Frequently Asked Questions
Our Chicago Wedding Band Is Always Available To Answer All Of Your Questions, Anytime
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?
David Rothstein Music, Inc was established in 1999 and has performed at over 2,200 spectacular events!
DO YOU PROVIDE AN EMCEE?
Yes, we will take care of all announcements and introductions throughout your event. We also will help coordinate with your vendors so you can relax and concentrate on your guests.
DO YOU PROVIDE YOUR OWN SOUND SYSTEM?
Yes, we have two state-of-the-art sound systems to accommodate a variety of venues. The sound system is set up and tested two hours prior to the start of your event.
Professional sound staff will monitor the sound throughout your event to make sure it is perfect at all times.
DO YOU HAVE FLEXIBILITY WITH YOUR PRICING?
Yes, we offer terrific discounts for Friday, Sunday, and events held January through April. There may be specific dates where we may have more flexibility. Give David a call and explain your event and he will do everything he can to work with your budget!
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES AND PAYMENT TERMS?
Once David has a chance to chat with you and get more information about your specific wedding date and location, we will email you our complete pricing information packet. Discounts are given for Friday and Sunday Weddings, Off Season (January — April) and non-profit organizations. We require a 35% deposit to reserve your date. The remaining balance will be due during the week prior to your event.
MasterCard, Visa, AmEx, Discover, Cash and Personal Checks are accepted.
ARE YOU WILLING TO LEARN NEW SONGS?
Yes, we will learn nearly any song you request. We have a full time arranger on staff to accommodate all your specific needs. We encourage you to be as creative and personal as you like. Even if we never play your special request again, we’re happy to learn it for you free of charge. If it’s important to you, it’s important to us.
WHAT DO I GET AFTER I SIGN A CONTRACT WITH YOU?
A copy of the signed contract, a template of your wedding schedule, the current playlist for you to review and the Tell Us More About You form. We will also establish a folder to keep track of all your emails. We are as organized as it gets! We will even remind you when it’s time to set up a meeting to make sure we have all the details fine-tuned. We understand that you probably haven’t done this before and we will make sure you are in good shape the whole way through!
WHERE AND WHEN DO YOU HAVE MEETINGS?
Meetings are usually scheduled on weekday afternoons, evenings or weekend mornings or afternoons. They are always held at my home office, 1735 W. Diversey, located at Diversey and Ashland in Chicago, with easy street parking. For out-of-state clients or if it’s hard to drive into the city, we can schedule a virtual meeting online or over the phone.
WHAT SIZE ENSEMBLES DO YOU OFFER?
Professional, experienced, world-class musicians including 7 different Ceremony Ensembles, a Jazz Trio and a 7 to 11 Piece Orchestra.
CAN WE SEE YOU PLAY LIVE?
There will be many opportunities to see the band live at upcoming events. Most clients have booked us based on the recent live videos on our website. It is as realistic as possible and shows a variety of styles. For the privacy of our clients, we invite guests with discretion.
I’M INTERESTED AND I FILLED OUT THE INQUIRY FORM. WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?
David will contact you quickly to answer all your questions and find out more about your wedding or event. After that, you will be emailed our complete pricing packet!
DO YOU PROVIDE A KEYBOARD?
Yes, if your venue does not provide a piano, we will bring a keyboard for your Ceremony or Reception free of charge.