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For more information about music for weddings, contact
us at toll-free 866.SAM.HILL or email us.
You want your band to be professional, experienced, easy to work with, and entertaining.
Details need to be worked out such as playing times, set-up time, set breaks, staging,
power requirements, song requests, payment arrangements, etc. We handle all these
details in advance with written contracts to guarantee a hassle-free performance.
And we only work with the most professional and entertaining bands.
Congratulations! If you're reading this page,
odds are you or someone you
has just gotten engaged. We
hope the planning is
going well so far,
and that we
can do our part to make the entertainment for your wedding day the best it can be.
The band you select
for your reception can make the difference between a wedding
that is "nice" and one that has friends and
so much fun!!"
Click the link above to get started. You may also browse bands by music style or the location of your wedding.
Click below for a preview of our more popular wedding bands:
What you can expect from the band at your wedding
Wedding bands and musicians will make every effort to accomodate your needs on your
Many Wedding Bands Can and Will:
Announce the members of your wedding party as they enter the reception and make
Provide recorded music while on breaks so the party never stops. The music can be
CDs that either you or the band provide. (This may not apply to smaller acoustic
or jazz and swing bands - inquire about your specific band with your booking manager)
Take requests from their repertoire prior to the reception, and will accommodate
as many of your requests as they can during the performance.
Learn one song as a special request for each reception, i.e. for a first dance (given
60 days notice within a reasonable music style). They can also play the requested
song though the sound system on CD by the original artist.
Provide a state-of-the-art professional sound system to ensure clear sound at an
Always present and conduct themselves professionally.
Work with YOU and your wedding coordinator or wedding planner to ensure a smooth
flow to your reception and will help to solve any problems that may arise to make
your reception a complete success!
(Please confirm with your booking manager about the specific capabilities and procedures of
your individual band)
Performance Area, Playing Time, and Band Setup:
Dance bands typically need a stage, performance area or floor space of approximately
20’x12’, but that is not a hard and fast rule as some bands may take
up more or less room. Jazz or acoustic trios or quartets may be able to fit in a
space 16'x12' or smaller, while a larger 10 or 12 piece dance bands may need 24'x16'
or larger. The band will try to make it work for you and your reception location,
but please discuss any unusual stage/area constraints with your booking manager prior to booking.
Bands will generally take a few short breaks in a 3 to 4 hour event, but they are
happy to schedule breaks to accommodate the natural flow of your reception (cutting
your cake or taking pictures). They want to play as much music as possible! Also,
some bands typically need access to the stage area to set up 2 to 3 hours prior
to a performance, and it often takes 1 to 2 hours to break down their equipment
after they play (this may vary depending on the size and style of your band).
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