A great occasion on the Jewish family calendar is the male Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah (for girls) ceremony which marks a rite of passage for Jewish children. According to Jewish law, this is when a child becomes an adult and becomes a fully-fledged adult member of the Jewish community.
Traditional Jewish bands supplying music for the after ceremony party on such occasions are hugely popular. A DJ may also be included as part of the entertainment package. Many Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah celebrations now end with a party for friends, family and community members. No party is complete without live music.
Exceptional music for a wide age range
If you’re looking for a band who can provide exceptional music for a wide age range of guests, maybe performing a mixture of Jewish/Klezmer-style music as well as other styles such as classical, pop or swing, your best bet is to go online and search out ‘Jewish bands barmitvahs London’ if the event is in the capital or substitute with your own location.
The advice is, never rush into anything when hiring Jewish bands for a barmitzvah. Sit down and talk it through with all involved and consider the following 10 points.
Best possible Jewish bands for your event
These barmitzvah planning tips to shortlist the best possible Jewish bands for your event are essential…
- Start the planning process as soon as possible. It’s never too early to consider dates, venues, invites, and so on. The earlier you plan the more options you will have and the more feedback you can gather.
- Choose a date and discuss its availability with the Synagogue. You’re not the only one with a 10 or 11-year-old so get a date that suits you. Make sure all the key people – family and close friends – are aware of this date.
- Work out what you can realisticly spend, not what you would like to lay out. There is a big difference. There’s no need to keep up with the Jones’ because it’s more important to have a religious, unique and personal Barmitzvah or Batmitzvah experience. Agree to do this upfront and then stick to it.
- Book the party venue early and there’s no harm, in provisionally reserving a few if necessary. Have a look at some of these venues in advance. The great thing is Barmitzvah parties can be held in hotels, restaurants and many other unique venues.
- Choose a theme. Most Barmitzvah and Batmitzvah functions have a theme and can be very diverse, ranging from a simple colour-based theme to Alice in Wonderland, football, safari and ..well the list is almost endless. This is a great opportunity to be unique so put great thought into this. The theme should start at the invitation and follow through to the function and remember that the Jewish bands your book must be kept in touch with your party plans as the right music backdrop is crucial.
- Don’t get pre-occupied with the function and remember the religious importance of the Barmitzvah or Batmitzvah. Ensure that your son/daughter focuses on the effort required in the Synagogue and the religious purpose of the ceremonies.
- Explore multiple suppliers and that includes music entertainment from Jewish bands.
- Remember detail, detail, detail. Planning and organisation are key to ensuring you can enjoy the event.
- Online resources – check out potential Jewish bands and why not create a personal Barmitzvah website or Facebook page?
- Importantly, enjoy the function. There are not enough big family Simchas in life so ensure that you don’t get stressed. Simply have an amazing Barmitzvah or Batmitzvah.