Re: Microphones on the field
Posted by My understanding on 8/9/2018, 10:43 am, in reply to "Microphones on the field"
It's my understanding that these "shot gun" mics are used more to bring out a section or small group rather than the entire group. They are kept muted until that particular moment and then turned on. Shot gun mics have long reaching but very pin pointed pick-up range. This keeps drill options open so you don't have to always bring sections to the front, but those marchers would have to hit their spot exactly. |
It's certainly a debating point, I would think that used only in this manner they would be allowed in UIL but could easily be misunderstood as amplifying the entire band if not completely aware of their intent. I believe at their TBA clinic, CT Johnson said they use them.
I have noticed recent trends in DCI to put mics on the field or on the Sideline to amplify the wind section. Is this permitted for UIL? My original belief was that it is not.