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Whats included in the cost of hiring a band?

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Hiring a band for your special event isn’t just about music and instruments. It’s an investment that will generate life-long, priceless memories.

Our band pricing reflects a standard four hour, dinner/dance reception performance, to begin at the conclusion of your cocktail reception. We provide quotes specific to your location and event date. There is no tax associated with our costs.

Our bands are self-sufficient and provide all the necessary equipment to perform a dinner/dance reception, including:

  • MC Services
  • DJ Services
  • 2 New Songs of your choice
  • State of the Art Sound System + Engineer
  • LED Lighting to illuminate the performance area
  • All Musical Equipment

We include a DJ from within the band who is available throughout the entirety of the dinner/dance performance. We MC the evening, directing the flow of events based on a timeline you have devised. We’ll also learn 2 new songs, just for your event.

With any of our groups you receive the backing and support of New England’s most trusted entertainment company, with over 30 years and 20,000 events to our credit. Wilson Stevens is a second generation family business that is held in the highest regard by all New England’s top venues, event planners, and thousands of past clients.

Additional Services

While our paperwork and costs contain no hidden fees, there are a handful of additional services our bands can provide, such as:

  • Cocktail Music. Our most commonly used cocktail instrument is electric piano, though depending on your needs we can utilize additional musicians (a duo or trio). Cocktail musicians perform background jazz/swing and other music from the “Great American Songbook”.
  • On-Site Ceremony Music. Our most commonly used ceremony instrument is also electric piano, but we can utilize additional musicians from the band as well (guitar or saxophone). We will will learn the special songs you require for your ceremony.
  • PA System & Wireless Microphone(s) for On-Site Ceremonies or Alternate Locations. Should you need a wireless microphone for your vows, readers, and/ or a lapel microphone for the officiant, our sound engineer can provide & monitor this service. The PA allows access to mp3 music, DJ’d by the sound engineer. This is also available if you want to support formalities in a location separate from the band.
  • Overtime. This refers to extending the full band performance beyond 4 hours. This is a service you can decide upon during your event. However, we suggest you contract Overtime ahead of time if possible, which allows the band to structure their performance accordingly. Cost varies per band based on size.
  • DJ Overtime, to keep your party going well into the night.
  • Architectural Uplighting, Pinspots & Concert Lighting

These services can be added at any time, and do not have to be decided upon when you book a band. One of our consultants will be happy to provide pricing on the above listed services.

Band Break

We take just one break during a 4 hour dinner/dance reception. This will take place during the service of your main course during which time we DJ elegant background music. But after that, we perform the entirety of the evening!

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