#162, June 27, 2018

Let's talk about the music for your next CELEBRATION

Especially about PLANNING 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:

"Ohhhhh Noooooo!" 

Hurricane Sandy devastated my home town back 
in 2012.   

The south shore of Long Island saw mayhem like 
in a Godzilla movie.  But this was REAL!

Do you remember?

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.  
Many homes were damaged or destroyed.   

And my old high school, too, especially the auditorium, 
where 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?"

So here's that Tip I promised you.
I always ask this question whenever I help 
someone plan the music for their celebration.  
And you should do likewise.


Simple!  When you include their home town songs, 
you'll assure a memorable celebration for your 
hosts and their guests .

It's one way I make sure we'll include at least 
a few of their favorite songs in every party.

Remember this lesson and make it pay off at your
wedding or your next party.

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music...
The Fourth of July is just a few days 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)

Wed, July 4, 6:45-9:15pm
"4th of July Picnics & Fireworks Show"
three parks in Cupertino

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.

Now watch us playing "Sweet Georgia Brown". 

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 reviews on  Yelp.  
       See photos of us in action on Instagram

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