The Best in Portable Staging

Introducing a New Type of Riser: Alla Breve Choral Riser

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Nov 28, 2018 11:00:00 AM

It’s our lightweight choral riser that is cost effective. No tools, transport dollies, or extra hands are needed. Just roll it to the event location and unfold it. While the Fold and Roll Riser is in the transport position, the low profile provides better visibility over the top and its low center of gravity helps prevent tripping. Nylon bushings at pivot points keep the decks aligned, level, and safe throughout the life of the riser. The cantilever folding mechanism aids in lifting, so very little weight is actually lifted, minimizing the risk of back strain. 

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Topics: Portable Risers, Portable Choir Risers, Staging Equipment, Foldable Risers, Choral Risers, Choral, Choir

Reasons Why You Should Continue Pouring into Your Church Choirs

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Jul 18, 2018 3:30:00 PM

I've been listening to other's talking about why community is important. We were meant to be together to not feel as alone in life. It might be a little weird to some to experience choirs. They seem out of date and only needed at special services - like Christmas and Easter. However, that feeling you get around Christmas where you feel connected to family and friends, and even the world as a whole, is the same feeling that community has on a person. 

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Topics: Church Music Equipment, Choral, Choral Risers, Choir, Portable Choir Risers, Church Music

3 Types of Portable Choir Risers

Posted by Morgan McDonnell on Oct 4, 2017 1:45:00 PM

 

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Topics: Choir, Choral Risers, Portable Choir Risers

School Music Groups 101: How To Get Started

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Sep 20, 2017 4:45:00 PM

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Topics: School Music Equipment, Choral Risers, Portable Choir Risers, Show Choir Risers, Acoustical Shells, Chairs

Why Be In Choir?

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Apr 14, 2017 10:45:00 AM

We found this great blogpost from our friends at Moose Lake Community School. Why should you be in choir? Should your students be in choir? You may be pondering whether or not adding music to your child's activities is worth it. We think it is. Here are our Top 3 Reasons Choir is Important: 

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Topics: Music Education, Choir, Portable Choir Risers

3 Areas to Consider When Purchasing Portable Risers

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Mar 3, 2017 8:45:00 AM

 

Not sure what you're suppose to be looking for? Is this your first time buying music risers? We've got you covered this time around! 

I bet you didn't realize there were so many different options and things to consider when buying music risers. Just like any product you come across, there are certain areas to consider before you make a purchase. Granted there aren't as many areas to consider as let's say a car, but it's worth a detailed blog post about it!

  • Types
    • Level Vs. Seated
    • 4 Level Vs. 3 Level
  • Specifications
    • Folding Vs. Stackable
    • Carpeted Vs. Laminate
  • Extras/Add-Ons
  • Safety
  • Features and Benefits
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Topics: Portable Choir Risers, Staging Equipment, Staging Surfaces, Seated Risers, Foldable Risers

Portable Choir Risers Purpose for You

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Feb 28, 2017 3:30:00 PM

 

The purpose of music risers is to provide a secure stage and backdrop to your rehearsals and performances. The risers make your performers more prominent. What you may not know is that music risers also provide emotional and mental support for the performers, allowing them to deliver their best. The byproduct of having secure music risers is reflected in your performers.

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Topics: Portable Choir Risers

New Trend - Hymns Turned Modern

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Feb 22, 2017 3:45:00 PM

It seems like the new trend in Christian Music are using parts of hymns in a new song. Or combining a modern song likeStronger by Hillsong with the hymn Jesus Paid It All. Seems like we're recycling the old with the new? Am I right?

They're mashups. It's like Christian Music is taking cues from other genres to make it more modern. It's also similar to have a feature artist on a song - pop music has been doing this for years now. It seems like Christian Music is taking a cue from culture and using it to become more appealing. That very opinion is controversial in the Church today. Do we counteract culture or do we reflect culture? 

Whatever your answer on the question above, they're 3 camps of thought I have found on the subject of hymns becoming modern: 

  • People Enjoy the New Spin on Classic Hymns
  • People Want to Keep It Simple and Just Use Old Hymns
  • People Don't Agree With Having a Christian Genre of Music
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Topics: Church Music, Portable Choir Risers

Portable Choir Risers Review - "We Can Hear the Choir Now"

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Feb 19, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Every company promises wonderful goods and services. Do they match up? We think that our products do match up. We also pride ourselves on being personable, making sure that you have the best experience. You'll be working with actually people that are knowledgeable about the products we offer. We care about your school, church, university, or organization because we truly believe our products will help you get to the next level.

We asked one of our recent clients to answer some questions about us. Jack Walton, Director of Music, at St. David's Episcopal Church and School in Ashburn, VA was that very client. Here are some of the highlights of my interview with him:

  • He Couldn't Believe the Price-Point at First
  • Morgan McDonnell [Owner of McDonnell and Company International] Answered Each Question with Clarity and Confidence
  • We Can Hear the Choir Now!
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Topics: Church Music, Portable Choir Risers