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3 Reasons Your Band Needs 6’x6′ Stage Scrims

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6’x6′ stage scrims are an absolute need for a new band. Stage scrims help your band look professional and exciting at your shows. Here are our 4 top reasons why your band needs a set of 6’x6′ band scrims.

1. Brand Your Group

Your music group is no doubt a high-octane, star studded cast of talented young rock stars. But without a set of band scrims, your musical talent won’t be as awesome as it could be. It is critical to brand yourself with 6’x6′ stage scrims. These band scrims can make a huge difference in your branding by providing a visual aid to all your shows.

2. Inexpensive And Huge Impact

We believe that 6’x6′ band scrims are the most inexpensive part of your marketing efforts. You’ll pay a lot of money elsewhere to market your shows, but 6’x6′ stage scrims are a one time, low cost solution to make a HUGE impact on stage.

In fact, our bands often use 6’x6′ band scrims at big outdoor events – and their stage scrims can be seen from miles away. And in small clubs and bars specifically, band scrims look bright, beautiful and can push your brand into stardom.

3. Improve Your Stage Presence

We’re passionate about the 50/50 rule – 50 percent of your show is the music, and the other 50 percent is the entertainment, stage presence and show. You may have the best music in the world, but if your show is not entertaining, the audience won’t have a great time. With a set of 6’x6′ band scrims, you can easily make your stage look amazing and covert your show into an instant HIT featuring YOU as the best band out there. 6’x6′ stage scrims set the stage with your distinct brand, your flavor and your music.

To learn more about buying 6’x6′ band scrims, give us a shout! Mendy would love to talk directly with your band about your specific needs.

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Where To Buy A Custom Band Backdrop For Your Band On Stage

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Get out there, get gigs, buy a band backdrop.

That’s the order of business of every band, especially for new groups. Specifically, we believe in the power of the last item in this to do list. When you buy a band backdrop, you have the ability to do wonders on stage. Stage backdrops are more than just banners – they are just as important as your music.

The 50/50 Rule

Band backdrops for stage are part of our 50/50 rule. This rule is simple:

  • 50 percent of your show is the stage presence, choreography and performance
  • 50 percent is the actual music you play and sing.

So when you buy a band backdrop, you’re meeting an acute need of your bands’ fans by providing them with a high quality stage presence. That’s why we believe that  band backdrops are so key to a good performance, at any show.

Buy The Right Size Band Backdrop

Every band that I work with tells me that size of the band backdrop they buy or the stage scrim is a factor of how big their venues are. When you’re playing at huge festival, you need your logo to be seen for miles. But your budget may not allow for two stage backdrops, and if majority of your shows are in small venues, that huge band backdrop just won’t fit in a small bar. To learn more about sizes on stage, click here to view our photo gallery. This will give you a visual aid to understanding how band backdrops and band scrims actually look on stage. You can always email Mendy or  call me directly and we will be happy to guide you in this process.

Where To Buy A Backdrop?

“Our family, friends and fans were blown away with how good our backdrop looked.”

Instead of us telling you, we’ll let Scott Trudeau from Tribute, a celebration of Allman Brothers  in Atlanta, GA band say it in his words about his band backdrop:

“Everyone in the band and all our family, friends and fans were blown away with how good our backdrop looked. So, from all of us, THANK YOU! We are so happy with the banners you made for us several months ago. We’ve been using those and have received plenty of compliments on them!

Here’s a photo of their stunning 10’x20′ stage backdrop and two 4’x10′ and either side as well – now that’s stage presence!

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Top 4 Reasons Why Band Backdrops And Scrims Are So Effective For Bands

For a band that tours often, stage backdrops are key to high powered performance. Band backdrops are lightweight, durable, and beautiful ways to showcase your logo.

At Northcoast Banners, we believe that the best way to find the right band backdrop or band scrims is talk with a band backdrop specialist. That’s why Mendy is on hand to talk with your band about your specific needs. Having a quick conversation will save your band money.

Here are the top four reasons why stage backdrops or stage scrim or band backdrop.

1. Your Music Sounds A LOT Better

Ever been to a show where there are no stage props, or the stage props are low quality? There’s tremendous power in a well-designed stage backdrop. It can quite literally take your band to the next level and help your music sound better at shows. Your fans ALWAYS show up for two things: 1. Good music 2. A good show. Without your band backdrop or band scrims you simply will not be able make an amazing show for your fans.

2. Most Affordable Way To Improve Stage Presence

Custom band backdrops for bands are the cheapest way for your band to make a HUGE difference, even if you’re on a tight budget. We offer great pricing for our band scrims and custom stage backdrops for bands; we’re fully aware that a budget for an up-and-coming band can be tight. Right now, your band needs get lots of gigs and just get yourself out there, and one of the best ways to do this is with a custom backdrop or stage scrims. In fact, even our band scrims can make a big difference in small venue. Oftentimes, your band will find itself playing in small venues like bars and nightclubs. In this case, it’s easy to get a beer spill all over your stunning logo on your band backdrop or band scrims. We provide materials that are easily cleaned and are tough enough for any touring band.

3. You Can Finally Set Your Band Apart From The Rest

Make no mistake: there’s literally hundreds and hundreds of bands everywhere in the US. One of the cheapest and easiest and quickest ways for your band to distinguish your unique music is with a band backdrop. Band backdrops or stage scrims are great ways to instantly broadcast your logo at any event, and establish your band with it’s particular style.

4. Amp Up Your Branding

Your logo will literally jump off the stage with our beautifully printed band banners. Stage banners attract loyal fans by broadcasting your imagery to very person in your audience – no matter how big your venue is.One of the best things you can do to instantly convert your stage into YOUR own event.

Our custom band backdrops for bands are printed on high quality materials that will make your logo look incredibly vibrant and bright. Ask us about design tips to ensure your band’s imagery looks bright and crisp. Check out this first photo below of two 6’x6′ band scrims for Circleswitch – they can be seen from over 150 feet away! The photo of Ashes of Ares is a beautiful shot of an 8’x12′ stage backdrop, and the last shot is an 8’x10′. To get YOUR band banners or scrim, give us a shout today!

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How To Build A Stage Stand For Your Band Scrims Or Stage Backdrop


Buying a stage scrim is a great first step to building your band’s identity. Now, you can easily set up your stage backdrop or scrim by following NorthcoastBanners simple video. For about $15 in PVC piping, you’ll have your stage banners and band scrims set up in minutes.

6’x6′ Stage Stand

Tools Needed:

  • Hacksaw
  • Sharpie Marker

Materials for the Stage Stand**:

  • 4 – 1″ x 10′ PVC Pipe
  • 2 – 1″ 90 Degree Elbow Joints
  • 4 – 1″ Tee Joints

**For two stands just double the quantity of the materials.

Costs for Stage Stand Materials

Costs for everything is around $15 from your local hardware store

Cut PVC Pipe to the Following Lengths:

  • 2 – 6’2″ (74″) * Top and Bottom
  • 2 – 5’7.5″ (67.5″) * Sides
  • 2 – 7″
  • 4 – 12″

**For different size banners, add 2″ to your banner’s width for the top and bottom poles, and subtract 4.5″ from the banner’s height for the vertical poles; this is to accommodate for elbow and tee joints. These dimensions may be slightly different for you depending on your materials.

Assembly Process for the Stage Stand:

  1. Assemble feet first, followed by attaching the side poles (67.5″ Lengths) to the feet.
  2. Slide the top and bottom poles (74″ Lengths) through the pole pockets on your stage scrim and then attach to the sides.

Stage Stands Outdoors:

For outdoor uses, we recommend placing sand bags or some sort of weight at the bottom of the feet for added stability.

For more information on stage banners, stage scrims, stage mesh, or stage stands please feel free to call us at 973-234-2201 or request a quote.

Thanks to Typhaon, for letting us use their banners! You can check out their Facebook here.

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Bad Habitz Wins A Band Backdrop In Our Special!

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Bad Habitz, an up-and-coming youth band just won BIG – they got a free band backdrop from Northcoast Banners a few weeks ago. We offered a free set of band scrims or a band backdrop, and their new stage backdrop looks stunning.

Mendy, our bands manager worked closely with the band to ensure their banner looked perfect.
“Northcoast has been THE BEST throughout the entire process of obtaining our backdrop,” says Jon-Paul LeClair, from Bad Habitz.

“Mendy and the crew at Northcoast are driven to absolute customer commitment.”

Band scrims and band backdrops are important to us, because we know that these stage banners will make a huge difference for your band at every gig. That’s why we focus on getting every detail right. We work directly with you make sure your needs are met. We always print your stage backdrop promptly and ship them out to you for delivery on time for your gigs. LeClair agrees. “Wow! You cannot ask for a better company committed to excellence than Northcoast. It is THE place to get your stage scrims and backdrops. You will NOT be disappointed,” he beams.

To learn more or for a quote, please email Mendy or Request A Quote.

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Cornbred Gets A Beautiful 6’x8′ Band Backdrop

6’x8′ band backdrops are necessity for small and mid-size bands, and Cornbred, a rock and roll band that blends rock, pop and southern sounds knows this fact.

They just purchased their spankind new stage backdrop from Mendy, the bands manager at Northcoast Banners, and they are “loving our banner,” says Jon Cowart a member of the band.

Cornbred’s brand new song “Tonight” was recently released, watch this awesome music video here. You can also hit them up on Facebook.

Band scrims and backdrops are a tremendous asset on stage, so even if you’re band cannot afford a large format band backdrop, consider our 6’x8′ stage backdrop or a similar size. These backdrops will enhance loyalty to your brand at any gig, wherever you play. Your logo will stand out across the show and reach the eyeballs of every person in your audience.

Give us a shout if you’d like more information about pricing, sizes and how your band can get set up with a new stage backdrop today!

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Ghostfeeder Gets An Amazing Set of Custom Band Scrims

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New band scrims equals better shows. Bands across the US – like Ghostfeeder, an awesome rock band – are discovering the branding power of a band backdrop or custom band scrims.

“Until you get to a level where your band name is ubiquitous, you absolutely need to take advantage of every opportunity available to hammer your brand into peoples’ heads,” explains Walborn. He points out that bands are challenged with a competitive landscape, with many thousands of bands in performing the US alone. Derek Walborn, the vocalist, programmer and songwriter for the band says his new band scrims from Northcoast Banners are a critical component in their marketing strategy.

6’x6′ band scrims, which is the pair that was purchased by Ghostfeeder are the perfect size for small and large bands. They can help your band’s logo stand out in small venues like bars and and nightclubs. But we have also seen many bands use our stage scrims in large venues like outdoor music festivals or large indoor places. At an affordable rate, you can instantly convert a stage into your own show with custom band scrims.

“It’s hard to stand out in a sea of great bands and musicians,” Walborn says. However, he continues, “NorthCoast makes it a little easier to maximize your exposure and present yourself professionally with great products and artist-driven customer service.”

It’s a small investment with a large return. With a pair of 6’x6′ band scrims, Ghostfeeder band now has the capability to make any stage their own. You can too!backdrops for bands - ghostfeeders 2  landscape

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How To Buy Band Scrims

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Band scrims are affordable stage banners for small and up-and-coming bands. These stage banners, while smaller than large stage backdrops, can make a big difference on stage.

Cost

The cost of a stage scrim depends on two factors:

  • Size of the scrim
  • Material of the scrim

The size of the stage scrim depends on how much space you have on stage, and how large you want your banners to be. It is often helpful to make a list of size venues your band plays at before you buy your band scrims. Stages come in all sorts of sizes, so it’s critical that you to know the dimensions of the stages where you will be playing before you move forward with sizes. We have experience with band banners at hundreds of venues across the US, and we can help you find the right size banner.

For bands on a budget, band scrims are ideal since they are considerably cheaper than large band backdrops – and they can make a big impact even at large, outdoor festivals.

For band scrim materials, we find vinyl mesh to be the most appropriate material. It is a 70/30 weave, which means that you can use these banners as an amp scrim: you can place them right in front of your speakers.

Sizes

Finding the right size is key for any stage banner, but for band scrims, a set of two 6’x6′ vinyl mesh scrims (or stage mesh) are ideal. We have printed this size for many brand new, small bands who have small shows, and it works beautifully in small clubs and bars. We can print scrims at any size – contact us for prices of  ANY size band scrims.

Finishings

We provide high grade finishings on all our stage scrims. Generally, we finish our band scrims with both grommets on all sides and 2.5″ pole pockets on the top and bottom – both at no extra cost – so your band has the option of hanging the banner with a cord, or using a stage stand. Of course, we have other finishings as well, and we can add whichever finishings you need.

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Stage Scrims That Look Great At Outdoor Shows

Stage scrims look great indoors in small clubs and bars. In fact, a well-designed band scrim can make for a great stage backdrop or scrim even in a large outdoor venue. Here’s some tips for buying stage and band scrims.

1. Consider your budget

For new and up and coming bands, it’s important to consider your budget before you make any investment. It can be tough starting out, so that’s why we created a Touring Band Special on our band scrims – click here to learn more about the specials. 6’x6′ is our most popular size for stage scrims, and they look great on stage.

2. Prepare your design before you buy a stage banner

Take the time work with a good graphic designer on our band scrim design. Make sure your logo or artwork for your stage backdrop contrasts sharply so that your colors POP. We have some great tips for designing a banner.

3. Buy the right size stage backdrop or scrim

It’s critical to consider how you will use your stage backdrops or band scrims. Do you play indoors mostly, at bars and nightclubs? Or does your band get a lot of outdoor shows at festivals? Think about how much space you’ll have on the stage to set up your stage backdrop, and how you will hang the stage banner.

Here’s some great photos of stage scrims being used indoors and outdoors.

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