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The Squires Band References

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Wedding Reception

We wanted a live band to play for our wedding reception from the beginning. So many times people choose DJ services without looking at the cost of live band options, thinking they are way out of their budgets. Not only did we find a band that would appeal to all ages and sounded great, but the cost was more reasonable then most DJ companies in the Twin Cities. We found The Squires Band by searching for live bands that play different festivals around Minnesota, and that lead us to their great website and contact information. Due to us living in Indiana and the wedding reception in Minnesota, we had to rely on the references and information on their website to make a decision whether to book them or not. Squiresband.com had a great selection of recorded songs and videos, which ended up being exactly the type of music we wanted at our wedding reception. Email communication throughout the planning process worked best for us during the busy months leading up to our event, and the band was always quick to respond to any questions or plans that we had.

Our wedding reception was the first time the Squires Band had played at the Science Museum of Minnesota, and everything went off without a hitch. The introduction for the wedding party was great, and they played a perfect mix of polka, classic rock, and traditional wedding songs. The instrumental tunes they played during dinner were perfect. They worked with us to fit in the bouquet and garter tosses, dollar dance, the Chicken Dance, the Hokey Pokey, and many other wedding themed dances.

The dance floor was packed all night long, and the party was great fun. Our parents, grandparents, siblings, and guests of all ages enjoyed the interactive playing style of the band, and we couldn't have been more pleased with our selection of the Squires Band. We would definitely recommend the Squires Band to play any range of events from wedding receptions to block parties to class reunions if you are looking for great entertainment and fun.

Holly and Andy

Wedding Reception

The Squires Band – You are great! You guys were so easy to work with thru all our time changes and things thru our planning cycle. Also accommodating our songs that we wanted too. We will surely tell the world about you!!

Margaret Schmidt

Wedding Reception

Dear Squires Band, We are so pleased with the level of fun and profesionalism you brought to our wedding planning and our wedding day. You were at our reception hall to set up and ready to play when you said you would be. As the Bride and Groom we could not be happier with our live band selection. Your performance, song selection and friendliness exceeded our expectations. We recommend The Squires Band for any wedding performance. Thank You!!

Brian and Carrie

Wedding Reception

The Squires was the perfect band to have at our wedding. Originally, we didn't think we were going to be able to afford a live band-but The Squires turned out to have a very comparable price to the DJ's we were looking at! What a value they provided us with; 4+ hours of polka, classics and rock. They got all ages 1-85 of our 220 guests on their feet dancing the whole night. They provided such a unique charm to our wedding and we know our guests won't ever forget how much fun they had dancing. We would recommend The Squires to anyone in need of a live band who is tired of the same old boring DJ's and cover bands. They are truly one of a kind, have the ability to play a versatile amount of music and are very accommodating. We are confident that no one will ever forget dancing at our wedding! Thanks a million to The Squires Band!!!!!

Becky and Pete

Special Occasions

50th Wedding Anniversary

We want to let you know how thrilled we were with the music you played at our 50th wedding anniversary and our family reunion. There was a good mix of music. The 90 year old ladies loved it and so did the younger dancers. Especially the 2 year old who danced every dance. You were able to play every request presented to you at both occasions we booked you for. We were so happy that we did that since people at both parties loved your music! We have recommended your band, The Squires, to several other people already.

Thank you,
Frank and Elaine

65th Wedding Anniversary Party - Comfrey, MN.

The Squires were PERFECT for my grandparents 65th Wedding Anniversary Party! We got so many so many so many compliments about our choice of your band and your music! The Squires Band was so very much worth it – you guys were great – great ‘spirit’ & personality of interacting with the crowd. Thanks again for being flexible on the setup in the park! You guys are very easy to work with and made our job so much easier too!!

You’re the top of our list when we’ll need entertainment again in the future!


50th Anniversary Party

Thank you Squires Band for making my parent's 50th wedding anniversary party so great. We received so many compliments on the music! The band played to the crowd very well, and every one had a blast!


Hastings HS Graduation Party

The Squires were incredible! My aunts loved them and so did my eighteen-year-old friends - clearly they span all ages. They are very adaptable as well - they didn't even blink when they found out that they were playing in the hayloft of a barn on one of the hottest days of summer. I heard from a lot of people that my grad party was one of the best - because of the Squires! I thought I had gone a little crazy to hire a band, but it was fantastic. I have absolutely no regrets. Thanks to all four of you! I didn't even have to lie about it : )

Birthday Party — Eden Prairie, MN

Just a note to say THANK YOU so much for playing at my mom's 65th birthday party last night. You guys were great and really made the party a success! You were so receptive as to what the crowd liked/wanted to hear and helped pull the "German Maifest" theme together. We will be sure to refer you to our friends!

Corporate Events

Cable TV — Polka Spotlight Around The World — TV Producers

The Squires Band have been most enjoyable to work with in taping over 12 different Polka Spotlight Shows since 2002. The shows with The Squires Band are the most requested of all the bands on the show and can be seen nearly on a weekly basis. This show airs on Cable Channel 21 in the metro area and Cable Channel 6 in the Minnetonka area at noon each weekday.

Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit — Mario's Keller Bar — NE Minneapolis

This band ROCKS!! Squires have played at this German location since 1993 on nearly a monthly basis. Crowds have gone wild and 'high fived' them at the end of every night there! The Squires have booked numerous wedding dances and other community events from playing here due to their great music and interactive fun with the crowds. They're AWESOME!

Community Events

Minnesota State Fair

The Squires rocked the Minnesota State Fair! Getting the U of M Band into the act on stage with them was extra fun! Thank you, Tom Colosimo, for being fun, professional and easy to work with! Keep up the good work!

Nate D.
Entertainment Supervisor
Minnesota State Fair

Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club: Brewers Bazaar

Hello Squires Band! – 4th Annual Stillwater Brewers Bazaar

I wanted to thank you once again for your participation in the 4th Annual Brewers Bazaar. The Squires Band performed great again this year! This year, the event was an even bigger success than last year's. We had a fabulous weather and the new venue on the Avalon Riverboat proved to be a great location for the event. We estimated that we had well over 800 attendees and we raised more than $18,000. We truly appreciate the great job you guys did once again. The most pleasing aspect of the day was walking around and seeing everyone having a great time – especially the folks dancing and singing with you guys on the third deck of the boat. We will be having The Squires Band back again for the 5th year in a row! You guys played your hearts out and it showed with the crowds response!

Ken - Stillwater Rotary Chairperson

Hello Squires Band!

I wanted to personally thank you for your participation in the 3rd Annual Brewers Bazaar. The Squires Band performed great again this year! This year, the event was an even bigger success than last year's. I know the wind and cold temps didn’t make it easy for you guys but you played a significant role keeping the crowd entertained as they overflowed onto the patio. We estimated that we had 675 attendees and we raised more than $12,000. We truly appreciate the great job you guys did. The most pleasing aspect of the day was walking around and seeing everyone having a great time – especially the folks dancing and singing on the patio. We will most likely be having The Squires Band back again on the deck! You guys played your hearts out and it showed with the crowds response!

Ken - Stillwater Rotary Chairperson

Hello Squires Band!

To begin with, I apologize for being so late with this “thank you”. I spent so many hours preparing for this year’s Brewers Bazaars that I needed to focus on my real job for a few weeks after the event.

I wanted to personally thank you for your participation in the 2nd Annual Brewers Bazaar. The band was a great addition to the event and we appreciated your patience with the weather conditions. With your help, our Rotary Club raised over $9,000 towards our H.S. Student Scholarships program and a Water Purification Project in Mangaon, India. We attracted over 400 attendees to the Water Street Inn on Saturday, May 17th and everyone had a great time.

We are already planning for next year. We would love to have you back again for the 3rd Annual Brewers Bazaar in 2009 as we look to build on the success of the previous years. Thank you once again for your participation and support of our Club. Please visit our web site to view photos from this year’s event and learn more about our Club activities: www.stillwatersunriserotary.org/page/show/44542. Thank you and I’ll look for you at the Washington County Fair later this month!

Hastings Summer Concert Series

We have had The Squires Band for the past two years at our 'Summer Concert In The Park' Series and LOVE them! People now ask us when are The Squires going to be playing at our concerts in the park. We have had them the past two years and have been very impressed by the variety of music they play and how they interact with the large crowds that we have come for their performance. We definitely will be having them back again! People love to sit and listen and tap their toes to their music. They are dependable and so easy to work with.

Our committee would recommend The Squires Band to anyone interested in having a versatile band that will exceed expectations!

Donna and Carrol
Hastings Summer Concert Series Coordinators

Washington County Fair

We have enjoyed having The Squires Band play for the opening night of the Washington County Fair for 4 years and are happy to be having them back! They really connect with the crowd using their wide variety of music. They also attract a large audience that loves to dance and have fun with their music!! Getting people from the audience up on the stage with them to sing and dance is a real plus!! Also easy to work with for booking and accommodating our needs!! It is usually a hot night when they play but they still show high energy on stage. They also are a great band for leading into our fireworks display on opening night too!


St. Anthony Main Oktoberfest - Oompah, Polka & Party at Oktoberfest

We booked The Squires for the past 4 years and have enjoyed their high energy and fun music each year! They always get the crowd into the music and sing along with them. People are expecting to see them each year now. The band is very easy to work with and schedule times to play at our event. Makes my job much easier and they are a great value too! We are certainly having them back again for our festival for the 5th year!!

Sara - Event Coordinator

Hello Squires Band! 4 years playing for this venue!

They are a great band...they know a lot of variety and know how to mingle and interact with the crowd. They play the music that the crowd likes and stay with that! Each year more people are coming to our party and that’s mostly due to the great response of having The Squires Band play for our function. I have had them come and play at our neighborhood Oktoberfest for 6 years and they are always a lot of fun and life of the party!! They are so easy and fun to work with too! Even in tough weather conditions, they can adapt so well. We had our 6th Oktoberfest party this year and it was fun as always! Hope to have the guys back again for our expanding neighborhood get togethers in the future! Hoy-Hoy-Hoy!!

Craig and Amy, Eden Prairie, MN

Additional References...

Interested? Contact these friendly guys:
Tom Colosimo 612-386-3715 or Greg Caza 651-587-7822