We found this on a school website that cried broke and hired a cheap DJ Service for their Prom, they have an average of 600+ students attend their Prom & are charging $80 per person! (which is a high prom Bid!) Now either the money from that bid is being embezzled or it is being dumped into a slush fund to buy coffee machines & couches for the teachers lounge .....either way that is unethical unless the students are aware that their Prom is a Fundraiser and agree to it!
They collected on average $48,000 pus dollars from Prom Bids (Plus Fundraiser Money!!) and can not afford an $900 - $2000 Disc Jockey Service! Talk about absurd. Since Prom is a Formal School Dance - if the DJ is horrible (which according to Twitter - all the Prom DJ's have sucked so far) the the $50,000 Prom is a bust and ruined 600 seniors most memorable moments!
"The 2009 Prom will be held at ..... on Friday May 29th, from 6-11pm. Prom Bids will be on sale during lunch in the cafeteria from Tuesday May 5th until Wednesday May 20th. Prom Bids will be 80.00 per person and must be paid in full at time of purchase. Please make checks out to ...... Class of 2009, Cash will also be accepted. "
This is Unacceptable! We try and help Prom Committees make informed decisions with our tips pages - but Advisers constantly send them out to go and book vendors at predetermined prices, such as my friend had a back yard party and got a DJ for $200 or a friend of a friend had a Sweet 16 Disc Jockey for $400
What the Teacher didn't know is that the backyard DJ - was basically a jukebox and played music for 30 people! And the Sweet 16 DJ was another teenager who stole all the music, was uninsured and had speakers for a crowd of 65 guests!
A crowd like a prom of 500 or more people will need much more sound & director to keep the event flowing! Also a Club DJ to read the Diverse Crowd and keep the event ever changing so that everyone leaves having a great time!
Please take it from us do your Vendor Research use our tips! and good luck!
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