How to Plan the Best Music for Your Party

#130, March 15, 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.

Ever have a "deja vu" moment?

This one was eerie.  I recently walked into  a room 
for the first time and felt like I'd been  there before. 

Does this ever happen to you?

Then I remembered, I WAS there.  Years ago. 
I'll always remember that visit. 

That visit could have ended in a disaster, and  
it taught  me  a great lesson  for how to begin 
planning anything.  

More about that lesson in a minute.

That room is now a small theatre, and 
I recognized the little stage in the corner.   

But about 30 years ago, it was just a run-down 
hotel ballroom.  

I was there talking with an eager young entrepreneur.  
He'd asked me to meet him there, and we were 
dreaming big.  

He wanted to convert this old room into  a fine 
supper club, and book the Magnolia Jazz Band 
to entertain there.  

Oh, the prospect thrilled me!  Mainly because 
he was so energetic.  

Full of confidence and big ideas.  

Also because he hinted at a great steady engagement 
for my band.

He told me he'd worked at DisneyWorld, in Florida, 
and he  planned to re-create some of their success 
here  in San Jose.

We talked about which features to keep in the room 
and  which  to change.  

His enthusiasm impressed me...

...until he asked "When does the big tourist season 
begin around here?"


What big tourist season?  

Sure, people love visiting  the San Francisco Bay Area 
year-round.  But as far as  I knew, there's nothing here 
like the "spring break"  or the annual "summer vacation" 
season that Florida  tourism enjoys.

He had no idea!  Hadn't he asked anyone before?

Poor guy.  His plan was doomed from the start.  
He needed lots more help than I could give him.  

Sadly, I don't remember hearing about his supper 
club again, and I never had another opportunity 
to talk with him.

But I still get a lot of mileage from telling his story.

And I tell it often.  To people like you.


Because these days I help people plan the music 
for their weddings and parties.  

Then my band  entertains at their celebrations, 
c reating the elegant, upbeat mood that they want.

And I LOVE helping people who have realistic ideas 
of what they want. 

REALISTIC -- not at all like that fellow from DisneyWorld.

So here's that tip I promised you:  
Start your plan with a few realistic ideas.  

Usually I help people begin planning music by having 
them focus on practical ideas that could pay off big.  

We start there, by answering a few questions like 
"What would you like your celebration to sound like" 
and "What kind of music will create that mood"? 

Realistic ideas often come from "word-of-mouth" 
recommendations from friends.  Or from catching 
us in action  at a friend's wedding, or at a party, 
or at a  business reception. 

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music...
St Patrick's Day and Easter are just ahead, 
and you might be involved with planning an 
exciting holiday celebration.

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 can preview us?  Here: (see details below)

Tuesday, March 21, 6:00-7:00pm,
Networking cocktail Party for "NACE",
("National Association for Catering and Events") 
Fairmont Hotel,  170 S Market St , 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.

Now, watch me greet visitors on Facebook back in 2012. 

Let's chat soon.  


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

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