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Prom's, students, SGA, DJs, Entertainment, lighting, laser, photo booth

Why shouldn’t clients simply shop for the lowest price in all of their event services? Should the high school allow SGA and students call around looking for the lowest price? Is there more to finding great entertainment for your High School homecoming or Prom?

My phone rang today with a frantic school dance prom sponsor. “I need a DJ this Saturday,” she stressed. I asked why she needed to book so late. She told me her DJ wasn’t returning her calls. I asked what her music budget was. She said $400.00. I asked how many students had purchased tickets and what was the fee to get in. She said 700 kids and 35.00. That’s $24,500.00! I asked her who the DJ was. She said it was a student that graduated from that school and “just DJs for fun.” Do you think the students of that school deserve a top notch DJ after paying 35.00 to get in? How about one with licensed music and not stolen from the web? How about one with the credentials/background check required by Florida law to ensure the DJ is safe to be around students? How about a sound system large enough for 700 students? $400.00 for a DJ? Really? I quoted her our price and she said that’s just too high. I wished her the best of luck. Lesson? When you book a DJ, please consider more than just pricing. In the case of schools and school dances, I do not recommend having students shop DJs, and be in charge of DJ selection, bookings, contracts and payment. You must be age 18 or older to sign a contract. I understand SGA thinks this is a great learning opportunity, but I think there may be some other learning opportunities that will not affect the entire student body if one student should make an error.

We are pleased to announce that in 2017 we provided DJ, sound, decorative room lighting, photo booth for Tate, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Washington, Escambia, Freeport, West Florida, Proms, Homecoming, Project Graduations, so there are school that get it and have gotten it for a long time. These schools expect a GREAT DJ, BIG SOUND for 1000 students, BIG LIGHTS, photo booth, room lights and more.

I’ll admit we are not the cheapest in town, but we are certainly not the most expensive. However, we will give your students the highest quality entertainment package worthy of them paying $35.00 to go to the dance.

A DJ Connection has been in the DJ business since 1989 and we have tried to educate our clients the best deal isn’t always the cheapest price. Pensacola Photo Booth is the best photo booth in Pensacola. Call us at 850-968-1968 or visit our web at

Matthew Baransy


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