#164, July 25, 2018

Let's talk about the music for your next CELEBRATION

Especially about PREPARING your wedding or party music.  

Want  to do it well?  Need help?  Let me give you a handy Tip.  

But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:

Call it a " sound check", or a " rehearsal", or a " trial run".

Whatever you call it, and whatever you're doing, 
your success  depends on careful  preparation.

In other words, you'll have a slim chance to succeed 
if you  decide to  "wing it" with only bluff and bluster.  

You'll see examples of good preparation everywhere  .  
For example, I love watching top athletes.  

You too?

I watch track meets in person, and football, basketball, 
baseball, and all the rest on TV.

Watching these athletes preparing to perform, 
I notice they're usually devoting much more time 
to their warm up than to their actual contest...  

... involving years of conditioning their bodies, 
pacing for  their "peak", and mentally focusing to 
their performance ahead of time.

I always suspect that  those who prepare the best,
perform the best.

So here's that Tip I promised:  
How well do YOU prepare?  More would be better. 
And usually LOTS MORE wouldn't hurt.

For me and the band, thorough preparation precedes 
every performance  .  

First, many conversations set the scene.  Where, 
when, what's the occasion, what mood do you want, 
and any special requests?

We scout out the best location for the band, 
plan to pace ourselves with the event's timeline, 
and coordinate with the planner, caterer, DJ, and 
photographer, to assure that everything will go 
smoothly as planned.

When we arrive we've already practiced the tunes 
we'll be playing -- our familiar old favorites as well 
as the new special songs.

Once we're finally at the location, we greet our 
colleagues, set up our equipment, tune up, and 
make  a quick sound check.

We talk about similar events we've entertained at 
in recent years,  and we're ready for "show time".

And all this careful preparation always pays off.

So the next time you see us at a wedding or a party, 
realize that we've already been preparing for you.

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music...
Summertime parties and Labor Day 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  for 
upbeat, elegant music,  played the way you want, 
think of us.

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

Thur, Sept 27, 6:00-9:00pm
"Concierge Association Awards Gala"
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club,
23600 McKean Rd, 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.

Meanwhile, here's my favorite story about a "Sound Check". 

Let's chat soon.

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

P.S. Want wedding or party music?  See our 72 reviews on  Yelp.  
       See photos of us in action on Instagram

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