We were a big enough highschool (2,000) to have local cover bands for our dances, rather than relying on someone to play records. This was always big, and I put up the extended version rather than the abbreviated radio one for that reason. We didn't have light shows like this, though we had a milk-and-water version by senior year.
We were a big enough highschool (2,000) to have local cover bands for our dances, rather than relying on someone to play records.
You bring up an interesting point. What is the lower limit for high school size to afford a cover band for its dances? My high school of 700 students had cover bands for its dances. The best cover band had pretty competent musicians. One of the 4 played full time until several years ago, mostly in country bands(was his membership in the Folk Club a predictor of that?), when he took a day job to pay for things that his music gigs couldn't. Like pay off the mortgage. Another member of the high school cover band is still performing locally for not a lot of money, though for most of his years after high school he had day jobs, including helping manage a night club his family used to run. ( I heard Miles Davis and Bo Diddley perform there. Not bad.)
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