Re: Electronics on the field
Posted by John Shafted on 10/17/2019, 12:28 pm, in reply to "Electronics on the field"
IT does not matter the size of the "small ensemble" as long as they are featured musically and visually in the drill. |
So - I have a question for the Marching Band masses. Please excuse my ignorance. These are honest questions, nothing meant to call anyone out, nor trying to start a huge argument.
According to the Region Marching Guidelines:
(A) All electronically produced music
including narration and sound effects
shall be performed live and in real
time by eligible students.
(B) Pre-recorded music, instrumental or
vocal, or narration may not be used.
1st question . I hear bands all the time with recorded voice-overs where a kid just pushes a button down and the "scream", or "laugh", or vocal arpeggio run, or "John Kennedy quote" plays through the sound system. How does that not violate the rules?
Again, according to guidelines:
Amplification of instruments
or voice may be used with the following
(D) Wind instruments may be amplified
only for solo and/or small ensemble
2nd question . If that rule is the case, why are mallet instruments allowed to be mic'd?
3rd question . If that same rule is the case, if you placed one or more microphones along the sideline, and they are never played on by a solo/small ensemble (they are, in essence, mics to amplify the band sound) - wouldn't that be violating the rules?
Thank you guys for the clarification!