#208, April 22, 2020
But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:

"Ohhhhhhh Nooooooo!"

Hurricane Sandy devastated my home town back 
in 2012.   

The south shore of Long Island saw mayhem like 
it was 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 their 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 and party music...

Mother's Day and Father's Day are just ahead, 
and you might be involved with planning an 
exciting 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: 

Saturday, May 9, 5:00-8:00pm  (Sorry, canceled)
Annual "Wedding Faire" 
Ardenwood Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont

Reply or call 408-245-9120.  Let's chat soon.


Robbie Schlosser | Magnolia Jazz Band
"Elegant, Upbeat Music for Weddings and Parties"  
P.S.  See our  Yelp reviewsphotos of us in action on  Instagram

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