FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What set up do you require for performance?
We need one armless chair per musician. Chairs need to be placed away from foot traffic.
Do you perform outdoors?
Yes, we love to play outdoors as long as the temperature is above 65 degrees. We require shade from direct sunlight and protection from rain or mist as these can cause damage to our instruments. If your location has no protection we can provide a portable canopy for a rental/set up fee.
What time do you arrive before an event?
We generally arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. We meet with your event planner and/or officiant to verify ceremony details.
What do you wear?
We wear formal black, unless we have been instructed otherwise.
Will you help with music selections?
Yes, during your personal consultation we will work with you, offering suggestions and ideas to make your music selection your very own.
What are your rates?
Our rates depend upon the ensemble chosen, location, and time duration. Please contact us to receive your custom price quote.
Will you perform with a vocalist or other instrumentalist?
Yes, we will do our best to accommodate your requests. There is an fee charged for additional rehearsal time before the start time to ensure a quality performance.
Can you play a special piece that is not part of your repertoire?
We will make every effort to fulfill your wish. We will search for published arrangement and purchase if found (cost will be billed to you). If no arrangement is found we may be able to create our own arrangement. The fee for this will depend upon the length, instrumentation, and difficulty of the piece. One month’s notice will be required to prepare special repertoire.
Do we provide food or water for you during a reception or meal being served?
When playing for a reception or dinner water is greatly appreciated, especially on very hot days. Food is not expected.
Do you take breaks?
We do not take breaks during a wedding ceremony. For receptions or playing more than 2 hours we take one 10-minute break for every 50 minutes of playing.