ORADELL, New JerseyâŽ¯Saddle River Day School, located in the hills of Saddle River, New Jersey is a non-profit, college-preparatory independent day school accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the State of New Jersey. Founded in 1957, its student body of 300+ boys and girls is drawn from 64 communities in Bergen, Essex and Passaic Counties in New Jersey and Rockland County in New York.
Recently, Boulevard Pro (Oradell, NJ) was hired by the school to take on the task of upgrading their existing 250-seat performance space/auditorium in Alford Hall. After taking out the old system, the auditorium was outfitted with a Yamaha LS9-16 digital audio console with MY8-AD96-CA and MLA8 cards, providing the console with a total of 24 mic lines. Two Yamaha Installation Series IF2112 speakers for front of house PA and two IF2108 speakers for monitors were also installed.
“Saddle River Day School is a high-end private school with a very active arts program and drama department so the new system is always in use,” states James Cioffi, Boulevard Pro. “The upgrade has been dramatic, and everyone is over the moon about the new system. The LS-9 is the star of the show.”
“Boulevard Pro has been just terrific to work with,” states Jacki Moro, Chair of the Performing Arts and Vocal teacher for grades K-12. “They have been here not only to install the system but to train me and several students on how to run things properly.”
Boulevard also updated the microphone system to include five Shure MX202b and two Shure MX418 microphones and re-installed ten AudioTechnica lav wireless systems. A QSC cx404 amplifier is used at front of house and monitors. A new 24x4 custom snake with multi DIs connects front of house to the stage.
“We have had the best sound at concerts and our theater productions in all of the ten years that I have been at Saddle River Day School,” Moro notes.
For more information on Boulevard Pro, visit www.blvdpro.com.
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PHOTO ID: Saddle River's Jacki Moro
About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.