Special Requests

Much of the Quartet’s repertoire has been built on client requests. Under most conditions (i.e. given proper 2 week minimum lead time, availability of a recording or sheet music, adaptability for string ensemble, etc.), the Quartet will make best efforts to arrange for you any tune that is not on its repertoire lists. For example, “Bewitched” was a special request for the wedding ceremony of Seattle Times columnist Kay McFadden.

A request for one (1) such tune arrangement is included in the Quartet’s minimum 2-hour fee. Otherwise, the Quartet charges $50 minimum for every tune that must be specially arranged.

The Quartet can also send you a short demo CD or cassette with a selection of popular favorites for no charge.

Decorative lights:

The Quartet owns many different styles of seasonal light strings, which are used to decorate the music stands. Many of these light strings adorn the orchestra pit during the annual production of “The Nutcracker” by Pacific Northwest Ballet. We provide them upon request for no charge.

Examples include:

Winter/Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year: Santas (20 styles), snowmen, stars, santa animals, snowballs, pinecones, holly, menorahs, dreidels, snowflakes, changing-color snowballs, cartoon characters in Christmas garb, angels, gingerbread men, wise men, poinsettias, Jack Daniels bottles, reindeer, Coca Cola bears, candy canes, Santa moons, colored balls, radio flyer wagons, Santa bear train, nutcrackers, rat soldiers, elves, “Feliz Navidad”, “Merry Christmas”, “Happy New Year”, etc.

Fall/Halloween: Leaves, pumpkins, candy corn, witches, tombstones, gargoyles, bats, jack-o-lanterns (10 styles), skeletons, mummies, ghosts, Dracula, skulls, eyeballs, spooky eyes, Frankenstein, coffins, luminarias, Snoopy, aliens, Mars Attacks, devils, spiders, “Trick or Treat”, “Happy Halloween”, etc.

Easter: Bunnies (5 styles), eggs (5 styles), chicks, crosses, carrots, “Happy Easter”, etc.

St. Patrick’s: Shamrocks, green Budweiser bottles, leprechauns, “Erin Go Braugh”.

Valentine’s: Red hearts (5 styles), pink hearts, candy hearts (with slogans), cherubs, etc.

Animals: Sheep, cats, frogs, toads, horses, zebras/giraffes, lizards, salamanders, pigs, dalmations, poodles, lions/tigers/elephants, cows, moose, dinosaurs.

Insects: Butterflies, fireflies, dragonflies, red beetles, ladybugs.

Birds: Turkeys, parrots, flamingos, doves, geese, cardinals, birds in cages, hummingbirds, bluejays, penguins.

Sea creatures: Starfish, angel fish, bass, trout, lobsters/crayfish, whales, fishing lures, white conch shells, colored shells, etc.

Southwest: Peppers (4 colors), lizards, outlaws, cattle skulls, cowgirls, covered wagons, cowboy boots, cacti, sombreros.

Cartoon Characters: Peanuts, Mickey/Minny, Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck, Garfield, Dilbert, Snow White and 7 Dwarfs, Bugs Bunny/Taz/Daffy, Paddington, Betty Boop, Winnie the Pooh, Wizard of Oz, Fairy tale characters.

Sports: Football, soccer, basketball, baseball/gloves, football jerseys, golf.

Veggies/Fruit: Bananas, pineapples, pickles, carrots, strawberries, grapes, corn/red bell peppers, watermelon, turnips.

Food: Pizza, toast and coffee, Campbell soup cans, bacon and eggs, steak and grill, hot dogs.

Candy: Peppermints, Hershey kisses, M&M’s (2 styles), generic wrapped candy.

Flowers: Lilies, dahlias, roses (red, white, pink), tulips and daisies, “smiley face” daisies, sunflowers, generic flowers (white, red, pink, purple).

Beverage: Tanqueray bottles, Southern Comfort bottles, Coca Cola bottles, Red Dog bottles, Snapple bottles, asst. liquor bottles, Bud “Ice” bottles/penguins, Bud bottles/lizards or frogs, Bud cans, Bud “Light” cans.

Music: Guitars, Rolling Stones “lips”, Grateful Dead,

Wedding: Bells, balloons.

Transportation: RV’s, cars/trailers, trains, tractors, fire trucks, space rockets.

Birthday: Presents, cake (3 styles), “Over the Hill” (2 styles), “30”, “40”, “50”, “Happy Birthday”, cupcakes and candles.

Patriotic: Flags, firecrackers, Uncle Sam.

Celestial objects: Stars, globes, sun, moons

Miscellaneous: Playing cards/dice, shotgun shells, pink triangles, smiley face, smiley face with mortar boards, laundry, year 2000, Raggedy Anne, clowns, Star Trek TV’s, I Love Lucy TV’s, Chinese lanterns, lanterns (several styles), Tiki, “It’s a Girl”, lips, dollar signs, Crayola, Madonna and roses, etc.