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Q: Why should I have trumpeters at my wedding?
A: For centuries, trumpeters have performed for various ceremonial purposes in many different countries throughout the world. Weddings are the perfect type of ceremony where trumpet players can not only perform fanfares outside the church or catering hall to announce you and your guests, but also participate in the processional, liturgical, recessional and postlude music during the ceremony. Imagine being heralded by professional trumpet players at one of the most important events of your life.
Q: Can I choose the dress attire?
A: Yes! If you contract our services far enough in advance, we will reserve the dress attire you choose for your wedding day. You can choose from three different colored Renaissance costumes (burgundy, blue or green), top hat and tails, or tuxedos. Long herald trumpets with flags are used to add to the pomp and pageantry of your royal wedding. If your church requires the use of choir robes, we will be happy to wear them. When it comes to your wedding, we will do all we can to cater to your needs and desires.
Q: Who manages the Royal Brass?
A: Rodger Lee manages the Royal Brass as well as performs at most of the wedding affairs contracted throughout the year. The Royal Brass is the largest, most professionally staffed trumpet ensemble in the tri-state area and currently employs over forty trumpet players. Our trumpeters perform in various professional ensembles such as Broadway shows (Scarlet Pimpernel, Les Miserable, Beauty and the Beast, etc.), orchestras (New York Virtuosi Chamber Ensemble, New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, etc.) We do recommend that you check references and consult the Better Business Bureau before deciding on a musical group. We stand behind our promises and our reputation speaks for itself. Not all groups can make this claim.
Q: Where can I see and hear the Royal Brass?
A: The Royal Brass performs at many bridal showcases throughout the year. Please call for future dates and locations. We will be happy to meet with you in person if you wish to arrange an appointment at one of our offices. You will have a chance to see a video and hear our recording of ceremonial wedding music.
Q: How do I choose the music for my wedding?

A: There are several ways to choose music for your wedding. If you are getting married at a church, it is recommended that a repertoire list (music song sheet) be obtained from your church organist. Some secular music (pop music, etc) is discouraged, therefore it is proper etiquette to ask your music director for advise in selecting ceremonial music. The easiest way to choose music is to purchase our new CD entitled, “Ceremonial Wedding Music.”  This recording, featuring two trumpets and organ includes over a dozen of the most popular wedding processional, recessional, prelude and postlude music used in wedding ceremonies.  A complete listening guide is included in the recording project so you can listen to each piece while receiving some interesting and informative program notes as well.  It even includes two sample music programs to help you write out a wedding program to inform your guests of titles and composers of the special music that you have selected.

You can also download short musical samples (audio clips) from our recording of ceremonial music. We will be happy to guide you in this musical selection process.

Q: What if I need a special package that’s not included in your brochure?
A: We specialize in custom wedding packages.  Every wedding we do is different and special.  We will be happy to provide you with a special package that we do not advertise.  For example, some brides would like us to perform at their house before the ceremony; others may not wish to have any special music during the service.  We will recommend what works best but the final decision is yours.  The Royal Brass will be happy to customize a package tailored to meet your needs.
Q: What other types of musical ensembles do you provide?

A: The Royal Brass provides the following instrumental ensembles: Flutes, Bagpipers, Strolling Violins, Vocalists, Organists, Cocktail Pianist, Harpist, and String Ensembles.

The Royal Brass only employs professional musicians.  Other instrumentalists that we use come from the same types of professional venues mentioned above in the Who manages the Royal Brass section.

Please call us if you are interested in other types of instrumentalists or ensembles not mentioned.