Big Band Music Stands
I am the leader of a 17 Piece Big Band. Just like Glenn Miller or Harry James, I need to find a way to make some inexpensive but deco looking music stands. In the old days, they used to make them in all types, sizes and styles. Today, they have one kind.
I would like to find a way to make some myself that can fold up and be transported fairly easily.
If you have an idea of how to do this, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to email me if you have questions.
The stand should be in two parts, the base and the shelf.
The shelf should sit on the base.
The shelf should also have a lip for the music to sit on without sliding off.
The total height of the back of the stand should be 36".
The height of the front of the stand, where the music sits, should be approx 29".
The width of the top portion, the part that holds the music, should be 22".
The lip should be 3 to 31/2 inches.
The base will vary depending on style and shape.
I look forward to anyone who thinks they have a way to make these. They need to be strong enough not to blow away in wind, yet easy to fold and carry. After all, I will be moving 17 of them each time I perform.
As far as the style, well, the more art deco looking the better.
If I could have anything I wanted without the worry of cost, I would choose stands that looked like the front of a car from the 1930's and 40's. It would look as though it had a grill in front along with the large round lights, perhaps a cap on the radiator, large wide fenders and whitewall looking tires on the side.
Now, that is just my if I could have anything idea.
reality says a simple square or perhaps v shaped stand. Solid colored, perhaps made from corrugated plastic.
Thanks for looking and giving this some thought.