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Our wedding in mid-April couldn't have been more perfect. Everyone consistently says the music was the best part. Mark and Kevin were great from start to finish. Our family loved the Mark's live piano music during the cocktail hour. Kevin the DJ, was on top of things and had a great playlist along with spot-on volume control, allowing guests to have conversations without yelling. The rest of the wedding was wonderful- Kevin really knows how to get the crowd dancing and having fun. We had a wonderful time, our guests danced and laughed the night away and everyone agrees that the music provided by Mark & Kevin really brought everything together. Thanks!"
Corinna and Dan
"Dear Mark and Derrick,
We just wanted to thank you so much for helping us celebrate our wedding day. You guys did an amazing job and we will definitely recommend you to everyone we know!"
Mr. & Mrs. C
Jerome & I just returned from our honeymoon. We just wanted to thank you and Steve for the fabulous job you both did. The music was spectacular. It all went by so fast. Everyone had a great time! Thank you both for making our day so special!
Maggie & Jerome
Thank you so much for everything… you were great! Happy you were there to add to our wedding day!
Grace & Scott
"Dear Mark and Fellow Musicians,
I want to thank you all for the fabulous job you did at my husband's surprise birthday party this month. I can't begin to tell you how happy we all were to have you folks there! The "New Orleans" style music during the cocktail hour was superb, and the music which followed, throughout the day, kept everyone singing, tapping and dancing, galore!
Your ability to keep things running smoothly and in a most appropriate and enjoyable manner was so deeply appreciated. Keep up the great work! Can't wait for another party!
Thank you, all!
Thank you for helping make beautiful music for the special day!
We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful job you did at our party Monday night. You were incredibly creative and accommodating in helping us plan a musical agenda, and when it came down to the execution of the program, your performance was flawless.
Our initial intention was to have quiet background music that would add polish to the evening, but would, in actuality, be virtually unnoticed. Unexpectedly, you were the hit of the night. Many of our guests commented on your presentation, saying that they loved the up-beat and diverse selection of songs. They also remarked about how friendly you were, asking if they had any personal requests.
Several people have already asked for your card, and we have happily given them your information. In, in the future however, you have a client that would like a recommendation, please feel free to contact us, for we have nothing but the highest praises of your musical talent and your outstanding contribution to the success of our party.
Thank you for making our night so special."
Linda and Barry
I was very happy to have you as a part of my birthday. Your (piano music) contribution to my special day made such a difference in the atmosphere, elegance and fun of the evening.
Very best, and until next time,"
Once again, thank you for everything! I have not enjoyed myself that much in years!"
Your being a part of this event led to its success! Thank you so much for the lovely entertainment. It was terrific! I hope we can do things with you again.
All my Best!"
Leslie B., JNF
Thank you for making the perfect band match for my reunion last night. All of my fellow classmates were truly impressed.
Sincere gratitude to you as well as the rest of the band for making my reunion night such a success. It was an honor to be able to perform on the same stage with your caliber of talent.
All my best,"
Thank you so much for being our pianist at our wedding.
I was impressed from the first time I met you when you allowed me to come to your home and hear you play in person. It was amazing that you could listen to a song once on my ipod and then play it on the piano.
The music you chose at our wedding was lovely and upbeat. All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed your music and how charming you were.
You presence made our wedding even more special and classy. I have already recommended you to my friend who is getting married in April.
Thank you so very, very much,"
John and Leah
Thanks for your help in making our reception super great!
I hope that the New Year brings good health and prosperity to both you and your family."
Mary, Suffolk County Girl Scouts
"Dear Mark and Gary,
I just wanted to thank you guys so much for everything you did to make the party a success. It was perfect ~ from the piano at the beginning to the music that played all night.
I really couldn’t have been happier, and everyone else was raving as well."
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"Dear Mr Sertoff,
"A simple thank you for your outstanding contribution to the success of my inauguration is not enough. These first months have been challenging and intense but mostly they have been invigorating.
The support given to the new administration and me, from people such as you, is deeply appreciated. As a way of saying thank you for all your efforts and hard work, I would like to invite you to breakfast on Thursday, April 20, 2006, from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, at the Sunset Harbor in East Patchogue.
I look forward to seeing you. It has been, and continues to be, an incredible journey and part of the joy of this adventure is sharing it with those who have made it possible.
Brian X. Foley
"Dear Mr Sertoff,
"Thank you for your donation of One Hour of Music to Huntington Hospital’s Annual Golf Classic. Proceeds from this outing will go towards the purchase of Cardiac Monitors for the Intensive Care Unit.
We are grateful for your support and commitment to Huntington Hospital.
Development and Community Relations
"Thank you. Haven’t gotten around to my thank you’s yet, but will do for sure. Didn’t get a chance to see you out last night, but thanks again for coming and adding a wonderful atmosphere to the evening!"
Mid Island JCC
"Thank you so much!!!! We had an awesome time. The music was great, the piano, the strings and the DJ. I will write a nice letter when I come back from the honeymoon at the end of June. I’m spending two weeks in the Caribbean."
"Thank you so much you guys were great – everyone was asking about you guys!
Thanks for making our day so special!"
Patricia and Scott
Thank you for making great music.
All the best,"
The James Family
"Thank you Mark… we all enjoyed your music… it was great! By the way, let Gary the DJ know that the kids thought he was awesome… especially our son and all his school buddies!
Thank you again,"
Lisa and Gary
"Steve and Mark,
Thanks so much for making our Special Day perfect!
Kristina & Dan
"Everyone at Marken Music,
"Thank you all so much for being part of the best day of our lives. The strings, the piano and the DJ were all so professional and set the mood for our celebration. We will definitely recommend your services to all and hope to utilize you all again in the future!
Matt and Jackie
"Thank you most kindly for the Dinner Dance at Huntington Town House on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, 2005.
Your presentation was splendid. It was a most enjoyable evening.
From outside attendant to hat check, to table service, and bar service, all was cordial, kindly and efficient.
It speaks well of your coordinative skills.
The nineteen piece band was, in general well presented. Their sets were well set up, well balanced and paced. The support of lead musicians and soloists was most pleasing. There was no drowning out. Trumpet, trombone, sax and clarinet solos were most pleasant. The piano solos were to me, deeply pleasing. The band leader’s brief comments contributed to the joy of the music.
A major part of the Magic, the Moment, the Worth was my constant happy realization that the guests, and the workers were not apart. We were moving, each individually and each together, in a joint humanity, gently from one year into another.
Thank you, once again.
John T. Morrissey
(PS - Included vocalists among soloists. Specifically they were fine also.)
"I just wanted to extend a special thank you to you for being our cocktail pianist at our first Water for Life Gala / Monte Carlo Casino Night honoring Terry R. Lazar on March 26, 2005. Everyone was pleased with the beautiful music you provided! Your participation at this major fundraising event helped JNF support the projects that are providing much needed water and quality of life to the land and citizens of Israel. I know this even would not have been nearly as well received and enjoyable without all your support. I hope we can continue to see you at future events.
As you suggested, I will be contacting the Huntington Town House as we develop ideas for future events.
"Thanks for your help and your great music."
"Thank you so much for helping us out with our last minute party. We were so pleased with the DJ and MC you sent to us. The kids had so much fun. Your staff was so professional and accommodating. The music was great and appropriate for the ages of the kids. We are looking forward to planning another party with you again soon.
Keep up the great work,"
Gary and Lisa
"I hope this letter finds you well. I am delighted to submit the following for your website:
The YMCA of Long Island, Inc. is delighted to contract with Marken Productions, Inc. once again for our November 2006 Dinner Dance. When one sees the dance floor crowded with people smiling and laughing, the decision to work with you again was obvious. See you in November!
Director of Development and Marketing
"I've reported to Beverly here at the PR company (and forwarded her your information) that it was a terrific sound and that the audience at the Long Island State Veterans Home greatly enjoyed Friday’s performance.
Thanks for pulling it all together for Gershow and for the dance!"