What a Team Likes in a Stage Manager

I’ve mentioned the blog of our tech director, Dave Wilcox, before. It’s called “Undistract,” which I think is a great name for a blog devoted to the media and technical aspects of a church.

Recently Dave shared some thoughts on how a stage manager can best serve a band during rehearsal. The relationship between bands and sound team members can be tense at times, due to misunderstandings, poor communication, and sinful hearts. That’s why I so appreciate Dave highlighting how one new stage manager, Kami, recently did a great job serving the musicians.

If you’re in small church, don’t be thrown off by the term “stage manager.” Dave defines it as the “person on the sound team who leads the band in soundcheck and communicates what each band member needs to the person at the monitor board.” If you use a monitor system that’s controlled by someone who’s not in the band, it can be really helpful to have someone on stage who facilitates communication between band members and the person at the monitor board.

If that’s your situation, I’d encourage your sound folks to read Dave’s post. Even better, make sure they’re regularly reading Dave’s blog.

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4 Responses to What a Team Likes in a Stage Manager

  1. Brance December 14, 2008 at 8:22 AM #

    Hey Bob, I think you meant “Undistract” rather than “Unidstract.”

    Thanks for pointing us to Dave’s blog. Good stuff there. Most churches, especially small ones, could stand to learn a bit in the area of stage management and tech team in general.

  2. Bob Kauflin December 14, 2008 at 12:09 PM #

    Brance, thanks for the heads up on the typo.

  3. Mezei Ferencz December 14, 2008 at 3:25 PM #


    I am Fery from Romania cool teachings and themes.

    well have a blessed Christmas!

  4. Kyle December 15, 2008 at 12:10 PM #

    I saw the typo also, but actually thought it was intentional on Dave’s part. The name of his blog would be super creative if it were “Unidstract,” since the message he intended to communicate was overshadowed by careless typing (which is a clear parallel to the message of his blog, I imagine).

    Oh well.

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