A good mascot has a rare combination of character, witty skits and charisma. Appropriate music selection when played in conjunction with a funny mascot routine will bring your act to the next level. Rather than resort to whatever music the sound operator happens to have in his stereo, spend some time perfecting a mascot mix to accompany your skit. Your mix should fit your character and not overshadow the performance itself.
Things You'll Need
- CDs or MP3s
- A music-playing device
- Access to a PA system
Getting Your Music Ready
Determine what type of music your skit calls for. Are you planning a mascot dance or a cheer to get the crowd going? The right music choice depends on your mascot character, the amount of time you have for your skit and any additional props you require. For a rally dance, consider music that will get the crowd pumped up. However, if your skit calls for a very specific genre of music, go with that instead.
Add additional songs to your skit as you see fit. Perhaps your character will begin with a rambunctious routine but will then get sad and then will get rambunctious again once the crowd cheers. For this, you will want multiple music selections mixed together. Create a mix as a playlist in iTunes. Once you think you have all the songs that will fit your skit, practice with a run-through to make sure your routine matches up to the song or songs you choose.
Put your song or playlist onto a CD or MP3 device. Based on the size of your audience, you may wish to hook up the device to speakers or use a CD player. Get a friend to help you and press play at the necessary time. For best results, test the speaker's volume and any equalizer (e.g. bass or treble) options before the crowd arrives. This will help you determine if the mix needs additional volume or changes to its equalization.
Give your device or CD to a sound operator if your routine will take place in a larger setting such as a stadium. Talk to the sound operator before the show and see if she will grant you a trial run. This will help you ascertain the overall mix of the music in a large setting. Work with the sound operator to adjust volume and equalization to match your mascot performance space.
- Photo Credit Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
How to Choreograph a Mascot Routine
The term choreography does not just refer to dance moves, although they may be a part of your mascot routine. Any stunts,...
How to Make a Mascot Head
Mascots are said to bring good luck to whatever they represent. That would explain why so many sporting teams, schools and companies...
How to Become a Good Mascot
If you become a mascot then you will certainly have a fun and exciting job. You will constantly be in an environment...
Hilarious Skit Ideas
Skits are short, funny plays that can be improvised or scripted. They are usually used in informal settings, such as classrooms or...
Cool Skit Ideas
Whether you are planning a skit alone or with a group, it can be an entertaining way to show others your acting...
Funny School Mascot Skit Ideas
A mascot is much more than a costume---he is a part of the team and has a real personality that the audience...
Mascot Tryout Ideas
Auditioning for a mascot position requires preparation and training. Each audition is different, but many allow some time for you to present...
School Mascot Ideas
Choosing a school mascot is easy, but choosing a good one is a lot tougher. A school with a bland, generic mascot...
High School Mascot Tryout Tips
School mascots are beloved creatures that nearly every high school in the nation employees. They can be seen at sporting events, pep...