How much does a School dj cost in the Bay Area (San Jose, Fremont, Morgan Hill and Gilroy, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara) ? What criteria should school use when they hire new djs?

As for school events, the budget for school dances will not be as much as prom.  Typically it is held on campus to help cut on cost.

 

The question that comes often is what is the cost to hire a dj and what is included. The djs can bring multiple speakers and lights to fill up the gym. I have seen djs charge 100 to 150 dollars an hour for school dances. The dj has to get a playlist ahead of time so the dj can play the music that the students requested.

 

Schools should select djs that have edited music so they will not have their vice principal run to the dj booth demanding to change an inappropriate song.

Also on the checklist is to see the dj reviews on google and on yelp to see if they have done other schools and can see their successes.

It would be good to have the dj visit the school to show them where they are going to set up. Some schools are not labeled easily so the dj can be driving around and not knowing where to park to unload. Ideally they want to drive close by to unload all their heavy gear.

 

Last but not least please talk to your dj about their dj crew. It is good to have the dj have one helper but when they are bringing 3 to 5 people to do a 1 to 2 person job, it just is not professional and can be a liability to the dj company and to the school.

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How much do Prom Djs Cost in the Bay Area (San Jose, Fremont, Morgan Hill and Gilroy ,Oakland, San Francisco)?

One of the most common questions we get is what is the cost to do a school dance. This question is a hard one to answer since there are many answers. In the San Jose area, there is a saturation of Djs. Silicon Valley is the mecca of tech so many folks dive in the technology functions of a dj. Long gone are the record players (Technics) that play 12 inch vinyl which took way more skill and more of a financial responsibility. These days it is so much easier to mix music with the sync button and downloadable music. This makes it easier for the buyer since they have so many djs to choose from.

 

 

Find out with the dj is legit. It may be hard to see which djs are professional when you first speak with them. Just be aware of djs who undercharge since they are cutting corners and why are they under valuing their service. A good way to detect the quality of the dj is to look up their online reviews. It proves what quality or lack there of service they have and the customer can feel confident in their pick.

 

Costs of Prom DJs

Since proms due have budget constraints, it is best to let the dj know to see if the dj can work with it or they can recommend somebody who can do it that that price. Since proms can be extravagant events I have seen ranges of 600 to 1200 for the 4 to 6 hour event. In different parts of the country they have different rates but when it comes to the Bay Area it is on the higher end.

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The San Mateo Marriot as a Wedding Venue

Close to the SF Airport is a wedding venue for anyone who needs to have a reception in the San Francisco Area or the Peninsula. One can be married at a San Francisco church and do the reception in San Mateo since it is so close. They did have a nice courtyard area where people can have a small ceremony or if they wanted to have cocktail area. It was a beautiful day so it was nice to be serving drinks outside in the August summer. 

The wedding reception itself was small and very personable. Around the facility, they had up lighting that added a special aura to the room.  16 up lights were used to surround the whole venue. 

As the dj, I wanted to be close to the dancefloor and the Marriot made it happen. We were able to produce a pretty gobo to project. We did have enough space to include a 7-foot screen and a projector. 

What I liked about this place was we went a few minutes over and the staff was not rushing us out nor tell me to stop on the dot. They let me play the last slow song of the night. Also one of my favorite vibes of the night was the positive energy on the dance floor. The wedding had a mariachi for dinner but I provided the tunes for dancing and it consisted of Spanish music (cumbia and salsa). So the majority was Spanish music and the rest of the music was old school funk. The Couple knew how to have a good time and provided the positive energy in the room.

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Dave and Busters Venue for Parties in Milpitas Great Mall

Best load in in the business! It is so easy for outside vendors to park in 20 feet way you can unload everything. Staff is on it and make sure they get the door open and they are always readily available in case I needed anything. Recently we had a birthday celebration. The Birthday girl wanted the night club theme with karaoke. Dave and Busters catered the event buffet style. The main venue area had a nice bar area also The karaoke was available the whole night and folks were able to partake on it. Behind the Dj area there is a huge screen with a projector up high so in case the dj wanted to mix videos or show the karaoke above that could be an option. There is a good size stage and a good sized dance floor. They had these tall round tables on the side of the dance floor so guests can leave their drinks there and they did have some party games they can get involved in. What was cool was the tables were not there then someone told staff in within in 3 minutes all the tables were out. That is what I call service.

 

This is a great place to throw a party. You have you own private area then guests can go outside to the main arcade area and shoot free-throws, take out zombies, or race your fellow party goer in a race car. It is the best of both worlds.

 

Great staff and many options for fun at Dave and Busters in Milpitas.

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July 2019 Playlist

Old Town Road Lil Nas X Billy Ray Cyrus

The Git Up  Blanco Brown

Truth Hurts  Lizzo

Beautiful People  Ed Sheeran

Senorita  Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

Bad Guy  Billie Ellish

Talk  Khalid

Same Blood  Aloe Blacc

I Don’t Care  Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber

Sucker  Jonas Brothers

Suge  DaBaby

You Need to Calm Down Taylor Swift

Cross Me  Ed Sheeran ft Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock

If I Can’t Have You Shawn Mendes

Look  Back At It  A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

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June 2019 Playlist

Old Town Road ft Billy Ray Cyrus  Lil Nas X

Bad Guy   Billie Ellish

Sucker  Jonas Brothers

Press Cardi B

Talk Khalid

Wow  Post Malone

Earfquake  Tyler. The Creator

Suge  DaBaby

Never Really Over  Katy Perry

24/7 ft Ella Mai  Meek Mill

Look Back At It  A Boogie Wit da Hoodie

Con Calma  ft Snow  Daddy Yankee and Katy Perry

Pop Out  Polo G and Lil Tjay

Go Loko  YG

Dave and Busters as an Event Venue in the South Bay (Milpitas and the Bay Area)

Dave and Busters as an Event Venue in the South Bay 

 

Dave and Busters (https://www.daveandbusters.com) is known as a fun place to have a good time with big screen tvs and to play video games. In Milpitas, they have a happening Dave and Busters where they can multiple parties at one time. They have multiple venue spaces and it depends on how big the party is. At Dave and Busters, they do have different packages offered with buffets and beverages and appetizer packages. In some packages, they give game cards to the guests. Some common questions answered: https://www.daveandbusters.com/party-and-event-venues/faq

 

I was able to communicate with the events manager to show me the venue before the event. I like to go to see where to park and unload and actually see where my equipment is going to be set up. She was awesome and was able to get me two tall tables to set up my equipment. I was able to set up 4 speakers and I was able to go as loud as I could without any limitations.  I was up on a stage and I had plenty of space for my equipment and set up my lights. The party started at 7 and the party-goers got the party going right away. The vibe was contagious and the staff was in a fun positive mood. They even helped me put my equipment away. I was in awe due to their awesome customer service. I was very happy playing at Dave and Busters. They venue was a big venue with a great staff that was easily assessable. I would definitely  like to play there again due to how professional the place was. 

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May 1st Playlist

Taylor Swift ft Brendon Urie ME!

LiL Nas X Old Town Road

Ava Max  Sweet But Psycho

Billie Ellish  bad guy

Sam Smith  and Normani  Dancing with a Stranger

Ally Brooke ft Tyga Low Key

Post Malone and Swae Lee Sunflower

Jonas Brothers  Sucker

BTS ft Halsey Boy with Love

Lil Peep and Ilovemakeonnen I’ve Been Waiting

Post Malone  Wow

Khalid  Talk

Meek Mill ft Drake Going Bad

J Cole  Middle Child

Mustard and Migos Pure Water

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