Silent Disco as an Activity for Youth Groups, Retreats, Lock-ins & Over-nights

If you want young people in your community to hear the gospel, first you need to get them to your event! Silent Disco is something that is easy to invite people to and they will want to come.

Because Silent Disco is contemporary and relevant to today’s youth, the good news that they hear at the event will also feel more contemporary and relevant.

Want to give them something to talk about with their friends and families?

Give them Silent Disco. It is new, it is trendy, it is hip and most importantly, it is beyond fun!

One of the most important elements of outreach programs is to give your congregation a story that is easy and fun to talk about. Silent disco can do that for you because it is so new and exciting.

Fellowship is enhanced through sharing new experiences like Silent Disco!

People connect best when shared experiences are combined with shared interests and conversations. Silent Disco can be one of those experiences.

Many people tell us they had more fun at Silent Disco than they’ve had in months!

Is there a more powerful testimony for a shared experience? Is there a more fertile ground for fellowships to grow and for relationships to deepen? Is there a better way to strengthen communities and to grow new ones than through shared laughter and fun?

Silent Disco works where a traditional DJ can’t.

Often youth-group retreats are at a location or time where a traditional DJ would disturb other people in the area because they are too loud.

Silent Disco is -well, …silent. You can have your event in your backyard, in a park, in an urban apartment, in a library, or on the street! All of the loud music is in the headphones!

Each headphone has its own volume control.

For all of its silence, it is not just rising trend that the young people really love, it is also a rising trend that oldsters really love- albeit for different reasons.

The youth love it because they can have the music as loud as they want and the oldsters love it because they can have the music as soft as they want.

Also, because we offer three channels of music, each channel can be a different music style. One for each demographic in your group.

Silent Disco Headphones have their own volume control and change color depending on which channel you listen to.
Each headphone has its own volume control and changes color as you change the channel.

While the silent disco headphone systems work well with a DJ, they also work well with streaming playlists from Spotify or your favorite streaming service.

Streaming playlists make it easier for leaders to control the musical content. You supply the streaming music from your phone, tablet or laptop.

We also have a portable battery powered transmitter option if you want your event to be in a park or campground where there is no electrical outlets.

Since the headphones are battery powered and you can use your battery powered cell phone to stream an automated playlist, battery powered transmitters are the capstone that allows you to work completely off the grid!

Both the headphones and the transmitters will operate ten hours on a single charge. Make sure your cell phone is on a full charge before you start and you are good to go!

Ask us specifically if you want the battery powered transmitters because we also have the regular kind.

Here is a video showing how the battery powered transmitters work:

*Important to know: The Silent Disco system does not need WiFi. The transmitters generate their own FM signal which is received by the headphones.

**Remember that you will need a cell phone signal if you are streaming music from the Internet.

But I want everyone to be together! Won’t headphones separate us?

Au Contrair!

Silent Disco headphones do not separate people at a party.

In fact, our headphones bring people together by solving the two problems that most often separate guests.

What are the two biggest problems that guests have when they attend a party that uses loudspeakers, thus forcing everyone to listen to the same music at the same volume?

Guests are concerned about the music volume and the music selections.

Newsflash! Silent Disco headphones solve both problems!

This article will discuss the differences between the traditional loudspeaker format and the Silent Disco headphone format when it comes to the two concerns of volume and content.

I will show how loudspeakers separate guests over these two issues and Silent Disco headphones bring them together.

First I will explain the two problems, then I will explain the solution.

How music volume separates guests when loudspeakers are used:

#1) A significant number of people literally leave the party when the volume goes up.

Is that togetherness?

#2) A few socialites with concerns about their hearing health stay but use earplugs. Have you ever tried to talk to someone with earplugs in? It can be difficult.

Is that the level of togetherness you want?

#3) Most people limit their talking because of the music volume and when they need to talk they must raise their voice to be heard by the other person.

Is this the best you can do on togetherness?

How music selection separates guests when loudspeakers are used:

#1) A significant number of people literally leave the dance floor when they don’t like the song that is playing. The people who do like the song stay.

Is that togetherness?

#2) A few people never dance unless it is a slow song or a group dance they can do without a partner. I have seen many DJ’s limit slow songs and to one or two a night and avoid group dances completely.

This means that some people are not getting together on the dance floor at all.

#3) Musical taste tends to separate people by demographic. Older people tend to like older songs and will only dance to those. White males tend to like hard rock and will only dance to those. These are only examples and their are plenty of people that don’t fit the mold, but it is clear that different guests respond differently to different music selections.

When only one song can be played at a time, that song is dictating who is together on the dance floor and who is standing off to the side- separated from the party by the music selection.

How Silent Disco headphones solve the problem of music volume:

There is no volume if you are not wearing the headphones – so the volume barrier is gone. It is easy to talk to each other.

THAT is togetherness.

Those older folks who just want to talk, can stay the whole time! They don’t have to leave the party early!

THAT is togetherness.

Each headset has its own volume control.
So if you want to hear the music and dance, you choose the volume so you don’t have to go home early with a headache.

THAT is togetherness.

If you want to dance and talk, you have only one side of the headphones on your ear or lift the ear cups just a bit during the conversation. The music volume drops right down due to the proximity effect of the headphones and you can talk easily for as long as you want.

THAT is togetherness!

If you want to hear the music, talk, and not dance, you just wear the headphones around your neck. The volume will be just loud enough for you to keep track of what is playing. At the same time, conversation is at a normal speaking volume. And you hear everything the other person says. No more nodding and smiling because you didn’t understand what the said but are tired of yelling “What?” all the time.

Now THAT is what we call togetherness!

How Silent Disco headphones solve the problem of music selections:

Our Silent Disco headphones give you the option of three different channels of music.

This means the DJ is playing three songs at the same time. One channel might be oldies. One might be old school hip hop. Another might be top 40 dance music.

The guests don’t have to leave the dance-floor because they don’t like the song that is playing, they just switch their channel and keep on dancing so more people stay on the dance-floor.

And THAT is togetherness!

They might be listening to different songs while dancing. They are dancing together! The fact that they are listening to different songs has nothing to do with it.

They have the option of dancing to the same song if they want, but they also have the ability to choose between the two other channels and multiply their happiness with being TOGETHER on the dance-floor.

That is togetherness!

Without the headphones, one person would be leaving the dance-floor and one person staying. That is separation!

I can hear Seth Godin saying that some people just wish everyone would like the same music selections at he same volume. Yes, that would be nice, but it is not going to happen. Headphones embrace this truth instead of fighting it.

In addition to the three different channels of music and your own volume control, Silent Disco Headphones also give you the option of no music! Yes, you can remove the headphones! And take a break from the music! Have a conversation with your friends and family about how much fun you are having together!

THAT is togetherness!

You have the option of talking to your grandparents who decided to stay because the music is not too loud. Now they can actually talk and be together with their family and friends.

Let’s all say it together!

THAT is togetherness!

If you have any questions about how to integrate Silent Disco equipment into your next party, I’d love to help. You can contact me, email me or call me. We have the equipment you can rent and we have the experience that we can share.

How Does Silent Disco Work at a Wedding Reception

I have been a full-time mobile DJ using a traditional sound system with loudspeakers for receptions all of my adult life. I have thousands of satisfied clients.

Why would I start offering Silent Disco Headphones?
What is wrong with the old way?

There are two big problems with the old way of having just loudspeakers at wedding receptions:

1) Half the guests think the music is too soft and the other half think it is too loud.
2) Everybody wants to hear different music. There is not enough time to play all of the requests.

Silent Disco headphones solve the first problem by giving each wearer their own volume control.

They solve the second problem by allowing the transmission of three different channels of music to the headphones, thereby giving dancers three times as many songs to choose from.

If you don’t solve the problems, some people will go home early or leave the dance-floor.

Everyone wants people to stay longer, dance more and have more fun! The Silent Disco headphones are a fantastic solution.

It all started when I read an article in Martha Stewart’s Wedding Magazine. The article gives a strong endorsement to Silent Disco weddings and also suggests that you’ve got to see it to believe it. This is because it is not a small incremental change.

It is a completely new way to deliver dance music and gives a wedding reception quite a different feel.

Silent Disco is also listed by Wedding Wire as among the hottest reception trends for 2017.

silent disco wedding
Rory and Kevin’s wedding. Photo by George Gayl

What would a Silent Disco wedding reception look like?

One way is to have no sound system at all. The music and announcements would only run through the headphones. This would be awkward if dinner is served. Most guests want to freely converse during that time and the headphones would just be in the way.

A Silent Disco wedding reception works better if there is a traditional sound system for the cocktail and dinner music as well as for the introductions, announcements, and special dances. Then the headphones come out for the dance music and would be worn by the dancers.

The sound system continues to play soft music throughout the reception while the guests use the headphones when they want to dance.

 

The headphones have three different channels which allow three different dance songs to play simultaneously. Your DJ(s) or playlist(s) would be transmitting the music to the headphones.

1) You could have three live DJ’s, each transmitting on their own channel.
2) You could have just one live DJ working all three channels.
3) You could skip the live DJ entirely by having three devices transmitting a different playlist to each channel.

Since there would be quiet music still playing over the sound system, the guests who only want to talk would stay longer and have more fun.

Since the dancers would be able to turn it up as loud as they want, they would have more fun and stay longer.

Also, the dancers would have three times as many music options to choose from, so they are going to like the music better. Again, that means they will have more fun and stay longer.

Headphones have independent volume controls, three channels & change color to show which one you are listening to.

Silent Disco allows your reception to go later than allowed by noise ordinances:
Especially if your reception is outdoors or in a location requiring the loud music to shut down at a certain time; Now the party can keep going as late as you want it to. Outdoor receptions, barn receptions, and even hotels that rent rooms within earshot of the banquet hall benefit from Silent Disco.

You already have your DJ and just need to rent the Silent Disco Equipment?
You are at the right place.

Please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page or under the contact tab and I will get right back to you.

Are you ready to Rock in Absolute Silence?

We deliver the equipment you need right to your door and pick it up for you after the party!

All dressed up and everywhere to go!  -With wireless Headphones!

Finally! You can party where you want and as late as you want without disturbing anyone!

Three channels of crystal clear wireless dance music that you can turn up as loud as you want.

Plug and Play ease of use has never been more fun!

Here is an article from the New York Times describing their take.