FAQs for Corporate Events
We are pleased to assist you with this. Consider the mood of the event (i.e. formal / casual), and the tastes of your guests (most guest lists have a range of tastes, from classical to contemporary). Budget and the size of your event will both influence your decision. (Top of page)
We have demo CDs and song lists available of many of the
groups. Our clients tell us these are very helpful. Please
contact us on our 24 / 7 phone
at (416) 769-8685.
Cost depends on the number of musicians, upon which
particular instruments you choose, length of engagement and
location. Our clients tell us our fees are very reasonable
and competitive. Fees. (Top
3. Do you have a
minimum time for bookings?
Musicians dress to enhance your event, from elegant formal evening wear to dressy casual, or theme wear by special arrangement.
Usually, gentlemen in tuxedos or dark suit, ladies in dressy concert black. (Top of page)
Most clients give us instructions such as "mostly classical, some upbeat contemporary" or " lots of old and new pop music and some very well known classical ". Some will give us guidelines by making a few special requests from our song lists or just say "do a mix and read the crowd".
We are very flexible, and being appropriate for your
event is of paramount importance to us. (Top
Probably. We already have an extensive and varied repertoire. But if you have a special piece which is not on our lists, most music can be successfully arranged for these ensembles.
Some styles of music suit some instruments better than
others, and that may affect your final choice of
instruments. We may ask that you provide a recording of your
special piece. Because of the time involved in writing some
arrangements, there may be a nominal fee for the
arrangement. (Top of
When you are ready to confirm the booking, we will fax or mail you a contract, to ensure all agreed upon details of booking are clear and correct. (Top of page)
By cheque or (seldom) cash. We sometimes ask for a deposit of approximately 40%, and the balance is usually due on the day of engagement, or shortly thereafter, according to your company's billing periods. Please let us know if your company requires an invoice (original copy or fax). (Top of page)
We book as far as 18-24 months ahead (..or as soon as for tomorrow, if we are available!). Our advice is that as soon as you are sure of what you want, you should book so you know you have it. (Top of page)
Gladly. The fee for travelling depends on the distance
and the amount of time which must be allowed to ensure
timely arrival at your venue. (Top
Yes. For the musicians, there is always sunscreen and bugspray, but because the fine professional instruments are sensitive and valuable, they must be protected from direct sunshine and any precipitation. Temperature and wind direction are considerations, and relatively level ground is preferable. (Top of page)
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