How to Plan the Best Wedding & Party Music

#137, June 21, 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.

But first, let me tell you a quick story:

"What are you the MOST passionate about?"  

Me, I love to entertain people at parties.  
Especially when kids join the festivities.

For one thing, it's fun to help people celebrate.
Besides, who doesn't like a party?

And second, I ALWAYS learn something new, 
interesting, and useful about human nature...  

... because when people get  "in the swing of things"
they'll often reveal  what they're REALLY like. 

For example, at a recent Fourth of July picnic,
the kids there taught me a powerful lesson
about party music.

YOU can use this valuable tip at every party. 

What a day!  This picnic was a great family affair.  
A beautiful holiday afternoon at a local park.  
Lots of kids... easily half the crowd was less 
than 10 years old.  

The six of us set up on a bandstand and played 
rousing traditional jazz and patriotic tunes.

I'm playing my old cornet and enjoy watching 
everyone there have a great time.  Especially 
the youngest kids.

When these kids first catch sight of us, 
they stand perfectly still, eyes wide open, 
and stare at us.  

Here we are... six grown men wearing bright 
outfits, feet tapping, smiling back and forth, 
shiny musical instruments creating all that 
lively sound!  What a spectacle!

Then a moment later, the kids begin dancing.

You ever watch a child respond to rhythmic music?  
This is what they do:   bouncing in place, their arms 
flapping, spinning in circles, dancing forward & back.  

Falling down, laughing, and getting right back up.

And the longer they dance like this, the more 
enthusiastic they get.

Then inspiration strikes me.  When the first kid 
begins dancing, I get the band's tempo to match his.  
That really gets him going, which encourages more 
kids to join in.

Like my grandfather used to say, " Monkey see, monkey do".

The families love watching.  They cheer and join in 
the dancing.  Bystanders catch the excitement, too. 
What a party!

So what did I learn?  Three things:  

1.  Kids love rhythm, and exciting them gets the 
adults involved, too.    So whenever there's children 
at a party, I know how I'll pace the party's music!

2.  People joining in makes the fun contagious.  
The more everyone participates, the more everyone 
enjoys the party. "The more the merrier!"

3.  It takes just a few  people to get things started. 
We see this all the time.

At weddings, for example, brides and grooms often 
include a few really good dancers among their guests, 
to encourage everyone to get up and dance.  It's like 
priming the pump.

So remember these lessons and make them pay off 
at your next party.

Here's that valuable Tip I promised: 
Create ways to get EVERYONE involved,  ESPECIALLY
THE KIDS.   You'll make the experience 
exciting and memorable for everyone.

You can watch this everywhere we play -- at weddings, 
private parties, and public events.

And now that we're talking about 
wedding & party music...
The 4th of July is 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, June 23, 5:30-8:30pm
"Step Back in Time" Great Gatsby Party
Filoli, 86 CaƱada Road, Woodside

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.

In the meantime, watch some highlights from that picnic.

4th of July

Let's chat soon.


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

and see photos of us in action on Instagram

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