Moreton Bay College is a prestigious P-12 Educational Facility for girls, set on 19 hectares of landscaped grounds just 15 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, in the lovely Bayside Region.
It’s “Music Centre” houses a custom-built Tiered 500 Seat Concert Hall with large open stage, numerous sound proof rehearsal rooms and classrooms, to accommodate the College’s outstanding musical performance and extra-curricular music programs.
Theatrical infra-structure in this premier venue has evolved over a number of years under the careful nurturing of PLS in conjunction with the Venue Manager, Harry Pregnall. Infrastructure commenced with pro audio solutions, acoustic treatments, stage lighting systems, stage drapes and more recently, addition of a large format audio-visual presentation system with a massive 6m x 4m fixed screen.
The front of house audio system boasts a JBL VRX900 Series central line array of three VRX932 boxes and a single VRX918 Sub; complimented by JBL AM4215/64 side-fill speakers left and right, all powered by Crown XT14000 Amplifiers, to provide high quality signal coverage to the tiered seating area. The system is managed by a DBX Driverack 260 processor and is controlled by a Soundcraft LX7ii Console.
Early stages of the installation included Theatrical Grade Curtains to the walls of the large, open-style performance stage, to dampen and control acoustic bounce. As part of the forward planning process, centre opening curtains were also installed along the upper rear wall, with the intention of installing a large projection surface at a future date.
This vision was recently realised, when a 300” Screen Technics Fixed Screen was installed on the rear stage wall, onto which strong, vibrant images are thrown by a Panasonic PT-DW830-EW 8500 Lumen DLP Venue Projector. The system is complimented by a Kramer VP728 Switcher and Aurora Digital Xtreme HDBaseT components.
Installation of stage lighting infrastructure has gotten underway over the past couple of years, commencing with infrastructure including Jands Patch Panel and Wallmount Dimmers, FOH PLS Powered Lighting Bars and Global Truss systems, controlled via an ETC Smartfade 24/96 console. A combination of Spotlight Combi 1200w Fresnels & PCs were introduced for soft, front lighting to the stage at first, and more recently colour wash options and coverage have been greatly enhanced with the addition of ProShop LED par Quad 12s.
Forward planning for this venue continues to evolve and PLS are proud to be a part of the quality theatrical solutions being enjoyed at Moreton Bay College.
PLS Performance Lighting & Sound
PO Box 1135
Beenleigh, QLD 4207