#186, June 12, 2019

Listen to my favorite story about a "Sound Check". 

Sound Check

Let's talk about the music for your next CELEBRATION. 

Especially about PREPARING 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:

Some call it a "sound check", or a "rehearsal", or a "trial run".

Whatever you call it, and whatever you're doing,  
your success depends on careful preparation.

In other words, you'll have a slim chance to succeed  
if you decide to just "wing it" with only bluff and bluster.  

You'll see examples of good preparation everywhere.  
For example, I love watching top athletes.  

You too?

I watch track meets in person, and football, basketball,  
baseball, and all the rest on TV.

Watching these athletes preparing to perform, 
I notice they're usually devoting much more time 
to their warm up than to their actual contest...  

... involving years of conditioning their bodies,  
pacing for their "peak", and mentally focusing to 
visualize their performance ahead of time.

I always suspect that those who prepare the best,
perform the best.

So here's that Tip I promised:  
How well do YOU prepare?  More would be better.  
And usually LOTS MORE wouldn't hurt.

For me and the band, thorough preparation precedes  
every performance.  

First, many conversations set the scene.  Where, 
when, what's the occasion, what mood do you want, 
and any special requests?

We scout out the best location for the band, 
plan to pace ourselves with the event's timeline, 
and coordinate with the planner, caterer, DJ, and 
photographer, to assure that everything will go 
as smoothly as planned.

When we arrive we've already practiced the tunes 
we'll be playing -- our familiar old favorites as well 
as the new special songs.

Once we're finally at the location, we greet our 
colleagues, set up our equipment, tune up, and  
make  a quick sound check.

We talk about similar events we've entertained at 
in recent years, and we're ready for "show time".

And all this careful preparation always pays off.

So the next time you see us at a wedding or a party,  
realize that we've already been preparing for you.

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music... 

Fathers Day and Fourth of July are coming up, 
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: ( RSVP maybe required)

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

Thur, Sept 12,  5:30-8:00pm
"Fall Festival of Wine & Food"
The Winchester Mystery House,
525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose

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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