UPDATE TO FEBRUARY 20, 2018
We had a request from the Friendship Club to install a wifi micpac system downstairs in Robertson Hall. So... I called Tauran and we made a date with the Campbells (on task for the March 2, 2018 meeting of the Friendship Club) to gather around the sound box system downstairs. After two and a half hours of cleaning, rewiring, etc., we have sound as well as a revamped sound box. Thank you, Tauran! and thanks to the excellent cheerleading by the Campbells.
The schedule attached below should be a great deal more accurate than the one I posted last week. Oops!
We need sound on Good Friday, March 30, as well as projection on April 29.
UPDATE TO FEBRUARY 12, 2018
The new schedule for the upcoming months is uploaded as a file attachment. We will need a sound person for Good Friday. I will be off to Guatemala on March 21, through to April 6 so will be able to handle sound on the second Sundays but won't be able to cover on March 30. Let me know if you are available and I will amend the schedule. We also need projection for the fifth Sunday of April, but that's a long way off.
UPDATE TO FEBRUARY 5, 2018
So, after the gremlin attack on January 14, there seems to be only a minor feedback episode at the commencement of the sound board action. It still strikes at the heart of the technician when the rumbling occurs. Thank you so much for your continued faithfulness to the ministry. What we do is so very important!!
UPDATE TO JANUARY 14, 2018
I am back at task. One has to marvel at the ease of communication from afar. We had an amazing holiday but it was nice to be on the sound board and to see all the smiling faces at church. We even were fed after service at the "Welcome Back" Lunch. (I did feel welcomed.) However, the gremlin was in fine form for the first three minutes or so of the service. It seemed to need warm up time because after I had turned off the system not once but twice, muting everything I could, the system was just fine. Deb sat with me as PSALT team-member-in-training.
We visited two churches during our trip south, the first in Cambria and the second in Monterey and, each time, I had a visit with the sound and projection people. Our system is comparative. I did see and checked out prices on a new mic pacs used by Apple team teachers in Portland. No tape on the face because the head piece is held in place behind the neck. You might like to check this out but before we spend money on micpac sets, maybe we need to attack the Gremlin. Suggestions??
UPDATE TO DECEMBER 26, 2017
We did it! Thank you so much for your willingness to "step up to the plate" during this very busy Christmas Season. Your service to St. David's is invaluable.
UPDATE TO DECEMBER 5, 2017
Wow and Wow again! This year is just about finished. As a matter of fact, in 11 days, David and I plan on heading south for Christmas, New Year's and a tad of 2018. I have been busy making arrangements to cover the busy Christmas season. Tapas and Tauran, bless their hearts, are taking on extra shifts to see us through. Tapas will be doing projection on the 24th for both services and Tauran and Tapas will take care of December 31st, the fifth Sunday of December. I will be back to cover second Sunday, January 14, 2018.
SDUC has ordered a new, larger projection screen for the sanctuary and the current screen will move to the balcony. As well, we are beginning to imagine a digital sound board that would enhance our listening experience at St. David's. Time will tell. Meanwhile check the schedule below for changes.
UPDATE TO OCTOBER 29, 2017
Wow! We've been busy!!! Special thanks to Barry for going beyond the call of duty during the Perfectly Imperfects performances last weekend. We had 12 pacs and 14?? mics on the go in addition to imported monitors and loudspeakers plus wired mics. Clare and Akiko helped with projection and I was busy swapping pacs during the rehearsal and performances. This was an awesome musical!!
This week we have two funerals that require sound and projection so Tapas and I are working on October 24th and Deb Charnuski and I on October 26th. Welcome aboard, Deb.
The new schedule has been drawn up to the end of February. There may be extra services so I'll keep you informed.
UPDATE TO OCTOBER 7, 2017
Thanksgiving!! Well, from one PSALT member to all the others, I am thankful for you and your dedication to making SDUC such a great place to worship. Our ministry is so very important. World Communion Day service on October 1 went very well - no semi-connected mic packs and Tauran was right on with mic changes.
This coming Thanksgiving service, Meryl is switching with Alison and Mike on projection and I will be in the sound and light booth. By the way, Happy Birthday, Alison. On Tuesday, we have a memorial service for Homer Young so Tauran has volunteered with back up by me if the service goes beyond Tauran's class time.
We have a future uncharted plan to set up the scaffolding so that more of the spots can be low energy. (Thanks to Ross S. (and me) for donating the new LED spotlights.) We also have to fix the tracks for the black out curtain that seems to have derailed. Life goes on.
Enjoy your weekend! Watch for a new schedule.
UPDATE TO SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
There was a moment of panic when Rev. Peggy's mic started to act up. Turns out that the connection between the headphone and the cord was not secure. Oh, well, Barry had it soon under control. Barry will be doing sound for the "Perfectly Imperfects" concert that is upcoming.
My chore this month will be drawing up our schedule until year end and preparing the PSALT committee report for AGM in early November. Everyone on the team is so good about taking their turn or making arrangements to ensure that the "Sound (light and projection) must go on!!"
UPDATE TO SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
Good morning, team!! It has been a busy summer, for sure. I am so grateful for the willingness and flexibility of our sound and projection team to arise to the occasion for our important ministry. We are blessed to have such an amazing group of volunteers. If you are reading this, and you aren't part of the team, yet, then you are more than welcome to come aboard. Give the office a call or just come up to the balcony to watch the action next Sunday morning.
UPDATE TO SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
Jonathan and Michael were hard at work in the sound/projection booth today. Next week, September 24, 2017, Meryl will be taking projection for Tapas who is out of town and Barry and George will be running Sound and Light. You are amazing, team!
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