quintet

 
Instrumentation: Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn
Contact Name: Rich Gordley
Phone: 515-265-0922
Email: rgordley@q.com
Website: http://www.rgordley.com/quintet.html 
Group Description: The Paradox Wind Quintet was formed in June of 2000. With a repertoire that spans the classic Wind Quintet literature, wedding and holiday favorites as well as "pops" selections, and combined playing experience of over 200 years, the Paradox Wind Quintet offers something for every occasion.