|FIRST CLASS D.J. SERVICE located in Ohio.
Exceeding expectations since 1996!
Experience at nearly 400 wedding receptions.
Offering D.J., Karaoke, Music Videos, Photo Booth, Dance Floor Lighting, Wedding
Ceremony Sound System, Uplighting, Followspot, Monogram Projection, Dancing on a
Cloud Effect, LED Light Table Centerpieces, Trivia Game Shows & Children's Bubble Parties!
"YOU RECEIVED NUMEROUS COMPLIMENTS FROM
OUR FAMILY & FRIENDS!" Joshua & Melissa
"YOU MADE OUR WEDDING SPECIAL &
FUN!" Andi & Don
"EVERYONE SAID YOU WERE SO NICE TO THE KIDS!"
"THE RECEPTION WAS A BLAST!"
Jill & Jason
|Yes this web site is large but that's because I have so much to offer in both equipment and
experience that I just want to show it all to everyone. So with that in mind, just think of how
much effort I will spend on your party, to make it a special and memorable one!
Hi, I'm Mark Schwenn, the owner. I realize that this may very well be the first time
you've hired a D.J.. Even if you decide to hire another D.J., reading this web site will
educate you on what to look for and ask, when you are checking out other D.J.s! There is
much to see and read, so ya might want to grab something cool to drink and prepare to be
entertained and become well informed on what I have to offer and what your hard earned
money will be going towards. As you'll see from all that is in this web site. I know alot
about the business and have tons of experience in the field. Be sure to click on all the
buttons, at the top of this page and I'm sure all your questions will be answered. This web
site has been alot of hard work, to make it the most informative D.J. web site out on the
net, so please sign my guest book, after you've checked out my web site, and let me know
what you think of it!!
It's amazing how many people call me and the first question out of their mouth is: "What are your prices?" I
totally understand this, so here they are ($100, $150, $200, $300, $400, $695, $1,500, & $1,700, $2,400). That really
doesn't say much does it. You don't know yet what you are getting at the different prices. Shopping for a D.J.
is not something you can do on price alone. No two D.J.s have exactly the same thing to offer you. It's not
like shopping for a Ford Focus with the same color and options, at every car dealership, and getting the best
price. There is a reason for that D.J. that charges only $200 to do a wedding, or even those that will do it just
for free drinks. There's nothing like having a totally drunk D.J. ruin your party. Poor quality equipment,
illegally obtained music and very little experience at a formal affair are just some of the reasons for price
differences. Come to think about it, I get at least 2 phone calls every year from an upset bride a week before
her reception. She's scrambling to find a D.J., because the one she thought she had has canceled out on her
at the last moment. Many times the D.J. was a friend of the family and chances are he was going to do it for
free, or at a much reduced rate, but when he got a call from another bride, who was going to pay money or pay
more than the other bride he canceled out of the previous engagement. That's the difference between a
"amateur" and a "professional". It's just another example of that old saying,"YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY
FOR"! Except with FIRST CLASS D.J. & SERVICE YOU GET MUCH MORE THEN YOU PAID FOR!! When you're
spending hundreds of dollars for a hall, hundreds on the brides dress, and thousands on the food, you don't
want to cut corners on the only thing that will provide your guests with a great time and keep them at your
party and give them enjoyable memories for years to come. I've even had people that have said, "We don't
need any lights". That's a big mistake, unless you're asking me to do a outside show in the daytime, or a
funeral!! How much fun do you have listening to the radio in your car, compared to going to a live concert
somewhere? There's a big difference in the energy level and much of that has to do with the visual aspect,
which is caused by the lighting effects. Sound quality is another thing that makes the difference. Compare
the sound of a cheap boom box to a band performing live. You need big speakers to get the warmth and low
end, to fill the space of a big hall. Speakers that are cracking, due to a small power amp being overdriven, is
tiresome on the ears and the brittle high end will not get your guests on the dance floor, and excessive low end
will actually give your guests diarrhea - proven fact, honestly. If you think prices for a D.J. are high, you have
to take into consideration the non-stop expense of keeping the music current, the repairs and moderization of
sound and lighting equipment and the 2 - 5 hours of set up and 1 1/2 hours of break down time, as well as the
time to drive to your reception hall and the 6 hours of non stop music being provided. That's usually a 12 to
13 hour day for me.
I am one of the areas few full time professional D.Js! I've been D.J.'n for 19 years and have made my entire
living as a D.J. for 18 years! Keeping my show the largest around is a full time job and a job I love doing.
Since I do this full time that means my ability as a D.J. is always on top. You know how it is when you go on a
vacation for a couple of weeks, then come back to work and it takes you a couple of days to get back into the
swing of things? Well, you don't want some person D.J.'n your event that doesn't get into the swing of things
until after the show is over do you? That's why you don't want some part timer weekend hobby D.J. doing your
expensive event. While a part time D.J. can be fine for hog roasts and a bar, it takes alot of knowledge and
experience to handle a formal affair, with hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds in atttendance.
There's so much more to being a D.J. than just pressing a play button!!
I do nearly 100 shows a year in, clubs & weddings, so I have to have the music that gets the crowd up and
dancing and I know how to "read" the crowd, to keep them on the floor, if they want to dance. Being a D.J. for
parties is very different from being a radio D.J. As a radio D.J. you never see your listeners, so you never
learn to "READ THE CROWD", plus most of the music on the radio is "NOT DANCE ORIENTED
MUSIC". I'm lucky if 3 songs, out of the 200 new songs I get each month, are songs that will get people on the
dance floor. After all, isn't that the name of the game....getting your guests of all ages on the dance floor,
having a great time? I won't embarrass your guests by physically going out into the audience and pulling up
unwilling people onto the dance floor. Not everyone's a dancer....I'm not....and I wouldn't appreciate that being
done to me. I will not be wearing dorky hats. I can't believe someone would think that as being entertaining!!
|TOP 10 REASONS YOU SHOULD GO WITH
"FIRST CLASS D.J. SERVICE"
10. Experience at almost 400 wedding receptions since 1996.
9. See the actual performers of the songs on the video screens - your guests will be truly entertained from my
ever growing cache of 17,700 music videos that I have on hand to play, as well as various jokes being streamed
across the TV screens.
8. Free video recording, of up to 2 hours of the highlights of your party, when you book my Gold System.
7. I use UHF frequency cordless microphones, that the pros use, for less static and voice drops outs. Most
other D.J.'s use the older / cheaper VHF microphones.
6. I only use odorless "HAZE" machines for fogging. While these cost $400, they won't leave your guests with
burning eyes and gagging, on the thick smoke and odor that the cheap $50 "FOG" machines put out that other
5. There is no extra charge for a light show, cordless microphones, or karaoke, if you want it, and my prices are
for up to 6 hours, on Saturday shows, with my Gold and Silver Systems.
4. All sound & lighting equipment is professional, high end gear. No stuff available at Radio Shack, Walmart,
3. I'm a full time, professional D.J. and have been in business since 1996 and it's all I do for a living, so you
know I'm good when I can make a living at it.
2. I'm well groomed and attired. I won't be doing your party smelling of B.O. and bad breath, while wearimg
some stained up shirt / shorts / and sandles. A tuxedo shirt and vest is standard attire for me at weddings.
1. My web site shows everything. You'll find most other D.J.s won't have a web site and those that do won't
even post a picture of themselves or pictures of their D.J. system. There are no prices listed.......no list of songs
they have to play. They'll just say they are "professional" and have "professional equipment" but a picture is
worth a thousand words, so don't you want to see an actual photograph at least of what it is you are paying for
that will be at your party, instead of internet pictures of a packed dance floor they acquired from google
images? When other D.J.s don't or can't, supply you with all this information about themselves, it should kind
of make you wonder how credible any of their claims may be without visible proof.
|The picture above is my best system. It's pretty awesome wouldn't you say.
Would you like to have AC/DC, Jason Aldean & LMFAO perform at your next party?
I can arrange that with my music video system with over 15,000 music videos.
The system above has the best speakers that money can buy, "BOSE", as well as dance floor
lighting and 20 color changing uplights around the room, that will have your guests talking
for years to come, about what an awesome time they had that night, and it will all be
documented on the 2 hours of video that I will be recording to a DVD that I'll mail to you, a
few days after the event. Click on the price button, at the top of this page, to see which
system fits into your entertainment budget.
|What sets "FIRST CLASS D.J. SERVICES" apart from other D.J.s?
It's "PRIDE"!! Plain and simple pride!
The pride I take in giving you the best sound & lighting that your budget will allow!
The pride in playing a variety of music so all your guests will be happy and dancing!
The pride in keeping my music up to date with the latest hits in all styles of songs!
The pride I have in keeping things flowing, at your party, during the show!
|Now accepting VISA & MASTERCARD for payments in full at the
time of booking over the phone on both my Silver and Gold Systems.