A great success - charity concert at RBZ Technik Kiel 2019

 

In the past few years, the graduating class of event technicians used to organize the technical aspects of a band contest, which took place in the school's canteen. We decided to arrange something entirely different, a charity concert in support of homeless people. So, we were able to combine our common class project with a good cause.

The main goal to achieve in terms of technology was to set up the most proper PA and lighting system for the venue. Along this way, there were several challenges. One of them was the stage for which we had to find the best size fitting below the truss construction in our school. Another greater aspect was how to put the screen into the backtruss without getting into conflict with the moving lights and how to attach it to the truss the best way. In addition, we had to deal with the local connections of the power supply and see were to put our cables and if our technology systems have enough power to work with. Last but not least, we had a lot of mixers and needed to connect them to each other to create a bigger network.

When deciding on the bands for the event, different criteria came to mind. First of all, we wanted to make sure most of the bands playing came from around Kiel so that they’d be known locally and draw people to the event. Secondly, we chose bands that would be interesting to work with. A Singer/Songwriter with only a vocal and a guitar would not have posed a technical challenge. Lastly, it was important that we liked the bands we booked.

The final line-up consisted of Bollerwagenbeat, a political brass band from Kiel, Fetty Bord, a band from Rendsburg playing fast-paced punk rock, and Die Denkedrans, the rock band that wrote and performs the official song for the Holstein-Kiel football team. All in all, we had good variety of bands from different genres playing at our event.

About the performances, you could say that everything went smoothly. The bands were happy and the time limits we gave ourselves worked out well. The time between Bollerwagenbeat and Fetty Bord was just too short to do the change and soundcheck. The technicians still had enough time to set up the sound for the three bands. The whole concert turned out to be a technical success.

The money raised in the course of the event was set to be given to charity. Beforehand, the class of FVT-16-a decided to give it to HEMPELS e. V., an organisation that supports homeless people and gives them a voice by releasing a monthly magazine, that shines a light on aspects connected to homelessness.

Due to a generous audience, the total amount of money raised was 420 €. Hands were shook and pictures were taken as the class handed over the donation in the editorial office of HEMPELS', a local homeless initiative and newspaper. Both sides considered the fundraiser a great success and are eager to continue a cooperation in the future.

A great success - charity concert at RBZ Technik Kiel 2019

 

In the past few years, the graduating class of event technicians used to organize the technical aspects of a band contest, which took place in the school's canteen. We decided to arrange something entirely different, a charity concert in support of homeless people. So, we were able to combine our common class project with a good cause.

The main goal to achieve in terms of technology was to set up the most proper PA and lighting system for the venue. Along this way, there were several challenges. One of them was the stage for which we had to find the best size fitting below the truss construction in our school. Another greater aspect was how to put the screen into the backtruss without getting into conflict with the moving lights and how to attach it to the truss the best way. In addition, we had to deal with the local connections of the power supply and see were to put our cables and if our technology systems have enough power to work with. Last but not least, we had a lot of mixers and needed to connect them to each other to create a bigger network.

When deciding on the bands for the event, different criteria came to mind. First of all, we wanted to make sure most of the bands playing came from around Kiel so that they’d be known locally and draw people to the event. Secondly, we chose bands that would be interesting to work with. A Singer/Songwriter with only a vocal and a guitar would not have posed a technical challenge. Lastly, it was important that we liked the bands we booked.

The final line-up consisted of Bollerwagenbeat, a political brass band from Kiel, Fetty Bord, a band from Rendsburg playing fast-paced punk rock, and Die Denkedrans, the rock band that wrote and performs the official song for the Holstein-Kiel football team. All in all, we had good variety of bands from different genres playing at our event.

About the performances, you could say that everything went smoothly. The bands were happy and the time limits we gave ourselves worked out well. The time between Bollerwagenbeat and Fetty Bord was just too short to do the change and soundcheck. The technicians still had enough time to set up the sound for the three bands. The whole concert turned out to be a technical success.

The money raised in the course of the event was set to be given to charity. Beforehand, the class of FVT-16-a decided to give it to HEMPELS e. V., an organisation that supports homeless people and gives them a voice by releasing a monthly magazine, that shines a light on aspects connected to homelessness.

Due to a generous audience, the total amount of money raised was 420 €. Hands were shook and pictures were taken as the class handed over the donation in the editorial office of HEMPELS', a local homeless initiative and newspaper. Both sides considered the fundraiser a great success and are eager to continue a cooperation in the future.