We're Got Strings, LLC! Most days you can find us in a James Madison University Symphony rehearsal cracking orchestra jokes. We are revolutionizing the way string ensembles are perceived in the community, from stiff and inflexible to accessible and fun!
We love to serve clients who are looking for a young, talented, and lively string ensemble for their wedding or special event. As revered string professionals in the Shenandoah Valley, Got Strings has been featured by multiple news sources including WHSV Harrisonburg News 12, The Breeze, the Rocktown Review, and StudyBreaks Magazine.
Hi, I’m Kristi!
Hi! I'm Kristi Monte, owner of Got Strings and lover of coffee, LipSense, and yoga. I'm a Jersey girl embraced by southern hospitality and never looked back. If you're booking Got Strings for your wedding or special event, we're sure to become fast friends! I love to build relationships with our clients and make them feel comfortable and relaxed while planning the music for their special day. When I'm not busy working, I'm probably practicing violin, reading, podcasting, or playing with my guinea pig Scout. Ready to learn more about our services? Let's connect!
"An absolute dream."
“An absolute dream to work with! Got Strings took my wedding to a new level, having a string ensemble play for us to walk down the aisle was magical. Not to mention working with Kristi was so much fun and made this an absolute breeze, she took all the hard work out of it which made me so happy since planning a wedding can be hectic. We had three amazing musicians that were professional, super sweet and extremely talented! Having Got Strings at your wedding or any event will be the smartest decision you make!!”
-Kaitlyn Hevener, Married 9/8/2018
Meet the team
The Got Strings team is made up of 10 extraordinary musicians from James Madison University who are the perfect balance of professional and fun! One of the many things that makes our group unique is that we are all friends and love to make music together. Our performing ensembles include String Duo, String Trio, and String Quartet. Since August of 2016, we have regularly performed for over 50 Wedding Ceremonies, Cocktail Hours, Corporate Events, Anniversary Parties, Reunions, Church Services, and other special events in the Shenandoah Valley. Whatever the occasion, we can't wait to celebrate with you!
“Well priced doesn't sacrifice quality.”
“Well priced doesn't sacrifice quality. These musicians are top-tier talent! We highly enjoyed working with Got Strings for our ceremony music! Kristi walked us through the whole process and was very thorough with her information. She answered all of our questions and was extremely friendly to talk to. We had a duo at out wedding and they showed up early, were professional, well dressed, and played wonderful music. They were easily heard, but were not a distraction or in the way or pictures or people's views. Kristi was very flexible with us when we wanted to make custom changes to the prelude and songs which was greatly appreciated. A bonus plus is that they are JMU students which as alum we loved! We highly recommend Got Strings!”
-Christine Prior, Married 5/12/2018