A "Sound Check" for Wedding & Party Music

#141, August 16, 2017

 News for you and your clients: 
   *  a Tip for planning your wedding & party music, 
   *  details for our next Public Event. 
   *  and another quick Video. 

If you need wedding or party music right now
and tell me about the mood you're looking for.

But first, let me tell you a quick story:
Call it a " sound check", a " rehearsal", or a " trial run".

Whatever you call it, and whatever you're doing,
your success  depends on careful  preparation.

In other words, you'll have a slim chance to succeed
if you  decide to  "wing it" with only bluff and bluster.  

You'll see examples of good preparation everywhere .  
For example, I love watching top athletes.  

You too?

I watch track meets in person, and football, basketball,
baseball, and all the rest on TV.

Watching these athletes preparing to perform,
I notice they're usually devoting much more time 
to their warm up than to their actual contest...  

... involving years of conditioning their bodies,
pacing  their "peak", and mentally focusing to 
their performance ahead of time.

And I always wonder if  those who performed the best,
prepared the best.

So here's that Tip I promised:  
How well do YOU prepare?  More would be better.
And usually LOTS more wouldn't hurt.

For me and the band,  thorough preparation precedes 
every performance

First, many conversations set the scene.  Where, 
when, what's the occasion, what mood do you want, 
and any special requests?

We scout out the best location for the band, 
plan to pace ourselves with the event's timeline, 
and coordinate with the planner, caterer, DJ, and 
photographer, to assure that everything will go 
smoothly as planned.

When we arrive we've already practiced the tunes 
we'll be playing -- our familiar old favorites as well 
as the new special songs.

Once we're finally at the location, we greet our 
colleagues,  set up our equipment, tune up, and
a quick sound check.

We talk about similar events we've entertained at 
in recent years,  and we're ready for "show time".

And all this careful preparation always pays off.

So the next time you see us at a wedding or a party,
realize that we've already been preparing for you.

And now that we're talking about 
wedding & party music...
Labor Day and Halloween are just a few weeks away. 
You might be involved in planning a   holiday party.

And if you or a friend are engaged to get  married,
you might also be involved with 
planning the wedding.

Perhaps both. 

So the next time you or a friend 
are  looking 
upbeat, elegant music
played the way you want, 
think of us.

Where can you preview us?  Here  (see details below,
and call 408-245-9120 about last-minute additions.)

Thursday, September 14,  5:30-8:00pm
"Fall Festival of Wine & Food"
Winchester Mystery House, 525 S Winchester, San Jose

Caterer? Wedding or Event Planner? Bride? Groom? 
Enjoy the festive mood we'll create.  You'll  hear the
popular standards, jazz classics, and Latin favorites. 
Please stop by and say Hi.

So whenever the time is right for you, please  
and tell me about the mood you're looking for.

Meanwhile, here's my favorite story about a "Sound Check". 

Let's chat soon.


Robbie Schlosser | Magnolia Jazz Band
"Elegant, Upbeat Music for Weddings and Parties"  

P.S. See our  outstanding reviews on Yelp  and Wedding Wire
and see photos of us in action on Instagram

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