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The Rich Posmontier Ensemble makes great parties! Here’s why…

…the focus is on YOU. We bring the magic that helps you create the party of your dreams. We know you want to relax and enjoy your special day. Our experience in providing outstanding music and complete MC services at over 1,000 parties means that you can leave the details to us.  Rich Posmontier personally runs the show at every party so you can rest easy knowing you have a professional in charge at all times.
What will my party be like?
Every host and hostess dreams of a party that people remember for years. Keeping the dance floor filled is a big part of making it unforgettable. We keep your guests dancing by providing a great mix of non-stop dance music and upbeat announcements. When guests are not eating, they’re dancing! You’ll see a room full of family and friends having a great time… and you’ll receive endless compliments on how smart you were to choose the Rich Posmontier Ensemble.
We’re having a wedding.  Do you help us plan it?
Yes. Planning a wedding is exciting but stressful. You want everything to be perfect for your guests. A great event doesn’t happen by accident. It takes careful planning by pulling together all the elements of décor, lighting, food and presentation, staging, etc. To make sure everything goes flawlessly, we do more than just show up and play music; we coordinate in advance with your banquet manager and other professionals to make sure everything is just the way you want it. 
Whether you’ve always dreamed about a traditional wedding or prefer a more laid-back approach, we take our lead from you. With Rich’s wealth of experience planning weddings, from the formal to the contemporary, he can give you the expert advice and suggestions that make your reception your own. Well before your wedding date we e-mail you a detailed questionnaire covering all the fine points of your reception. After you fill this out and return it to us, we go over every detail with you to make sure we have everything correct. We’re available by phone or e-mail to answer your questions, make suggestions and include any changes you may want.
Where has the Rich Posmontier Ensemble played?
Since 1990, the Rich Posmontier Ensemble has been providing upscale entertainment for over one thousand weddings, corporate events and elegant affairs in the finest facilities on the east coast. We’re a preferred music vendor recommended by many well-known area venues, including:
The Union League of Philadelphia
Abington Arts Center, Abington, PA
Hartefeld National Golf Club, Avondale, PA
National Constitution Center, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
The Manor House at Commonwealth Golf Club, Horsham, PA
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
Overbrook Golf Club, Bryn Mawr, PA
Appleford, Villanova, PA
Meadowlands Country Club, Blue Bell, PA
Northampton Valley Country Club, Richboro, PA
Avalon Yacht Club, Avalon, NJ
Manufacturers Golf and Country Club, Oreland, PA
North Hills Country Club, Glenside, PA
Aldie Mansion, Doylestown, PA
Merion Cricket Club, Ardmore, PA
Pyramid Club, Philadelphia, PA
Brookside Country Club, Macungie, PA
North Hempstead Country Club, Long Island, NY
Jericho National Golf Club, New Hope, PA
Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington, DE
Villanova Conference Center, Radnor, PA
Northampton Country Club, Easton, PA
The Desmond Hotel, Malvern, PA
Skytop Lodge, Skytop, PA (in the Poconos)
Cairnwood, Bryn Athyn, PA
William Penn Inn, Gwynedd, PA
What do your clients say? 
As you can see from our Client List, the Rich Posmontier Ensemble has entertained at more than a thousand events, from intimate house parties to weddings for 400 guests to elegant galas for such clients as the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Our satisfied clients speak best for us. Please see our Fan Mail page for superb recommendations from our many delighted hosts and hostesses.
 What types of events does the Ensemble do?
In addition to weddings, the Ensemble has performed at events for dozens of the area’s top corporations including a number of Fortune 500 companies. We have also entertained at fund-raising galas for the most prestigious non-profit institutions in the area. Please see our Client List.
Who makes the announcements?
The bandleader, Rich Posmontier, provides complete MC services. Because of his experience, Rich brings the confidence and spontaneity of a professional to your introductions, announcements and special dances. He personally goes over the details of your timeline and pronunciations of names in advance to provide a glitch-free flow to your reception.
Who will be performing? 
The Rich Posmontier Ensemble features the area’s most talented and seasoned musicians and vocalists. We provide flexible instrumentation according to your taste and budget. The Ensemble consists of lead male and female vocalists, keyboard, bass, drums, guitar, and horns. In addition to our featured vocalists, three of our instrumentalists are also talented lead vocalists. This combination of six singers creates a full blend of melody and harmony for a rich vocal sound. If your plans include classical music for a wedding ceremony, a jazz trio for cocktails, or entertainers, dancers and DJ’s for high-energy, contemporary events, we provide performers from our extensive network of professionals who will be able to fulfill your special requests. 
How will the band be dressed?
Formal black tie for the men and full-length gowns for the women are standard attire for the Rich Posmontier Ensemble. If your event is more casual, and you’d prefer a less formal look, we’d be happy to arrange that.
 How loud is the band?
Just the right volume. Due to inexperience, many bands are way too loud during dinner. We know your guests want to talk to each other without having to shout. During dinner we keep the volume low with soft ballads and instrumentals. And when we get everyone up on the floor with high energy dance music, we always respond to your requests for volume control.
 Who supplies the equipment and when does it arrive?
The Rich Posmontier Ensemble provides a state-of-the-art PA system and performing equipment set up by professional sound technicians who are personally supervised by the bandleader. The equipment arrives 3 hours before your party starts. You won’t see equipment being dragged through your cocktail hour.
Who chooses the music?
You do. We know you want to please your guests with a wide variety of music styles, so we play everything from the most current high energy dance tunes as well as vintage rock n’ roll, Motown, favorites from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, to swing and big band, and specialty and ethnic music. We ask you to select songs from our huge songlist (please see our Songlist for a listing of the music we play), and we’re happy to take special requests. If we don’t know a tune, with eight weeks advance notice, we’ll learn it.     
 How do I get to hear the band? 
We send out information packets with a demo CD of the band upon request, but it’s best to hear us live! We perform live showcases frequently so you can experience firsthand the energy we create, an energy that makes a great party.
 What will it cost for me to have a fantastic party with the Rich Posmontier Ensemble?
Our rates are determined by the month, day of the week, time of day, number of hours, number of musicians and location. We work with you to give you the best value within your budget. We keep our prices affordable by relying more on the recommendations of our satisfied clients than by doing expensive advertising. For more information on our fees or to book the Rich Posmontier Ensemble, please contact our office at 215-836-1616 or by e-mail at .