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.