Band, Ceremony Music
What additional types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Holiday Parties, LGBT Weddings / Ceremonies
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, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Calypso, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
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
What types of cultural events do you specialize in?
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, solo jazz or classical guitar, acoustic duo, acoustic trio, jazz duo, jazz trio, jazz quartet a karaoke-style sing along and a DJ service.
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?
The gentlemen in the band wear black tuxes and Colleen wears formal evening attire.
What styles of music do you play?
We play music from the 1930’s 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?
Yes, you can pick songs from our song list that you want and don’t want us to play.
Do you have a horn section available?
Yes, vocalist Bob Father also doubles on Trumpet. We also offer the option of adding a Saxophone player.
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 take care of announcements and the flow of events, be the Master of Ceremonies. We are very well known and experienced at working with event coordinators, catering staffs and vendors. We will assure your day goes as planned.
Who will be my contact for High Definition?
Band Leader Dave Perrotta will be your contact for High Definition. He is readily available for all clients.
How do I book High Definition?
Just contact us by phone, 518-584-4174 or E-mail us at, HighDefinition@nycap.rr.com to see if the date is available. We can make arrangements and send you a contract.
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.
One big factor in bands is on stage volume. Some bands bring in a big PA system and crank it up. It won't be pleasing to the older folks. High Definition nows how to keep the volume right. We have a state of the art PA system and a top end sound tech to mix the sound.
Our audio samples on our web site are via a live performance. No studio tricks and dubbing were utilized. It's a straight forward , honest approach.
We recommend that you see the band you hire in person. Make sure the band you see is the one that will be on the job. Beware marketing materials, some bands have audio and video samples that do not represent how they actually sound and look like on stage.