August marks the beginning of the end of summer and starts the process of kids returning to school. 98.6 Sound in collaboration with the Laurel Board of Trade and the City of Laurel initiated and sponsored the Back 2 School Jam. This event provides not only a fun time, but also free school supplies to the students of Laurel. The city is now in its 3rd year of the Back to School Jam. This year's entertainment was the always energetic Slagz Band from Baltimore, MD.
In September we added a few more small Yamaha MG series mixers to the inventory and submitted our first proposal to the state of Maryland for a Request for Quote (audiovisual) in support of a Dept of Education conference. Unfortunately, we didn't win the contract. However, it was exciting going through the process and we plan to continue to seek out more of these opportunities.
We had the opportunity to provide disc jockey and engineering services for the Army's Military Police Ball. It was not only a very nice event, but visually pleasing as well. Seeing military members in their dress blues and accompanying spouses in formal gowns and suits was awesome.