The Secret Power of "Home Sweet Home "

August 24, 2016, Issue #117

But first, a great tip  for including favorite songs
in your next celebration.  

Hurricane Sandy devastated my home town  back 
in 2012.   

Mayhem like a Godzilla movie.  But this was REAL!

For several tense days, the TV weather reports 
kept me  up to date with the awful damage along 
the east coast.  

I was safe here on the west coast,  and  I felt so sad 
for everyone caught in the crisis.

My attention focused on poor little East Rockaway.  
Homes were damaged or destroyed. 

And my old 
high school,  especially the auditorium,
I'd spent so many happy  hours playing in the band.

Gahhh!  Those wonderful memories.  I was heartsick.

Living some 3000 miles away, I immediately sent 
money  and my best wishes to help with rebuilding.  
It's what  they needed most right then.

You'd do the same, right?  Who doesn't care about 
their  own home town?

We all care, usually a lot.  And that's why I'm writing. 

Because everyone cares so much about our own 
"Home Sweet Home",  we have a huge opportunity. 

Here's how to make it work for you:

Face it -- everyone loves their own special places .  
Favorite landmark locations that  kindle  strong
personal memories.

Maybe yours are where you live now, or grew up
or went to school, or once visited,  or met someone 
special, or plan for a honeymoon,  or dream about 
exploring some day.

Back in the spring of 2012, my favorite special 
place was my home town

These days, I entertain at weddings and parties, 
and guests always request their favorite songs.  
They're often about their own home towns.

So we often play "New York, New York", "Georgia 
on  My  Mind", "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", 
"Going  to Kansas  City",  "Chicago that Toddling Town", 
"April in Paris",  "Do You Know What It Means to Miss 
New Orleans",  "Pennsylvania Polka", "A Foggy Day in 
London Town",  "Moonlight in Vermont", "The Eyes of 
Texas", "Carolina  in the Morning", "I'm Alabama Bound", 
"Tennessee Waltz",  "Midnight in Moscow", "My Old 
Kentucky Home",  "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "Girl 
from Ipanema",  "Arrivaderchi Roma" ...

And more, of course.  "Where's YOUR home town?"

That's a question I always ask whenever I help 
anyone plan the music for their celebration.  
It's one way I make sure we'll include at least 
a few favorite songs in every party.

I do this for every event we entertain in.  

You should, too.


Simple!  When you include their favorite songs, 
you  assure a  memorable celebration for your 
hosts  and  their guests .

Would you like to watch this happening?  

The next time you or a friend  are looking for
upbeat, elegant music played the way you want, 
preview us in action at our next public event:  

Where?  You can catch us here (details below):

Sunday, September 11, 2:30pm,
"Cystic Fibrosis Research" Benefit Party,
22420 Old Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos

Friday, September 16, 8:00-10:00pm,
"Cocktail Lounge (Members Only)", 
Silicon Valley Capital Club, 
50 W San Fernando, San Jose

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

Are YOU looking for wedding or party music RIGHT NOW?

Meanwhile, CLICK for "Sweet Georgia Brown" (2½ minutes). 

Let's chat soon.  


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

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