With the first note the high professionalism and skill level of this band was apparent. The Rising Joy Band was so good that every person in the audience remained for the entire performance. Children, young adults, middle aged people, and retired folks were in the audience and nobody left. We highly recommend The Rising Joy Band to anyone who is considering hiring a dance band, variety band, or concert band. All the songs, even their original songs were up lifting, toe-tapping, energetic, and well-played. From songs with four-part harmony to others were they let the instruments run, they are simply great!