If you’ve never thought of including music as part of your family reunion plans, think again. Music sets the mood for any gathering, whether it’s with family or friends. Honor every generation of your family with the best music from every decade. When people hear nostalgic music, it often brings back special moments in their lives. Take advantage of the opportunity to hear about the lives of your family members.
You may not have living family members from the 20s and 30s, but this was the age of jazz and swing. Everyone can appreciate the timelessness of the sound from this period.
During the 1930s, jazz continued to occupy a starring role in the music industry as the Big Band sound came into its own with Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Tommy Dorsey. Great dances accompanied the music such as swing, the rumba, the samba, and the tango. Introduce one or two dances to the current generation.
While the troops were away, musicians tried to keep up the country’s spirits. Crooners like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Perry Como thrived and this decade’s jazz artists included Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Bob Hope entertained the troops with a combination of music and comedy.
A new genre of music was just emerging on the music scene in the 1950s: Rock and Roll. Elvis and his swiveling hips caused a sensation and thrilled teens across the country. Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Buddy Holly also played a major role.
The music of the 1960s was a game changer. While Elvis reigned as the king of rock ‘n roll, groups like The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, and The Mamas and the Papas represented new cultural trends. One of the most iconic groups of all time burst on the scene as the Beatles led the British invasion.
Great music from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and the 00s introduced more diversity and unique sounds. No matter what you’re looking for, Bialek’s Music can help you put together the sounds that will inspire nostalgia, create an atmosphere of fun, and provide everyone with something to sing about. Call us or go online to start planning your family reunion today.