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Brass for Halloween?

Brass for Fall Festivals or Halloween? Yes! We love doing Fall Festivals and Performances for Halloween! A few years ago, somebody called and asked if we could play in their downtown shopping area as entertainment for the trick-or-treaters. I didn’t immediately say yes. Were we a good fit? We had done a lot of Christmas, […]

Brass Quartet with Vocals & Drums!


We really missed playing in public over the holidays. We had a few opportunities, but in the end it was decided by all in involved that encouraging people to stand around and listen was not what 2020 called for. We did a few virtual performances in 2020 including this one where we added something extra. […]

A Wedding Reception with 8 Horns? Why Not!


 The HBQ was hired to greet the guests with New Orleans music while they were coming into the venue and waiting for the elevator. Somewhere down the line, the event planner thought wouldn’t it be something if we joined the band (which already had a 4 piece horn section) for the reception as well? […]

Ceremony on Location? Use Brass!

How do you have music at your ceremony if you’re getting married at the beach, in a park gazebo, or some other unique location? You could: hope your portable speaker attached to your phone would be sufficient (it won’t be) run a really long cable from the nearest power source for amplification (remember when one […]

Custom Arrangements

Another great reason for hiring professional musicians for your ceremony. Custom arrangements. There are tons of great classical, traditional selections to choose from for your ceremony. Maybe you think, “That’s nice. But I would like something a little different.” You may have a special song that you would like performed while the guests are being […]

Why hire musicians for your ceremony?

Music is important. Really, it is. It shares your emotions. It builds and announces the big moment. It helps tell when it’s time to transition from one part of a ceremony to another. And finally, it announces when it’s time to celebrate! Imagine your favorite scene from a romantic movie or TV show. Imagine that same scene with […]