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Client Success Story: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church

The Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda came to Audio-Video Group with a common problem for churches today: how can we bring our message to our traveling or shut-in congregation members? With over 100 years of combined experience in the church sound system arena, AVG knew just what to do. The first step was coming up with a budget- and volunteer-friendly streaming solution. Streaming [stree-ming] noun Digital Technology. a technology for transferring data so that it can be received and processed in a steady stream: live streaming video. Streaming is becoming more common in churches to bring services and programs…

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Christmas in September? Yep, it’s almost too late.

By: John Pierce, AVG Director of Operations Having spent over ten years working in ministry at one of the largest non-denominational churches in our area, I learned over and over the hard lessons about not preparing for Christmas early enough. Here are a few pointers (learned over many years of not doing them) that will help make your gear ‘Tis the Season’ ready. If you need to upgrade a piece of technology, it needs to be done now! If you’re thinking about upgrading a piece of equipment or part of your system, whether it’s a projector, speaker system, or wireless…

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Alive@Five September 2016 Lineup

Here’s a rundown of bands coming to Carroll Creek in September for the last month of Alive@Five. Stop by the audio tent to say hi! We’ll be there each week! Thursday, September 1, 2016: The 8 OHMS Band   With a stellar lineup of players from all over the area bringing heaping doses of horn-heavy funk, The 8 OHMS are known for blurring the lines between hard groove, funk, soul, and reggae. Thursday, September 8, 2016: Donegal X-Press   Known as one of the premier Irish-American roots rock groups in the country, this high-energy group has gained praise from fans from New…

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My Own Worst Customer

By: Eric Johnson, AVG President Earlier this year, I had the misfortune of clipping a deer with my truck. There was no significant or debilitating damage, so repair was not an urgent matter. However, a couple weeks later, when my neighbors decided to make some additional “cosmetic alterations” to my truck (with their car), I decided it was time to seek pricing for the bodywork. As I shopped around for pricing at several different providers, my mind immediately started down the dark path of focusing on the dollars and cents. Those dangerous tendencies of human nature led me from rationally…

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Alive@Five August 2016 Lineup

Here’s a rundown of bands coming to Carroll Creek in August for Alive@Five. Stop by the audio tent to say hi! We’ll be there each week! Thursday, August 4, 2016: Dale and the ZDubs   With a unique mixture of rock and reggae undertones, Dale and the ZDubs perform all along the east coast making audiences dance. Vocal harmonies and radical solos from guitar, bass, saxophone, and drums will take over when they come to town. Thursday, August 11, 2016: The Cheyenne Canyon Band  Since their formation in 1996, The Cheyenne Canyon Band has taken their sounds from traditional country to…

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Client Success Story: Frederick Memorial Hospital Revamp

When Frederick Memorial Hospital hired Audio-Video Group to provide and install audio and video system for their newly constructed Executive Boardroom, AVG had the perfect solutions to increase meeting efficiency and communication excellence. AVG Provided: Complete A/V system for audio and video teleconferencing: 90-inch HD display for video teleconferencing along with a 6,700 lumen projector and projection screen for large scale presentations, ceiling speakers, and a combination of microphone systems. Increased B.Y.O.D. (bring your own device) capabilities for guests and hospital executives. Fully functional automation of other room functions, including lighting and shade control. AVG ramped up the Executive Boardroom…

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Levitt AMP Frederick Music Series: August 2016

We’re wrapping up this season of the Levitt AMP Frederick Concert Series. Don’t miss your chance to see these unique acts on Carroll Creek every Tuesday and don’t forget to visit us in the audio tent each week! Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 5:30–8:30 p.m. Opener – Nauseous Hippos Although none of the members of Nauseous Hippos are old enough to drive, that doesn’t mean that they can’t bring a big sound to the stage. Their eclectic music style spans several decades and genres including the Beatles, the Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, and more. Headliner – Christiana Drapkin Jazz Group…

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Video 101: AVG Article Roundup

We all know by now that content is king. And most of us know that the king of content is video. But what many people struggle with is creating professional-quality video on a budget and utilizing it across multiple platforms. Have no fear, Audio-Video Group is here! We’ve got a roundup of past AVG blog posts to help even the most video-challenged individuals create better videos. Rid Your Qualms About Video Originally published: June 23, 2015 If you think video isn’t a worthwhile medium or it’s too expensive, do yourself a favor and read this article. We know it can…

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Alive@Five July 2016 Lineup

Here’s a rundown of bands coming to Carroll Creek in July for Alive@Five. Stop by the audio tent to say hi! We’ll be there each week! Thursday, July 7, 2016: The Patty Reese Band With 16 WAMMIES from the Washington Area Music Association under her belt, Patty Reese has been a fan favorite for many years. Her newest release, Strong Medicine, has been played on over 700 stations worldwide and she and her band are currently working on their fourth release. Thursday, July 14, 2016: As if 90’s Tribute  This high energy 90’s tribute band based out of Baltimore plays…

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Levitt AMP Frederick Music Series: July 2016

Downtown Frederick Partnership’s got another unique lineup of bands coming to the Creek in July for the Levitt AMP Frederick Music Series. We’ll have the best seat in the house all summer from our audio tent! Here’s the rundown of bands coming to the Creek in July. Tuesday, July 5, 2016 | 5:30–8:30 p.m. Opener – Kris Dove & the Lonesomes Since early 2015, Kris Dove & the Lonesomes have been performing all over the D.C. Metro area. Whether they’re covering your favorite country classics or bringing you to the dance floor with foot stomping dance tunes, you’ll enjoy their…

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