General Information About Booking The Ensembles of Black Tie
The following is a general guide to answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Upon request clients will be provided an Initial Outline Planner to assist us in organizing each special event.

All of our musicians are experienced, degreed professionals who have performed with us at hundreds of private, corporate, and public events.

Unless otherwise requested, our attire will be " black-tie" (tuxedo).

We can arrange to play specialty songs (e.g.: Russian, Afrikaans, Korean, Irish, Greek, Cajun, etc.)

The contracted time is actual performance time. Set up of sound system is done before-hand.

There are no additional charges for us to set up early on the day of the event.

If venue does not have acoustic piano available, a $75 cartage/set up fee will apply for us to furnish our full-size (88-keys) electronic keyboard and amplifier.

Please make sure we have catering manager' s name and number. We need to be in contact with her/him regarding details (e.g., room set-up, food service schedule, stage for band, etc.)

At events of 2.5 hours or more, we do require that our musicians be fed a staff meal.

At events where free parking is not available on venue premises parking costs will be assessed.

Once your event is booked, please keep us apprised of any schedule change, no matter how insignificant it may seem.

Please be sure to provide us with the names of people in your bridal party for processional and special guests (out-of-towners for whom you may want to dedicate specific songs) as early as possible.

Please send us your selected music choices from the repertoire list as soon as possible. For special requests that are not included in our repertoire, we need a minimum of 90 days advance notice in order to make the musical arrangements.

If performance is going to be outside special provisions and additional fees may apply to our contract.

Please make sure that balance is paid on time. We require balance to be paid 2 days prior to event so that we can pay our musicians immediately upon completion of job.

Please note that the deposit is non-refundable, however provisions will be made to reschedule and all deposit monies will apply to new date.

Nominal fees apply for traveling to venues farther than 25 miles from musician's residence.

Remember, we are here to make your event the way YOU want it. The more details you can provide, the better able we'll be to meet and exceed your expectations.

Click on each of the ensemble logos below for complete information including music samples.

Black Tie Music Productions
7823 Albin Lane
Houston Texas 77071
(713) 771-0899
(800) 332-0689
(713) 771-0866 Fax