Band, Ceremony Music
Aug 17, 2014
Frequently Asked Questions for Band
Are you an agency or a band?
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
What is your band's usual attire?
We usually wear black pants and jackets and matching shirts. We also can wear formal attire when asked for.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Of course, we usually learn songs for your first dance and/or parent dances.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
How much space do you usually require?
10 X 10
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Yes, we place small signs next to our speakers.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We bring lighting to enhance the stage and dance floor.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
We emcee all events we perform. We will assure the flow of events is is
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
They always dance. We know all the dance favorites and always have the crowd dancing.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We normally take one break during a four hour reception. We kindly ask that a meal be provided.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
We play a CD or IPod during our break.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
We our established professionals and are associated with many other professional musicians. We have professional back up musicians readily available. In over 10 years of playing we have only needed a replacement a couple of times.
What is your overtime rate?
$50 per musician per hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Frequently Asked Questions for Ceremony Music
What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Drums, Flute, Guitar, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet
Additional Answers & Advice:
Can you provide music for our ceremony?
Yes, a popular choice has been a classical style guitarist. We have many other options available to you as well.
What options do you offer for the Cocktail hour?
We offer a variety of cocktail hour options such as: solo piano or classical guitar, instrumental ensemble (2-4 players) with optional vocalist
Starting time for the band?
We find that it is best to have the band play soft background music as your reception begins. This sets the best mood for your special day.
How many breaks does the band take?
High Definition takes 1 break only during dinner. We will provide recorded music during this break.
Do we have to provide dinner for the band?
We kindly ask that dinner be provided for the band. With travel time and setting up the band rarely has the time to dine.
How will the band dress for a wedding reception?
High Definition takes pride in presenting ourselves as a polished and professional band, wearing black with one accent color, usually white
What styles of music do you play?
We play music from the 1930s to the songs of today. Our repertoire has the versatility to satisfy all generations. Experience and having five lead vocalists gives us the ability to perform a wide range of song styles.
How long does the band play?
We typically play for four hours. Additional time can be arranged.
What if I’m concerned about the volume of the band?
We are very experienced at keeping the volume just right. Feel free to let us know if a volume change is needed during your event.
Do you have lighting?
Yes, we have stage and dance floor lighting. We also feature special effects lighting to enhance the dance floor.
Do you have a wireless microphone?
Yes, it can be utilized for toasts, blessings, etc.
Will the band learn songs that we need for our special day?
Yes, we typically learn 2 to 3 songs for the bride and groom’s first dance or parent dances.
Can we select songs the band will play?
We welcome clients' input regarding song selections and will include or exclude material at your request.
Do you have a horn section available?
Yes. High Definition's trumpet and saxophone add another layer of sound to our arrangements.
Do you have a CD player?
Yes, we have a fully integrated DJ system in our state-of-the-art PA system.
Will you provide music during your breaks?
Yes, we bring a variety of recorded music with us. We also can play any CD you provide us.
Who will announce the Bridal party?
High Definition will assure your day goes as planned. Our functioning Master of Ceremonies takes care to pronounce names correctly and clearly and tastefully guides the flow of events. Our professionalism and experience have garnered appreciation from event coordinators, catering staffs and vendors.
Who will be my contact for High Definition?
Dave Perrotta, High Definition's band leader, will be your contact. He is readily available for all clients and will offer personal and professional guidance regarding your music.
How do I book High Definition?
To book the band or get more information, contact Dave at 518-584-4174 or HighDefinition@nycap.rr.com.
How much will it cost to have High Definition at my wedding?
We are the most affordable, quality band around. High Definition is committed to working with all clients and their budgets. We offer a variety of options to do this. The easiest way to get a price is to give Dave a call.
How did we decide on High Definition as a name?
We had narrowed down our choices. We wrote them down on individual
pieces of paper, crumbled them up, tossed them on the floor and had Taylor
We understand how important and difficult it can be finding the perfect band for your special day. A key to our success has been offering a great product at a very affordable price.