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WHAT DO YOU CHARGE FOR PLAYING?

  • Our fees range from $49-$125 depending upon the NUMBER of Musicians requested and the LOCATION of the Special Event.

DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS OR PAY-PAL?

  • Sorry, we only accept checks or cash which keeps our rates so affordable!

HOW DO I RESERVE A DATE & TIME?

  • We will typically send you a Confirmation Contract and request a nominal Deposit  ($100 - $150) to save your Special Date & Time.

DO YOU PLAY FOR OUTDOOR WEDDINGS?

  • YES!  Outdoor Garden Marriage Ceremonies are our Specialty!
  • We all play accoustical instruments, & have a portable electric keyboard which we use often outdoors as an accompaniment.

WHAT DO YOU WEAR?

  • We usually dress in our Professional Symphony All-Black attire.
  • Outdoor Weddings in the summer may require cooler Professional attire.

WHAT HAPPENS IF ONE OF YOUR MUSICIANS GETS SICK OR CAN'T PLAY?

  • Houston String Music has  24 Professional Musicians playing Cello, String Bass, Viola, Violin, Vocal, Piano, Trumpet, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Bagpipes, Trombone, Harp, Guitar, &  Steel Drums all of whom play together on a regular basis.
  • We have no problem substituting players.

CAN YOU SEND US A RECORDING OF YOUR PLAYING OR CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HEAR YOU PLAY?

  • When someone sends you a recording, you have no idea who is actually playing.
  • We have listened to some of these CD's which are floating around, and (no surprise) they all sound like the same group!
  • We receive HUNDREDS of requests for a recording per year. We are able to record our playing, of course, but to send out several hundred Demo tapes or CD's per year is impossible.
  • Our reference list includes many 'clients' as well as musical leaders in our community.
  • Our practice sessions are not usually open to the public as they are held on-the- lake where we go for recreation & relaxation.
  • We understand your wanting to hear us play, of course and have often played over-the-phone for people while we are practicing.

HOW DO WE KNOW IF YOU ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR OUR DATE & TIME?

  • When you make your initial inquiry, we check our Engagement Calendar immediately and will get back with you within 24 hours. 
  • However, we obviously 'CANNOT HOLD' the  Date & Time for you at this point (see below).

WE INQUIRED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO ABOUT HAVING YOU PLAY FOR OUR WEDDING IN MARCH BUT NOW YOU TELL US THAT YOU HAVE SCHEDULED OTHER WEDDINGS ON OUR DAY. WHY?

  • To avoid disappointment, we explained with your initial inquiry, we cannot hold open your Date & Time without your Confirmation Contract and a nominal Deposit of $100-$150.
  • We are flexible and able to work with you but you need to confirm your Date & Time as soon as possible!