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The majority of engagements that Rooster plays are wedding receptions, and they love it. The musicians in Rooster have been playing receptions for years and shine at these events. In addition to having the opportunity to be a part of someone's most memorable day of their lives, Rooster loves weddings because they are such happy events and allow the band to play all styles of music to please ALL of the guests, young and old, which is the group's forte.
Typically, a wedding reception will have a cocktail hour, dinner and then dancing. Rooster offers an ala carte menu for all three segments. Here are some further details...
With the broad range of instruments within Rooster and the Roadhouse Horns, you can mix and match to create whatever type of cocktail music you would like. Here are some combinations to consider ...
Vocal with prerecorded Tapes
Guitar and Vocal
Piano and Vocal
Guitar and Piano
Guitar and Bass
Piano and Bass
Piano and Sax
Piano and Trombone
Piano and Trumpet
Horn Trio - Trumpet, Trombone, Sax
Piano, Vocal and Drums
Guitar, Vocal and Drums
Piano, Guitar and Drums
Piano, Bass and Drums
Guitar, Bass and Drums
Piano, Bass and Sax
Piano, Bass and Trombone
Piano, Bass and Trumpet
Piano, Vocal and Sax
Piano, Vocal and Trombone
Piano, Vocal and Trumpet
Piano, Drums and Sax
Piano, Drums and Trombone
Piano, Drums and Trumpet
Piano, Guitar, Vocal and Drums
Guitar, Bass, Vocal and Drums
Piano, Bass, Vocal and Drums
Piano, Guitar, Bass and Drums
Piano, Guitar, Trombone and Drums
Piano, Guitar, Trumpet and Drums
Piano, Guitar, Sax and Drums
Piano, Bass, Trombone and Drums
Piano, Bass, Trumpet and Drums
Piano, Bass, Sax and Drums
Guitar, Bass, Trombone and Drums
Guitar, Bass, Trumpet and Drums
Guitar, Bass, Sax and Drums
Piano with Horn Trio
Piano, Guitar, Vocal, Drums,
Bass, Trumpet, Sax and Trombone
Rooster can play soft music during dinner. The music is deliberately quiet and in the background, allowing you and your guests to enjoy your meal and good conversation. A variety of music is played during that time, including light jazz and beautiful classic ballads.
Now Rooster takes over and makes sure that from this point on, you and your guests have the time of your lives. Rooster will work with you before the reception to fully understand how you want your reception to unfold in terms of music and energy levels and will also keep in touch with you throughout the night to make sure that the music played is to your and your guests' liking. The band contains excellent musicians, and the repertoire includes great songs from the 40's 'til now. Typically, the dancing starts out somewhat light, with such tunes as "Unchained Melody" and "Brown Eyed Girl". As the evening unfolds, usually the crowd gets revved up and wants to dance and be crazy. Then Rooster kicks in the high energy dance tunes, which include a lot of fun disco, motown, soul and funk tunes. Now it's a full blown party with family and friends. On the other hand, if you desire a more subdued affair, the band most certainly can accommodate that setting as well.
Continuous music!! - During the live music breaks, you have some additional options:
The band has an extensive collection of CDs and will select a mix of songs to play during the breaks to match the mood of your reception. Rooster will work with you ahead of time to determine just what type of music you want (or dan't want).
If you have very specific needs regarding music you would like played during the breaks, you are encouraged to make a mix CD (or CDs) of your favorites and the band will be very happy to 'spin' those during the breaks.
If you would like a personality to keep the party pumped during the breaks, for an additional charge Rooster will be happy to provide a dj to play music and interact with your guests during the breaks (including KARAOKE if you wish!!) This DJ option is strongly recommended. It is very inexpensive and well worth the few extra dollars.
Each reception is unique and that's the fun and beauty of receptions. Rooster will work with you to make sure that the music at your reception is exactly as you and your guests wish. Collectively, the musicians in Rooster have had the privilege of providing the music for hundreds of wedding receptions over a number of years and are confident you, too, will be delighted with their services (see: references
Please remember that once dinner is over (one hour), it's the band and the music that will make or break the remainder of your reception (three hours). Be sure to keep this in mind as you select your band and set your financial priorities for your reception.
Free!!! - We'll post photos of your reception on our website!!!
As a free service, Rooster will be happy to post some pictures from your affair on our website, available for all of your friends and family to enjoy, absolutely free!! They'll be kept there for at least 6 months, and y'all are free to copy them (they're jpg's) . If you're interseted in this free
service, ask for more details. Click here for some real live examples --> Wedding Reception Photos
A Handy Reception Planner
With all of the plans that go into a wedding, Rooster has found that mast past customers have appreciated a little help. Below is a reception planner that you can use to help work out the details regarding your reception, especially as they apply to activities involving the band. It is recommended that you cut and paste* this to your favorite word processor, fill it out and send it to Rooster. They'll work with you using this planner, to make sure all of your details are addressed. This is YOUR day and he will make sure it goes very smoothly and according to your wishes. Enjoy!
*(This can be cut and pasted from Internet Explorer but not always from Netscape. In fact, the planner has just been changed (7/23/03) from a table to lines of plain text to make ie easier for people to use. )
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5:00 - 6:00 Cocktail hour
Notes: Any special instructions for the band during this time?
6:00 - Introduce the Wedding Party
Notes: Will you want the wedding party introduced? If so here are some additional guidelines:
If you wish to have your bridal party introduced, list the order in which they should be introduced (as they enter the room), their relationship to you and your fiancé, and optionally, any 'color commentary' you would like added for each intro. (examples: parents, bridesmaids/users, best-man/maid(matron) of honor, ring bearer, flower girl(s). Hint: To help avoid mispronunciations, provide phonetic spellings of names, using capital letters to show accents: (Ex: John BET-en-court or sare-uh-KNOW-vuh KEER-ski
Here's a sample intro: Mary STATE-land , sister of the bride, escorted by Bryan u-LAND-uh, best friend of the groom.
??? - Bride/Groom Dance
Notes: Will there be a Bride/Groom dance? If so, when and what song? Will the band be playing the song live or will it be on a CD?
??? - Father/Daughter Dance
Notes: Will there be a Father/Daughter dance? If so, when and what song? Will the band be playing the song live or will it be on a CD?
??? - Mother/Son Dance
Notes: Will there be a Mother/Son dance? If so, when and what song? Will the band be playing the song live or will it be on a CD?
??? - Toast
Notes: Will there be a toast? If so, when and who will be giving it?
??? - Blessing
Notes: Will there be a blessing? If so, when and who will be giving it?
6:15-7:00 - Dinner
Notes: Will there be anything special going on during this time?
7:00-10:00 - Open Dancing
Notes: During this time will you wish to:
1) Cut the cake? If so, when?
2) Throw the bouquet? If so, when?
3) Throw the garter? If so, when?
4) Have a dollar dance? If so, when?
Are there any songs that you want the band NOT to play, such as the traditional dances (ex Chicken Dance, Macarena, Electric Slide, etc..)?
Focal Point to the Band: Experience has shown it to be most advantageous to have a single focal point between the band leader and your guests. It can most certainly be you and/or your husband, however it is recommended that you request your best man to serve in that capacity. As such, he would remain in close contact with the band throughout the evening, making sure that the evening is progressing as you, your fiancé and your guests desire. In addition, the band will keep in touch with you to make sure things are unfolding as you wish.
Any other special events/instructions?
This form serves as a starting point in designing and planning your wedding reception. As your big day approaches Rooster will continue to work with you to fine tune all of the details so that when the day arrives, you can simply relax, enjoy your reception to the fullest. knowing that Rooster is handling all of the details that were worked out ahead of time! The band considers it part of the job to make sure you and your guests have a wonderful, fun, unforgettable reception. That's the service these musicians have proudly provided for years, and the members take great joy in seeing everyone, from the oldest to the youngest, smiling, laughing, dancing and celebrating your most special day!
Complements of: ROOSTER and the ROADHOUSE HORNS
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People Rooster Recommends
With the number of wedding receptions that Rooster has done, the band has worked many fine folks (and some not so fine). Below are people that Rooster recommends based on personal experiences with them:
Shirlenn is a pleasure to work with and a real class act! Feel free to call her at her phone number shown or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rooster is always crossing paths with Jim and his team at wedding receptions. Top notch work, to be sure! You can e-mail Jim at email@example.com. To see their website, just click on the business card, or type www.creativevideo1.com on your web browser.
Greg and Sharon do a wonderful job and are just such nice folks. You can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see their website, just click on their business card, or type www.lewisphotoconcepts.com on your web browser.
Rooster has played many wedding receptions at these fine establishments and highly recommends their services:
An Interesting Dr. Phil Personality Test
Here is a little ten question personality test that the band thought you might get a kick out of taking with your sweetie. Click here and have fun! ----> Dr. Phil's Test