Rehearsal Room & Sound Equipment
We have a variety of sound system options for student use depending on your needs and type of event. Click on the option that best suites your needs for more information.
1) Goodhue Rehearsal Room - For private rehearsals by individuals or student bands. Room is fully equipped with a PA system, drum set, amplifiers, microphones, cords, etc. No equipment may leave the room. Maintained by the Student Activities Office.
2) Traveling Performance Equipment - A PA system, drum set, and amplifiers for keyboard, bass and guitar are available for students bands to use for performances. Maintained by the Student Band Union (CSA student organization).
3) Sound Systems - Two sound systems are available for registered student events. Maintained by the Student Activities Office.
The purpose of the student band rehearsal room is to provide Carleton students a private space to further develop their musical skills outside the classroom. Access to the room is available to all students; enrollment in music courses is not required. The space is a 13x17 sound insulated space equipped with various music equipment commonly used by live bands. The room is managed and maintained by the Student Activities Office with the assistance of students that utilize the space. The project was funded by the Student Activities Office (SAO) and the Carleton Student Association (CSA).
- Hours of Operation -Learn when the space is available.
- Policies - Learn more about the policies that govern the use of this room.
- Reservations - Learn how to make a reservation!
- Inventory - What it provided in the rehearsal room?
- Daily (during academic term): 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- The room will be offline during breaks, reading and exam days.
- Approved students that have completed orientation may reserve and utilize the space.
- Orientation for winter 2013 will be held on Thursday, January 10, during common time (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.) in the Goodhue Superlounge. A tour of the band room will conclude the orientation.
- Additional orientation courses will be offered once per term on the first Thursday of the term during common time in the Goodhue Superlounge.
- Orientation will not be offered outside these dates and times.
- Access will be granted via a student OneCard.
- All non-Carleton guests must be accompanied at all times while in Goodhue. You are responsible for the actions of your guests.
- No food or beverages are permitted.
- No smoking.
- Equipment provided may not leave the room.
- There is equipment available for check-out (separate from the rehearsal room) that is maintained by the Student Band Union. See Student Band Equipment Reservation process below (link).
- Personal equipment and instruments may not be left in the room. Carleton College is not responsible for lost or damaged personal property.
- Please do not move the piano as it may go out of tune.
- No practice can take place before or after hours of operation.
- A student group may reserve the space for 3 hours per session, once per day.
- Reservations are first-come first-serve for approved students.
- The band room door needs to be closed any time an instrument is being played.
- Close any doors nearby the practice room prior to practicing to help reduce noise throughout the building. This includes the hallway doors near the Hall Director Office and the door at the top of the stairwell leading up to the Superlounge.
- Please complete the closing check-list (posted in the band room) at the end of your performance time:
- Take out any trash
- Turn off equipment including all amps, PA system and lights
- Confirm that the air conditioning temperature is set at 75 degrees (remote is located on the back of the main door)
- Rule of thumb: Leave the room in a better condition than you found it
- Take all personal equipment and instruments with you after rehearsal
- Report any missing/broken equipment to the Student Activities Office
- Ensure the main door is closed securely and locked
These policies will be reviewed and updated regularly based on use and student feedback. Your input is welcome.
Reservations may take up to two business days to approve so please plan in advance. Reservations are monitored by the Student Activities Office to help ensure fair access for students. Questions regarding reservations can be directed to: Jessica VanZuilen, x4462, email@example.com.
- Go to: https://ems.ads.carleton.edu/VirtualEms/
- Click on My Account
- Log-In using your Carleton username and password
- Click on Reservations, then click on Room Reservations on the drop down menu
- Date you need the room. You have the option to select recurrence if you would like to practice multiple times per term and/or week. Note: Dates must be during the academic term and is offline during breaks, reading and exam days.
- Start and end time. Note: hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily
- Under “Facilities”, select Goodhue Hall from the drop down menu
- Complete the “When and Where” fields
- Attendance can be anywhere from 1 - 10 people
- For “Set-Up Type”, please select “Standard/As-Is”
- Click “Find Space”
- Complete the Setup Information
- Select “Goodhue Band Room” by clicking on the green plus button
- Click the yellow “continue” box
- Event Name: “Your Band Name or Individual Name, Rehearsal”
- Event Type: Rehearsal
- Client Details: If your student group name is not on the drop down menu, select “Other-Student”, then complete the rest of the client detail fields.
- Other Information:
- Catering: Select “No”, there will be no food at this event
- Facility Set-Up: Select “No” we will do our own set-up and clean-up
- Budget Code: Type NA
- Complete the “Event”, “Client” and other “Information Fields”
- Click the yellow “Submit” button
- An approval email will be sent to the primary contact on the reservation within 2 business days.
- Yamaha S115V PA Speakers (2)
- Yamaha EMX512CS Powered Mixer
- Yamaha SM12V Monitor (2)
- Drum Set with Cymbals
- Fender Mustang IV Guitar Amplifier
- Fender Frontman 212R Guitar Amplifier
- Fender Rumble 350 Bass Amplifier
- Roland KC-550 180W Keyboard Amplifier
- Keyboard Stand
- Hamilton Upright Piano
- 3 Behringer Ultra Voice Microphones with boom stands
- 3 Guitar Stands
- 2 Music Stands
- 3 Chairs/Stools
- Drum Sticks
- 1/8 inch Ipod/Computer cables
- 1/4 inch instrument cables
- All equipment checked out must be returned in clean and working condition.
- All equipment checked out must be returned immediately after the event to the Student Band Union storage room in Sayles-Hill.
- For events on-campus, the equipment can only be used at registered events. If the event is shut down by a college official, the performance can not be started up again or moved to another location.
- Students are responsible for arranging for transportation of the equipment if needed.
- Reservations are made on a first-come first-serve basis for student performances held on or off-campus.
- Reservations for the Student Band Union equipment are made via a Google Doc maintained by students. Contact Ry Garlow at firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations and to access the equipment.
- Behringer PA System: Eurolive B215D (2 Speakers with power cords)
- Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer with power cord in rolling case (purchased March 2013)
- Microphones, Stands & Cables (Stored in Yellow Soft Case, purchased March 2013)
- 3 Shure SM58 Microphones with clips, each in individual soft case
- 2 Shure SM 57 Microphones with clips, each in individual soft case
- 5, 25 ft Microphone Cables
- 5 Microphone Stands with Fixed Boom
- Acoustic B450 Bass Amplifier with power cord (purchased March 2013)
- Marshall MG102CFX Guitar Amplifier with power cord (purchased March 201)
- Roland KC 350 Keyboard Amplifier
- Marshall Series 100 DFX Guitar Amplifier with power cord
- Ampeq Bass Amplifier with power cord
- Evans Drumset (Stored in hard cases)
- 2 Tom Drums
- Snare Drum
- Floor Tom
- Bass Drum
- Zildjian A Custom Brilliant Finish Cymbals (Stored in a hard case)
- High Hat Cymbal
- 16 inch Crash Cymbal
- 18 inch Crash Cymbal
- 20 inch Medium Ride Cymbal
- High-hat Stand
- Rack mount/Tom Mount
- Floor Tom Legs
- Straight Gibraltar Cymbal Stand
- Snare Drum Stand
- Bass Drum Foot Pedal (single)
- Drummer Crash Pad
We have two sound systems available for registered student events. To reserve a sound system visit the Student Activities Office. We will assist you in reserving the right system and accessories for your event.
- All systems and/or accessories checked out require an agreement form to be completed on behalf of the student(s) that check out the system.
- All equipment must be returned in clean and working condition. Unclean, damaged or missing equipment will result in fines applied to the student's account.
- All equipment must be returned after the event has concluded during business hours (M-F 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.). For example, if you have an event on Saturday, the system needs to be returned no later than 10:00 a.m. Monday. Late fines may apply.
- Equipment can only be used at registered events. If the event is shut down by a college official, the system can not be started up again or moved to another location.
- Reservations are made on a first-come first-serve basis for registered student events.
- Reservations for sound systems are made in person in the Student Activities Office.
Inventory: Types of Sound Systems
- System 1 (Radio Shack Speakers with Peavey Mixer/Amp) is used for large events and events with loud music. It includes two radio shack speakers, a 6 input mixer, two speaker cables, a power cord, and an ipod/computer cable. You may need two people to help pick-up and return the system.
- System 2 (Fender Passport Pro) is used for small speaking engagements or for events with background music. It is an all-in one system with two Fender speakers and a mixer/amp with up to 6 inputs.
- Sound System Accessories
- Microphones come with a cable, a microphone stand and clip. We have up to 3 microphone stands and up to 6 microphones for check-out at any given time.
- Ipod/Computer adapter
- Extension cords
- We DO NOT have any lights, disco balls, or strobe lights available.
- We DO NOT have fog machines available. They should never be used in any College facility (Sayles, Residence Halls, Chapel, Houses, etc.) as they may set off the fire alarm.