“The Rosewood Ensemble was the highlight and tone-setter for our Navy Birthday Ball Celebration. Attendees from around the country noted their versatility and charm—playing everything from sea shanties and ragtime favorites to more classic pieces. Their stage presence and audience rapport was graceful and engaging , but not intrusive to the convivial atmosphere we – with their help – were able to achieve!”

Commander Russell Ashford, U.S. Transportation Command, Morale & Welfare Chairman

“I just wanted to send you a note and let you know we really loved having the Rosewood Ensemble play during our wedding ceremony and reception at the Renaissance Grand Hotel. You were fabulous to work with and the music was fantastic and so beautiful. Derek, my now husband, is actually a musician and he was so impressed with how in tune and on key they were.”

Jessica, Bride Wedding

“This is just a short note to let you know how excited I am to, once again, have the Rosewood Ensemble play for one of my daughter’s weddings. I know what a wonderful performance you will provide. We were thrilled to have you play for our first daughter’s wedding a year ago. You and the other talented musicians of the Rosewood Ensemble were an integral part of an extraordinary day for our family.

The Rosewood Ensemble’s ability to create such beautiful music not only set the mood in the church but continually delighted us with each luscious note from start to finish. Our guests were not only treated to a wonderful prelude concert , but were drawn in throughout the entire Mass. I can hardly wait for the next wedding!”

Catherine, Mother of the Bride

“I cannot begin to tell you how many of our guests came up to us over the course of the evening to say how fabulous it was to walk in the door and hear you playing. The minute they heard you (and your music was the first thing they heard) they knew it was going to be a wonderful evening. You all looked so classically elegant – absolutely gorgeous. We cannot thank you enough for helping to make Liesl’s wedding so special. Saturday night was an unforgettable night for us. It would not have been as special without you!”

Christy and John, Parents of the Bride Wedding

“I wanted to send you a note and thank you for the lovely music the quartet provided at Jessica and Kevin’s wedding. We have received so many wonderful compliments about how beautiful it sounded in the church. My husband and I were so disappointed we couldn’t just sit and listen to all of the song selections. Our only regret is that we didn’t book you for the cocktail hour also. Thank you again for providing another wonderful element to our daughter’s very special day.”

Susan, Mother of the Bride Wedding

“Just wanted to thank you for the absolutely beautiful music you and your team provided for Erin and Matt’s wedding. I know it was my precious little girl’s wedding, but it was the most magical experience for me, and your music was so beautiful and classy and was such an important part of the ceremony.”

Ann , Mother of the Bride Wedding

“The purpose of this letter is to show my enthusiastic support for Dee Sparks and The Rosewood Ensemble.

When my son announced his engagement, I knew he wanted live musical selections to complement his wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. My son is a musician too! Fortunately, for me, a colleague from the St. Louis Symphony pointed me toward Dee and her string ensemble.

Throughout the planning process, Dee made our preparation stress-free. She was always professional, communicated well, was reliable, and able to perform duties on her own to meet our goals. She handled a myriad of details and questions with calm and a concern for how her decisions impact others. It was obvious early on that her musicians and vocalists were cream of the crop-talented, accommodating, and delightful!

During the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, The Rosewood Ensemble was note perfect in every way. In fact, I continue to receive rave reviews of their performance to this day. Both family and friend commented that the music performed was the best they’d ever heard and felt they were attending a private symphony concert! Hearing the group play was clearly worth the wait and a reminder of just how irreplaceable is the live performance experience. Without reservation, The Rosewood Ensemble is truly a noteworthy group.

As your can see from my comments, I hold this group in the highest regard, and I am honored to submit this letter of recommendation. It will be wonderful to have Dee Sparks and her musicians recognized for all of their musical successes, especially contributing to the splendor of my son’s wedding day. I couldn’t have been more satisfied with their performance. Thank you for meeting all of our expectations and making a dream-come-true wedding for everyone.”

Elaine, Mother of the Bride Wedding at St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church

“Thank you for the beautiful music you provided for our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding. Because of my musical background, the ceremony and reception music was very important to me. We wanted the music to be a highlight of the festivities and your ensemble did not disappoint. You provided exquisite music for our guests prior to the ceremony, which set the perfect tone. The music during the ceremony was spectacular and your ensemble provided the perfect mood as our guests arrived at the cocktail hour. Our guests were highly complimentary of all the music. You are truly an ensemble of gifted and talented musicians. I greatly appreciated the ease at which we were able to work together to create the perfect repertoire for each venue. I have been pleased to recommend your ensemble and will not hesitate in the future to recommend your lovely music to others planning special events.”

Leslie, Mother of the Bride