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2. Brooksley Bishop Violinist
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Brooksley is an award winning violinist performing nationally & internationally! She has an extensive list of songs ranging from Top 40s to R&B/Hip Hop/Pop, 50s to 90s era (Motown, Oldies), Movie/TV/Broadway/Disney soundtracks, Classical, Country, World music, and more. She also performs with background tracks for a more elegant, energetic, and richer sound for any occasion! Some of the places she has performed in include Hawaii, Canada, Las Vegas, Seattle, New Orleans, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Catalina Island, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Florida, Texas, Colorado, New England, The Carolinas, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio, so no destination is too far away! She is also bicoastal as she is located in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and New Hampshire! Some of her clients and venues include Carnegie Hall, Mikel Gorbachev, Maryland Governor Hogan, Honorable Jon C. Porter of the U.S. Congress, Grammy award winning artist Malik Yusef, The Heart Bandits World Famous Proposal Planners, United Nations "Kids for Saving Earth”, the Classical Music Series at Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport, The Perryman Company's Corporate Client Dinner at Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, RML Automotive's Corporate Retreat at Ritz Carlton Resort in Florida, Seven Winds Casino in Wisconsin, Turning Stone Resort And Casino in New York, Maryland Casino Live, Dear World/AstraZeneca, The Reno Tahoe Convention, Humdinger Productions High Profile Events, International Creative Agency 180 LA in Los Angeles, Dark Garden Corsetry and Couture in San Francisco, Jaguar Land Rover, Lamborghini/Rolls Royce, Sheehy Lexus, Celebrity Designer Andre Soriano's Fashion Show, The Wanted's “Show Me Love” music video, Ferna Goitia's “It's Not The Same” music video, Marine Corps Memorial Chapel, US Naval Academy Chapel, US Army Fort Belvoir Officer's Club, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and the UMUC Scholarship and Alumni Dinners. Brooksley started playing violin and traveling with her family at five years old! She quickly discovered her passion for music and travel, and aspired to combine them into a thrilling career. Some of the international places she has lived in and traveled to include France, Sweden, Japan, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Italy, Denmark, and England. She studied with the Suzuki program and private teachers, including Paul Stein from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and she was a first violinist for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies Orchestra in Minnesota for ten years. She continued her musical studies at George Washington University in Washington, DC while also studying French and English Literature, and performed as a professional string trio during all four years. She was also the featured violinist at George Washington University Alumni Association's Featured Solo Musician's Concert. ACOUSTIC VIOLIN WITH BACKGROUND TRACKS: Her Bose speaker does not require an outlet, so she can set up anywhere to play with background tracks. ACOUSTIC VIOLIN AMPLIFIED WITH BACKGROUND TRACKS: While her Bose speaker does not require an outlet, her violin mic for amplification does require an outlet.See more

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What is a mariachi band?

Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

How much does a mariachi band cost?

A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

  • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
  • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
  • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.

How many mariachis can a band have?

A mariachi band for hire can have as many players as you like. Modern mariachi bands typically have a minimum of four players with the trumpet playing a vital musical role along with stringed instruments such as the violin, guitarrón (a Mexican bass guitar with a deep body), vihuela (a Spanish stringed guitar) and guitar. Strong vocals are also an important component of mariachi bands for hire, since one or more of the players will be singing during the performance. For a truly spectacular show, you can hire a mariachi band with 15 or more players. The medley of stringed instruments, multiple trumpets, soaring vocals, and even an accordion or harp is powerful and beautiful. Mariachis typically wear the traditional costume of charros — Mexican horsemen. The look is a very regal, monotone suit, often in black or white, with silver adornments and embroidery. Mariachi bands often wear sombreros as well. Traditional mariachi bands were only made up of two or more players, according to a UNESCO report celebrating the cultural heritage of the musical style. The style of music originated in the state of Jalisco. Now the style of music is symbolic of Mexico but is celebrated all over the world, and adds a fabulous vibrancy to any group’s events, parties and weddings.

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