Using the Perfect Wedding and Party Experts

#126, Jan 17, 2017

 Read on for 
   *  a Tip for planning your wedding & party music, 
   *  details for our next Public Event. 
   *  and another quick Video. 

First, let me tell you a little story.

It's been "Pennies From Heaven" around here.


And our current rainy weather reminds me   
of a recent wedding that went with Plan B.

Set in a gorgeous garden spot in Saratoga, 
we played in one location for the ceremony, 
another location for the cocktail party, 
and a third location for the dinner.

Originally all locations were to be outdoors, 
but all bets were off when rain was predicted 
the day before.

Sure enough, the rains came and a last-minute 
tent saved the day.

No, what REALLY saved the day was teamwork.  

All the pros involved -- the wedding planner, 
officiant, caterer, florist, photographer, 
musicians, DJ, and all the rest -- knew the 
day's  schedule, knew our parts to play, and 
knew  what the others needed from us.

Accustomed to working together, we kept 
checking with each other all afternoon.  

This was no time for stubborn prima donnas 
bullying their own way at anyone's expense.

No time for someone's mother-in-law jumping 
in and taking over single-handed.
We all made lots of last-minute adjustments 
and compromises.

And with many  hasty conferences, we 
created a perfect  wedding celebration 
for the happy couple  and their guests.

Why am I talking about "teamwork"?
Because teamwork is essential for making  your wedding 
or next party the success you're dreaming about.

About planning YOUR celebration... 

Since 1975, my band has entertained at thousands 
of  weddings and parties. I've been finding one thing 
that has been true every time.

Whether you'll be having a simple casual affair, or 
an  elaborate formal event, or something in between, 
coordinating all the "moving parts" will make it.  

Or break it.

This involves all your colleagues, i ncluding, 
of course, your musicians. 

We all need to know what each of us can provide.
And each of us needs to know what all the others 
expect of us.  

On the big day, we'll perform for you, and for 
each other on time and perfect the first time.

So in the weeks before each event, I'll contact all 
my colleagues, asking what they'll need from me.  

To work out when and how we'll "make it happen".

All of us will stay in touch.  It's how we prepare.

So to guarantee YOUR success, assemble a team of 
experienced pros who know how to work together.

Hopefully we've all experienced the miraculous 
feeling of being on a team  that's "really clicking".

Sure, everyone says we believe in teamwork. 
But be sure all your colleagues "walk the talk".

You'll want to assemble a team of colleagues, 
not a team  of rivals.

So here's that Tip I promised you: 

As you assemble your team of wedding & party pros, 
be sure that everyone is an expert in their specialty, 
and also an experienced "team player".

Now for advice about planning your music...

As your plans finally take shape, you can begin 
to  select your wedding or party music.

Start with considering the kind of atmosphere 
you'd like your music to create.

Ask me for lots of tips to help you select and 
arrange your perfect music.

We know how to create  the perfect mood for 
celebrating.  Especially  at  weddings  and parties .

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music...
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.

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

Wednesday, February 22, 11:00am-1:00pm,
Professional networking luncheon for "WIPA",
("Wedding Industry Professionals Association") 
Sir Francis Drake Hotel,  450 Powell St , San Francisco

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.

Now, watch me talk about "teamwork at a wedding" (2011).  

Let's chat soon.  


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

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