How to Customize Your Perfect Party Music

Nov 22, 2016, #122

 Read on for 
   *  a FREE Tip for customizing wedding and party music, 
   *  our next 2 public events,
   *  and another quick Video. 

But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:

What?  No music?

Right!  My own wedding included no music.  

How could that happen?

Well, I was a graduate student at Stanford.  
Lots of long hair and little of anything else.  
Some books and records, my cornet, a bicycle, 
a VW van,  several shirts, two pairs of jeans, 
one pair of  sneakers, and a few tools & dishes.

That June I left my $125/month studio apartment 
in Palo Alto.  I rented a small house in Menlo Park, 
planning to start a commune.

Bunch, my future wife, was already living there, 
back in the converted garage.  She drove an old 
Chevy Bel Air, and early one morning I changed 
the oil in her car and left a red rose on the hood.  

Awwwww... Call me Mr. Romance! 

One thing led to another, and several weeks 
later  we drove to a scenic town nearby and got 
a marriage license.

The next afternoon we bought two rings, checked 
the Yellow Pages, called a retired minister in 
Pacific Grove, drove to his home, and talked 
with him about the beauties and responsibilities 
of marriage.  

Then with his wife as witness, he performed our 
little ceremony in his living room.  And now all 
these years later we still recall part of our 
ceremony which included his phrase "for what 
you know, and what you don't know".  

Sounded ominous at the time, but it's oh so true.  
We still discover something new every day.

Afterward Bunch and I drove to the ocean, 
watched the sunset and toasted to our happiness 
and a wonderful beginning.

And I remember that afternoon I made a vow 
"We're each other's  last chance".  Meaning I'll do 
whatever it takes  to keep this promise alive.

This story reminds me of so many vows I've heard 
at hundreds of weddings.  Sincere heartfelt promises 
between the happy couple.  

Whatever inspires them, the bride and groom always
convey their deepest love and hopes for their future.

So why am I talking about wedding vows?

The same way their vows make their marriage a 
personal expression, the bride and groom can also
personalize their wedding by the music they select.

The same is true for an Event Planner personalizing  
a company party or a birthday celebration.

I LOVE helping Brides and Event Planners select music  
to add their own personal touch.  For example, several  
popular ways I've seen at recent weddings include:
  • including their favorite classical piece in their Ceremony,
  • including their favorite sentimental ballad for their First Dance.
  • including a memorable song for their Last Dance,
  • including THEIR wedding songs to honor their parents,
  • including songs about significant cities where they lived, or met, or will be visiting on their honeymoon,
  • including a song performed by a favorite friend or relative,

Finally, here's that Tip I promised:
Before YOU begin searching for music, 
ask an experienced pro to guide you .

You can always ask me.  Whatever the event, your wedding
or a special party, we create 
the perfect mood for celebrating.  
W e'll always customize some music  to suit the occasion.

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music...
New Year's Eve is just  a few weeks away, 
and you might be involved  in planning an 
exciting 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 for
upbeat, elegant music played the way you want, 
preview us at our next public event.

And listen for how we customize the music.

Where can you can catch us?  Here: (see details below)

Thursday, November 24, 12:00-2:30pm,
Annual "Thanksgiving Feast", 
The Mountain Winery,
14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga

Wednesday, November 30, 6:00-8:00pm,
Holiday Party for "Silicon Valley Concierge Association", 
Hotel De Anza,  233 Almaden Ave, 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.

How can I help you?   CLICK to reply or call 408-245-9120.

Meanwhile, watch me talk about wedding vows back in 2011.  
And read my blog post from that day.

Let's chat soon.  


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

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