Meeting Topic: SLCC 2nd Annual Bearfoot Music Festival
Moderator Name: Professor Steve Sue
Speaker Name: Steve Sue, Professor of Audio Recording and Mixing. Advisor Thomas Baggaley, Professor of Music Theory and Midi / Original Compositions
Other business or activities at the meeting:
The SLC section of AES, tied in with SLCC's Club Resonance put on a free concert to give back to our local community. Our advisors worked with us only as a guidance, the students had to work amongst themselves to create this event and put it on successfully. All members had key roles in getting sponsors, marketing, coordinating with the school for permits, and creating games and prizes for family friendly events / contests.
All members along with advisors worked hard in the morning to get the stage and sound set up. Which included: the wiring work, microphones, stands, PA, monitors, and instrument setup, and mixer. We also did the clean up in the reverse order when it ended.
By late afternoon bands started performing and gaining traction for what would be a good crowd. We had a total of 7 local artists / bands showcase their talents and inform the community that they are out composing, and performing.
Putting on an outdoor music festival was an amazing hands-on learning experience. It taught us team building, communication, how to work efficiently and effectively, and we also had a great deal of fun putting it all up and taking it back down at the end.
We coordinated this event with other club organizations such as the film club, and the SLCC Veterans Services - who all worked together in order to raise funding for our student veterans who have had their funding cut, and many of them have been unable to further their education because of this. So it also became an internal school wide service project.
Meeting Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US
The Salt Lake section of AES, also tied in with Salt Lake Community College: Club Resonance - put on a free outdoor concert to give back to the local community. They had games, activities, free music, food, and contests for a fundraiser in order to raise funding for the SLCC Veterans who unfortunately has suffered budget cuts. Members worked on marketing promotions and advertising, we also had others delegate volunteer jobs to involve everyone. We helped with stage setup and sound setup and takedown. We learned how to do outdoor sound, and everything that goes with it. We also raised money for a good cause and had a really good turnout.
Overall it was a fun filled day, with good music, and good bands. It was also a teaching moment from our advisors to give us hands on training, for staging work to learn how to do event planning and live sound for real life applications, and we did it as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Written By: Chase Twede