320A West Benson Street
Reading, OH 45215
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About Us

Violin- Pendra Lee Snyder: Plays weekly with the Worship Orchestra at Fairhaven Church in Centerville, Ohio. Holds Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana State University. Freelance musician for various concerts and shows and special events. Previously member of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Cello – Joel Thompson: Began playing in 2002, performing folk and Celtic music with his family. He currently studies classically at Wright State University, working towards his BM in cello performance. He has won first place at the state level MTNA ensemble competition two years in a row. Joel is currently working towards his auditions for graduate school in early music performance.

Violin – David Sosa:  Holds Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Has played violin since 1999 and previously served as concertmaster of the University of Dayton Orchestra. David plays weekly in the worship orchestra at Fairhaven Church.

Viola-Kristen McNabb: Kristen has played internationally throughout High School and College, and started playing bluegrass and folk fiddle in 2004. Currently, Kristen teaches private violin and viola (classical and bluegrass), plays with local bands, participates in various album recordings, and enjoys playing in string ensembles.

Guitar – Joe Knight: Has performed Leonard Bernstein’s Mass with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra as well as other DPO performances. Lead Guitarist for Ragdoll, a rock/blues/funk/country band which plays a mixture of original material and cover tunes. reverbnation.com/ragdollmusic
For over ten years, Knight has been teaching guitar at Hauer Music.

Other players – Duo, Trio, Quartet, we add musicians as requested. The other players are all professionals and live in our immediate vicinity, including guitars, piano, vocalists, harp and flute.

Sample Classic Wedding Program:


A. Vivaldi Adagio

J.S. Bach Gigue from Suite # 3 in D

J.S. Bach Air on the G String

Seating of the Mothers:

J.S. Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Bridesmaids and Bride:

J. Pachelbel Canon


J. Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

Mauret Rondeau

G.F. Handel La Rejouissance

J.S. Bach March

J. Brahms St. Anthony Chorale

G.F. Handel Allegro




Viva la Strings did an amazing job at our wedding! It truly brought the ceremony to life. They performed all the songs we requested; even new contemporary songs (i.e. Bruno Mars, Sam Smith). They are great to work with! I highly recommend them!

Aug 01, 2015