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Avalon The Band

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
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$3,175 Most Popular Price

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3,175 Most Popular Price

Avalon The Band is a wedding band operating out of Holland, Michigan. Having performed at over 300 weddings, bandleader Rich Burkholder has assembled the finest experienced and professional musicians to create a world-class musical act. Together they strive to provide couples and their guests with a fantastic musical experience full of energy, excitement, and fun. Rich owns a music school, The Avalon Music Academy of Holland. The band is made up of Rich and teachers at the school, all of whom have degrees in music.

Services Offered

With an extensive repertoire of songs to choose from, Avalon the Band is ready to soundtrack your wedding celebration from start to finish. Every aspect of their performance can be customized to fit your needs and musical tastes and they will help you craft the perfect reception playlist. As well as live music, they also provide DJ services and use only the finest audiovisual equipment to ensure superior sound and lighting quality. Additional services include:

  • Learning new songs
  • Karaoke
  • Rehearsal dinner music
  • Wireless Microphones
  • MC services
  • Ceremony sound & music
  • Cocktail hour music

Wedding Reception Frequently Asked Questions

Can you provide MC & DJ services also?
Yes ,we provide a complete audio solution to your reception and also ceremony if desired. All MC & DJ services are provided. We provide wireless mics for toasts, prayers, and other announcements.

Can you provide sound and music for the ceremony and cocktail hour?
Yes, we have multiple sound systems and are able to setup in different locations concurrently. We can provide microphones & music for ceremonies and cocktail hours. We have many different music options with our musicians on staff including acoustic guitar & vocals, string quartet, classical guitar, & jazz trio.

Can we choose the song list?
Absolutely. You can be as detailed as you'd like with guidance on songs to play or not to play and when they should happen. We can learn any songs for special music as needed.

Do you meet with each couple?
Yes, Rich Burkholder will meet with you in person if possible or online (Zoom, FaceTime) if distance is an issue. He will go through the timeline for your day to make sure everything happens on time. You can spend your time enjoying your special day and Rich will take care of the schedule.

What do you wear for weddings?
We've performed at weddings of all shapes and sizes. We'll customize our attire to the feel of your reception. Suits, tuxes, smart casual, whatever the feel of your reception is, just let us know and we'll fit right in!

How loud is the band?
We use the latest technology in audio including wireless Ipad mixers to ensure that we are at the proper sound level for the venue. We check in multiple times throughout the evening to make sure you are comfortable with our sound level.

How long do you play?
Our sets are customizable to your timeline. Common set times are 3 x 50 minutes or 4 x 45 minutes.

Do you allow special guests?
We do as long as this is prearranged beforehand. If you have a friend or family member who needs accompaniment at the ceremony, we have musicians for that also.

Do you travel for weddings?
Yes, we do!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$2,000 - $5,000

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$2,000 - $5,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$3,175

Which of the following are included in the package?

Cocktail Hour Music
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

4 - 6

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Acoustic
Blues
Classic Rock
Country
Dance
Funk
Motown
Oldies
Pop
R&B / Soul
Reggae
Rock
Top 40

What music services do you provide?

Instrumentals
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Vocals
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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    Avalon Band

    Way beyond the music! Rich brings not only musical talent, fun, professionalism but, a peace of mind. The assistance with ceremony mics, leading the flow of the evening, as well as, taking time to know us to make the evening extremely personal. Guests continue to tell us how personal the evening felt. Nothing canned and Rich played a big role in that for it to be a night of relaxation and joy.
    The sound is exceptional and ability to read the crowd is incredible.
    Rich and the Avalon Band will bring all their talents to your event for you to breath and enjoy!
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    Best decision ever!

    Hiring Avalon the Band for our wedding was the best decision!!! Rich and the guys were so easy to work with and a lot of fun. All our guests loved them as well, we keep getting more and more compliments. They played all the right songs and brought a great energy to our party.
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    Best Wedding Decision Ever--Hire This Band!

    This band was incredible!! I’m so happy we decided to go with them—they rocked all night! The number one thing guests were commenting on, I can’t tell you how many times I was asked, “Where did you FIND them?!” The songs they played were perfect; you can really tell they pay attention to the vibe of the crowd! They offer services for all sound needs throughout the day (mics for officiant, ceremony sound, cocktail hour, etc). Rich is an all-around good person: professional, kind, easy-going. Typically responds within a day, which I was so thankful for! And they’re completely affordable, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to have great live music!! We knew we wanted a band but I hadn't had luck finding anyone close to us that was affordable, responsive, and had wedding experience, so we almost gave up and had a dj instead, but I'm so happy we found Avalon! I cannot say enough times they exceeded all expectations and made the reception so unforgettable! Thank you for all the energy and talent you brought to our special day!
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12330 James Street, Suite D-40 Holland, MI, 49424
(616) 834-0854
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