Thursday, August 28, 2014

The End of Canon in D...

So you've made it to your wedding day.  Its been months in the planning, and all of your friends, family, and loved ones are there.  Its perfectly normal to have the jitters...

One of my favorite wedding songs is Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel.  It is a beautiful piece of music and sounds incredible when performed by Northside Brass.  And the best part of the song (in my opinion) is at the very end.  But, we never get to the End of Canon in D!

Most wedding parties walk so quickly down the aisle (because they have the jitters) that we only get through the first part of the song.  So, take your time when walking down the aisle...enjoy the moment.  Everyone is there to see you, and wants to revel in the moment for as long as possible.

Walk slowly, smile, and try to enjoy yourself.  We can play Canon in D for as long as necessary, and then I get to hear my favorite part!

Listen to Northside Brass perform Canon in D!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Why invest in Live Musicians?

When I got married, I knew I wanted a Brass Quintet!  At our wedding we had beautiful flowers, hand-made center pieces, wedding pie (instead of cake), a great photographer, and a gorgeous fall day.  It was a picturesque wedding, however, to this day our friends still talk about the music at our wedding ceremony more than anything else.  Our guests had never heard anything like it, and it was the talk of our wedding reception.

I can assure you that investing in live music is worth it. There is an intangible energy created with live music, that connects you to the moment.  In our increasingly digital world, sitting a few feet away from a real musician will not only impress yours guests but also inspire them. It is an experience they will remember far more than anything else.

My colleagues and I in Northside Brass have been practicing our instruments for over 20 years. We have all studied under the best of professionals at some of the most prestigious music schools in the country.  We have invested countless hours and money into our education, pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in music.  We can't go a day without practicing our instruments, and everyday we strive to master our craft at the highest level possible.

Certainly there is a cost associated with live music.  But, compared to your other wedding vendors (flowers, photographer, venue) we are very inexpensive.  Remember that you are paying for an experience, not just services rendered.  I'm sure glad I did, because it was worth every penny!