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A non-refundable deposit is typically required to guarantee the date against other inquiries/bookings. The deposit may be waived for short-notice bookings such as funerals or last-minute surprise events, but typically applies for any event more than a week out. The process is initiated with an invoice for the deposit followed by a consultation over phone or email (client's preference) where timing, tune selection, and next steps are discussed.
Forms of payment
Accepted payment methods are meant to be as flexible and convenient as possible. The electronic invoice allows for debit/credit card payments directly through the invoice although additional methods are also available:
Deposits: checks, PayPal, Venmo, debit/credit cards, and Bitcoin
Balances due on the day of the event: cash, checks, PayPal, Venmo, debit/credit cards, and Bitcoin
Considerations for the venue
Is there a suitable place to warm-up and tune the bagpipes prior to the start of the event and is it meant to be a surprise? If it is a surprise, is the tuning location far enough away so as to not be heard before the performance?
As Piper Jonas performs frequently, tuning remains fairly consistent and allowing the pipes to be warmed-up and tuned within 10-15 minutes. Once tuned, the bagpipes should maintain their sound for a considerable time - however weather and environment conditions may require the pipes to be re-tuned.
Piper Jonas has traveled for events as far north as Mendocino, east as Auburn, and south as Santa Barbara. While willing to travel, please note that locations outside of 20 miles from San Jose may incur an additional fee. Piper Jonas typically serves cities within the following California counties: Alameda, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Joaquin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma.
Piper Jonas wears a modern band dress uniform which includes (head to toe):
glengarry with cap badge
Inverness cape (for outdoor events when raining)
jacket (depending on weather/occasion)
shirt (short or long-sleeved depending on the weather/occasion), vest and tie
kilt and sporran
hose socks and flashes
ghillie brogue shoes
Given enough notice and based on availability, a small ensemble can be formed for an event. This could range from a couple pipers to a 'mini-band' of pipers and drummers. Feel free to bring this up in the consultation if you're interested in additional players.