Strings Ensemble wanted for September wedding

My fiancé and I are getting married 9/23/17 just outside of Arena, WI (25 miles west of Madison).  Our ceremony time is not yet determined, but we are thinking music will be required from 4-6 for ceremony and cocktail hour.  Our venue is an outdoor location and you will have the shade of a large tree.

We are flexible on the musical instruments and arrangement, but are leaning towards some sort of string duo/trio (violin/guitar/cello or any combination thereof).  Ideally we would like a vocalist as well, if that is an option.

We are willing to pay the performers what they believe is a fair rate.  Please contact me back at this email or you can reach my cell phone at 715-797-0283.
Seguin, Alex <>

Post # 2: Band Wanted for Wedding Entertainment – Sept. 16

(Second of two posts)

Wedding Reception Entertainment

Engaged couple is seeking a FUN, high energy group or band to entertain their wedding guests from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Orchard lawn in Mineral Point, WI.  The wedding is a Great Gatsby Theme so a Jazz or Big Band twist on modern music would be welcome and vice versa! The reception and music must end at 10:00 p.m. as required by the City of Mineral Point so there will not be any last minute requests to extend playing time. This couple is very open to the right group of talent so bring them your ideas and your enthusiasm! To narrow it, country and rock would not be preferred by the couple, but popular music that make people happy and move is a plus! They are open to jazz, pianos, brass bands etc. and previously considered dueling pianos so something interactive and lively is what they would like. This is an outdoor wedding, but it will be tented. Staging can be provided if requested. Couple anticipates they would be paying the musicians for their time and wish to book a group as soon as possible. Signed contract will be required.

Shanna Edwards, Rustic Rhinestone Event Planning

Post # 1: String Musicians Wanted for Wedding Ceremony & Cocktail Hour – Sept. 16

(First of two posts)

String Musicians Wanted for Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music Sept. 16, Mineral Point

Engaged couple is seeking one to four instrumentalists for their wedding ceremony & cocktail hour. Couple prefers string instruments, possibly a quartet, but are open minded and love the cello, specifically. Instruments that do not need to be plugged in or are more mobile would be preferred.

This is an outdoor wedding with ceremony and reception located on the same property so travel from one location to another is not needed. Musicians would be contracted to perform from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Orchard Lawn in Mineral Point, WI. Musicians would be required to play just before and during the ceremony, as well as through the cocktail hour and background music during the dinner.

We would arrange a break schedule as needed.

This wedding has a Great Gatsby theme so focus on the 20’s through the 40’s would be appreciated, as well as the ability to learn 2 to 3 special songs for the ceremony. Formal attire is required. Great Gatsby attire is even better! Couple anticipates they would be paying the musicians for their time and wish to book musicians as soon as possible. Contract will be required.

Shanna Edwards, Rustic Rhinestone Event Planning

Musicians needed for video shots, Friday March 17

Shine United is an advertising agency in downtown Madison working on a video project for which they need some close-up shots of musicians and instruments. No performance necessary!  but some notes would be good.  Examples are: sheet in the holder, hands on the instrument, strings of a violin, etc.
Friday 3/17/17
Overture Center for the Arts
Shoot will take place between 9am-5pm.  We would only need about 2-4 hours of time.
This would be a paid gig.  We currently are offering $75 for the 2-3 hour period.
Justin Johnson
Cell: (608) 698-6115
Ideally we would be looking for an oboe, violin, cello, 1 brass instrument

Justin Johnson
Senior Producer

Shine United LLC
202 N. Henry St.
Madison, WI 53703
P: 608.442.7373
M: 608.698.6115
F: 608.442.7374

Paid Summer Internships at Ravinia

Ravinia, North America’s oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. These concerts run the gambit from Yo-Yo Ma to John Legend to the annual summer residency of the nation’s finest orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

The 36-acre park is nestled in a gently wooded area that makes it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants.
As a nonprofit organization, community outreach and music education initiatives are our mission. Over 75,000 people are served through Ravinia’s Reach*Teach*Play programs each year, ensuring that great music remains accessible to all.

Job Description
RAVINIA FESTIVAL- Production Internship
The Ravinia Festival Association is seeking a team of Production Interns to assist in the coordination and execution of all backstage operations for the 2017 summer season. These positions are highly coveted, and past employees have gone on to obtain full-time employment with major arts organizations.
•Dates of Internship
May/June through late-September 2017.
•General Responsibilities
Members of the internship program will perform the daily operations of the Production Department including, but not limited to: artist transportation, hospitality, setting dressing rooms, restocking inventory and general office work.
Ability to work well as part of a team and independently. Strong communication, organizational and problem solving skills. Attention to detail. Clean driving record** (must be submitted with application). Excellent computer skills. Consistent source of transportation at any time of day or night and a reliable cell phone. Ability to work outside of normal business hours (extensive evening and weekend hours, some seven-day work weeks). Employees are required to sign an offer letter and a confidentiality agreement.
In addition to the general responsibilities, the internship will focus on substantive areas of production management including: arts administration, music business, technical coordination, and production coordination. Candidates with any of these backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Ravinia is a union house, so there are no technical/on-stage aspects to this position.
$10/hour. Thirty to fifty hours per week with opportunities for overtime pay. Free attendance at concerts. Some meals provided.
Ideal candidates will also offer some of the following skills/experience:
•Knowledge of performing arts
•Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
•Excellent typing and proofreading skills
•Knowledge of Chicagoland area attractions, roadways and public transportation
•Customer service experience
•Foreign language speakers encouraged to apply
Additional Information
Application deadline is April 15, 2017.
All hiring is conditional on receiving an approved background check. Please no phone calls or emails.

To apply: Click this link  and upload resumé et al through the link on the page.

Hinano Ishii
Artist Services Manager
desk:  (847) 266-5034

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String musicians needed for Titanic Dinner Commemoration

We seek 2-4 string musicians to perform during the cocktail receptions of our upcoming Titanic Dinner on April 8th at Steenbock’s on Orchard (located in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on the UW campus). We would like music to play from 6 pm – 7 pm.

Players will receive free attendance to the dinner directly following the cocktail hour, which is $100 per person. Or, if the student prefers, they may also be compensated with a $100 Food Fight gift card.

The Titanic Dinner is an elegant 10-course dinner preceded by hors d’oeuvres
and punch romaine cocktail, recreated by Executive Chef Sean Fogarty. It is a modern day replica of the fIrst-class dinner menu served April 14, 1912.

You can find more information about this event online at

CC Jacob  •  Art Director

Food Fight Restaurant Group ®
5111 Monona Drive, Monona, WI 53716

p (608) 246-2719

Brass Musicians for Easter Gig

Brass Musicians (two trumpets, trombone, French horn, tuba) are needed for an Easter Sunday brass quartet or quintet at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1021 Spaight Street, Madison.  A rehearsal is planned for 8pm on Thursday, March 13, and prior to the service on Easter Sunday, April 16 (rehearsal at 9am and service at 10:30am).  Exciting music selections with organ, choir and handbells.  Professional rate honorarium.  Please reply to Mark Bloedow, Director of Music,

Urgent: Medieval Music needed for Friday 3.10 gig

Last-minute urgent request for medieval music for a cocktail hour gig at the Orpheum Theater this Friday!

We have a last minute situation where we need 3 (or can be more) musicians to do a cocktail period (6 – 7 pm) playing/strolling in costume with a Medieval theme.

Location: Orpheum Theater in Madison in the pre-function area for the social hour
corporate party with a medieval theme. After cocktail hour, guests move into theater area for short program then continued festivities until 10 pm.

Musical group could take break and continue to perform 8 – 9:30 pm.  Or can opt to just do the first hour.

This is a paid job… can discuss fees with performers and sign contract.

Short notice… had a group have to cancel due to family emergency.
They were going to play guitar, some vocals and pennywhistle and percussion, but I am totally open to another configuration.
Can move about or stay stationary.
Betsy Jenkins <>

Betsy Jenkins
IT’S YOUR PARTY, LLC–Events & Entertainment
6343 Nesbitt Rd.
Madison, WI 53719
Office: (608) 845-3450
Fax: (608) 845-9622