How far in advance should we reserve the musicians?
You may contact us to reserve musicians for your event as far ahead
as 8 to 12 months, and as late as 24 hours in advance.
Is it possible for us to request a specific
piece or song that we would like to hear at our ceremony?
Yes, Arioso has an extensive library of pieces that can be arranged
by one of our members for the specific ensemble of your choosing,
and there is no additional fee for the arrangement. Our music consultants
are happy to advise you on additional selections for processional
music, the cocktail hour, and the reception. If your event is a
dinner party or a corporate event, our musicians perform a wide
array of repertoire from our library, which will create the perfect
atmosphere of elegance during dinner or cocktails.
May we preview the music before reserving
Arioso can send a professional recording, on CD or cassette, to
you and your event coordinator in advance. In addition, you may
preview a selection of our musical samples on this site.
What kind of dress will the musicians wear
to the event?
Men will wear either a black tuxedo or a dark suit, depending on
your preference. If your event is a formal event, men will dress
in black tuxedos. Women will wear concert black, unless a specific
request is made in advance for colored attire.
My future brother-in-law would like to sing
at our wedding. Can the musicians accompany him during the ceremony?
Certainly. Our musicians have extensive experience in performing
as an accompanimental ensemble for solo trumpet, voice, and wind
instruments. In addition, we can perform with your church organist
or pianist, if desired. We are open to working within the unique
particulars of your ceremony to make the music a beautiful and memorable
addition to your special event.
Will the musicians perform outside?
The musicians regularly perform at outdoor events and do not require
amplification of any kind. As long as there is no precipitation,
and the temperature does not drop below 50 degrees, the musicians
will be happy to play for your outdoor event. If the event is scheduled
for early spring or summer, and the instruments will be exposed
directly to the sun, the musicians will play outside if there is
adequate protection from sunlight exposure.
My function is booked at a location in North
Andover, MA. Is there an additional charge for travel?
There is no additional charge for travel, unless your event is located
20 or more miles outside of Boston. For events located in the New
England area, the fee is begins at a modest amount for the first
30 miles outside of Boston, depending on the number of musicians
who will be traveling.
What kind of deposit do you require to book
the musicians in advance?
To reserve the musicians in advance, a deposit of 50% is required.
Our wedding ceremony is at our church, but
the reception is at a different location. Will the musicians travel
to the reception after the ceremony?
There is no fee for travel between locations, as long as the distance
between the locations is small (under 5 miles).
What if I decide to change my wedding date or cancel my wedding after I have already booked the musicians?
Our cancellation policy requires that you provide the group with 90 days advance notice in writing if you decide to cancel or reschedule your wedding or special event.
The deposit is considered nonrefundable during the period 90 days prior to your reserved wedding date. The reservation may not be cancelled during the period 30 days
prior to the event.
Do the musicians require anything at the
event that we should reserve in advance with our event coordinator?
The only thing which the musicians require are enough chairs to
seat the number of players in the ensemble. We bring our own music
stands and wind clips to the event.