The Dragon Duo is a St. Louis-based ensemble offering eclectic musical accompaniment tailored to suit your taste and needs for any special event.

The Dragon Duo is a St. Louis-based ensemble offering eclectic musical accompaniment tailored to suit your taste and needs for any special event. We offer standard classical repertoire as well as pop, jazz, tango, folk and other exotic styles. Whether you seek the refined beauty of Bach and Mozart, the sultry charm of a tango, or the fun and pageantry of a Renaissance themed wedding, we will do what it takes to make your event special. Whatever your preference is rest assured that the Dragon Duo will deliver with the utmost elegance and professionalism. We also offer trio and quartet options if you would like a larger ensemble.


A typical performance for a wedding ceremony consists of the following parts, which we will tailor to meet your specific needs.

  • Prelude: 20-30 minutes of music while the guests are being seated. We usually select the music for this portion of the ceremony, but feel free to make requests.

  • Seating of the family: This includes the parents and grandparents and lighting of candles, if applicable.

  • Procession of bridesmaids: This also includes flower girl and ring bearer. It may also include the entrance of the officiant, groom and groomsmen.

  • Procession of the bride: We recommend the bride have a separate piece from the rest of the wedding party to alert the congregation to stand.

  • Other interludes: Unity candle, sand ceremony, communion, etc.

  • Recession of wedding party: Wedding party exits

  • Postlude: 5-10 minutes of music as guests exit.

What to expect the day of the ceremony:

We will arrive approximately 30 minutes before we are scheduled to begin the prelude music. We will require armless chairs set up in an adequately lit location with plenty of space for movement. We will provide our own music stands.

We will need to know the name of the coordinator or officiant to ask a few questions and will need someone to cue us when it is time to end the prelude and begin the actual ceremony. We may also need to be cued for specific events within the ceremony. For example, we don’t want to start playing the piece for the procession of the bridesmaids if they are not all lined up and ready to go! An unobstructed view of the entrance of the wedding party and the altar area make it easier for us to correctly time the beginning and ending of our pieces. A wedding program and/or script is also extremely helpful.

View their performance on the Fox 2 morning show..

The women of the Dragon Duo met in the orchestra of a high school opera production called “The Reluctant Dragon” and have played together in various orchestras and chamber groups throughout the years. View their performance on the Fox 2 morning show.

Exciting news! The Dragon Duo has received a 2014 Couples’ Choice Award from Wedding Wire for ceremony music. They also received this award in 2012. The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the Wedding Wire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, The Dragon Duo was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

The Dragon Duo is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the Wedding Wire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“Wedding Wire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the Wedding Wire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, Wedding Wire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate The Dragon Duo for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that The Dragon Duo is one of the very best Ceremony Musicians within the Wedding Wire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites Wedding Wire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on Wedding Wire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

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Melissa Horine Hayes

Melissa Horine Hayes began studying violin at the age of ten. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and a Master of Music in Violin Pedagogy from Missouri State University. She maintains an active private lesson studio and is an instructor for the Community Music School of Webster University. She freelances with local rock and country bands. She is a former member of the St. Louis Philharmonic and Gateway Festival Orchestra, Springfield(MO) Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Regional Opera Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks, and Fort Smith Symphony and has performed with the Mannheim Steamroller and Trans Siberian Orchestra.

Jenger Wollard

Jenger Wollard began playing the violin at the age of 10. She graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and holds K-12 Music teaching certifications in Texas and Missouri. Jenger has performed with the Springfield (MO) Symphony Orchestra, Springfield (MO) Regional Opera, Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks, Austin Conspirare, Austin Gilbert and Sullivan Society, as well as Kenny Rogers and Rosemary Clooney. She currently resides in St. Louis and teaches orchestra in Rockwood School District.

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“William and I are both blown away by the fact that you learned our song, “Grace,” in such a short time.”

“”I want to take this time to thank you two lovely ladies for your role in making our wedding such a lovely day! The music was so beautiful. William and I are both blown away by the fact that you learned our song, “Grace,” in such a short time. It was perfect. Music is such an important part of everyone’s lives, and I am so grateful that it was part of our day in so many ways. We’ll definitely be recommending you.”
 – Kathryn

They were absolutely AMAZING! They showed up right on time and really worked with us throughout all the chaos. Initially we had them slotted for social hour (5-6) and then again a little while later during dinner (7:15-8), but things moved quicker than we anticipated and dinner was served at 6:30. They had no problem adjusting! And the music was beyond fantastic. All of our guests, including Brigadier Generals, Colonel’s, and Lieutenant Colonel’s, claimed this was the best Military Ball they had ever been to. We will definitely be using Dragon Duo again… I’ve recommended them to literally every person I know.
Sarah O, Dragon Duo Music
“My husband and I used the Dragon Duo for our ceremony at the Jewel Box. They sounded great throughout our ceremony and the songs they suggested were beautiful. They were reasonable in price and very friendly. “
Kaylum, Dragon Duo Music
“The Perfect Touch to Our Wedding. I contacted the Dragon Duo for information to play at our wedding and I was surprised with the prompt response. They were able to help me find a package that fit into my price range and suggested music choices for each part of the ceremony. They were very easy to work with and sounded great during our ceremony. I have gotten many compliments and inquiries on them.”
Cindy W., Dragon Duo Music
“These ladies made the night super wonderful. I proposed to my girlfriend(now fiance) with a romantic musical serenade provided by these ladies/angels. They help make the night legendary. This group was highly professional and reasonable priced. They even had other tables trying to request songs.”
Maurice R, Dragon Duo Music
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