1. The Manila String Machine (MSM) will perform at _____(location)_____ on ___(date)___ for the _____(event)_____.

2. MSM will be composed of the following instruments:
(add or remove depending on the number of instrumentalists)

3. MSM will arrive 1 hour, or at the latest, 30 minutes before the event.

4. MSM will provide the following equipment:
a. music stands
b. music pieces
c. our instruments (violins, viola and cello)

5. MSM will be dressed in any of the following attire:
a. Barong Tagalog
b. tuxedo
c. long-sleeved shirts (tie optional)
d. suits

6. MSM will play for a maximum of 3 hours. The client can decide to divide the three hours within the span of the event.(i.e. 45 mins ceremony, 30 mins cocktails, 1 hour dinner, 15 mins reception program)

7. MSM requires a program hard copy, or a program coordinator to assist us in the performance cues.

8. MSM assures the client that they will perform to the highest level of discipline and musicality possible.

9. MSM can play a wide range of repertoire (Baroque, Classical, Romantic music, art and folk music, Broadway tunes, Movie Themes, Standards, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Beatles, U2, and up-to date modern popular songs). We also have selections of original Filipino Music available. MSM and the client will discuss the musical choices at a later date.

10. MSM does not take requests on the spot. If there are requests, we would only be able to play them if we have a piece available, specially arranged for the String Quartet.

11. MSM will request for breaks in between sets.

For the CLIENT:
1. The client will pay a total of _____________________ (Php_______) to MSM for rendered services.

2. The client is required to place a 25% non-refundable down payment at the time of booking/signing of contract. MSM is hereby considered "booked" only when the down payment is paid. This is deductible from the total contract price.

3. The balance must be paid anytime before the program ends. MSM prefers cash for this final payment. If you will pay with a check, please deposit a week before the event to this account:
BDO Antipolo-Masinag Branch
Savings Account No. 0630165602
Account Name: Theodore Philip Amper

4. If the client requires special pieces, you must provide the pieces for us to play, arranged for a string ensemble. If there is no piece provided, you can ask us to arrange your special songs at Php2,000 per piece.**

5. If the client wishes for rehearsals and the like, these must be scheduled, and a rehearsal fee is required.

6. At the event, the client will provide ample space and ample lighting for the MSM to see their pieces, plus the following:
a. 4 armless chairs
b. 4 condenser microphones on separate boom stands
c. a sound system to amplify the sound sufficiently, depending on the venue and number of guests.
d. ample lighting and ample space (3 x 2 meters)

7. The client will provide food and drinks for MSM.

8. The client will provide parking passes, a holding room, or a place for the quartet to retreat and rest in between sets.

9. If the event is located outside Metro Manila, the talent fee is at Php8,000 per musician, plus travel expenses (i.e. toll, gas, parking). But this is negotiable.

10. The client must provide a map and directions to the venue/s (if separate i.e. ceremony, reception, etc.).


Client’s full name and signature

Manila String Machine member



The Manila String Machine puts very high regard to punctuality, therefore we always arrive 1 hour or at the latest, 30mins before the event. However in cases such as force majeur or unforeseen circumstances (e.g. non-moving traffic due to an accident on the road, military, political or people demonstrations, etc) and it causes the group to come late or is unable to arrive, please know that we are sincerely sorry for the delay, but it is beyond our control and we regret the incident. However, the service fee shall not be waived, and if the group arrives late (again, in extremely rare cases), the group shall be paid the equivalent amount for the service rendered. For example, reception only (manila- 12k, out of town- 20k), and this will also apply for non- wedding events.