For the reception or party:Quintessence
For many years, Quintessence functioned as a full time house band at a major resort in the Pocono Mountains. The band’s duty was to provide a wide variety of dance music to the general public, as well as provide background music for a multitude of name entertainers in a show setting. At one time or another, we have played most of the major resorts in the Pocono Mountains, including the Summit Resort, Mount Airy Lodge, Fernwood Resort, the Ceasar’s trio of Pocono Palace, Paradise Stream, Brookdale on the Lake, Penn Hills Resort, Pocono Gardens, Strickland’s Mountain Inn, Woodloch Pines, Mountain Laurel and many others.
During this time, we found much additional work by playing hundreds of weddings and private parties.Although Quintessence is no longer a full time house band, we continue to play at wedding receptions and private parties. We have played for crowds as large as 2 to 3 thousand people in some very sizable hotels such as Hershey Hotel, Harrisburg Marriot, and the Hershey Convention Center, as well as hundreds of other hotels and banquet halls in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
Typical instrumentation includes: Piano, Sax, Guitar, Bass and Drums, with lead vocals and background vocals. Instrumentation is flexible. The band can add extra players for larger affairs.