(Closed) Ceremony musicians were out of key!

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Ugh, that stinks! That is something that would totally have bothered me. Good for you for being able to speak your mind though. Clearly it doesn’t make up for that (did they seriously not notice??), but at least you won’t be able to tell in your photos!!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m glad you are at least getting a refund and I think you have a good attitude about it – one day it will be a good story!  I’m a little surprised that some of your guests said anything about it – if I were a guest and thought the musicians were off key I surely wouldn’t say anything about it – particularly to the bride.  

I almost booked a few musicians for my wedding and went to hear them play at a wedding, just in case. The musicians cleared it with the bride and groom beforehand so they knew we’d be there sitting in the back just to listen.  I’m glad I did because even though we initially felt strange “crashing” the wedding, the musicians were totally off and we’re SO glad we went to hear them first.  

Just goes to show that just cause someone does something “professionally” doesn’t mean they’re good!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Was your ceremony outside? Instruments can act very finicky to temperature changes.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That’s really odd, from a young age every musician I’ve known in my hometown and now in college, music major, professional or otherwise has been taught to constantly listen for blending. I know a few standouts that refuse to believe they could be sharp or flat but they have no hope as professionals and I know even my community band would not stand for them to behave like that.

I would be very, very disappointed but it is good that they cared to refund your payment.

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