Bates 50th anniversary,
I wish to thanks you and the members of your orchestra for making our retirement party a complete Success. Because we were hosting the party, I was not able to simply sit back and enjoy the music as did others at our party. However, the comments we received from our guests were unanimous in praise of the quality of your band. We even had four quests who are professional musicians who remarked how much they enjoyed your big band sound.
So once again thanks for being part of making our party such a great celebration. I have already passed on your business cards to several people who have asked about your band and would be willing to recommend you to anyone else who asked.
The Big Band Express is a great step in preserving the Big Band tradition and the quality of the performance makes it even better.