Club is a student managed, self-sufficient group
sponsored by the Music Department that serves the W&L community.
The mission of the Production Club is twofold:
provide sound, recording, and lighting services of professional quality
at very reasonable prices
- to provide experience for students in live sound reinforcement, stage lighting, event
management and business management
The club’s advisor is Graham Spice. He oversees the club's activities, provides instruction and attends the club's events at the beginning of the year. Once the club’s crew is technically prepared, students run the
events without direct supervision.
The Production Club provides an exciting and challenging hands-on
environment for learning event production and managerial skills. Students run the events, manage other students and maintain all the day-to-day operations on their own.
Contact the Production Club
The President of the Production Club is
, '12. Please contact him directly via email to contract the Production Club for an on-campus event or for information about joining.
Events Suitable for the Production Club
The Production Club is availabe to provide sound
reinforcement and lighting for small events like talent shows, speaking
engagements, etc. Existing equipment is capable of meeting minimal sound and lighting reinforcement suitable for small events held in the Elrod Commons, small rooms or outdoors.
- 2 QSC K12 speakers
- 1 QSC KSub speaker
- 4 JBL speakers (2
mains and 2 monitors)
- 2 QSC power amps
- Mackie 16-channel mixer
- 24x8 snake with 100' length
- various processors, microphones, stands and
- 2 light trees
- 8 par cans (4 Par64 lights per tree)
- lighting controller and cables
The Production Club is an opportunity for W&L
students to provide
production support in a professional environment. For students
interested in music technology and production, this club will provide
invaluable experience that simply cannot be taught in a classroom. In
addition to on-the-job experience, the students will be required to
coordinate the entire production including scheduling, meeting with the
client to assess needs and managing other students.
The Production Club is also an opportunity for the Music
many ways. Students involved with the club will form a core for
technology and production related classes taught within the department.
These students will arrive to these classes equipped with practical
knowledge from the field allowing these classes to focus more on
technical and theoretical details. The department can also benefit from
the practical training of these students for special events like the
yearly Bentley musical where having prior experience with real-world
situations is critical.
The Production Club charges reasonable rates for
agreed-upon audio and lighting for on-campus events. The majority
of the money charged for production services would be paid to students
for labor with a small portion reserved for equipment repair and
replacement. Although fees will be charged, making money will NOT
be the focus for either students or the University.
The Production Club is not meant to interfere with any
existing contracts with outside production companies for large events
such as graduation, events in the gymnasium or other large-scale
productions. The club will focus only on small events in approved
The Production Club at Washington & Lee is modeled after Cornell
Department’s sponsored club called “Cornell Productions”. You can read
more about Cornell Productions at their website: http://rso.cornell.edu/cp/