Frequently Asked Questions
What is in the woodwind trio?
The trio consists of a flute, a clarinet, and a
bassoon, which are all classified as woodwind instruments. These are the instruments that comprise the woodwind section of a symphony orchestra (with the exception of the oboe). As in the orchestra, these instruments
are combined because of their ability to sound and blend so beautifully together. Our Demo
What is your professional experience?
We have been educated/trained in the finest music conservatories and music schools and performing is our full-time career. We have been performing for weddings and other special
events since 1995. As well as performing in the trio we perform with premier military bands and symphonies such as:
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore, MD
The National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, DC
The St. Louis Symphony, St. Louis, MO
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis, MD
Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Baltimore, MD
Concert Artists of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
National Orchestral Institute
National Repertory Orchestra
U.S. Air Force Band, Washington, DC
U.S. Navy Band, Washington, DC
U.S. Navy Atlantic Fleet Band, Virginia
type of music do you perform and where do you perform?
Classical Elegance performs many
styles of music with an emphasis on classical music. Other
styles include popular, ragtime, traditional, waltzes, and much
more. We perform at many private functions including: weddings
and receptions, corporate parties, private dinners, and holiday
you have a demo cd, price list, and biographies?
Yes, we have a demo
cd which can be downloaded/streamed from this web site or
sent directly to you by mail. We also have our rates
as well as our biographies
available on this site.
Do you have a repertoire list and do you take special requests?
Yes, we have a repertoire
list on line. If your desired selection is not on our list,
Classical Elegance will consider a special request. Several weeks
notification is needed and in some cases an additional fee is
required in order for a special request to be musically arranged
for the woodwind trio.
Do I need to meet with the trio?
face-to-face meeting is not usually necessary to discuss
the logistics of the wedding music. Relax, your wedding day music
will be spectacular with our guidance and years of experience.We
will provide unlimited guidance and advice as well as provide
you with several forms that will assist in the wedding music decision
you perform outdoors?
Yes, we perform most of the summer weddings outdoors, however
there are several weather related guidelines. Due to the wood
of the instruments (and this pertains to any instrument composed
of wood: ie.violin, cello, harp) we must perform in the shade
and must be protected from rain/mist. Most facilities have tents,
canopies, trees, or an alternative indoor location. In our many
years of performing we have never encountered any "mother nature"
issue that could not be resolved, so do not worry.
long will the group perform and will there be any breaks?
Classical Elegance will perform for the specified time
stated by your chosen rate
package. Breaks, for events other than the wedding ceremony,
will be determined when the actual event and times are provided
in the contract.
you perform for wedding receptions also?
Yes, we can perform for the entire reception or just a
portion such as the cocktail hour. Many brides and grooms choose
a popular package of wedding ceremony music along with cocktail
hour music. Our music provides an elegant compliment during the
cocktail hour as well as the entire reception. We have an extensive
from classical to popular selections which offers hours of enjoyment
for the entire reception. However, if you desire danceable/popular
music for the main portion of your reception, we highly recommend
a DJ or Band.
do I reserve my date with Classical Elegance?
us and we will consult with you about your special event and
will forward you a contract. As soon as we receive your 50% non-refundable
deposit along with a signed copy of the contract, the date becomes
yours. Remember to reserve early for the busy summer wedding months
as well as for the December holiday parties.Classical Elegance
hopes that the above information is helpful in answering some
of your questions. If you have any other questions please feel
free to contact