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1st Choice DJ Entertainment, Inc. formed in Salem Oregon by Derrick Coston in 2004. Derrick, who has been providing DJ Entertainment since 1980 has performed over 1000+ events ranging from small Private Parties to Wedding and from Corporate Functions to Congressional Events in Washington DC.

Derrick was later joined by Rex Sheldon and together has turned 1st Choice DJ Entertainment into a respected provider of DJ/MC entertainment in the Pacific Northwest.

1st Choice DJ Entertainment has forged exceptional working relationships with quality vendors and venues with outstanding client feedback. We are often hired strictly from strong recommendation from past clients.

Our mission is to consistently provide our clients and their guests with high quality music and entertainment.  We will work closely with our clients to customize an entertainment program conforming to their vision and resulting in a memorable event.

What you can expect:

Excellence : Our DJs put your concerns first in every facet of your event.  We have a genuine desire to make your event a wonderful experience.  Proper attire, enthusiastic attitude, extensive music knowledge and a comprehensive skill in event coordination will help ensure your event's success.

Reliability :  Our company has earned a reputation that exceeds our clients' expectations.  No detail is too small.  We have performed everywhere from the area’s finest facilities to your neighbor’s back yard.  No matter what size or style of event, we promise you on-time, well mannered and professional service.

Promptness/Presentation: We arrive no later than one hour prior to starting time, and are appropriately dressed and well groomed for the occasion.  

One of the most common complaints about DJ's is that they have no personality.  Your DJ is a reflection of your party.  On the other hand, we realize the DJ is not the main attraction. A good DJ brings life to the party with being the life of the party.  We will provide motivation and enthusiasm, when needed, and keep the dance floor packed. 

Organizational Skills:
Our DJs also serve as emcees. We will handle all the special announcements, in addition to any extemporaneous announcements that need to be made throughout the course of the day or evening.

The DJ is the glue that bonds all of the elements of the event together. We will coordinate all events with the banquet manager, photographer, videographer and staff. Therefore, it is essential that we have superb organizational and communication skills to ensure that plans go off without a hitch.

We will serve as coordinator once the event gets started. After all the planning that goes into an event, your only job, once the party begins, is to enjoy yourself. 

The Music: A party is a gathering of people with many diverse musical tastes. We have a 57,000 song music library that ensures that we have something for everyone in your crowd. Our vast music library is comprised of songs from the Big Band Era to today's hits and everything in between. All of our professional DJs know how to "read the crowd" and play a good mix of music to provide a smooth flow to the party. 

Much of our business is derived from referrals, which is all the more reason to give you the customer the best that we've got at every performance. Entertaining is our passion. Our objective is to see to it that you and your guests have the time of your lives! With 1st Choice DJ Entertainment, you can be rest assured that your entertainment dollars are well spent and your party will be a huge success! This is why we believe that 1st Choice DJ Entertainment is the Only Choice you need for you Next Event!