Marquise

Download songlist here. Marquise is gaining national with exceptionally enthusiastic, interactive, and unique performances. The dynamic seven-ten piece band features three lead singers, horns, and a four piece rhythm section that gets in sync with and energizes guests at  intimate social events and invigorates thousands at corporate ones. Marquise’s repertoire includes a vast collection of popular dance tracks including Top 40, R&B, pop, Motown, rock, and swing. Having true real time flexibility in song choice makes sure a more fluid event – totally responsive to both the client’s wishes and the energy of moment. Fans of Marquise are party givers who like their guests involved in the celebration and party goers who enjoy a truly charismatic performance. Marquise has thrilled the crowd in exotic locales from Hawaii to Florida, and of course, the nation’s capital.

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Elaborate Weddings:

Backed up national recording artist John Cafferty for a Disney World New Year’s Eve celebration.

Pictured Perfect:

Capital File and Washington Life captured Marquise performing at stylish local weddings.

Island Hop:

Flown in to perform for IBM event at luxury Hawaiian resort.

Vegas Time:

Flown in to perform for 3500 employees—hired for overtime.

Testimonials

Corporate

Marquise was incredibly entertaining, at our convention in Las Vegas, and we had no choice but to have them perform overtime!”

Sandra Khoury—Special Events Director, LIUNA

“Our guests unanimously give Marquise high marks—for professionalism, interaction with the crowd, and [on] all other counts!”

Cheryl Arnedt—Tony Smith Sculpture Project

“Our experience with Marquise was awesome! The crowd danced the night away…literally!! We would love to have them back.”

Sharon Tornafore—Chairperson, Resurrection St. Paul School

“This is the second time we have used Marquise at our Winter Gala and we have heard many positive comments. Everyone enjoyed the music and the band was excellent at getting people to participate and getting them on the dance floor…They are extremely professional and very talented and always a pleasure to work with.”

Sylvia Bellak—Miller and Chevalier

Marquise was an awesome band! Shirleta and the other members were very friendly and really knew how to get the crowd going! They were better than excellent!”

Kris Steele

“The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation was really pleased with the band. They were great! Everyone at the Tennis Ball was on the dance floor. I would highly recommend this group to another organization or company. The lead singer was really TERRIFIC.”

Thomasa Burton—Principal, Burton Advisory Group, LLC

“The band did a super job. Not only were they a great band they were very easy to work with!”

Vicki Waters—Consumer Health, Turnberry Isle Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

“I wanted to thank you and your band mates very much for the outstanding job you did during our convention…To be able to hire you two years in a row was a major plus! As usual, you performed fantastically, even letting some of us ‘novice singers’ sing with you on stage! We received very positive feedback from attendees—they had a great time!”

Janie Prevost—Director Conference Services, The Phoenix Companies, Inc.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Marquise performed magnificently for our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah and had our guests on the dance floor all night. The kids had a particularly great time enjoying the music and participating on stage. After having ridden the Bar/Bat Mitzvah circuit for a few years, I unhesitatingly rank Marquise as number one in the Washington/Baltimore area.”

Judge Jeffrey Gulin

Marquise performed at our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah reception and did an incredible job! Their enthusiasm and capacity to entertain both the kids and adults was wonderful! Shirleta was fantastic to work with and the kids clearly loved her…she is really gifted. Thanks so much for making our daughter’s celebration such a special night!”

Sheryl and Mark Cohen

“Marquise was phenomenal! Not only did they do a fantastic job performing so many wonderful classic dance hits but [they] were also able to satisfy our son and his friends’ requests for current music. Jacob and his friends raved about how the great the band was and how friendly and fun all the singers were.”

Debra Bernstein

“Wow, what an incredible night! Marquise truly transformed the atmosphere of our daughter’s party into a wonderful celebration. Shirleta and the other singers had so much energy and did a great job in making Lauren and her friends feel involved. The entire band seemed to really enjoy themselves which I know was felt by the whole crowd. We highly recommend them!”

Steve and Shelly Kessler

Wedding Reception

“My husband and I and our wedding guests loved Marquise.  They sounded great, looked great, and made our reception really fun…we have such great memories of our wedding because of Marquise. Our friends…[and we] have been to weddings in NYC and D.C. and all agree that Marquise was one of the best bands we have heard… Shirleta is a thoughtful band leader and has a great sense of humor. She got people on the dance floor and kept the action moving along. Marquise was also very professional and accommodating.”

Stephanie Aaronson

Marquise did a great job at our daughter’s wedding reception. They really turned the evening into a fabulous party, or as one guest wrote in a thank you note afterwards, ‘a party to end all parties.’ Shirleta and the male singers did a great job of interacting with the crowd and keeping everyone on the dance floor. The whole band was fun to watch too, they are real entertainers and great musicians. They adapted to our schedule and kept the evening flowing. Everyone had such a good time and we couldn’t have been more pleased. We wish we could do it all over again!”

Cathy and Harry Tunis

“You guys were tremendous. Since we got back from our honeymoon it has been confirmed over and over again. I’ve received stunning compliments about Marquise… Friends of my age, my parents’ friends, elderly people…absolutely loved you guys… Shirleta, I would particularly like to compliment you on how responsive you were the whole night… All your introductions were right on the money and your timing was impeccable… Thank you for making our wedding so special… I only wish I could’ve just sat back and watched you guys perform…”

Steve Rice

Marquise was outstanding and really made our wedding reception! We heard so many positive comments from our guests and even people who didn’t dance loved watching the band… Outstanding job! Thank you so much!!”

Karri Ruttenberg

Marquise was amazing…they were even better than I expected. The dance floor was packed all night long and their music selections were perfect for our guests… My wedding would not have been the same without them…Tons of my guests kept telling me that it was the best wedding they’ve been to and that the band really energized the evening… I could not have asked for a more perfect event!”

Allison Grant

“What a night! Thank you for making our wedding so memorable! Our family and friends are still raving about how much fun they had and how great you all were! Many of them told us they haven’t danced that much in years…Even the staff said it was one of the best wedding receptions they’ve had there… It will be a night that we will never forget!” Kris and Chris Bynum Marquise last night was FABULOUS!!… Please tell Shirlita that I very much enjoyed working with her… The band members were so well mannered, I thought I was at Disneyland!… I would be honored to recommend Marquise to anyone and will be sure to use them again!

Kelley Gillespie—Party Planner

Event Industry

Marquise is a fabulous band, and I would definitely recommend them at anytime. Shirleta really understands how to run a party which is one of the biggest challenges to get an event’s momentum up. In fact, I think that many other bands could learn a lot from Marquise and their leader Shirleta. They really know how to throw a party!”

Wendy Raab—Party Planner, Rave Reviews

Marquise was awesome, easy to get along with, fantastic and my client and their guests really enjoyed them!”

Mary Kenealy—Event Planner

Marquise was so fabulous at the wedding we worked together! They were delightful to work with (Shirleta is wonderful!) and went out of their way to make the night special for the bride and groom. I have always recommended Marquise as one of my top five bands, but my recommendation is even stronger after working with them last weekend. I can’t say enough good things about them. The bride and groom were so happy and said the band was even better than their tape. I have another wedding with Marquise…and I can’t wait! “

Laura Weatherly—Party Planner, Engaging Affairs

“The band was prompt, courteous and professional in every way. The clients were very pleased with their performances which ranged from intimate cocktail and dining music to all out dance sets. I would not hesitate to recommend them to clients. Thank you!”

Entertainment Coordinator, The Greenbrier Hotel

A big thank you to Marquise for last night’s performance.  I know it was a long night, but our guests had a wonderful evening, and Marquise was a big part of that.  Again, many thanks for making this year’s annual NSO Season Opening Ball so special.

Mallory Gianola, Coordinator, Special Events, The Kennedy Center