8 Tips for Hiring a Wedding Band or Wedding Musicians

Your wedding day will most likely be one of the most precious days of your life, and the musicians/band you hire will play a large role in creating the atmosphere you desire.  Nancy & Stan’s “Sandbar Rollers” Music have provided musical entertainment for numerous weddings.  Through the years we have found that the following information can be critical to having the music you desire at your Wedding Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Dinner Music, Wedding Reception, and Rehearsal Dinner.  We hope our suggestions will be helpful to you. We are honored when we are invited to share this most personal, precious day with you!  We do everything possible to assure that this day is as close to perfect for the bride and groom as you deserve. N S w 18

1.  Wedding Musicians should be professional, provide an enjoyable variety of music, work with you easily, and take pride in pleasing guests with music.  They should know how to play quietly and yet CAN rock-the-house when desired.

2.  Music for Your Wedding:  You probably want to discuss music selections as much in advance of your special day as possible.  Some bands may not even let you see their set list.  Nancy & Stan’s “Sandbar Rollers”WANT to please you with the music we play!  We will even play classical music for your Wedding Processional and Recessional music.  We feel that your input is extremely important.

3.  Budget:  Professional Wedding Band Musicians are experienced in many situations, including handling problems that may come up at last minute.  You will find that professionals charge more for services than amateurs, but most likely “you’ll get what you pay for” and you’ll be much happier with professionals to handle this extremely important and special day for you.

4.  Your musicians should be easy to communicate with, get in touch with, knowledgeable about music and weddings, people who show personal interest in making this “most special day” all that you want it to be.

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6.  Trustworthy, Knowledgeable:  will do what has been discussed prior to wedding day.  If emergencies or surprise situations come up, a professional will be able to handle rough spots much more effectively than an amateur.

7.  Sound System the band uses tremendously affects Quality of Sound that you’ll hear.  Good to be absolutely sure your musicians have the capability to play as quietly as you’d like (ex. during dinner, beginning, prelude music before ceremony ….. to lively, energetic, at the volumes you prefer.  Will the band be sensitive to your preferences, which may be changing, throughout the event?  Most desirable sound:  great musical quality whether music is soft or loud and band that’s sensitive to yours and your guests desires.

8.  The band should dress appropriately for your style of wedding.

For a Free Consultation or to book Nancy & Stan Music/Sandbar Rollers, call 919-274-7239 or email nancystars4@gmail.com.

8 Tips for Hiring a Live Band for Your Music Entertainment

A  Live Band can add tremendous enjoyment and fun to any party, if chosen wisely.   In addition to the live music, the crowd interaction and personal touch can be especially enjoyable.Sandbar Rollers Live Band, Party Entertainment, Cover Band, Live Music, Live Band, Entertainers, Local Bands, Bands for Hire, Music for Weddings, Party Band

1.  Professionalism pays great dividends.  You will greatly benefit from hiring a band that is professional, easy to work with, and willing to play music that you and your guests will enjoy.  The entire event will go more smoothly if the band provides great quality entertainment.   On the website of a professional band, you should be able to find out much information about them.

2.  Quality of Sound of Music.  It is wise to listen to recordings of live bands being considered.  Most bands have plenty of recordings, available for your listening pleasure, on their website.  The ideal band can play with excellent sound quality at whatever volumes the guests prefer.

3.  Volume Control is Important.  A professional Live Band should know how to play quietly as well as to “Rock the House” when desired.  Some smaller bands are especially good at this.  Everyone can play “loud”, but not every band is able or willing to keep the volume down if necessary.

4.  Special Songs Included.  The band entertainers should be able to include special songs for Christmas, Halloween, New Years’ Eve, Valentine’s Day, Weddings, or whatever the occasion may be.  If the event has a Theme, make sure you discuss this with the party band leader Before the event.  Nancy & Stan’s “Sandbar Rollers” want to please you and your guests!

5.  Sound System.  The sound system used by the live band will tremendously affect Quality of Sound that you’ll hear.  The band and their equipment should also fit into the area you have designated for them, as well as put out a great quality of sound – at any volume level. Live Music, Entertainers, Sandbar Rollers Live Band, Halloween Entertainment, Cover Band, Bands for Hire, Party Entertainment. Tribute Band,

6.  Pricing of a Live Band.  The number of people in a band, their professionalism, and experience will directly affect cost of hiring them.  Checking the pricing of several bands may give you an idea of reasonable rates.  If you can hire a band for “cheap”, you most likely won’t get much quality or professionalism.  Most really good musicians have spent many Years learning their instruments and ALL that is involved in performing, therefore will charge accordingly

7.  Communication and References.  You should be able to communicate easily with the band leader.  Client comments or references (even asking for a few names of people to talk with) are also helpful in making your decision about booking a band.

8.  Band Should Dress Appropriately.  The live band should dress appropriately for the occasion, whether it is formal, casual, or even a costume party.

For a Free Consultation or to book Nancy & Stan Music/Sandbar Rollers, call 919-274-7239 or email nancystars4@gmail.com.