Finding the Appropriate Musical Group

• Decide what style of music you feel will be appropriate for your event. For a list of the most common musical styles, refer to the "Types of Musical Groups" link to the left after reading through this list of suggestions.

• Make a list of specific songs you would like to be played.

• Inform the musicians as to whether it is a formal or themed event.

• Determine the hours you wish the principal musical group to perform, and if you would like a smaller group to play during dinner or cocktails.

• Will the leader have to perform any master of ceremonies duties and would you like to have a featured vocalist or vocal group?

Read the musical qualifications of each musician in the category you have chosen.

Once you have considered these suggestions and selected the appropriate musical group, discuss with the leader the number of musicians you feel will be needed based on your budget and the cost of the musical entertainment.

Now you are ready to visit the "Types of Musical Groups" link.

Setting Up The Room For Your Event

If appropriate, determine the location of the musical group so that it has direct access to the dance floor.

Insure that the bandstand area is large enough to accommodate the musical group.

Make sure someone is available to control the lighting during the event if applicable.

Be sure that the musical leader, event planner, photographer, caterer, facility, manager, etc. communicate with each other throughout the event.

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