/// Testimonials

Love from our Clients

At Musical Occasions, we truly value each and every client that we deal with. Here are some of our client's reviews.

Wedding Notes

We certainly did luck out with the weather didn't we?! What an amazing day and the musicians were excellent. Thank you for taking care of all the arrangements and coordinating with the musicians. Please extend my thanks to them as I ever did get a chance

Shirley & Daniel

Now that I'm settling back into real life again after the wedding and honeymoon I wanted to send you a thank you for the amazing violinist and guitarist you sent for our wedding at the Brock House on May 29th. The ceremony music was beautiful and exactly

Kim & Shane

David and I are back from our honeymoon now and wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed Ron and DeAnne's music at our Tofino wedding on October 4th. They both looked great, played wonderfully and really added something special to the wedding. Please pa

Elisabeth and David

THANK YOU!!! The musicians were absolutely lovely. They graced our home just outside our French doors and were in the most perfect place with the water and mountains as back drop. I know our photographer took pictures and when I get them I will definit


Thank you so much! Everyone loved the string quartet. It was perfect for the ceremony and cocktail hour. The wedding was amazing. It feels like a dream. It is hard to believe our son is married, it all happened so fast. In a couple of days and Chris

Maurice and Lynda (parents of the groom)

You may remember me, we spoke quite a bit about planning for our wedding in Whistler on April 3rd. I just wanted to give you some feedback on how the wedding went. The Hitmen (Hitzone) are AWESOME! It's been almost two months since the wedding and eve


We wish to thank you for the super awesome job you and Musical Occasions did at our wedding. Our musicians were very professional and the music sounded so beautiful (we loved our song selections) and having them really tied well into our overall theme at

Mia & Andrew

I just wanted to email you to say Thank you for everything that you organized for us for our wedding day! Everything worked out perfectly! Please let the harpist know that she did a fantastic job during the ceremony, and the guests said that she was fan

Jen and Drew

Now that it is all over, just wanted to pass on my thanks for providing such great musicians for Jen and Drew's wedding. The harpist did a wonderful job and was much appreciated by all our guests. And what do we say about Tom and his band - amazing!!! The

Fiona (mother of bride)

We have been meaning to write to thank you very much for your suggestion in having The Hitmen (Hitzone) play at Heather and Josh's Wedding. They were without a doubt, fantastic! What great musicians and singers they were. They "made" the reception and

Sheila and Gerry (mother and father of the bride)

I would like to thank you for your help and advice in choosing our music ministry for Monique and Chris' wedding. It was outstanding! Our entire family was very impressed with Christopher's voice and presentation of the music. At the reception and dinner

Hans and Ans (mother & father of the bride)

Thank you to all of you for making our day so absolutely amazing. Every single detail was perfect and not one thing went wrong!!Allen and I were so pleased with everyone and everything that day! We danced until 1 am (THANK YOU STEVE!! YOU WERE GREAT!!! ev

Lindsay and Allen

It could not have been more perfect, gorgeous day, the music was so beautiful and At Last was perfect. My husband got teary, we did roses, the red carpet, same table setting, etc. just beautiful. When he requested At Last again at the end of lunch we danc


My (now) husband and I recently hired a guitarist for our wedding on September 27th in Stanley Park. I wanted to thank-you for providing such an excellent musician and support for this aspect of our wedding. Your musician was prompt, well dressed and pr

Michelle and Shawn

Just a quick note to thank you for all your help and ask that you pass on our sincere thanks to Jack and Henry. They were amazing! I am sad that with all that was going on I didn't get a chance to go and say hello. I know David did though. Please let them


It's so hard to believe it's been almost two months since our wedding. We had an absolutely amazing day and I wanted to say thank you so much for being a part of that. The quartet was a HUGE hit - I've heard so many compliments about how they really set t


We just wanted to thank you for your wonderful service in arranging a harpist for our wedding day. It was a pleasure working with you throughout the wedding planning process and we especially appreciated your flexibility and quick response with the last

Bobbi (mother of the bride)

Thank you for the most beautiful wedding music for Debra and Jonathan! Everything was beyond our dreams and expectations! We were told, this was the most spectacular event Furry Creek Golf & Country Club has ever seen! Most importantly, the music totally

Neal & Dianne (mother and father of the bride)

I would just like to thank you so much for the wonderful harpist. She was so wonderful and our guests enjoyed her so much, everyone was asking me who I booked her from. She was flawless and played the entire time! I look forward to my next event and booki

Amanda and Robert

One word - awesome! Thanks so much for providing us with GREAT music and energy on our big day. Our guests told us that they had LOADS of fun and so many people commented on what a fantastic band we had. Famous Players!

Candace and Chris

Thank you so much Jan for your wonderful service. Musical Occasions was a dream to work with. You helped us figure out exactly what would fit the mood we wanted for our wedding. You musician was on-time, professional, friendly, and so talented. It was ama

Peytra & Andrew

Me and my husband Ivan would like to send to you and your company our most gracious thanks and appreciation for the service you provided us on our wedding day. The piano and violin duo played absolutely heavenly music. You couldn't have sent me better mu

Rachelle & Ivan

Thank you for arranging the string trio for us. They were wonderful! After they left, I had many of our guests come up to us to compliment us on the music. One of my aunts actually asked if they were from the VSO and another guest took their card for her

Kelly & Dave

Doug and Evelyn were absolutely wonderful. Everyone commented on how beautiful their music was. The groom's mother was thrilled to hear the French piece when they signed the register. I let all the locals know that Musical Occasions was the company to con


I just want to let you know the two musicians did a great job at our wedding as we had a little 'booboo' with our ring bearer as he was too scared to walk down the aisle and resisted. However, they managed to keep the music going until my turn to walk do


Thank you for all your help and everything you have done for us! The musicians were amazing and perfect! The music was so beautiful I was going to cry just listening. Me and Joseph are so grateful and we hope to use your services again one day when there

Elena and Joseph Lee

Thank-you for setting everything up for us. Doug was fabulous! The guests were very impressed with him and really enjoyed listening to him play. We have quite a few pictures of our friends and family sitting in the Drawing room with a glass of wine in the

Angela and Atlee

The string quartet and the piano and bass and the Jack Stafford Band were great! The whole day went so well. We loved the live music throughout all 3 events. We will highly recommend you to all our friends. The wedding you did at Minter Gardens was my ne

Linda (mother of the bride)

Doug and I both wanted to thank you for helping us organize the musicians for our wedding. Please extend our many thanks to those who perfomed in the string quartet, despite the wind and chill. We received many comments that day about how well they played

Doug and Amy

I want to thank you for the incredible job you did helping my wife and I pick out our wedding music for our ceremony. We had people talking about it for weeks afterwards. Your knowledge & suggestions were amazingly appropriate, and I can't thank you eno

Scott & Francesca

I couldn't be happier with everything. I heard only wonderful things from everyone. You have very talented musicians on your list of professionals. Thank you for your help with everything. I barely got a chance to thank the musicians. Please do so ag

Amy and Scott

I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank you and your musicians for playing so beautifully at our September 17th wedding at Van Dusen garden. Both Matthew and I had a most wonderful day... and the ceremony itself was definitely one of the highlights

Corrie and Matthew

Thank you so much for recommending the Hitmen (Hitzone) for our wedding reception. Tom did an amazing job during the cocktail hour and dinner, and he and the rest of the group provided the perfect atmosphere for the entire event. We received many compli

Susie and Erkan

The guitarist that you sent was wonderful and everyone was thoroughly impressed. I'm so excited how amazing everything turned out and the music was such a huge, elegantly lovely part of it!


Thank you very much! We enjoyed the music very much! Many of our guests mentioned to us that this is the most gorgeous and elegant wedding that they have ever been to. The live music was fantastic. Every one really enjoys it. Please accept our hearty than

Wendy, Edward, Winston & Myra

The wedding was fabulous & the best part was the band!!! They were amazing - everybody commented how great they were - it was like watching a concert!!! We danced right to the end - if we could've gone longer, we would've. Thanks for making our day specia

Cheryl & Paul

Business / Event Notes

We have been working with Jan and the Musical Occasions team for more than 5 years, and could not be happier with the service and talent that gets sent our way. Always attentive to our needs, there is nothing too outrageous that Jan and her stable of exce

James Grass, Director of Good Times, The Vancouver Club

DreamGroup Productions has been working with Jan Trerise of Musical Occasions for almost 9 years now because we know that we can always rely on her to provide the best. As Vancouver's most trusted wedding & event planning company, we go to her because sh

Sarah Shore, , DreamGroup

It is always a pleasure to work with Jan and her staff. Each time we ask for their assistance in acquiring music groups for our events, they find the perfect match for our needs. We will continue to work with Musical Occasions for our events. They provide

Bright Ideas Events, www.brightideaevents.com,

Jan, I wanted to say thank you so much for organizing the Famous Players for our recent banquet and dance. Our members loved the band and we'd like to schedule them for next year as well. Thanks again Jan and please pass on our appreciation to all of the

Wendy Scarrett, Executive Assistant/Event Coordinator, Health Sciences Association of BC

The party was fabulous!!! And the band was the best EVER!!!!! They had everyone up dancing right from the first song!! Everyone had a wonderful time, from the feedback I've gotten so far I think we would like to book that band again, will keep you posted

Cheryl Prior, H.R. Administrator, The Law Society of BC

Just wanted to follow up with you regarding our event Friday - Supertonic was fantastic as always, they arrived early, set up and were ready to go. They pretty much knew what to do! Not sure if you've ever been to Bard on the Beach but they've got a few p

Germaine Chang, Sales Assistant, News1130 - ALL NEWS RADIO

I am wondering if Hang Johnny would be available for another Sunday in August. He was absolutely fabulous and those passersby were amazed and intrigued by his performance.

Maria Alexakis, Special Events & Marketing Assistant, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

I just wanted to let you know how great the quartet was! It was a small event, but our guests really enjoyed the music! The President of our Association even noted to me that he was very impressed with them. The band was very friendly and easy to work wit

Christie Morning-Smith, Event/Marketing Assistant, New Car Dealers Association of BC

Our March 7 Gala event held at the Four Seasons was a huge success. Having the Supertonic Jazz Trio perform was a wonderful addition to the evening. Your assistance in organizing the group for us is greatly appreciated. I anticipate that this will bec

Lorna Malone, Event Coordinator, Canadian Wood Council/Wood WORKS!BC

As for the "behind-the-scenes" work, thanks so much for all you did Jan. I know our "circus theme" was a little difficult to work with, but you found a great group and I really appreciated the audio clips and pictures you sent as a preview. The entire p

David, , FPI International

We can't thank you enough!! The golf tournament was a huge success and the Beatles were THE BEST!!! We've been receiving such rave reviews about them. Guests were up and dancing the whole time. And the band members were so friendly and super easy to work

Jane, , Arts Umbrella

Thank you again for booking Supertonic for our Bard on the Beach event this year! They were absolutely fantastic and wonderful people to work with. The weather cleared up and although chilly, it wasn't raining! Please extend my gratitude to the band as th

Germaine Chang, Sales Assistant, 104.9 Clear FM

I realize that I'm nearly a month late in sending this, but I just wanted to thank you for recommending Henry for the retirement party that we had at the end of March. It was wonderful having him with us, and everyone (especially the guest of honor!) enj

Karen Druskin, Senior Accountant, Smith Cameron

The duo was absolutely excellent. They played so well, that it had become challenging to seat the guests for dinner as they were relaxing and enjoying the music so much. I had to cue the musicians to stop in order that we could seat the guests! I think we

Georgia, , Dept. of Pediatrics, BCCH

Thank you very much for lining up the Big Band Trio for our event this past Saturday evening at the Vancouver Club. They were very good and I received lots of positive feedback from the lawyers and other guests who attended the event. The band was profes

Marylee A. Davies, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy, Barristers & Solicitors

You have once again outdone yourself and your suggestion! The talent you provide is always excellent but there was just something about the Trio that connected soooo dearly with our residents. They were simply thrilled by Melody and the Trio's performan

Erin O'Kane, Community Relations Manager, Amica at Arbutus Manor

Just wanted to say thanks for recommending The Hitmen (Hitzone) who played at my husband's 40th....he was great and totally fit in to the dynamics of the party. All my worrying for nothing.

Olga, ,

I've been wanting to email you and let you know what a wonderful experience it was to deal with you. You were very pleasant on the phone and you made everything so easy. We had a fabulous time with the band! They seemed to fit right in and they did a fant

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