Common Ground orchestra was no doubt one of the highlights of our
wedding! Every single one of our guests praised the band, marveled
at the vocals, and would frequently ask "Where did you find
these guys??!" Not only did they sound great, but Common Ground
was very organized and cared very much about making the reception go
just as we planned, from the exact order of events to the exact songs
we wanted to play. I was sincerely surprised and relieved at how
precise they were. This, coupled with the undeniable fact that they
sound AMAZING, makes them our number one recommendation for anyone
looking for a band! Thanks, guys, for making our wedding that much
Stephanie (Brinson) West and David West
Culebras/Drumm Wedding June 25,
To all the wonderful musicians in the band,
WOW! What else can be said of your fabulous band. Beginning with the cocktail hour and incredible jazz to to the great dance and vocal music that entertained all of us throughout the night. We were so impressed with all of your talents. There are several things that make a great wedding...the bride, the music, and the venue! How fortunate we were to have all three.
Susan and Antonio Culebras
July 23 The Fountains Middletown NY
Hello! just wanted to let you know that we had a great time!!! I will leave you guys great reviews on wedding channel and the knot, this way you guys get more business!! thanks for a great night!!
June 12th Mohowk House Sussex NJ
I WAS UNABLE TO TALK TO YOU AGIAN AT THE WEDDING...I WAS BEING PULLED IN SO MANY DIRECTIONS. I WANTED TO THANK YOU BEFORE I SEND OUT THE REAL THANK YOU'S. YOU GUYS WERE AMAZING!!! WE WERE SOOOOO PLEASED AND I KNOW EVERYONE ELSE WAS, TOO!!! YOU MADE OUR DAY COMPLETE, I'M SORRY WE WEREN'T OUTSIDE LONGER BUT THE DAY WENT TOO QUICK...AWESOME JOB!!!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU,
MR. & MRS. MAROON
May 15th Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center
Dear Chris, Rich, Jillian, Ed, Joe and John
What can we say? You were all absolutely Fabulous!
The music you all performed for our daughter Allison's wedding was above and beyond anything we could have imagined. We were bowled over! At times we felt like we were at a concert rather than a wedding.
Your band has an incredible sound! And Jillian has the voice of an angel- just beautiful! Our guests are still commenting on how fabulous the music was. Your musical talents turned Allison and Russ 's wedding celebration into an astounding party that we will always remember.
We can't thank you all enough for your kindness, Talent and professionalism. It was our pleasure to work with you.
Again our most sincere Thanks.
Janet & Wayne Benson
MAY 20th wedding at the Otesaga Hotel Cooperstown NY
Hey Guys, we just wanted to thank you for this past Saturday in
Cooperstown. Blue Sky was great, and the Dead tunes were awesome
surprises! Everyone loved your playing, and we received a ton of
"Where did you find that great band?!" questions and comments.
Jillian did a fantastic job doing all the introductions even with
the very short notice (sorry about that!). Even our wedding planner
guy was raving about you all.
So, thank you again... you made our reception into a great party!
Matt and Sherry
April 10th wedding at The Gardens at Catlin Creek
Thanks again for everything on Saturday. The band was a big hit. The groom's father has not stopped talking about you guys. Thank you so much for being a part of our special day and I will gladly encourage others to use you. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to the other members. It was amazing!!!!
Laurene and Jim
October 11th 2009 wedding at the Sheraton/Stamford Hotel
People are still talking about how AMAZING you guys were at our wedding. I have been told you were the best band they have ever heard play at a wedding, and I agree completely! Jay and I are so happy, and glad that we were able to have you play. THANK YOU!!!!!! It was great and so much fun!!!
Candace and Jay Fallon
May 9, 2009
When I think about all our guest having a blast at our wedding, I ask myself "What did we do so they all came to us before leaving, telling us that they had SUCH a great time". When I think about it, the answer is THE BAND ! You guys ROCK. You were the heart of the party. I am SO happy that we went with you instead of a DJ or any other band that was recommended. Thank you for learning our 2 songs. We could not believe it when we heard you, and when I was dancing with Andrea, you made me cry :) Ed I cannot thank you enough for the arrangement you setup with the violin during the ceremony, and with the jazz band. Everybody had a real blast. I wish I could carry you all in my pocket, and just press "PLAY" whenever... Again , thank you for sharing the best day of our life with us. The band itself represents 50% of the day, and you seriously made the party incredible, even if it was raining outside.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Andrea & Frank.
June 28, 2009
Dear Common Ground Orchestra,
I wanted to say thank you so much for being such a big part of our day. You and the band were just so terrific. Thanks you also for taking the time to learn our special songs, it meant a lot to us. Everyone gave us rave reviews on the music and we'll recommend you to everyone we meet! We hope to run into you again, maybe another Riverfest! Thanks again.
All the best
Scott and Debbie Schneider
We just returned from a wonderful trip to sweden and had to thank you right away for making the celebration of our marriage incredibly special. you were amazing and everyone was blown away by your voice and personality. we were so blessed to have you share your talents since you (and your group) made the party! you completely engaged everyone (esp. the littlest ones). I cannot wait to see the pictures of you and maea (the girl you held during your last song). my father in law is just itching for an occasion when he can hire you! do keep us on your mailing list and whenever we are in the area we will definitely come by to give you a hug and thank you in person. you were the best gift ever!
love, rita and kyle
Dear Common Ground,
Just a note to thank you for providing a wonderful musical backdrop that contributed to making Hospice's 20th Anniversary Gala a night that all will remember. I personally had friends attend the party who were blown away by your energy, enthusiasm, and the over-all performance of the band. They actually thought you were straight out of NY City and wondered why they hadn't heard you before. Thanks for all the times you've gone above and beyond
Joan P Kaplan, Orange County Hospice
From: Crissy and John Stubbs
Wedding date: July 8, 2006
Location: Thayer Hotel, West Point, New York
John and I can't thank you enough for how fabulous you were! Thank you so much for making our wedding reception totally rock. From the ambiance at the cocktail hour to the rockin' dancing reception, it was perfect and you all exceeded our expectations. While it is always a gamble to have a band, it was so nice working with you, in the process to make it personal and unique - especially with working with my brother Dave on the M.C.ing. As for the singing photographer, what can I say, I got a bargain 2 for 1 deal! Haha! What a story! I must commend everyone on handling it so well! Thank you again for making the evening so special.
All the best,
Crissy and John Stubbs
Hi Guys - well, here I am 6 days later and still feeling on a "high" from that wonderful party. We have had such amazing feedback from anyone we've seen and from many who have written to us to thank us for inviting them to such a gala occasion. All our friends say the weather, the place, the appetizers, the food, the drinks, the flowers, and the music were superb. Our kids were thrilled with "live" music, as they are so used to d.j.s at any "shindigs" they attend. The music was outstanding -- just what we wanted! We can't thank you enough Common Ground. The whole celebration turned out exactly as we had hoped and dreamed!
Thank you for performing at the Sullivan County Community College Foundation's 20th annual scholarship benefit, "Into the Woods." Your participation helped make the event such a success. Common Ground Orchestra was terrific and we are grateful to have had such a talented group of musicians for this event. I hope that we can work together in the future. This year's gala raised $90,000, which could not have been done without your help. Again, thank you and best
Wishes to you in all future endeavors.
Director of Resource Development and Community Outreach.