Rule of thumb: if you absolutely need it, bring it with you!
For performances at both venues (i.e. clinics and concerts), Golden Horseshoe Music Festival will provide the following equipment:
- Concert Band/Orchestra: Snare drum, bass drum, xylophone, bells, vibraphone, chimes, marimba, timpani (4), electric keyboard (with amp), tam-tam, bass amp, congas, drum set and music stands. No mallets or patch cords will be provided. If you require an additional bass amp, please bring it with you and remember to bring patch, power and extension cords.
- Jazz Band/Praise Bands: Drum set (bass drum, 3 toms, snare, hi-hat, ride cymbal, crash cymbal, and appropriate pedals), 4 microphones and stands, electric keyboard, bass amplifier, guitar amplifier, congas, vibraphone and music stands. The Festival will NOT provide mallets, timbales, or any other auxiliary percussion.
All groups must provide mallets, beaters and miscellaneous percussion for all clinics and concerts. No equipment may be substituted; all groups must use the equipment supplied by the festival except for the following exceptions:
- Percussionists and drummers may ADD BUT NOT SUBSTITUTE drums, cymbals, or other hardware / instruments to the setup. Substituting equipment takes time and the Festival staff work hard to keep a strict schedule.
- Keyboard players may add keyboards if necessary, but must supply their own electric piano and amplifier.
All equipment belonging to schools and individuals (including cases) should be clearly marked with school/organization name to allow for easy identification. The Golden Horseshoe Music Festival takes no responsibility for lost or stolen equipment.