The Robert and Marie Hansen Family Fine Arts Theatre, located in Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, was built in 2002 and is the primary location for all school masses and assemblies. In addition, the theatre hosts four annual shows including the fall musical, winter play, spring Advanced Acting Class production, and summer Community Theatre Works musical.
DSHA was in need of a sound system that could be run efficiently by non-technical staff and faculty for mass, assemblies, and other events requiring minimal production elements. Clearwing Systems Integration chose QSC Q-Sys.
Customized for each installation, the Q-Sys platform combines a robust feature set with an easy-to-use touchscreen interface. The combined power and ease-of-use allows any staff or faculty member to navigate the touch screen prompts and run an event with a nominal number of microphones without the need for a mixing console operator.
For theatrical and musical productions that require considerably more microphones, sound effects, music playback, and instrumental reinforcement, Clearwing chose the Allen & Heath SQ7 mixing console. The SQ7 has the same power as other industry-leading consoles while maintaining an uncomplicated interface. Staff and students alike can navigate the mixer and utilize professional techniques with no hassle due to the user-friendly nature of the console.
Rounding out the full system are L-Acoustics ARCS speakers, QSC E110 stage monitors, Shure QLD-D wireless microphones, and Countryman B3 lavaliers.
By giving careful attention to these behind-the-scenes details, DSHA’s new sound system is fully integrated and capable of yielding the school’s desired results.