Wedding Band Thank You Notes (Sept/Oct 2013)

9/29/13 wedding at Oheka Castle in Cold Spring Hills, Long Island Bill – While we have not had the chance to send out formal “thank you” notes yet for our reception, Christina and I both wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your orchestra playing at our reception.  On a personal level, it wasContinue reading “Wedding Band Thank You Notes (Sept/Oct 2013)”

Long Island Wedding at Gurney’s – music by New York Orchestras

Central Park Orchestra performed for a wedding this past Saturday night at Gurney’s Inn.  The beachside resort is located in Montauk, LI and is family-owned and operated.  There were plenty of Broadway dancers filling the dance floor because the bride is one herself.  Currently, she is the choreographer for the Broadway show Billy Elliot.  TheContinue reading “Long Island Wedding at Gurney’s – music by New York Orchestras”

Oheka Castle Wedding Bridal Show

After performing for a packed house at Martha Clara Vineyard last Saturday, Central Park Orchestra will do it again this Sunday Feb. 26 at the Oheka Castle Wedding Bridal Show.  Brides and grooms having a Long Island wedding or a New York wedding will be networking with some of the finest wedding vendors and New YorkContinue reading “Oheka Castle Wedding Bridal Show”

Meg Ryan & John Lee wedding pics go LIVE on Twitter!

What a great time everyone had at Meg and John’s wedding this past Saturday. They both work in New York City and the wedding was held on Long Island. Central Park Orchestra was the wedding band that provided the music. Kyle and Larissa from New York Orchestras Entertainment were doing our first live tweet sessionContinue reading “Meg Ryan & John Lee wedding pics go LIVE on Twitter!”

Central Park Orchestra “Rocks” the Mountain

On Saturday June 25, Central Park Orchestra, a band usually associated with music for weddings or wedding band, performed on top of Masthope Mountain in Lackawaxen, Pa. The ski lodge, usually filled with skiers and snowboarders, was packed with mountain residents that came out to dance and party. As you gazed over the stage whereContinue reading “Central Park Orchestra “Rocks” the Mountain”

Participate in the song survey

1-What is your favorite song to party to? 2-What is your favorite new song? 3-What is your favorite rock song? 4-What is your favorite classic song? 5-What is your favorite warm weather BBQ song (or artist)? 6-What song was (or will be) your wedding song (first dance)?

How do I choose the songs that are played at my wedding?

As a bandleader, I get questions like this posed to me on a daily basis. Who chooses the songs or music that is played at my wedding? How much input do I get? Do I have to choose all of the songs that my band plays? The answer depends upon you and the bandleader. EveryContinue reading “How do I choose the songs that are played at my wedding?”

Taste the Music

People’s taste in music is as individual as taste in food. Central Park Orchestra just performed at a wedding this past Friday evening at The Liberty House Restaurant, overlooking the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline. The bride and groom’s NO LIST included disco, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and many other songs andContinue reading “Taste the Music”

Current Song Picks

by Bill Morgan Messinetti – bandleader for Central Park Orchestra It is very important to me as a bandleader to know what songs or genre of music you want to hear at your event. We do not play music WE want to hear. It is all about you, your family & friends and what happensContinue reading “Current Song Picks”

NY Wedding Bridal Shows

If you are having a wedding in New York City or Long Island there are two dates to remember for NY wedding bridal shows: New York City brides – Wednesday Feb 23 Long Island brides – Sunday March 27 Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011 – 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Presented by The Weddings EventContinue reading “NY Wedding Bridal Shows”