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ROCKVILLE STRINGS WEDDINGS

ROCKVILLE STRINGS POP TRIO

Rockville Strings Pop Trio is a modern ensemble consisting of - Violin, Cello & Cajon. The groups' original sound stems from the modern pop music which is transformed into to a very lively acoustic environment with a percussion backbone.

 

This group is ideal for clients who are searching for something 'different' from the traditional classical ensembles. The group performs strictly amplified, plus is able to accommodate ALL song requests from ANY genre and culture!

ROCKVILLE STRINGS QUARTET

Rockille Strings Quartet is the ideal ensemble for a traditional wedding ceremony & cocktail hour. The group performs mostly classical music but can also entertain the guests with modern covers upon request. 

This ensemble consists of 2 Violins, Viola and Cello plus a sound engineer for amplification; in case of a larger audience [75+ guests].  Our musicians are of the highest caliber, with years of live performance experience!

ROCKILLE STRINGS WEDDING DUO

This strictly classical duet is most requested for smaller traditional wedding ceremonies, and it is the backbone of the full String Quartet sound. The group consists of a Violin and Cello, and is widely known for a baroque themed  - church weddings. 

Most requested songs for this group are: Here Comes the Bride, Canon in D, Wedding March, Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring. 

RS ELECTRIC CELLO

Our electric cellist is a great add on the any wedding, cocktail hour or reception. Performing a background music, this solo artist uses backing tracks to create a very unique sound and vibe.

 

The simplicity of one person acting as a DJ but at the same time as a live instrumentalist gives the clients the peace of mind when it comes down to the logistics of the performance. Plus at the same time the uniqueness of the instrument itself will definitely catch the eyes of the audience! 

 

 

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WEDDING CEREMONY TIPS

The prelude music as guests are being seating is  generally chosen by the band for a consistent vibe, but you can definitely  let us know of some favorite pieces  and we will make sure to include those if possible.

You need to select music for the following parts of your ceremony:

• Seating of the family

• Bridal Party

• Bridal Processional

• Recessional

 

Your first step should be to youtube a wedding music sampler  and listen to it to decide what is most sentimental to you.

PROCESSIONAL

 

First, if you would like the traditional “here comes the bride”.  If not, you need to decide between 3 styles of music, either a march - like bridal processional, an elegant - lyrical type of processional or modern processional.

ELEGANT-LYRICAL 

Bach-Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Bach-Arioso

Bach-Air on a G String

Pachelbel-Canon in D

MARCH-LIKE

Mouret - Rondeau

Trumpet Tune

Trumpet Voluntary

Here Comes the Bride - Wagner

MODERN

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

All of Me - John Legend

Here Comes the Sun - The Beetles

Make You Feel My Love - Adele

As professionals who have performed at many ceremonies we make the following suggestions in order to have a nearly seamless processional:

• If you have under 6 members in your bridal party (Including flowers girls and/or ring bearers) and under 4 family members to be seated at the beginning of the processional, we strongly suggest one (1) piece of music for the family (grandparents, parents, etc.) and the bridesmaids combined. Otherwise, you may choose a separate piece for the Seating of the Family and for the Bridal Party Processional.

 

• We suggest not using a march-like processional for the bridal party, as you want the most impact for the brides arrival, and not beforehand.

 

• Determine at what points, if any, during the ceremony you will require music, e.g. the lighting of a unity candle, communion, etc... The musicians must have a detailed program or description of the ceremony so they know exactly where to play interlude pieces when requested.

 

• For the recessional, we need to know if the officiator will introduce the couple after the breaking of the glass, or after the kiss, before we begin playing the recessional.

 

TRADITIONAL RECESSIONALS:

Allegro - Handel [Water Music]

Wedding March - Mendelssohn

Entrance of the Queen of Shebah - Bach

MODERN RECESSIONALS:

All You Need is Love - Beetles

Best Day of My Life - American Poets

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

Viva La Vida - Coldplay

SPECIAL REQUESTS:

• Any special piece requested that needs to be purchased or adapted for your contracted ensemble will be the financial responsibility of the client.

 

• We have the right to refuse music that in our professional opinion may not adapt well to the ensemble. In this very rare event, we will make suggestions for alternatives.

 

• Any music that we are required to accompany a soloist must be professionally arranged for the contracted ensemble.

 

•  Rehearsal will be scheduled the day of the event prior to the performance, at the event site.

 

Please be sure to e-mail or mail your final selections to us as soon as possible so we can do our part to make your ceremony as beautiful and smooth as it can possibly be!

 

All questions pertaining to your event should be directed to info@rockvillestrings.com.