Preparing for the Recording Day

Preparing for the Recording Day

A lot of planning goes into getting ready for a recording session.  Not least preparing the music and ensuring your pupils, choirs and instrumentalists are as rehearsed as possible in the lead up to the recording day with Record my School.

So to help you plan for the day itself, here are a few points about our requirements for the day.


Our engineers will usually arrive on site around 7.30am. This gives us an hour or so to unload and get everything set up in the recording venue before too many other people arrive. Most school recordings are undertaken in the school  hall or chapel.   Don’t worry if your hall is used for breakfast club or similar morning activities, we generally set up just in one end of the school hall and can work around such things.

We allow all day to record at your school so the only time constraint is your school day. Most primary schools will finish recording around 2.30 / 3.00pm. If there is an after school club or group needing the hall after your recording, please allow us 30 minutes to clear our kit out of the way.

What Equipment do we need?

Our engineers will bring everything needed for the recording in terms of computers, microphones and cabling.   We also have our own table. All we need from you is access to at least 1 standard 13 amp power socket and a couple of chairs.


We are always happy to be self sufficient and make our own arrangements for food and drink during the day. However, cups of tea are always nice – biscuits are a bonus!    If school lunch is an option then that’s always nice, but we are quite happy to be pointed in the direction of the nearest cafe at lunch time if that’s easier.

To find out more about our recording services for schools then please give us a call on 01225 302143 or click here to email us


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Jules Addison administrator

Jules Addison is a Director of Record My School and also runs a number of Community Choirs in Wiltshire.

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