What Size Band Should I Hire?

Answering a question with questions is sometimes frowned upon, in this case it is necessary.

  • How many guests will you have?
  • How much space have you allotted for the band?
  • Do you expect dancing?
  • And of course…what kind of a budget do you have?

No matter what the answer to the last three questions, it would seem foolish to have a trio at an event for 400 people, likewise a 15-piece big band for 50 people. And certainly we always assume that your budget is somewhat commensurate with guest count, but we’ve occasionally been surprised. Please know that nothing is set in stone. Certain performers can have a larger than life feel, but I need to generalize for this.

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