A Personal Touch for Wedding and Party Music

#127, Feb 1, 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.

A personal touch  makes all the difference.  

...and I saw it in action again last week.

My wife and I drove to Thousand Oaks and LA
for an overdue visit to one of my sisters and 
a few friends.  

While there,  we attended a memorable  evening 
with Garrison Keillor.

Know him?  Author, humorist and until recently, 
radio host  of A Prairie Home Companion.

If you ask me, for all his talents, he's best as 
a marvelous story-teller,  spinning a yarn in the 
finest tradition of Mark Twain and  Will Rogers.

The auditorium held hundreds.  All were long-time 
fans,  I'm sure, and knew pretty much what to expect: 
2 hours of humorous, witty stories and jokes. 

At last he walked out on the stage, which was 
bare but for  a microphone and a stool. 

Without saying a word, he began singing softly.  
A continuous string  of slow, old familiar songs 
beginning with words like 
"We were sailing along, on Moonlight Bay..."
"Wise men say, only fools rush in..."
"Anytime you're feeling lonely..."
"We shall overcome..."
"Oh beautiful for spacious skies..."
"My eyes have seen the glory..."

A few dozen of these good old favorite songs.

Hearing the first few words of each song, the 
audience sang right along, song after song.

This unexpected sing-along lasted maybe 10 minutes.

I felt like he was making a personal connection, 
and so did everyone else, apparently.

Sure enough, two hours later, as he thanked us 
for attending, he said how nice  it was to stand
in a large dark room with  friends who  knew the
lyrics of his favorite songs.

Stunning!  It was the personal touch in action. 

Right from the start, he developed a soft, warm, 
familiar connection  with everyone.

We were comfortably "with him".

And from that beginning, he entertained us with 
witty stories and jokes, and we loved every minute.

Why am I talking about a personal touch?
can make YOUR wedding or 
next party 
you're dreaming about -- making each  
of your guests delighted to be there.

For example, suppose you're planning  your wedding 
and you want a sensational  reception  -- a catered feast, 
timeless photographs, gorgeous flowers, and music 
to create a memorable atmosphere for your guests.  

You'll need to work personally with your coordinator, 
caterer, photographer, florist, musician, and the rest.
That's how to customize their services to create exactly 
what you want  for your guests.

Selecting some faceless service "off the shelf" just won't do.

So here's that Tip I promised you: 
When you select wedding and party professionals, 
create a warm personal touch with each one. 
That's the best secret for working effectively.

Now, about planning your music...

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

Our testimonials praise my own personal touch --
that I'm inviting, helpful, and easy-to-work-with.  

The helpful tips I post on Facebook and my blog, 
-- and my personal videos -- reveal  how  I help
people celebrate.
It's the thoughtful ways I help people planning, 
selecting music, and arranging musical details.  

It's not just about the band -- what you see and 
hear  -- but it's the personal touch that makes  
us a part  of  your celebration, gives it a special 
excitement,  and helps it come to life.

So ask me for lots of help.

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...
Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras are just ahead, 
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.

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 "the personal touch" (2011). 


Let's chat soon.  


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

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