So, you decided to have a Brass band for your special occasion music. But, are you stuck with the hiring procedure? There are some elements to consider when choosing a Brass band. Here we list out some important attributes and questions to consider when choosing a Brass band.
Factors to consider
• Quality of music
Music quality has paramount importance when it comes to hiring a Brass band. A non-musician can’t evaluate the musical competence of a quartet group. There are some criteria to help you decide. Video or audio clips can help you sense the quality of the group. Listen to the clips using high fidelity earphones and consider the sound quality as well.
It should be rendered in a manner that is achieving a pleasing sound and blend. Check out the period of time when the sound clips were recorded and also determine whether or not it reflects the existing membership of the group. Consider the member biographies and ensure all members are professional musicians.
• Experience of the group
With a highly experienced group, you can stay peaceful knowing that they are adept to any curve balls on your occasion. Check out when the group was founded and what kind of venues they have chosen for performance. Check if they have experience to perform at different type of weddings. You can find this information on their website. You should contact the group directly if you have questions and concerns regarding the ceremony. Look at member biographies to know the individual experience levels. Check their library of music and also their experience to play different styles of music. Some chamber music groups offer additional service, such as a custom piece that is not included for a Brass band.
You will sense the group’s professionalism at the first visit to their website. How much organized is the website? Do they have photos of performers on the site? Do performers offer a classy and elegant vibe? Check how much professionally and quickly they handle email communications.
Price for a Brass band varies to one another and this also depends on the location and common rates. Some groups determine pricing, based on the event and duration. To the contrary, others charge per hour or less per hour after the first hour. Pricing is determined by elements like travel cost or time between events. You should provide the group with needed information so as to get the most precise price quote and for a comparison.
If you consider these criteria, you will be able to take the right decision that best balances the quality and value. If you have a limited budget but are interested in a specific group, ask the team to offer a string trio.