The Corporate FAQ's

Thank you for choosing Stardust Productions as your corporate event organizer. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding your event and entertainment to assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries.

The sections in bold italics provide useful trend information and popular opinions that may help you plan your event. We have included this information to keep you informed about the current trends in our business. However, please note that these opinions do not necessarily reflect our own.

We typically start discussing the details of your event six weeks before the event date. This allows us to accommodate any special song requests and plan the flow of the event. We will also check in with you at the beginning of the event week to confirm all information, discuss any last-minute changes, and go through the event schedule in detail.

We do this because it helps us keep the event fresh in our minds and ensures that we can account for any last-minute changes that may have occurred. We’re happy to hear from you at any time and to share our experience in event planning with you. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Stardust Band is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, capable of covering up to 400 people on the dance floor. However, if you’re hosting a larger event that requires sound reinforcement for a greater number of people, we suggest hiring an external sound company to meet your event’s sound requirements.

Generally, your venue contact will provide recommendations on the necessary requirements for your event space. If you need any assistance in this regard, please feel free to contact us for help.

After securing THE STARDUST BAND, we will be happy to assist you in planning your cocktail hour music. We can provide a large variety of ensemble choices as well as a substantial repertoire of music for this portion of the event. From strings & harps to brass quintets, whatever your tastes dictate, we can provide the artists for you.

We find that a wonderful way to start a party is to have the band playing as the guests enter the room or arrive at the party. This sets a stylish tone and is an elegant way to start the festivities. This means that the band must have a starting time that allows for starting before the guests enter the room.

If you wish to cut your cocktail hour short, check with the bandleader first to ensure your guests enter a “live” room.

If dinner service is included in the event, the band will play live background music during the various courses until the main course is served. The band usually takes a break during dinner time.

Due to driving time, setting up, and playing during mealtimes, the band rarely has time to eat. This provision is in the contract to ensure a happy and energetic band.

Performing is hard work and a happy band is a good thing to have.

The band brings a state-of-the-art sound system, which allows us to play recorded mixes during our breaks. You can be assured that there won’t be any downtime as there will always be music playing at your event. If you have any special mix in mind, we would be glad to play that for you.

If the event is formal, such as a black-tie affair, the band will wear tuxedos. This can be either the black variety or white dinner jackets. If the party is informal, the band will wear business attire, which includes jackets, ties, or party dresses, as per the client’s discretion.

The suit and tie look is currently trending, and it is also more comfortable for the band to wear. It is important to note that the band usually will not remove their jackets or ties during the event unless it becomes necessary due to unforeseeable comfort issues such as heat or any other reasons.

It is important to note that any modifications to an existing contract must be documented in writing. Minor changes can usually be accommodated, and we will make every effort to assist you. However, a significant time change may not be feasible due to a previously scheduled commitment on the same day.

We strongly recommend that you confirm the start time you have requested matches your venue’s schedule before returning the contract.

Overtime is possible when the band does not have another engagement following yours. Overtime is usually done “on the fly”. Around 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the performance, a member of the band will approach you to ask if you want them to continue playing. If you decide that you would like them to continue, they will perform with billing done in half-hour increments.

If you already know ahead of time that you would like to add overtime, please book it before the event. This will help us plan accordingly and enhance the flow of the party.

To secure a reservation, we require a deposit and a signed contract. We accept all major credit cards and assign dates on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a 7-day turnaround for the contract & deposit and we are happy to work with you on your financing. Once we receive your contract and deposit, the date is reserved exclusively for you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Stardust Productions to secure your date.

We hope that we have answered some of your questions and that our experience and insight into your questions are helpful in the planning of your event. Thank you for choosing THE STARDUST BAND. We are dedicated to making your event a resounding success and we look forward to working with you!