“We engaged the SJO to play at our daughter’s wedding and were thrilled with the results! Our crowd was diverse in terms of age, race and background and the SJO was a unanimous highlight of the evening. Seeing the players in their matching white jackets, attractive bandstands and gleaming instruments was truly a phenomenal sight. Their sound was strong and tight----my daughter’s peers were shocked that the music and sound of their grandparents could be so much fun to dance to. The band was very cooperative in putting together a custom playlist for our crowd and were very open to others sitting in for a couple of numbers---even a singing bride!
The truth is, our friends and family are trying to find another occasion when we can hire the SJO---even though we are out of daughters to marry away!”
The SJO made our May wedding the classy event we were shooting for. We couldn't have been more pleased with their performance. All of our guests were "wowed" by the band, and talked about them for weeks after our wedding! The band learned "Pick Up the Pieces" for our cake cutting, and they were fantastic. Henry Mason is very easy to work with, and I would recommend the SJO in a heartbeat.
Todd and Nicole Fantz
Thank you for your kind words and let me tell you again how much I enjoyed working with SJO. You all made a great impression on the guests and myself. Thank you again for everything!
I do hope we'll have the chance to work together in the future!
Bella Sera Event Design and Management
I wanted to take this opportunity to share the thanks of Kelly & Mike and add my personal thanks for making her wedding reception such an incredible experience. I could not begin to count how many people told me what a fantastic band you were! Even now, I'm still getting such glowing reports. As I mentioned to you in person, there were several musicians in the audience, so their praises were the proverbial "icing on the cake"! Your selections, your stage presence, and beautiful playing (and singing) were truly a three-hour treat!
I also wanted to again thank you for allowing me the opportunity to play my surprise "Funny Valentine" sax solo. You were correct when you said Kelly appreciated that "more than I would know". She has already mentioned it several times since! It showed off your flexibility which was evident with the cake-cutting, toasts, and other usual reception activities. You were truly the perfect band for us.
Please feel free to give my name and number to anyone seeking a band for any occasion, but especially a wedding reception. Your musical appeal to all ages is a forte'. Why anyone would hire a 'disc jockey' when you are available, is beyond me. Thank you again for the entire experience before and during the performance.
My husband, Andy Woodman and I, Meridith (Keller) Woodman had the pleasure to see the SJO again this past Saturday at our friends wedding -Bryan & Shelley Weinlein! ... We were married on April 10, 1999 and you all played at our reception at Callanwolde! The most magical night of our lives!!
It was wonderful to see you all again and dance our song - "Fly Me to the Moon"!! Bryan was a groomsman in our wedding and he loved you guys so much that he wanted you to play at his wedding! It brought back such truly beautiful and happy memories for us to dance to your beautiful music - special thanks to Steve for wishing us a happy 3 year anniversary and dedicating our song to us!
You all helped to make our wedding day truly magical and the most blessed day of our lives! We would love to see the SJO again soon and dance to that gorgeous music! Please put us on your email distribution and let us know when you will be playing next. We know that you used to play once a month - are you still doing this?
Stay well and thanks truly for the wonderful and cherished memories - this past Saturday too!
Meridith & Andy Woodman