Planning Music for a Wedding or a Party

by Robbie Schlosser · 0 comments

Thanks in advance for reading this article. I appreciate your interest and hope you get a few good ideas. I'd love to hear what you liked. Please write me a little COMMENT below. Start a conversation. Tell me what you think, and I'll reply. Promise.
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Nearly all the posts in this blog concern either “planning music” or my life as a jazzman.

Whenever I’m working I’m likely to be either entertaining at someone’s celebration today or else helping someone planning music for their festivities two months from now.

The latter is a conversation I’ve enjoyed repeating nearly every day since 1975.  Each party always involves something new, and I always look forward to the challenge.

Magnolia Jazz Band pausing at a highlight,  2010

However, whether we’re planning music for a wedding (like in the photo above), or a birthday party, or a company open house, we answer many of the same questions.  In fact, you probably repeat them, too, whenever you plan any special event yourself.

I try to help people think about their own planning — for a celebration or anything else.  Over the years, I’ve accumulated a number of tips that I’ve found help people planning music.

I’m active on social media, especially Facebook these days, posting these tips for planning music.  I hope people can use a little imagination and apply many of these tips to help whatever they’re planning, not just wedding or party music.  For example, recently on Facebook I posted

“An effective way to schedule party music: Experts recommend checking the details and carefully coordinating your music (fanfares, background, or “themes”) with Introductions, Toasts, Announcements, or Presentations. Use music to make these highlights even more effective!”

Use your music to add one more extra surprising touch.  It will catch everyone’s attention, imagination, and help set the perfect mood.

So here’s a tip:  Every one of your projects will likely include a few landmarks.  Sometimes many of them.  Some should be musical.  Identify them.  Your project will proceed smoothly if all these highlights are planned for and coordinated in advance.
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Meanwhile, the Magnolia Jazz Band entertains at weddings and parties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are ever nearby, you’ll love catching us in action, seeing and hearing us create a great mood.

How can I help you? Call 408-245-9120 or use Robbie@MagnoliaJazz.com. Planning a celebration? Ask about our availability.

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