#144, October 11, 2017

Let's talk about selecting your wedding and party music.

It's easy if you begin planning the right way.

Let me give you a Tip. 

But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:

Sarah and Akin knew they might have a problem.

With their beautiful wedding just a month away, 
preparations were nearly complete.  

Lovely garden facility?  Check.

Fantastic Caterer?  Check.

Sensational Florist?  Check.

Amazing Photographer?  Check. 

They DREAMED of an upbeat mood to get
into the swing of things.  Check.

My band will be entertaining their guests, 
and they've selected o ne of their favorite
tunes for their first dance.  

Their dance lessons created a beautiful 
routine to  "Fly Me to the Moon", and they 
practiced  to Frank Sinatra's 1964 recording 
with the  Count Basie band.  Check. 

Sounds perfect!   So what was the problem?

For months, we've been speaking about their 
wedding music.  Finally one day they told me 
their first dance had to be exactly  2½ minutes.


Their first dance routine was timed to Sinatra's 
2½ minute recording, so we needed to  make our
exactly 2½   minutes, too. 

No problem.  The solution was simple.

We were entertaining at a wedding show 
just a few weeks before their wedding.  

Sarah and Akin caught up with us there, 
asked us to play "Fly Me to the Moon" for 
exactly 2½ minutes, and recorded us 
on their iPhone.

Back home, they continued to rehearse ,
dancing to our recording instead of Sinatra's.
Finally, when we played at their reception, 
their first dance was a huge success!

This story reminds me that  every celebration 
begins with a DREAM.  Imagine what you want,
and gather the important DETAILS. 

So here's the Tip I promised:
First, DREAM about the Mood 
you want to create. 

Then pursue the DETAILS. Make the DREAM come true!

So try this when you begin:

Imagine you're a guest.  What mood would you like?  
 -  Formal, elegant, and sophisticated?  
 -  Or casual and  mellow? 
 -  Or upbeat and rousing?  
 -  Or a soft background  for conversations?

Think of everyone's five senses.  What do you want 
your  celebration to LOOK like?  And SOUND like?  
What  TASTES and AROMAS will everyone enjoy?  

What will being there FEEL like? 
Warm?  Cool?  Hard?  Soft?  Rough?  Smooth? 

Keep all this in mind when you build the mood
your  wedding and party music  will create.

And now that we're talking about 
wedding & party music...
Halloween and Thanksgiving are just a few weeks away. 
You might be involved in planning a   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 
upbeat, elegant music,
played the way you want, 
think of us.

Where can you preview us?  Here  (see details below,
and call 408-245-9120 about last-minute additions.)

Sunday, Oct 15, 12:00pm-4:00pm
"Bay Area Wedding Fair"
Levi's Stadium,
4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara

Thursday, October 19, 5:30-8:30pm
Annual "Open House" Celebration
Fitz Place, 455 E Fitzgerald Ave, San Martin

Saturday, October 21, 10:00am-1:00pm
"Oktoberfest" Celebration
First and Campbell Ave, Campbell

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.

Meanwhile, enjoy another version of "Fly Me to the Moon", 
a friend recorded at an Easter Brunch back in 2010.

Let's chat soon.


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

P.S. See our  outstanding reviews on Yelp  and Wedding Wire
and see photos of us in action on Instagram

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