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Fine Arts Strings

What is required to book the group?
A 50% non-refundable deposit is due back with the return of the contract and the balance is due one week before the event.

Why is the deposit non-refundable?
Since we don’t double book, as soon as you return the contract we turn away all other engagements for that time.

Do you accept credit cards?
No, we only accept cash or check.

What is the minimum time I can book you?
We have a one-hour minimum but after that you can book additional time in increments as small as a quarter hour.

Do you perform outdoors?
Yes, but because of our instruments we must be completely shaded and there can be no degree of precipitation.

Can you work with our vocalist?
Absolutely. There is usually no charge for this. An exception would be if we had to arrange something to accommodate your singer’s preference of key or if your vocalist required more extended rehearsal time, etc.

Are those your musicians playing on the audio clips?
Yes.

Will it be the same musicians who play my event?
Yes. There are actually more than four members who regularly perform with us. This is necessary due to circumstances such as illness, last minute emergencies, preexisting conflicts etc. However to ensure quality, we never double book, guaranteeing that all events are performed by our regular musicians.

What if my event/wedding goes over? Will you get up and leave?
We always space our bookings so that there is enough buffer time between events to allow for such an eventuality; however an overtime charge may be incurred.

Do you attend wedding rehearsals?
No. That is not typically possible or necessary. Prior to the wedding, you and I will go over in detail every aspect of the ceremony. However, it is important that you have someone serving as a coordinator who can help with cueing as well as alert us to any last minute changes when we arrive for the wedding.

Are you and your musicians full time musicians?
Yes, all members are full time musicians who, in addition to playing with the quartet, also play with Houston’s major arts organizations.

Can I use other instruments in addition to the Fine Arts Strings?
We can provide all the music for your wedding or event, or we can work in combination with other instruments, such as trumpet, organ, etc.

I'm getting married in a large venue and want a bigger sound. Are there any other options?
We also offer the Fine Arts Chamber Players. The Chamber Players is made up of eight musicians (4 violins, 2 violas, 1 cello, 1 bass) and produces a fuller, richer sound.

I don't know very much about classical music. Can you help guide me as far as the musical selections are concerned?
Often selecting music for a wedding or other social event can seem daunting. We are always happy to offer our expertise to help you create the perfect ambience for your event.

Contact John Randolph at 713-468-0788 or john@fineartsstrings.com.