Lullaby On Broadway: We Want To Be Heard From The Stage
My students need 1 6-pack of microphones, 3 microphone cables, and 3 microphone stands so that they can be heard from the stage when we put on a play.
Trying to be heard from the stage of an auditorium? My students need help so that everyone in school can hear them perform. We need microphones and stands so that we can engage our audience by being heard from the stage.
We are a New York City public school in the borough of Queens, one of the most diverse areas in the nation.
Our students are from all over the world and our international community offers us a global vision of education. We are a beautiful mosaic of many cultures and that enriches us all. I teach the students from K-5 and all participate in our performing arts and music programs.
Our parents are proud of what we try to achieve and as a performing arts teacher, I can give voice to our students through our theater productions. Our plays bolster student communication skills and the ability to work on public speaking before school audiences. What better way to bring the American dream to our families than to place our children on stage, Broadway style. The challenge, however, is that a shy student who has managed the courage to audition for a part needs to be heard. We need the microphones, cables and the stands that will allow our budding actors a chance of performance success.
I am requesting 1 pack of microphones and 3 microphone stands, along with the 3 microphone cables to connect to various equipment so that our students can be heard. The portable microphones allow my students across all the grades I teach to project from anywhere on stage, allowing me more directing freedom to best position our actors. The stands would allow us to boost audio from various places on the floor below the stage as well as on the stage so that the students would not have to worry about where to place the microphones. This is particularly important for our younger students who need to concentrate on singing and acting rather than worry about holding microphones. We have some speakers that could be connected in various ways to the microphones so we need cables to facilitate our projected audio. We are graced with a good size stage and so we need more than one microphone and several stands to avoid having to move them during the play.
The play we put on stage is only as good as its ability to be heard.
Our students would be so much more confident as they say their lines if they knew they could be heard. We can only hope to engage our audience if we can be heard and many of our shy students need those microphones to do so. Our performing arts program is very popular but we are always coping with sound challenges. The resources in this proposal would contribute to our plays. We hope for your support.
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