Behind the scenes: running a lunchtime activity


Sophomore Christopher Tang shows his skill and mastery of the piano instrument.

Mateen Nozzari, ScotCenter Segment Editor

Members of the lunctime activities commission in Carlmont’s Associative Student Body (ASB) are working hard daily to run the school’s annual Carlmont’s Got Talent.

Students signed up for the event in April and are now participating in the quad during lunch.

“Typically, we’re pretty busy. First we set up the whole event on the computer, which makes it easier to plan and organize,” said sophomore Jacob Segal, a lunchtime activities commissioner.

Segal works the audio set-up for every lunchtime event — music, microphone, speakers, and any electrical instruments involved.

The commission must put countless hours, days, weeks, and sometimes even months to ensure a perfectly executed event, so planning is essential

In addition, the commission is also in charge of setting the event up wherever it is taking place. This can cause several sacrifices to be made such as occasionally skipping class or having to wake up very early in the morning.

“Carlmont’s Got Talent takes a lot longer to set up because we have to make sure everyone is present, we are on schedule based on when different performances are happening, and to make sure that the speakers and microphone are in sync,” Segal said.

Each event also requires an MC, or Master of Ceremonies, to narrarate the event from act to act.

“I really like the way that the MC’s work the events,” said junior Kento Murray. “Most people wouldn’t watch if it weren’t for the MC’s making it such an exciting and entertaining time.”

The commission is also responsible for publicizing and organizing attendance on the day of their event.

“We also create Facebook or SMS groups with constant reminders to make sure everyone is where they need to be on the day of the event — staff members and participants all included,” Segal said.

Small flyers, posters, and announcements through Carlmont’s speakers are the main source of audience during these events.

“The posters around the school are definetely an effective way of notifying our school when these events are taking place, since there are so many,” said sophomore Alex Chan.

Carlmont’s Got Talent will continue all throughout the month and will leave all its fans in for an entertaining time.