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Shalina Wozny

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Top 15 Ways School Should Fundraise

Posted by Shalina Wozny on May 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM

We published a version of this blog on how schools should fundraise back in 2017. We thought it would be time to update the list in 2019 since the new fiscal year with new possibilities starts for many schools and churches on July 1st. What if you involved more community members and did some events to fundraise? 

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Topics: Music Education, How-To, College, University, Higher Education

End of the Fiscal Year Plans

Posted by Shalina Wozny on May 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Like many organizations, we are wrapping up the end of the fiscal year. July 1st starts a new date with new budgets in place. However, you may find that you're finding ways to use what's left of your budget for fear that it will go away next fiscal year. Take a moment to get excited about the new possibilities instead of the weighing pressure money can have. 

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Topics: Music Education, Staging Equipment, School Music Equipment, Church Music Equipment, College, University, Community Choir, Higher Education, Community Groups, Community Band, Summer Camps

What Are The Dimensions of Acoustical Shells?

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Apr 24, 2019 11:00:00 AM

We receive request for quotes all the time asking for acoustical shells/band shells/music shells, whichever area you need these clarity enforcing shells for your performances. Knowing the dimension, especially the width of acoustical shells, will help determine how many you will need in the back of your stage setup. Another important note is that the shells can be curved inward into a V shape in order to fit more acoustical shells in the stage setup. A straight line across the back of the stage works as well.

To help answer the first question we need answered to provide you a quote, we have our acoustical shells dimensions below with recommendations for how many you might need based on your space.   

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Topics: Staging Equipment, Choir, Choral Risers, Choral, Staging, School Music Equipment, Acoustical Shells, Church Music Equipment, Seated Music Risers, Portable Risers, Community Choir, music shells, sound shells

Choral Festivals and Summer Camps 2019

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Apr 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: Music Education, Choral Risers, Choral, Summer Camps, Choral Festivals

What are the dimensions of ADA Ramps?

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Apr 10, 2019 11:00:00 AM
An ADA Ramp gives disabled persons access to all events with our portable ramps. It's a great and necessary feature. They are ADA-approved which means you won’t have to worry about compliance issues.

You're probably wondering what the dimensions of ADA ramps are available for the size of your stage. Design layout is also another factor that some organizations have not considered before. Participants feeling comfortable and safe is your first concern, with proper stage setup as your close second. To help out, we have our ADA ramp below with information to help break down the dimensions and layouts.  

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Topics: Staging Equipment, Portable Stages, Easy-To-Use, Portable Staging, School Music Equipment, ADA Ramp, Compliance

3 Broadway Plays in 2019

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Apr 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM

I have to fangirl a little bit over these broadway plays/musicals. Some have recently come out in 2019 and others seem to be coming back for a revival - either on broadway or other media platform versions. Disclaimer: These are just the ones that have sparked my attention and that seem pretty popular either for their long history in broadway or a push to produce a broadway version. 

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Topics: Music, Portable Staging, Show Choir Risers, Entertainment, College, University, Community Choir, Show Choir

Choral Risers For Your Easter Service

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Mar 27, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

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Topics: Choral Risers, Choral, Risers

What are the dimensions of Show Choir Risers?

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Mar 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM

You're probably wondering what the dimensions of show choir risers are available for the size of your show choir. Your performers fitting on the equipment is your number one priority, with proper stage setup as your close second. To help out, we have our show choir risers below with information to help break down the dimensions.  

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Topics: Staging Equipment, Seated Risers, Portable Stages, Easy-To-Use, Portable Staging, School Music Equipment, Show Choir Risers, Portable Risers, Community Groups

3 St. Patrick's Day Music Lesson Ideas

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Mar 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM

St. Patrick's Day is on Sunday, if you forgot. It's not as celebrated as other holidays in the US, but it's themes can still be used for a fun, new music lesson. We all need something new to help lift our spirits from the everyday, year in and year out music lessons. This picture will get us jump started on the whole "lifting our spirits" part. 

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Topics: Music Education, Music Mental Health, Music, School Music Equipment

Review of Acoustical Shells in Oklahoma

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Mar 6, 2019 11:00:00 AM
Hennessey Public Schools had great things to say about the acoustical shells they recently purchased from us. Beth Berkenbile, Director of Vocal Music, responded with these comments below. 
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Topics: Staging Equipment, Portable Stages, Staging, Easy-To-Use, Portable Staging, School Music Equipment, Add-Ons, Accessories, ADA Ramp, Compliance