Washington DC’s premiere independent party and event band

Welcome to the official website of Retrospect®.  This nine-piece horn band is repeatedly recognized by both Washingtonian Magazine and by Wedding Wire as one of Washington DC’s best wedding bands.

With the ideal combination of energy, hot horns, musical talent and experience, Retrospect is the perfect choice to expertly transform your wedding reception or party into an exceptional event that will be long remembered by your guests.

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Whether it’s a party for 2,000 guests, or a wedding reception for 100 guests, Retrospect® will customize the performance to fit any event. We have a proven record of continually raising the bar high for all event entertainment in the DMV metro region and well beyond.

You will be able to choose your music from our enormous song list, offering far more depth and variety than most others. Horn band classics form the core of our sound, but our expanded repertoire is sure to please all tastes in music.

Three amazing lead vocalists are always backed up by the same smokin’ hot horns and versatile rhythm section. Our singers and musicians always perform LIVE, never using any pre-recorded backgrounds, pre-recorded horns or substitutes for real musicians.

samples of Retrospect
performing your favorite songs.  
A fun way to check out our sound while
you have your morning coffee.

Retrospect Band performs

Number five will surprise you.

Dancers join the fun with hands up as Retrospect Band plays a crowd favorite


Highly recommend for any event ... but only if you want to dance like a maniac and have a great time.”

~ Missy & Steve

Direct bookings only

Retrospect® is not available through any agency, consortium or other middleman. All booking is done directly through the band leader, Larry Elliott. We are Washington DC’s original self-managed band, and we are proud to continue that tradition today.

Although Retrospect is rumored to be one of DC’s most expensive wedding bands, that’s simply not true. One of the best wedding bands, yes, but still very affordable. We provide reasonably priced entertainment for parties, weddings, and most types of special events.

Our home base is the Washington DC, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia area, but we can and do travel anywhere in the continental United States to perform. Most of our performances are in the mid-Atlantic region, ranging from Connecticut to South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and North Carolina.

Retrospect® is available to play at all types of parties and events… conventions, weddings, holiday parties, reunions, charity fundraising events, nightclubs, public concerts, bachelor parties, boys and girls mitzvahs… any function a band would play for.

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A full length CD of our music, lots of stuff to listen to.  Audition Retrospect from the comfort of your easy chair or your car!   


Start a conversation - we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Larry Elliott bandleader of Retrospect Call me... Be surprised

Washington DC’s best value in live entertainment
for weddings and parties

The 5-star reviews just keep on coming!

“Retrospect, you guys were wonderful.  I have truly never seen a more packed dance floor and I know we owe that to you guys!!”

Kailee & Kevin - another happy Retrospect couple on their wedding day

“Had an excellent experience with Larry and the Retrospect team for our wedding - they had everyone dancing the WHOLE night.”

Kathy & John - another happy Retrospect couple on their wedding day

Kathy & John  

Kailee & Kevin

“All the guests were on their feet dancing the whole night to oldies and new music.  We had such a great time and I highly recommend Retrospect for any wedding/event in the DC metro area!”

Alexandra & Kevin - another happy Retrospect couple on their wedding day

Alexandra & Kevin

Danielle & Brandon - another happy Retrospect couple on their wedding day

What a great show you all put on!!! Everyone at the wedding LOVED you! What a fabulous time, thank you very much!”

Danielle & Brandon

Emily & Jonathan - another happy Retrospect couple on their wedding day

“We are still on such a wedding high. The night was so amazing and we can't get over how much our friends laughed and bonded out on the dance floor.”

Emily & Jonathan

Free concert Saturday, August 4th

Columbia Lakefront Stage

 MORE  DETAILS Retrospect Band received Weddingwire's coveted 2017 Couple's Choice award Retrospect Band received Washingtonian's Best Wedding Vendor Award for 2017 Retrospect Band's facebook page highlights recent weddings and parties

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018  
“Couple’s Choice” awards.

Washingtonian Magazine
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  “Best Wedding Vendor”

Larry Elliott, band leader
3429 Huntsman’s Run
Ellicott City, MD  21042

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