Gold Standard performs an original song on KUTV to promote their upcoming support of the Humane Society of Utah's annual "Wags to Wishes" gala.
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Rob's groups have been performing for the Entrepreneur of the year awards each year for the past decade, and this year Gold Standard had a blast at both the Salt Lake City and San Francisco EOY Award events. Here's a little recap from the SLC awards at the Grand America Hotel!
The wedding was an example of Gold Standard at its best, integrating live music throughout ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing.
Rob miked the officiant and groom with lightweight lavalier clip-on wireless microphones during the ceremony, to ensure that all guests could enjoy the ceremony and vows crystal clear over the state-of-the-art EV sound system. Conn sang "Better Together" and other favorites as requested during the ceremony, then Bart and Rob joined in to perform jazz and popular classics to entertain guests as the couple and family took pictures.
Gold Standard then moved inside the tent to invite guests to be seated for dinner with fun remixes and jazz remakes of current and past hits.
Toasts and thank you's were given by the Bridal party and family, using the high-quality wireless hand held microphone which is available at any Gold Standard event. A wireless mic allows guests to stand and give toasts anywhere in the room, rather than being restricted by a wired microphone near the band. The wedding party sang the couple's Alma Mater theme song, and a few tears were shed as family and friends joined in to congratulate the newlyweds.
After Gold Standard performed the couple's first and parent dances, it was time to party with DJ lights, electronic beats, and fun popular music. After the guests had their fill of live music it was time to take it up a notch with EDM and old-school hip hop hits DJed by Rob, keeping the party going late into the night.
Music is an essential part of a wedding, and the decision to hire a band or a DJ can be difficult. Here are a few things to consider:
What is the feel or vibe you are going for? Music is often what people remember most from a wedding.
Whether you hire a band or a DJ for your event, a variety of music is needed to appeal to the age range which attends a wedding, keeping your grandparents and the bridal party entertained.
Budget can be an important factor in the decision making process. If you hire a string quartet for the ceremony, a jazz band for the cocktails and dinner portion, and a DJ for the dancing, things can get more expensive. Swing bands can consist of 25 people or more, while DJs often come alone to do the event.
How much room do you have to set up in at each point of the wedding, and how many different locations will music be needed? Weddings can have up to 5 different locations for ceremony, cocktails, dinner, reception, and dancing. Is the band or DJ able to provide music in each of these locations? Will they need to move from one to another, or do they have enough equipment to set up multiple sound systems or speakers?
Will the band be able to keep the music going while they are on breaks? No band will play music continuously for the 3-8 hours needed for a wedding. What is the plan for when they take a break?
Do you want to hear music exactly as you know it, or do you want to hear a musician's interpretation of the hits? Some bands play songs much like a karaoke track, nearly exactly like the original, some bands remake them to be their own. Will you have a band perform your first dance, or are you thinking of having it played by a DJ?
It’s good to see the band or DJ perform live. Also, long before the event a good band or DJ will ask you questions about your musical preferences, family songs and special song requests to make sure your event goes smoothly.
Because Gold Standard integrates a DJ into the band, our clients can have the best of both worlds: DJ or live music for ceremony, live band for cocktails and reception, and DJ for dancing.
For the past 3 years, Gold Standard has had the opportunity of being a part of one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the country. Ernst and Young is a global organization that is committed to building a better working world, with increased trust and confidence in business. We have been very fortunate to be an integral part of their annual Entrepreneur of the year ceremony.
Each year it is held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is such a beautiful setting. We provided music throughout the whole evening. Thank you for the many years of fun EY!
Photos by D'Arcy Benincosa
Gold Standard was happy to be a part of a photoshoot featured this year in Rocky Mountain Bride and Groom Magazine! Here are some pictures taken by Jen Fairchild at the beautiful McCune Mansion. http://www.jenfairchild.com/
The holidays are a busy and special time for us. We had the pleasure of performing for several corporate holiday events around the nation in 2015, from New York to Salt Lake City, we performed for some of the best parties happening during the holiday season.. This event in particular was held at the Varsity Room on the 6th floor of the Rice Eccles Stadium Tower. It was an amazing experience to perform holiday music while watching the sun set behind downtown SLC. The Reliable Controls Corporation was a fantastic crowd! Thank you for having us!