When planning your high school reunion, creating an enjoyable and memorable evening for all the alums is essential. There are lots of ways to do this, but one of the most important pieces of entertainment to consider is having a DJ.

With the right DJ, your high school reunion can be a night everyone remembers fondly and looks forward to attending every year. So, when planning the event, remember to include a DJ in your budget and plans!

At DJ Dave Entertainment, we have had the pleasure to have DJ’d dozens of high school reunions that span many decades, so we have the experience to help you set up a fun and reminiscing enjoyable evening.

From the classic songs everyone knows and loves to the current chart toppers, our professional DJs are experts at creating the perfect atmosphere and ensuring everyone has a fantastic time. Our DJs will work with you to create the right mix of music to bring your reunion to life and ensure everyone is having a blast!

Benefits of Booking a DJ for Your Reunion

Before you decide to hire a DJ for your high school reunion, there are a few details you will need to have sorted out.

First, you will need to find the right venue. Some people will hold their reunions at the very high school they attended, while others will pick a local venue such as a hotel ballroom, restaurant, or brewery. You also need to determine the headcount and finalize any details related to catering and décor.

Once all these details have been sorted out, it is time to look for a DJ. Booking a DJ for your high school reunion is an excellent way to ensure that everyone has a great time, and it adds a level of professionalism and excitement that can’t be achieved by other means.

For starters, the DJ will be able to craft a musical environment tailored to your specific tastes and those of your guests. This will ensure that you have a personalized soundtrack for the night that is perfect for reconnecting with old friends and classmates.

Moreover, the DJ can curate and play the perfect mix of new and classic hits to get your entire crowd dancing and singing along. In addition, the DJ can add elements like activities and special lighting to keep the energy high throughout the evening.

Finally, having a professional DJ ensures you don’t have to worry about technical issues or broken equipment during your reunion. This will give you one less thing to think about while allowing everyone to have a great time.

Overall, hiring a DJ for your high school reunion is a great way to make sure everyone has a memorable night full of fun and laughter.

What to Expect?

A typical high school reunion usually starts with cocktails and mingling as people reconnect and catch up with each other after years — possibly even decades. The DJ can provide background music during this time to help set the mood.

Once it is time for dinner, the DJ can play soft, not-too-loud music to help keep the mood informal and encourage conversations to keep flowing. Any good DJ also knows when to turn down the music so that announcements or speeches can be heard clearly.

After dinner, the DJ will then move on to playing classic songs from the past (generally from the years the guests graduated), providing an opportunity for guests to reminisce about the good old days. For example, we recently performed at the 40th reunion for the class of 1982 and played a range of music from the 80s (think disco, rock, and R&B), allowing guests to reminisce about their high school days.

A good DJ will be able to recognize when guests are ready to get up and dance and will have a great selection of songs to get people out of their chairs and onto the dance floor. The DJ should also be prepared with a variety of different genres of music to cater to different tastes and ages, ensuring that everyone will have something to enjoy. For the 40th high reunion we did, we played a lot of Donna Summer and ABBA. We also got requests for more recent music and decided to add it to the mix.

A DJ is a must-have for any high school reunion, as they can provide an unforgettable night of entertainment that will be remembered for years to come. So, don’t forget to book one for your next high school reunion!

Make the Night Your Own

Having a DJ at your high school reunion is an easy and fun way to make sure your reunion is the most memorable night ever. Not only will it provide an atmosphere for everyone to reconnect and dance, but it can also tie into a fun theme.

Choosing a theme or vibe for your reunion can really add to the night. To stay on theme, consider incorporating your high school colors into your décor. You can also ask your DJ to use uplighting to create a unique atmosphere. (Learn more about uplighting.)

If you have a specific theme in mind, like 80’s Rock n’ Roll or 70’s disco, you can choose music that reflects those vibes. Your DJ should be more than willing to accommodate any requests you have.

It is important to remember that your reunion should be a special night, and by having a DJ play music and curate a fun atmosphere, you will be sure to make it one to remember.

Concluding Thoughts

In conclusion, having a DJ for your high school reunion will help to ensure that the night is filled with fun, nostalgia, and lasting memories. With the right DJ, your reunion can be the most memorable night, giving you and your classmates a chance to reconnect and reminisce on the past.

DJ Dave Entertainment can provide top-notch DJs for your Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island event that will have your reunion rocking. Give us a call today at (978) 254-1155 or contact us online to get started planning the best reunion possible.