School District Replaces Sound System in Time for Graduation

Industry: K-12

Customer Profile: Minisink Valley Central School District is one of the largest school districts in the Southern Tier of New York State, covering a total of 115 square miles. The district consists of five school buildings with approximately 3,500 students currently enrolled. Minisink’s mission statement “encourages all students to reach their full potential by providing equal opportunity for academic, social, physical, and moral education in a safe, caring, and challenging environment.”

Customer Challenge: The school district hosts its high school graduation ceremony outside on the athletic field every year. However, in recent years, there had been complaints about sound quality because of the outdated sound system. The district was interested in replacing its existing systems, but only had a short amount of time to do so before the 2023 school year began.

Stark Solution: Our Stark Tech team collaborated with the district’s school buildings and grounds team to customize a brand-new sound system that worked for its unique needs. From pricing and design to installation and commissioning, our team managed to complete the entire project within the district’s two-month time frame.

“The turnaround time was well ahead of schedule. Kevin and Greg’s teams worked seamlessly together.” – Nick Tranchina – Director of Facilities III

Project Result: The updated outdoor sound system was completely up and functional in time for graduation. The district received praise for the sound quality improvement and continues to utilize the systems for football games and all other outdoor events on the field.

Technology Installed:

  • Danley OS80 Conical Outdoor Speakers
  • Danley Go2-8CX Conical 1×8” Speakers with U-Bracket
  • Sennheiser All-in-one Digital Wireless Handheld Set
  • Shure Goose Neck Desk Top Mic
  • Netgear Network Switch
  • Listen Tech Assistive DSP Listening Package
  • QSC Unified Core with 24 Local Audio I/O Channels
  • QSC Touch Screen Controller
  • MC2 Amplifier


Stark Tech offers total facilities optimization through technology and expertise. Our integration specialists evaluate the building conditions and develop strategies that address pain points, including traditional and common efficiency improvement activities. Through years of experience, knowledge, and best-in-class technology, we help end users reduce their environmental impact through the facility optimization process.