Graduations are such familiar events that it’s easy to overlook how much planning goes into them.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 10, 2015
Graduations are important milestones in the lives of all individuals and their families. From kindergarten to graduate school and beyond, each step in the educational process is celebrated with a graduation. Some are huge events, with thousands of participants and attendees; some are small, intimate affairs with a dozen students and their instructors. They all share a common feature, however – the public recognition of an individual achievement.
As one of the area’s largest professional audio-visual companies, Clear Sound, Inc. (http://www.clearsoundinc.com/events-meetings) has helped countless graduations proceed smoothly over the last 30 years and has a proven process for success. From the largest graduations – like St. Joseph’s University – to the smallest graduation ceremony – like the Scheie Eye Institute’s graduation dinner– each event is unique in its character and circumstances and requires a significant amount of planning. As Matt Lees, the Production Manager for Clear Sound, states, "“Graduations are such familiar events that it’s easy to overlook how much planning goes into them.”
Springtime is so closely associated with graduations that it’s hard to even think about them while the cold winds of winter are blowing. However, for the planners, now is the time to start making the arrangements for these complex events. Clear Sound’s proven process examines every aspect including:
•The physical location
•Outside or inside options in case of inclement weather
•The capacity of the locations
•Band or chorus sound production
•Complete sound system for graduation speakers and announcements
•Vendor and school coordination
All of these decisions and more have to be decided long before the big day. Matt Owens of Springfield High School describes the two days preceding the graduation as a “pressure cooker.” Owens says, “You’re always so happy for everyone, but, at the end of the day, you can’t wait to get some sleep!”
Springfield High School in Delaware County and Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, working with Clear Sound, both set up two places for graduation – outdoors, for good weather and indoors for rain. This ensures the graduation happens as expected no matter the weather. Logistically, they have to set up two whole venues for the event every year, but it avoids the uncertainty of rain dates. Abington School District in Montgomery County solves the problems in another fashion, by reserving all the audio visual equipment for three days. If the graduation is postponed the first day, or even the second day, they still have the third day to fall back on. Clear Sound, Inc. looks forward to continuing their role as the preferred audio visual vendor for Philadelphia universities and schools for years to come.