American Museum of Natural History

New York Orchestras Entertainment provided musicians/entertainment twice at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City this past week. One was a charity organization and the other was a major New York hedge fund holding their annual holiday corporate event. The entertainment included an awesome group, the West African Percussion Ensemble. ¬†They performedContinue reading “American Museum of Natural History”

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”