Band Profile: The Mars Hill Band

Posted on October 2, 2012 by webmaster

The Mars Hill band is a contemporary Christian rock band located in Northern Virginia. They support the Mars Hill youth outreach program and perform at high schools, shopping malls, community centers, churches, YMCA’s, homeless/food shelters and other charitable organizations and events. Read on and get to know more about this group who is making a difference — one performance at a time.

1. How did you come up with the name of your band?
The Mars Hill Band supports a youth outreach program called Mars Hill. The program is named after a location in Athens discussed in the biblical account Acts 17:22 found in the original King James English translation.

2. How many members are there?
The group is comprised of six members: a vocalist, three guitarists (who are also on vocals), a bassist and a drummer.

3. What type of music do you play?
The band plays a combination of Christian rock and contemporary.

4. What CHAUVET® DJ fixtures are included in your setup?
The Mars Hill Band performances are lit by two 4BAR wash lights, two 4PLAY effect lights, one Scorpion Storm FX laser and four Intimidator Scan LED 200 scanners.

5. Are they permanently installed or do you set them up for each performance?
The band spends nearly four hours setting up for their stage performances, which includes both a lighting and sound system, and a little over an hour to break down. Lights consume about 50 percent of the time span.

6. Complete this thought: A show without lights is like…..
A show without lights is like a lost opportunity to set the mood and captivate the audience fully — a humdrum, everyday experience.