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Graduations Galore! (July 2023 Newsletter)

July 6, 2023

Congratulations, class of 2023!

PCE Production at University of California, Riverside Commencement
PCE Lighting at UCR Commencement
PCE Video Wall at LA Southwest College Commencement

This graduation season, PCE provided staging, audio, video, lighting, streaming, and more for dozens of commencement ceremonies all over Southern California. Many graduations occur in the same two-week timeframe, which meant that on some days, we had numerous graduations taking place simultaneously!

Take a closer look with some video highlights from a few of our 2023 graduations:

University of California, Riverside

PCE provided lighting, projectors, and screens for a series of stadium-sized graduation ceremonies at UCR.

LA Southwest College

At this outdoor commencement, PCE provided audio, video, and rigging. (BONUS: We pitched in at the faculty afterparty, too!)

PCE Graduation Options

This short reel functions as a video catalog of some of our most commonly utilized graduation services.

Remember! While we typically showcase big, spectacular events in this newsletter, PCE produces events of all sizes. Some of the graduations we tackled this year involved just a few speakers and some microphones. That's totally fine! PCE is ready to help with your event, no matter its size. To get the ball rolling, give us a call at 866-335-4723.

QSC K10.2

A true, do-it-all powered speaker, you'll find the QSC K10.2 at many PCE events (including the LASC commencement featured above). Great for everything from a house party to supplementing a stadium-filling PA system, the K10.2 offers a perfect combination of elegant design, superior audio performance, and intuitive operation. You won't regret renting this live event mainstay.

Canto RETRO-Passive

We've featured the Canto RETRO-Passive in this newsletter before. So, why include it again? We've got a handy new demo video now! Join PCE Account Executive Jon Hyrkas as he reviews the system and shows how this long-lasting LED technology can easily replace the current house lighting in your theater, house of worship, or other venue. Watch video.

Case Study: Fullerton College

PCE recently helped Fullerton College Campus Theatre complete an LED retrofit using Canto RETRO-Passive lights.

Fender Stratocaster

Possibly the most famous electric guitar design in history, the Fender Stratocaster is beloved all over the world for a reason; you can't beat the reliability and versatility of this baby. We've got Stratocaster models in multiple colors and vintages, so browse our guitar catalog or give us a call to add one to your next show, tour, or studio session.

PCE Team Spotlight: Anthony Grisham

Our new fulltime Backline Technician Anthony Grisham comes to PCE after a long and fruitful stint in and around the music industry. An expert guitar player, Anthony has worked as a guitar tech, production manager, and tour manager for numerous acts (most notably the blues musician Walter Trout). Anthony also spent some time teaching music and guitar at Huntington Beach High School. Now, he brings his considerable skills to bear keeping our massive inventory of musical instruments organized and in tip-top shape.

Outside of his PCE duties, Anthony still spends a ton of time in the music world, playing in multiple blues/rock bands. He also enjoys spending time outdoors, namely fishing, camping, hiking, and hanging with his dog, Bear.

Welcome to PCE, Anthony!

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