Pageantry Innovations & DCI

We're Excited to announce our
new partnership with
Drum Corps International!

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We're thrilled to partner with DCI for the 2017 season. It's an honor to provide support and products for the majority of the corps in the activity, and every year we're blown away by their performances! We look forward to working with DCI and to growing our relationships with the talented artists, directors, and designers involved in the organization!

Catch our newest video on the DCI screens this summer!

The MC-25 Extended Double Mixer Cart & The MC-30 Triple Mixer Cart

Today we're featuring a double-header with the MC-25 Extended Double Mixer Cart and the MC-30 Triple Mixer Cart.

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These carts have a few differences, but they're pretty similar in terms of utility and design. Still, it's important to know which cart you need to facilitate your ensemble.

Ok... enough small talk. Here are the details:

MC-25 Extended Double Mixer Cart

48.5”H x 62.75”W x 30”D, 1" Square Steel Tubing, 1.5” Internal Accessory Rail, Texture Black Powder Coat, High-Density Texture Black ABS Panels, Standard Stainless Steel Hardware, 1 Power Inlet Linked to 8 Internal Outlets, 2 Speakon NL4 jacks linked to 4 Speakon NL2 internal Cables (custom wiring available, inquire for pricing), Large Independent Internal Snake Storage Compartment, Removable Large Snake Door, Built-in Rear Cable Drop, Shock-Absorbing Black Polyethylene Mixer Shelf, Lower Storage Compartment for Top Cover, 20 Free Floating Rack Spaces, 8” Flat-Free Swivel Locking Casters (6)

MC-25 Extended Double Mixer Cart

The MC-25 Extended Double Mixer Cart is a hop, skip, and a jump away from the MC-20. The major difference is... brace yourself... it's extended. The foamed shelf is 22" x 54.75"- or 11.75" inches longer than the MC-20.

The MC-25 has a full-panel access door and dedicated snake storage. There are also two full-depth 10u racks below the shelf. And, of course, you get eight internal outlets (linked to one power inlet) & two Speakon NL4 jacks linked to four Speakon NL2 internal cables.

MC-25 Extended Double Mixer Cart
MC-25 Extended Double Mixer Cart

MC-25 Extended Double Mixer Cart


MC-30 Triple Mixer Cart

48.5”H x 71.71”W x 30”D, 1" Square Steel Tubing, 1.5” Internal Accessory Rail, Texture Black Powder Coat, High-Density Texture Black ABS Panels, Standard Stainless Steel Hardware, 1 Power Inlet Linked to 8 Internal Outlets, 2 Speakon NL4 jacks linked to 4 Speakon NL2 internal Cables (custom wiring available, inquire for pricing), Large Independent Internal Snake Storage Compartment, Removable Large Snake Door, Built-in Rear Cable Drop, Shock-Absorbing Black Polyethylene Mixer Shelf, Lower Storage Compartment for Top Cover, 20 Free-Floating Rack Spaces, 8” Flat-Free Swivel Locking Casters (6)

MC-30 Triple Mixer Cart

The MC-30 Triple Mixer Cart is head of the mixer cart household. With a foamed shelf measuring 22" x 63.75" and standing 36" from the ground, this cart has plenty of room for your mixer, sampler or laptop. Additionally, the accessory bar runs the length of the cart for optimal load-it-down-ability.

MC-30 Triple Mixer Cart

We're starting to feel like a broken record, but the MC-30 is equipped with the same power and plug setup as the MC-25, front hinged double doors, and 20 full-depth rack spaces. It's also got a full panel access door with ample dedicated snake storage.

(Standby for a photo-overload...)

MC-30 Triple Mixer Cart
MC-30 Triple Mixer Cart
MC-30 Triple Mixer Cart
MC-30 Triple Mixer Cart
MC-30 Triple Mixer Cart

Pairing a midsize keyboard with our mixer mount (MM-10) makes for a great all-in-one solution for smaller programs.

MC-30 Triple Mixer Cart

The MC-30 Triple Mixer cart is a mansion- a sturdy, smart, sleek mansion. It's also the final mixer cart model in our fleet. Four functional mixer carts, four versatile options, four ways you can outfit your ensemble. If you missed the MC-10 or MC-20 you can check them out here and here!

Did we leave anything out? Are you ready to place an order right now?! (If so head on over to our updated DEALERS page!) Got a question? Shoot us an email (sales@pageantryinnovations.com) or check out our Facebook or Twitter pages!  

MC-30 Triple Mixer Cart

MC-30 Triple Mixer Cart

The MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

Hey! We're back! Picking up where we left off, let's dive into the MC-20 Double Mixer Cart!

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We apologize for the hiatus. In case you forgot how this goes, first we share the boring stuff...

48.5”H x 51”W x 30”D; 1" Square Steel Tubing; 1.5” Internal Accessory Rail, Texture Black Powder Coat, High-Density Texture Black ABS Panels, Standard Stainless Steel Hardware, One Power Inlet Linked to 8 Internal Outlets, Two Speakon NL4 jacks linked to four Speakon NL2 internal cables (custom wiring available- inquire for pricing), Internal Snake Storage Compartment & Removable Medium Snake Door, Built-in Rear Cable Drop, Shock-Absorbing Black Polyethylene Mixer Shelf, Lower Storage Compartment for Cover, 20 Free Floating Rack Spaces, 8” Flat-Free Swivel Locking Casters (4)

And then a picture...

MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

And then we hop on the fun bus and explore the ins and outs of the cart! The MC-20 is our double mixer cart. Think of her as the middle mixer cart child- a little bigger than the MC-10 but not as large as the MC-25 or -30. This cart has a 1.5" square tube accessory bar and foamed shelf that stands 36" from the ground & measures 22" x 43".

MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

All of our mixer carts have removeable top and rear covers as well as front hinged doors that open and allow for easy wiring.

MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

Also, each rolling mixer cart masterpiece has rack units- the MC-20 has 20 free-floating spaces.

MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

By now you've probably noticed the rear cable drop space and the eight internal outlets (which link to one power inlet). This cart also has two Speakon NL4 jacks linked to four Speakon NL2 internal cables. While that may sound like gibberish to some, our friends will assure you it's a very nifty feature.

MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

Other than it's doubled size, one of the biggest differences between the MC-20 and the smaller MC-10 model is the snake storage and access door. We don't need to tell you how handy storage space is when it comes to audio equipment!

MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

The MC-20 definitely sits at the popular table. She's sleek and manageable and ridiculously useful. That said, things just get bigger and better from here. Stay tuned for more members of the mixer cart family!

Did we leave anything out? Are you ready to place an order right now?! (If so head on over to our updated DEALERS page!) Got a question? Shoot us an email (sales@pageantryinnovations.com) or check out our Facebook or Twitter pages! 

MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

MC-20 Double Mixer Cart

Why We Do It...

We're going to take an unscheduled hiatus from 'The Product Press Room' to talk candidly with you, our customers.

This week we released a notice on social media warning our followers and artists about deceitful marketing. If you're not in the market for carts or racks like ours, that's absolutely ok. We know that different ensembles have different needs and different budgets.

If you've never heard the story, Pageantry Innovations began out of necessity. Two guys were directing a high school drumline and they needed a synth cart, but they couldn't find anything on the market that fully met their needs. So they built it. When they stopped teaching, other friends in the music industry approached them about the carts they'd been using and PI was born.

We make equipment because we know it's something bands and corps and ensembles need. If you didn't need mobile, functional, sturdy audio equipment and racks then we wouldn't make them. We'd pack up shop, go back to our previous jobs, and never look back.

This company functions with musical educators and students in mind.

That's why we're adamant about you finding the correct cart or rack for your program. We want our carts to work for you. We want them to hold up for years and years. We want you to never have to worry about your valuable mixer or synthesizer or speakers.


As a past customer, we sincerely hope that you've felt this level of dedication. As a potential customer, we hope you understand our passion and promise.

We trust that our authorized dealers won't lead you astray, but if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us. We've made so many valuable relationships within the last five years and we're always happy to grow our Pageantry Innovations family.

Thank you!

The MC-10 Single Mixer Cart

Alrighty friends, we're back with carts! Today's main event is the MC-10 Single Mixer Cart.

If you've been following along, you might recognize this little gem from last week's post.

Here are all the boring details...

48.5”H x 30.25”W x 30”D, 1" Square Steel Tubing, Texture Black Powder Coat, High-Density Texture Black ABS Panels, Standard Stainless Steel Hardware, 1 Power Inlet Linked to 4 Internal Outlets, 2 Speakon NL4 jacks linked to 4 Speakon NL2 Internal Cables (Custom Wiring Available, Inquire for Pricing), Built-in Rear Cable Drop, Shock-Absorbing Black Polyethylene Mixer Shelf, Lower Storage Compartment for Top Cover, 10 Free Floating Rack Spaces, 8” Flat-Free Swivel Locking Casters (4)

And here's a quick pic...

MC-10 Single Mixer Cart

Ok. Let's get down to business. This little cart may be small but he's quite stout. The single foamed shelf stands 36" from the the ground and measures 22" x 21.75", and above it runs a 1.5" square tube accessory bar. Below the shelf you've got 10 rack spaces. Yeah, you heard me... ten.

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MC-10 Single Mixer Cart

The 10u rack is housing a custom rack panel, power conditioner, & two rack drawers.

The 10u rack is housing a custom rack panel, power conditioner, & two rack drawers.

This little giant takes up minimal space in your ensemble but packs a power punch.

Instead of trying to snake your hand behind all the equipment and blindly plugging wires into outlets, allow us to show you the not-so-secret-door.

MC-10 Single Mixer Cart

MC-10 Single Mixer Cart

The MC-10 Single Mixer Cart comes with a single power inlet as well as four internal outlets.

MC-10 Single Mixer Cart

The mixer cart also comes with 2 Speakon NL4 jacks linked to 4 Speakon NL2 cables.... Essentially you can plug everything in, fire it up, and get your show started!

MC-10 Single Mixer Cart

MC-10 Single Mixer Cart

Like all enclosed carts, the MC-10 has a top and back cover which store nicely underneath. Remember- this cart can only fit a 16-channel mixer and smaller. Of course, we use the term "only" loosely since this little cart lacks nothing.

Did we leave anything out? Are you ready to place an order right now?! (If so head on over to our updated DEALERS page!) Got a question? Shoot us an email (sales@pageantryinnovations.com) or check out our Facebook or Twitter pages!

MC-10 Single Mixer Cart

MC-10 Single Mixer Cart

The Bi-Fold Top Cover Upgrade

We're going to switch gears this week and talk about one type of cart upgrade.

If you've never looked into it, the KC-30 and -35 & the MC-10, -20, -25, and -30 can all be upgraded to the bi-fold top cover. We're going to focus on the MC-10 Single Mixer Cart as an example today.

MC-10 Single Mixer Cart Bi-Fold Top Cover & MC-10 Single Mixer Cart Standard Cover

MC-10 Single Mixer Cart Bi-Fold Top Cover & MC-10 Single Mixer Cart Standard Cover


MC-10 Single Mixer Cart Bi-Fold Top Cover & MC-10 Single Mixer Cart Standard Cover

MC-10 Single Mixer Cart Bi-Fold Top Cover & MC-10 Single Mixer Cart Standard Cover


MC-10 Single Mixer Cart Bi-Fold Top Cover & MC-10 Single Mixer Cart Standard Cover

MC-10 Single Mixer Cart Bi-Fold Top Cover & MC-10 Single Mixer Cart Standard Cover

The bi-fold top cover is a customer favorite for three reasons. First, it's convenient to have the top cover folded up right in front of you if you need to shield the electronics quickly. (With the bi-fold cover, you need only store the back cover underneath the cart.)

Bi-Fold Top Cover Pageantry Innovations

Secondly, and my personal favorite, the bi-fold top can be tented. That means you can protect your mixer or synth screens from the sun while still using them.

Bi-Fold Top Cover Pageantry Innovations

Lastly, the additional shelf space proved by the open bi-fold top is incredibly handy. When the cart is closed shelf items have to be stored away, but during a practice or a performance the additional space can be used for anything.

Bi-Fold Top Cover Pageantry Innovations

The one and only downfall to the bi-fold top cover is the loss of the 1.5" square tube accessory bar that comes standard on enclosed carts... but now you've got that extra shelf so you hardly miss it!

Bi-Fold Top Cover Pageantry Innovations

Bi-Fold Top Cover Pageantry Innovations

Bi-Fold Top Cover Pageantry Innovations

Did we leave anything out? Are you ready to place an order right now?! (If so head on over to our updated DEALERS page!) Got a question? Shoot us an email (sales@pageantryinnovations.com) or check out our Facebook or Twitter pages!

Bi-Fold Top Cover Pageantry Innovations

Bi-Fold Top Cover Upgrade

The KC-30 Enclosed Synth Cart

We're back to talk about the KC-30, our enclosed synth cart.

Our product list described this cart as:

42" H x 68" W x 24" D, 1” Square Steel Tubing, Texture Black Powder Coat, High-Density Texture Black ABS Panels, Standard Stainless Steel Hardware, 33” Keyboard Shelf Height, Shock-Absorbing Black Polyethylene Keyboard Shelf, 1.5” Internal Accessory Rail, 1 Power Inlet Linked to 2 Internal Outlets,

Two (2) 1/4" Instrument Jacks with Leads Internally (custom Wiring Available, inquire for Pricing), Built-in Rear Cable Drop, 1" Square Tube Construction, Removable Top & Back Covers, 8u Space Rack, Lower Storage Compartment for Top Cover, 39” Lower Shelf Storage Space, FREE Laptop Tray, 8” Flat-Free Swivel Locking Casters (4)

Now let's take a closer look at this cart!

Similar to the KC-15, this cart was designed with a synth in mind. The foam shelf is 60" x 16" and it sits 33" from the ground. That said, if the KC-15 is vanilla ice cream, the KC-30 is moose tracks.

KC-30 Synth Cart Sketch

Let's work our way from the top down... For your convenience, the KC-30 has a 1.5" square tube internal accessory rail- meaning you can mount anything over our keyboard (think samplers, keyboard controllers, electronic pads, etc.). Oh, and we also throw in a free laptop shelf for our very favorite customers (a.k.a. everyone).

Movin' on down... Obviously we've got the foamed shelf but the real magic happens below that level.

The bottom section of the KC-30 has eight rack spaces on the left as well as a single power inlet with two internal outlets. (So... you can plug your power conditioner and whatever else directly into the cart, roll onto the field, and only worry about running power to the cart!)

Empty Rack Spaces w/ Internal Outlets

Empty Rack Spaces w/ Internal Outlets

Loaded Rack Units

Loaded Rack Units

If that's not "high tech" enough for you, the cart is also equipped with two 1/4" instrument jacks with internal leads. 

KC-30 Enclosed Synth Cart

If you're sitting there thinking, 'Wow, this cart has it all', then we might just have to agree. If you're sitting there wondering whether or not you could switch those 1/4" jacks for something else, the answer is yes! Mention to your sales person what you need on the cart and PI will make it happen. 

KC-30 Enclosed Synth Cart

KC-30 Enclosed Synth Cart

KC-30 Enclosed Synth Cart

The KC-30 is an enclosed cart so it comes with a top cover and a back cover... and a handy little storage shelf underneath for them. Also, the bi-fold top cover is an option with this cart, but we'll get into that next week. 

Did we leave anything out? Are you ready to place an order right now?! (If so head on over to our updated DEALERS page!) Got a question? Shoot us an email (sales@pageantryinnovations.com) or check out our Facebook or Twitter pages!

KC-30 Enclosed Synth Cart

KC-30 Enclosed Synth Cart

The KC-15 Open Frame Synth Cart

This week we're taking a closer look at the KC-15, our open frame synth cart.

Per our product list, the KC-15 is described as:

39" H x 68" W x 24" D, 1.5" Square Steel Tubing, Texture Black Powder Coat, 33” Keyboard Shelf Height, Shock-Absorbing Black Polyethylene Keyboard Shelf, Open Frame Design with Full Length Lower Shelf, 8" Flat-Free Swivel Locking Casters (4)

Ok... but like... what does that mean?!

First of all, the KC-15 looks like this:

KC-15 open fram synth cart

Arguably, it's our most versatile cart. While it was designed as a cut-and-dry open synth cart made for ... wait for it ... a synth, it's actually been utilized in countless ways by our customers.

The KC-15 has a foamed 57" x 18" keyboard shelf that sits 33 inches from the ground. Additionally, the cart is constructed out of 1.5 inch square tubing.

KC-15 open synth cart sketch

That sounds boring and unimportant until you realize that it means you can clamp accessory trays and gadgets to literally anywhere.

Need a pair of cymbals on your left for a big front ensemble crash in the closing tune? We've got you covered.

open synth cart and cymbal cradle

Planning on running a sampler or multi-pad? The KC-15's got the hook-up with a length-running accessory rail. (Check out our tray tables!) The handles on both sides of the cart are 1.5" round tubing, just FYI.

KC-15 open synth cart accessory rail

The bottom shelf can be used for a variety of things, but might we suggest a monitor?

KC-15 open frame synth cart

While the KC-15 is one of our simpler carts, it's also a marvelously adaptable cart. Did we leave anything out? Are you ready to place an order right now?! (If so head on over to our DEALERS page!)

Got a question? Shoot us an email (sales@pageantryinnovations.com) or check out our Facebook or Twitter pages!

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KC-15 Open Frame Synth Cart

Introducing the Product Press Room

Here at Pageantry Innovations we're all about finding solutions to problems. When we notice something isn't quite right, we immediately devise a plan to fix it. Recently we noticed we have a pretty big problem.

We make a useful, sturdy, quality product but unless you buy something or visit a trade show, it's hard for us to demonstrate and educate you about our carts and racks.

Solution? The Product Press Room.

The Product Press Room is a weekly post aimed at anyone and everyone buying, selling, or looking into our carts & racks. Here we will detail the ins and outs of each cart, as well as how to set-up and utilize your carts. Additionally, from time to time we will share firsthand information on new products or features available from Pageantry Innovations. It really is our own global press room and we're giving you a valuable pass.

We hope you will find this series informational as well as interesting- it will essentially become the guidebook to all things Pageantry Innovations.

Join us next week as we dive headfirst into our standard cart designs! Additionally, we will release a monthly video with tips, tricks, and advice on maximizing the use of your Pageantry Innovations gear!

See you next week!

WGI 2017 Concludes

This past weekend the confetti fell on the WGI 2017 season and medals were placed around the necks of the world’s top performers. The entire event concluded Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at the University of Dayton Arena with Winds World Championships rounding out 2 weeks of competition. Performing groups from California to Thailand showed up in Dayton, Ohio to present their 2017 productions and compete for the title of champion.

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We left Dayton on Sunday nothing short of impressed. We have the privilege to work with some of the best in the business. Pageantry Innovations is honored to shake hands with and work alongside countless artists to make their vision a reality. Congratulations to all the Pageantry Innovations’ Finalists!

#FramingChampions

 

Percussion Independent World Finalists

2nd   Broken City Percussion

3rd   Pulse Percussion

5th   Matrix

6th   Rhythm X

7th   Monarch Independent

8th   United Percussion

9th   Infinity

10th  STRYKE Percussion

12th  Cap City Percusion

13th  Atlanta Quest

15th  George Mason University

 

Percussion Scholastic World Finalists

1st   Chino Hills High School

3rd   Ayala High School

8th   Center Grove High School

 

Percussion INdependent open Finalists

2nd   Rise Percussion

6th   Civitas Independent

7th   ConneXus Percussion

10th  INov8 Winter Percussion

13th  Liberty University Indoor Drumline

14th  Matrix Open

 

Percussion Scholastic open Finalists

3rd   Victor J. Andrew HS

5th   Norwalk HS

9th   Central Crossing

15th  Norton HS

 

Percussion INdependent A Finalists

13th  Shadow Indoor Percussion

 

Winds Independent World Finalists

1st   Rhythm X

4th  Crossmen 

 

Winds Independent open Finalists

1st   Chromium Winds

WGI 2016 Concludes

The 2016 season of Winter Guard International is in the books!  Competition concluded Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the University of Dayton Arena with Winds World Championships rounding out 2 weeks of competition.  Performing groups from across the country and around the world turned out to show off their 2016 productions.  This past week we had a chance to check out all of the action down in Dayton and we were incredibly impressed.

We have the privilege to work with the absolute best in the business.  Designers, Directors, Members and Tech's, Pageantry Innovations works with the top of the line in the performing arts.  To give a numerical example of this, take a look at the results from just World Class Competition alone from the groups using Pageantry Innovations gear. #FramingChampions

Percussion Independent World Finalists

1st   Pulse Percussion

4th   Rhythm X

7th   Matrix

8th   Cavaliers Indoor Percussion

14th   Dark Sky Percussion

15th   Atlanta Quest

Percussion Scholastic World Finalists

1st   Ayala High School

13th   Ben Davis High School

Percussion Scholastic Concert World Finalists

1st   Ayala High School

 

 

Rhythm X, Inc Partnership

At Pageantry Innovations, we work long and hard to deliver an unmatched product and service across the music industry.  We believe in hard, honest work with a level of craftsmanship that simply cannot be replicated through automation.  With these as some of our core values and beliefs, we choose those who represent us extremely carefully.  

Today, we are thrilled to officially announce the partnership between Pageantry Innovations and Rhythm X, Inc.  We have collaborated on prop designs in the past for previous productions, but we have now moved into Front Ensemble Carts.  

Aside from the consistent, top ranking finishes in WGI for Rhythm X, Inc. we align ourselves through forward thinking and the relentless pursuit of excellence.  Together, we will continue to redefine the performing arts.

Ohio Indoor Performance Association Sponsorship

We are very please to partner with the Ohio Indoor Performance Association as a Sponsor for the 2016 season!  OIPA, established in 2008, is one of the major performance circuits in Ohio.  The circuit is headed up by Board of Directors President Chad Clum, Show Coordinator Barry Canan, Percussion Educational Director Rob Ferguson and Guard Educational Director Michael Lentz.  Additional Board members are listed at http://ohiocircuit.com/board-of-directors/

Don't miss any of the action this season! Stay connected by visiting their website http://ohiocircuit.com

Be sure to get out and support your local circuits!

Providing the Frame for the Art You Create

The 2015 DCI Season is in full swing and Pageantry Innovations is playing a big part this summer! Our products are currently in use by 8 DCI Corps and counting. Our summer lineup includes Bluecoats, Boston Crusaders, Cadets, Cavaliers, Pacific Crest, Phantom Regiment, Santa Clara Vanguard, and Vanguard Cadets.

Our carts, accessories, and props are built to last, visually stunning, and easy to use for professionals and novices alike making them the perfect fit for every group in the Performing Arts! Let Pageantry Innovations frame your vision.

OIPA Championships 2015

This past Saturday we had the privilege of spending the day at OIPA Championships in Wapakoneta, OH. The day was filled with great shows from all performing ensembles! We are proud to be represented by many of the gold medalist ensembles, including Matrix Percussion (PIW), Firestone HS (PSO), New Philadelphia HS (PSCO), Norton HS (PSA), and Notre Dame College Winds (WIO). See more details and recaps at the OIPA Circuit Website. We're looking forward to seeing all the performing ensembles as they conclude their competitive season in Dayton, OH!


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