Over most of the past three decades the Sentimental Journey Orchestra has played
for just about every kind of event: conventions, country club dances, fund-raising
balls, wedding receptions, in concert, stage shows and more! We've performed in hotels, clubs,
theaters, barns, airplane hangers, halls, a railroad station platform and once...in a
meadow! We've played for audiences of five waiters (the sponsor forgot to notify his audience,
so we played to the waiters for an hour!), or in concert for a former U. S. President, to an audience of 5,500 (An international
airline's annual meeting and dinner-dance)! Every time we think there's nothing new,
... something new shows up! It's always fun. Read what our clients have told us!
A letter from the Rabun County Music Festival Association
Dear Mr. Mason,
On behalf of the Rabun County Music Festival I want to thank you for the exciting concert performance of the Sentimental Journey Orchestra. The "Big Band" sound was never more professionally done with vocalists, arrangements, and upbeat selections all merging to create the best "Big Band" around. We Had rave reviews from our audience with encouragement tp "bring them back". Sentimental Journey Orchestra brings back the swing, jazz, and toe tapping sounds we all love,
The concert on July 23rd (2006) was a highlight of our season.We highly recommend Sentimental Journey Orchestra to all who enjoy the big band era.
Chairman, Rabun County Music Festival Association.
A letter from the Event Coordinator after SJO's performance at
the Rome (GA) Heritage Festival's WWII-style "Hangar Dance."
First of all I just wanted to let you know how very much we enjoyed you guys... This event is just what our town needed. You are all true professionals and it shows.
City of Rome
After our premier concert at the historic
Langdale Theater in Valley, Alabama...
The Sentimental Journey Orchestra
Atlanta , Georgia 30308
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I wanted to pass along some of the comments about your performance last Saturday night at the historic Langdale Theater.
They range from outstanding to best ever and many in between, all very complimentary.
I enjoyed working with all of you. The music was wonderful and the vocals were superb. I now can understand why my friend Phil Harrison in Atlanta was so glad to recommend your group.
I am still receiving favorable comments today and we hope to invite you back again. In the meantime, if anyone in the promotion business needs a recommendation, please ask them to give me a call.
Good luck to you all and thanks again for an evening of good music, good times and good memories.
You may recall I'm the person who originally contacted you about the
possibility of the Sentimental Journey Orchestra playing at Langdale
Historic Theatre as part of its on-going series of musical
presentations. I put you in contact with Bill Gilbert and, as they say,
the rest is history, because the performance that took place yesterday
was truly a sensation!
I've been a big band lover for years and not only have attended most of
the 42 concerts held at Langdale Theatre, but for years now have gotten
together a regular group of out-of-town attendees (dubbed as the Langdale
Concert Gang) and we regularly bring a dozen to two dozen down to the
Valley - first for "supper" at some nearby location and then we have a
block of seats at the concerts.
I review all this simply to say our gang's response to Sentimental Journey
topped any reaction we've ever had and all have been positive, I must
say. Talking with an estactic Bill Gilbert afterward, I certainly didn't
have to encourage him to re-book your band - he was already convinced from
the overwhelming reaction of the crowd - as it seemed your band members
Please pass along to every one associated with your fine organization our
sincere appreciation for a most enjoyable evening! I am proud to have had
a modest part in making this beneficial connection!
My husband, Andy Woodman and I, Meridith (Keller) Woodman had the
pleasure to see the SJO again this past Saturday at our friends wedding -Bryan &
Shelley Weinlein! ... We were married on April 10,
and you all played at our reception at Callanwolde! The most
magical night of our lives!!
It was wonderful to see you all again and dance our song - "Fly Me to the
Moon"!! Bryan was a groomsman in our wedding and he loved you guys so much
that he wanted you to play at his wedding! It brought back such truly
beautiful and happy memories for us to dance to your beautiful music -
special thanks to Steve for wishing us a happy 3 year anniversary and
dedicating our song to us!
You all helped to make our wedding day truly magical and the most blessed
day of our lives! We would love to see the SJO again soon and dance to
that gorgeous music! Please put us on your email distribution
and let us know when you will be playing next. We know that
you used to play once a month - are you still doing this?
Stay well and thanks truly for the wonderful and cherished memories - this past
Meridith & Andy Woodman
"The Sentimental Journey MADE the party.
Nothing would have worked without your music."
E. Hancock, of Smith, Curry & Hancock
"The feedback from our membership has been
nothing short of sensational. Sentimental Journey's
participation was instrumental in making the
evening the success that it was."
H. Halpern, Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
"Your music was really the 'icing on the cake'
...we hope we can get together again in the not too
S. Snyder, M. Perlman and P. Schneider, Atlanta
Jewish Community Center
"The entire parish is still raving over your great
performance last night. The word got around after
your previous performance here six months ago, and
our crowd this time was the largest ever for a parish
event. Thanks for making our fundraiser such a success!"
Alan Brown, Minister of Music, St. Jude The Apostle
Here's a representative list of some of our past clients:
Langdale Theater, Valley, AL
The Atlanta Ballet Ball
Hyatt Regency NewYear's Eve
American Legion, GA Post #1
Capitol City Club Centennial Ball
Ted Turner's 50th Birthday Ball
Sky Valley Ski Resort
Georgia Hotel and Travel Association
Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
Boy's Clubs of America, (Atlanta)
Knights of Columbus
St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church
Atlanta Jewish Community Center
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
High Hampton Inn (NC)
Cashier's Country Club (NC)
Birmingham Country Club (AL)
Lake Arrowhead Country Club
The Swordsmen's Ball
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Atlanta Boys Club Annual Awards
St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary Ball
Fanny Moon's (Underground Atlanta)
Druid Hills Country Club
Ruby Red's Warehouse
Rivermont Country Club
City of Decatur, GA
City of Rome, GA
Holiday Inn Conference Center
Hinman Dental Society
St. Thomas Aquinas Holly Ball
SIDS Institute Benefit
North Cobb Arts Alliance
Christ The King Cathedral Benefit
AmTech, Inc. Annual Convention
Atlanta Chapter, Sweet Adelines
Clayton County Cancer Society
Washington & Lee U. Alumnae Assn.
Concert Association of Newton Cty.
Lawrenceville Road UMC
International Assoc. Electrical Engineers
American Association of Rheumatoligists
Atlanta's Fox Theater, 75th Anniversary
Jimmy Carter Nobel Tribute Concert
Georgia Tech Swing Dance Assn.
Country Club of the South
GA Neurofibromatosis Foundation
Gainesville Rotary Club
Gwinett Ballet Benefit
American Women in Radio and TV
City of Newnan, GA
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.
Isle of Palms Wild Dunes Country Club (SC)
Society of Logistics Engineers
North Cobb Arts Alliance
Concert Assoc. of Newton County
Decatur Rotary Club
Colony Square New Year's Eve 2004
AIWF 10th Anniversary Ball
Atlanta Journal & Constitution
WXIA-TV Christmas Party
The Standard Club
Strohs Rose Competition
Epps Air Service
Peachtree Raquet Club
Holiday Inn Buckhead
Athens Botanical Gardens
S. Georgia College 2nd Century Gala
Chattahoochee Country Club
Roswell Historical Society
Atlanta Athletic Club
Eastlake Country Club
Delta Airlines Pilot's Banquet
Chateau Elan Concert Series
American College of Surgeons
Ahavath Achim Synagogue
Osborne Travel Company
Atlanta Humane Association
Columbus Ironworks & Conv. Ctr.
The Skall Club
Rearden Theatre of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee
Harold Byrd Post
Bogle Farms - Greenville
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Athens Country Club
States Marine Corp League #952
...and hundreds more!
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can appear on this list!
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