Music may not be the first thought when you are planning an event or celebration but it should definitely be the one item on the planning list that gets the most consideration. The music should be as important as the venue and the menu. If it does get the right consideration then the event will be a success, for music more than any other part of a celebration sets the mood and ambiance for the guests.
It is a common myth that live music is expensive and likely out of range for most celebration planning budgets. Yet, that is far from the truth and many a party could have been a much bigger event for all attending had there been music. Many live bands can make adjustments to their playing time or number of musicians and vocalists to adapt their expense requirements to a party’s budget. Exploring the option is definitely worth the effort due to the positive overall impact live music can have for an event.
There are many ways to find a live band that will best suit your event needs. One way is to simply ask the venue at which you are holding your event. They will have had hands on experience with bands and will know how they met the expectations of their past clients. It can often be helpful to hire a band that has played at the venue you choose so that they are familiar with the location, setup and rules of the management.
Another way to find a live band is to of course search the Internet. By seeking that path you will find that not only can you usually hear tracks of music but you can view videos of the band performing. Many will have contracts you can download and view, as well as playing list options. CAISO has these on our Web site and we also allow free downloads of many of our songs for Brides or Wedding Planners to use on their Save the Date Web sites to give their guests a preview of the event to come.
Whether you are planning an intimate small party to celebrate a promotion or anniversary or you are planning a large wedding or corporate event there should be a strong consideration to add music and to seek out a live band. The event will truly be remembered and considered a much more elegant and special event if you do.