The Best in Portable Staging

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

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

5 Best Choir Scenes in Movies/TV

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Feb 13, 2019 2:30:00 PM

Disclaimer: This is my own personal list based on my movie knowledge, even with my experience in the independent movie genre. The more well-known choir scenes and clips you'll find will definitely make this list. However, there will be a few scenes that could surprise you, adding a new tv series/movie to your long list of things you should check out, but haven't yet. 

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Topics: Church Music, Portable Choir Risers, Choir, Choral Risers, Choral, Music, Portable Risers, College, University, Community Choir, Community Groups

Benefits of Going to Music Class

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Jan 16, 2019 1:30:00 PM

I was always a good student. I went to class and listened to the teacher. I even helped other students that needed help grasping the quadratic formula - math was my best subject. However, not all students have that same mindset. Most students want to know the why behind what they're learning and why they have to sit through a teacher explaining something they're "never going to use". We've all heard that before, or even thought it ourselves in our work seminars. 

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Topics: Music Education, Music Mental Health, Choir, Choral, Music, School Music Equipment, College, Career

Why Leadership Isn't What You Think: Strategies To Influence

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Nov 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM

There's books on it - tons of books, actually. Barnes and Noble has it's own section on Leadership. Why are we so concerned with the right path to obtain leadership positions? Or why are we trying to find the so called "secret methods" to leading successfully? Problem is that a lot of those answers are subjective to who you are leading. If you don't understand your people, you won't lead well. 

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Topics: Church Music, Music Education, College, University, Higher Education, Career

Higher Education's Changing Landscape (Opinion)

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Oct 3, 2018 1:00:00 PM

I worked in higher education for 3 years. I was an admissions representative, so I understand the pressures and the rewards of helping others attend college. Higher education statistics, especially for our home state of Illinois, haven't been very good in recent years. There's a significant shift in the younger generation being entrepreneurs, working at start-ups, or learning a trade/skill. Because of these job choices, not as many people are choosing to pursue a college degree.

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Topics: College, University, Higher Education, Career

First Day of School...In College

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Sep 19, 2018 3:00:00 PM

I remember my first day of college. You start all over as a nervous freshman. It feels very much like your first day of high school. But, the stakes are higher. You're on your own to make decisions. You get to decide how to spend your day and how much you'll get out college. 

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Topics: Portable Stages, Portable Staging, College, University