Building an audio rack suited for a high school marching band’s needs can be a challenging task, but ARTS can get it done.
High school and college marching bands are getting more and more competitive, as a result, they’re getting more and more creative. With technology becoming more accessible to the consumer, marching bands are trying to incorporate more technology into their shows. A very small step in this direction is for marching bands to incorporate electronic instruments into their shows – guitars, synthesizers, etc. These instruments are easy to connect to an amplifier and blast the audience in the stands with an electronic solo. However, now, the bands are bringing more and more equipment onto the field. It’s not uncommon now to attend a high school marching band competition and see a tractor pull several trailers on the field with various percussion instruments, and now a full-blown PA system, micing a number of instruments – electronic and acoustic.
A PA such as the one photographed here is simple in the audio world, a small mixer, a few wireless mic receivers. But this is just the newest addition to marching band technology – wireless mics. With the right microphones, a marching band can mic any instrument in the band; maybe a sax solo, or trumpet solo… or even a fully miced drum set solo. With the incorporation of wireless mics, you can now allow the performers to move around.
This particular system leaves room for future expansion of additional wireless microphone receivers and would connect to the marching band’s main PA audio rack that has the amplifiers for their PA speakers.
ARTS would love to work with your marching band to find creative ways to incorporate this kind of technology into your shows.