Our Growing Team

Chris Rachal joins our growing team here at CareySound as our newest sales and customer service rep. He comes to us with an extensive background in retail audio sales after a 10 year stint at local music store Music Loft where he was responsible for customer service and music technology sales. He also worked over at Notion Music Software for a couple of years editing sound samples and entering scores. Chris is also well known as owner/operator of the local recording and DJ service Spin It On Entertainment which he continues to do in his off hours. Please come by and welcome Chris.


We would like to say welcome to our newest team member Sherri Sims. Many of you probably already know Sherri from Calvary Christian Center where she works as DIrector of Media and from Bennett College where she was the head of AV & IT Services. She joins us as our new rental coordinator and will be head of special projects. Please come by and say hi to her. You can contact her directly at her new email address by clicking here.

Thanks For The Compliment

The web, being this amazing amalgamation of opinions, mostly anonymous, and mostly critical to the point of being brutally cruel, can be very humbling. A few days ago I was aimlessly browsing the web and I did what I understand is very common. I Googled my own name and my company name. I ran into this unsolicited review and I just had to share it.

These guys are fantastic‎‎
By Peter -Jun 16, 2010
I spent days researching audio rental places in North Carolina between Raleigh and Asheville. All I wanted was a PA system to use for my wedding reception: 4 speakers, a mic, an amp, a small mixer. Very straight forward. The trouble is that nearly everyone I spoke to wanted to either rent me a Monsters of Rock stadium system for a million dollars or give me some sort of DJ package deal for $2500. Most wouldn't even talk to me at all! Then I spoke to Ken atCarey Sound. Ken had exactly what I needed. He clearly posted all of his prices on his website, included all relevant stands, cables, clips, etc, and even tested everything before I picked it up. Not just to see if it worked, but to make sure the speakers sounded right together. All of this AND I got an amazing price. I had to double check to make sure I had heard him right. And this wasn't just no-name equipment either. It was all Electro-Voice. I would definitely recommendCarey Sound to anyone looking to rent live sound equipment for anything from a sales meeting to a big rock show. Thanks guys!
At CareySound we work very hard to provide for our customers and it’s always great to see that it’s appreciated. Thanks for the kind words. We would like to “make your day” too. Please call us now. (336) 292-8282

379-1943 No More

CareySound has had the 379-1943 phone number since our beginning in 1978. It was never easy to remember but through eleven moves and three area code changes it has at least been consistent - until now.

Three years ago when we moved to our new home here on Pomona Dr. we were told that the number that had served us so well over the years was not available at our new address as a native number and they assigned us our new 292-8282 number. Concerned that we might miss important calls we coerced them into letting us keep our original number as a redirect. All was fine until we discovered last month that they began charging us for the privilege (an exorbitant amount no less). So after 33 1/2 years we are retiring that old number. So if there are any of you out there that are not using our new number please make the change in your records.




Get Me To The Church On Time

The CareySound Production department helped yet another bride realize her dream wedding this last weekend in Winston-Salem as we partnered up with local event planner Laura Jennifer Events. The Hearn Ballroom at the Downtown Marriott was transformed into magical space replete with dazzling white roses, purple hughes and a custom monogram of the couples name reigning over the dance floor.

You can find more examples of CareySound Magic by clicking here. Let us help visualize your dreams by calling us for a free consultation now at (336) 292-8282 or by telling your wedding planner you want the CareySound treatment.

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Great News From The Rental Department

A year ago in August when we announced out 1/2 price rental sale to counteract the sorry state of the economy their was a couple of things we didn’t anticipate. One - that the economy wasn’t going to improve and two - that the new prices were going to spark so much interest.

We have just completed a study of the receipts from the last year and have come to a conclusion. With the amazing increase in the volume of new customers and the increase in rentals from our existing customers we had a record rental year. So instead of just extending the program like we did in January and March we’ve decided to make it permanent. So help us spread the word and thanks to everyone for the business!

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Summer Officially Arrives In Greensboro

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CareySound continues it’s longstanding summer tradition with MUSEP (Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park) now in is’t 31st year. A few weeks ago, after a last minute invitation from ArtBeat, MUSEP held its first prequel and if the large crowd that showed up for the impromptu concert was any indication of things to come it’s going to be a great season for MUSEP.

6/6/2010 - Country Park Knights of Soul 5:30pm Allison King Band 6:45pm
6/13/2010 - Blandwood Mansion Piedmont Youth Jazz Orchestra 5:30pm Greensboro Big Band 6:45pm
6/20/2010 - Hester Park Songs of Water 5:30pm Rob Massengale Band 6:45pm
6/27/2010 - National Military Park Arnie Solomon & Transatlantica 5:30pm Warren, Bodle, & Allen 6:45pm
7/4/2010 - Jamieson Stadium, Grimsley HS Greensboro Concert Band 7:30pm Fun 4th Fireworks Pops Concert
7/11/2010 - Founders Lawn at Guilford College EMF Young Artists Orchestra Pops Concert 6:30pm
7/18/2010 - Center City Park Philharmonia of Greensboro 6:00pm (This Concert Sponsored by The Friends of Center City Park)
7/25/2010 - Dana Lawn at Guilford College EMG fringe Presents 6:00pm
8/1/2010 - Latham Park Greensboro Concert Band 6:00pm
8/8/2010 - Greensboro College Soul Central with Jay Bird 5:30pm West End Mambo 6:45pm
8/15/2010 - Hagan-Stone Park Melva Houston 5:30pm Lisa Dames 6:45pm
8/22/2010 - Bur-Mil Park Rought Cut 5:30pm Bruce Piephoff 6:45pm
8/29/2010 - Lindley Park Wally West Little Big Band 5:30pm Martha & the Moodswingers 6:45pm
You can keep up with the all of the summer fun at the official MUSEP website www.musep.info.

Friday Night Live

In collaboration with First Friday, Center City Park livens up the heart of downtown with live music, Mischief Makers Handmade Market and activities for children every First Friday from 6 to 9pm, May through October and CareySound is proud to be a major sponsor of the series in our favorite park.
Last month over a 1,000 people gathered in the park, spread blankets on the lawn, listened to the music, enjoyed the kid's activities, shopped the Handmade market, and enjoyed the ambiance of our downtown. Don't miss out on the fun!!! Don't miss this FREE outdoor show at Center City Park featuring Filthybird, Come Hell or High Water, and Citified. Hot summer nights lounging on the lawn near someone you love, listening to some great music.... does it get better than that?? Oh Wait, it does!! Stroll around the park and check out the Mischief Makers Handmade Market- select, local, indie designers and handmade crafters and vintage collectors displaying their finest wares for you. Also, for the littlens, there are crafty kids activities as well as jubilation on the lawn for the young and young at heart. Don't miss this slice of Greensboro goodness!
See you there!

Extreme Makeover Church Addition


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It was a top to bottom makeover for Temple Memorial Baptist Church of High-Point.

Twin Sanyo video projectors.

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A Roland RSS V-Mix Digital System and an Electro-Voice EVA Line Array share the spotlight in the new sound system.

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An Edirol V-4 four channel video mixer control Sony color PTZ remote cameras.

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Tommy Martin and John Carey explain it all.

Cool energy efficient LED lighting light the stage.

June 12th Deadline Looms

ZZ3B2DF5DBThe deadline to stop using wireless devices in the 700 MH frequency band is drawing closer. The distribution and sale of professional wireless microphone ceased officially about a year ago and on June 12th all unauthorized use in the 700 MH band is to cease. Click here for details.