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Piano Studio
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann L.
Verified review

Diane has been very patient with my son and even helps him with basic drumming for band. I highly recommend her.

Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Bob G.
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Sarah's Swing Set is the perfect wedding reception band. Everyone loved their song selections, and Sarah has a wonderful style at the mic. They were not too loud that people could not talk with each other if they wanted to. Book them!

Dirty Grin

New To Thumbtack

    About

    We are a local Indiana band looking for local shows, gigs, fundraising events, etc. We also have CDs for sale -- 4 albums, including "Attitude", "What Are You Afraid Of", and "Odd Odd Story". We are also working with Gemini Rizing, Witch Way, and Dead at the Wheel, You can find us on YouTube, local band network, Songcast, iTunes, E-music, and Rapsoda. We are BMI-affiliated. Also, we have a new CD coming out entitled "Mentally on Vacation".

    Twilite Nites Band

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      We provide a 10 piece reduced Big Band with an outstanding female vocalist who has opened for acts such as Chicago, Earth Wind And Fire, James Taylor, to name a few. We play Big Band Swing, Old Standard Vocals, and some more contemporary tunes from the 70's, along with Nora Jones, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

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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 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.

      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.

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      Need a Wedding Band

      Louisville, KY

      • Number of guests
        101-150
      • Host/Emcee
        Yes
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