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Our heroic M4 players are finally home and enjoying a much-needed vacation after this summer’s three-week “Murphy’s Law” tour. It won’t be long until we’re on the road again though!

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Press Kit and Tech Rider

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“For sheer foot-stomping, joy-making fun, you couldn’t beat the MarchFourth Marching Band from Portland, Ore. It was a blend of burlesque, vaudeville, horn-driven funk and marching band madness. The costumed horde, many with their faces painted and several on death-defying stilts, made for the kind of spectacle that deserves the word awesome.” -Atlanta Journal Constitution [read more show recaps, band features, and CD reviews]

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Technical Requirements

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RISERS FOR HORN SECTION:

We tour with 4 risers (5′ wide, 2.5′ deep, 16″ tall), except when the band flies in.

VERTICAL CLEARANCE:
Please make sure there is 14′ of vertical clearance on the stage for our stiltwalkers. Does not usually affect truss for lighting. If stage is small and/or ceiling above stage is low, the stiltwalkers can perform on the floor; if that is the case then we will need some lights focused on the floor in front of the stage.

DANCER AREA:
We prefer a stage with a smooth surface, so rugs are not ideal. If there are rugs and they can be removed without hassle, that would be great if they were removed.

INPUT LIST:
1 Bass drum (has internal mic): long xlr cable (roll-off lower mids to sound like a KICK drum)
2 Snare 1 (has clip-on mic): long xlr cable
3 Snare 2 (has clip-on mic): long xlr cable
4 Cymbals (has clip-on mic): long xlr cable (NEEDS PHANTOM POWER)
5 Toms (has clip-on mic): long xlr cable (drum is loud, needs to be mixed quieter than rest)
6 Electric guitar: have own amp if backline is not provided
7 Sax 1 (baritone): boom stand & mic (full-length boom, not short boom)
8 Sax 2 (tenor): boom stand & mic (full-length boom, not short boom)
9 Sax 3 (alto): boom stand & mic (full-length boom, not short boom)
10 Electric bass: have own amp with DI if backline is not provided
11 Trumpet 1: straight or boom stand & mic
12 Trumpet 2: straight or boom stand & mic
13 Trombone 1: boom stand & mic
14 Trombone 2: boom stand & mic
15 Trombone 3: boom stand & mic
16 vox 1: boom stand & mic
17 horn solo mic: boom stand & mic
18 vox 2: boom stand & mic
19 congas (sometimes): boom stand & mic (need only one mic for the pair of congas)

STAGE RIGHT:
3 saxophones (& riser), 1 monitor
guitar amp (our bari sax player also is the guitarist)

CENTER (BACK OF STAGE):
bass amp (between saxophone and trumpet risers)
2 trumpets (& riser), 1 monitor

CENTER (MIDDLE)
5 long xlr cables for drummers (we have clip-on mics; our cymbal player will require phantom power)

CENTER (FRONT)
2 vox mics
1 horn solo mic
1-2 monitors

STAGE LEFT
3 trombones (& riser), 1 monitor

MONITOR MIXES:
SAXOPHONE MONITOR:

75% saxes
20% bones
NO trumpets
30% horn solo mic
30% vocals

TRUMPET MONITOR:
50% trumpets
NO bones
NO saxes
NO horn solo mic
10% vocals
10% cymbals (for large venues)

TROMBONE MONITOR:
75% bones
50% saxes
NO trumpets
30% horn solo mic
30% vocals
10% cymbals (for large venues)

FRONT MONITORS:
75% vocals
75% horn solo mic
50% saxes
50% trumpets
50% bones
20% bass (if necessary)
10% kick drum (if necessary)

SIDEFILL MONITORS:

 

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