How to Plan Perfect Wedding & Party Music

#134, May 10, 2017

 Read on for 
   *  a Tip for planning your wedding & party music, 
   *  details for our next Public Event. 
   *  and another quick Video. 

If you need wedding or party music right now
and tell me about the mood you're looking for.

In the meantime, do you plan wedding or party music? 
Does being someone's mother or a father help with that?

Ridiculous question?  M aybe it's NOT so crazy.
More in a minute.  

But first, let me tell you a quick story:

Last week I was chatting with a friend 
at a networking meeting in San Jose.  

Chatting about being a parent.

She suggested the main benefit of raising 
children is to teach us how to care for 
our parents as they grow older. 


I think she meant that learning how to 
care for someone gives you a life-long 
attitude about how to treat people kindly.

Makes sense to you?  

Personally I agree, but I doubt this is the 
MAIN benefit we get from raising children.  

I can think of several more obvious benefits. 
You too?  

Plus a few less obvious benefits.  Here's one:
And this probably won't surprise you. 

I believe that raising children can help us 
learn to plan our wedding and party music.

It's not the only way we learn this, but raising 
children teaches us deep person-to-person skills.

I've noticed that most people who've raised children 
treat  others kindly and develop satisfying personal 

They've learned valuable lessons of kindness, 
generosity, compassion, patience, humility, 
gratitude, and the capacity for loving.  

You know, all those good commandments from 
all the world's holy books.  Those universal 
person-to-person skills that make us civilized.

THESE SKILLS are the key to living successfully.  
The key to living effectively anytime, everywhere.

But why do I talk about raising children?

Specifically, why am I asking " How does raising 
children help us plan wedding  and party music?"

The heart of the answer is this: all these 
skills for success are about our FEELINGS.

About relying on our emotions to get through 
life's challenges.  

It's not, as I once suspected, about relying on our 
great intellect to navigate life's up and downs.

Most experts agree that people usually make 
decisions based on emotions.  And afterward 
we use our logic to justify these decisions.  

As though we need to reassure ourselves that 
we made the right choices after all.

Want to see this in action?  Just look wherever
people need to make a decision. 

What evidence, if any, are they using?  
What guides their choice?  

Feelings or logic?

See what I mean?

You'll find examples everywhere you turn.
And you do it yourself all the time, too:  
  • What should I plan for dinner tonight?  
  • What shoes should I wear today?  
  • Why should you believe what I'm saying?
Examine each choice we make.  Nearly every time, 
you'll find we make a decision based on our feelings.  

And then we come up with an explanation that seems 
logical enough to justify it.

It's not our fault.  Like it or not, this is how we work:  
Heart first, then brains.

So here's that Tip I promised you: 
The secret for planning music at any celebration 
is targeting the FEELINGS behind the celebration.

And raising children can give us the skills to target 
those feelings effectively.

And that's it!  Case closed!  

Really?  Well, of course NOT.

For important decisions, I still believe we need 
to guide our choices with some expert advice, 
as well as with our emotions.

Let's say you're organizing a special project.  
You want to work with some capable people, 
eager to make your dreams come true, right?  

Inevitably, you'll make your plans based on your 
feelings.  We all know to expect that by now.  

But don't jump in with your feelings alone.  
Be smart and gather some expert opinions 
to back up your feelings.  Ask a pro.

Wherever you can, get advice from experienced 
professionals, who've "been there, done that".

So here's why I'm thinking about this:  

It won't happen every day but the next time 
you're planning music for a wedding or a party, 
you can call me.  

Based on your intuition, you'll already have 
lots of feelings about what music you want.  

And I'll be glad to add the voice of experience to 
help guide your planning.

Since 1975, I've been playing music nearly every 
day.  And helping people plan the perfect music 
for their celebrations.

Mostly at private events like weddings and parties.
But occasionally at public festivities somewhere 
in the San Francisco Bay Area.

And now that we're talking about 
wedding & party music...
Mothers Day and Fathers 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 
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.)

Friday, May 12, 6:30-8:00pm
" Women at the Center Honors Patron Cocktail Party,
San Francisco Junior League major fundraising event,
Ritz Carlton Hotel,  600 Stockton, at California , San Francisco
Prepaid Reservation Required.   RSVP

Sunday, May 21, 12:00-4:00pm, 
"Bay Area Wedding Fair",
Levi's Stadium,  4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara,

Tuesday, May 30, 6:00-7:30pm, 
"Cocktail Party for San Francisco NACE meeting",
The Monroe, 473 Broadway (by Kearny), 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.

Watch us play "I'm Old Fashioned" at a recent cocktail party. 

Let's chat soon.  


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

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