Seven Tips For Choosing An Office Party Band

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Work Parties Do Not Have to Be Boring: If you are looking to improve your reputation as a boss, considering an office party band for the next party might be a good step. Little work perks, like an amazing yearly work party, can create solidarity in the office and improve workplace morale. There is something very special about seeing quality live music. Here are a few suggestions for a successful office party.

Take Stock of Your Environment: Before hiring a band, it is useful to ask around to see the most recent concerts your colleagues have attended. If you are unfamiliar with these artists, you can find out more about them through internet research. It is also possible to present a list of bands that your colleagues love to a potential party band. They will be able to let you know which songs they can play.

The Performance Space: Where will the group perform? If the party is being held at a restaurant, it is important to ask the location if there are any restrictions on bringing your own band. If there are restrictions, it may be advised to have the party at a different space.

Selecting the Talent: There are bands that will be a good fit for your party. Ask the musical group what kind of songs they perform, and if they are flexible or able to learn any new music. Determine how long the band will play, and ask what kind of sets they usually do for office parties. They might have different options based on your price-point.

Listening to the Band: This is not always necessary, but you could ask the group if you could hear them before the office party. Some bands will agree to a brief audition. Other bands have a video available for viewing of a past show. Instead of listening to the band, sometimes a band will refer you to another company that may be able to speak on their behalf. Office parties with live entertainment have become more popular in recent years, so client referral is rather common.

Office Involvement with the Band: After selecting the perfect group, there are a couple of questions you can ask them. Are they willing to take requests from your coworkers if they know the songs? If so, prepare to take a list of recommendations from your excited colleagues at the event. Everyone has a favorite song.

Publicize the Party Date: Provide enough notice about the office party so that everyone is able to attend. Some people like to keep the musical component of the party a secret. Others like to provide this information so that the party excitement can build momentum. Either way is fine as long as your colleagues have enough notice about the upcoming party.

Time for the Party: If the department budget allows, you may wish to distribute a few disposable cameras to document the event. These pictures can then be posted on a department bulletin board. But most of all, have fun! All of your hard work has paid off. After the event, you may wish to send an email out to your colleagues to thank them for attending the party. Don’t be surprised if they thank you for the special addition to the party!


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