Hello, I'm new to this forum. I have been researching the tech of music for a bout a year, picking up gear like a Firestudio Mobile, Sm58, and other ways to satisfy recording needs. Recording.org was the forum that seemed to have a Live Sound community. Cutting to the point.. The annual variety show at my high school is coming up. I'm been forced to hear horrible sounding mixes over the past years thanks to the great sound guy the school hires...and his "wonderful" speakers. This year I hope to make a band that is listenable to all ears. Here's what I got in mind. As i go through this feel free to honestly correct my lack of knowledge. The song is Misery Business - Paramore. It requires: Bass, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Drums. For a PA System, my friend runs a movie screen business. He has many powered Mackie Speakers that i hope we can use at our disposal. He also has 3 Behringer Mixers (I don't know what models). The other choice for a mixer is a giant 24 input board that our auditorium keeps stashed up in the sound room. Either way. I'm not quite sure for amps what we will and won't have. I realize whatever amps we get they will need to be mic'd. It will range from my 15W amp to possible a giant cabinet stack. The mic's we can use are currently limited to my SM58, 2 small condenser mics at my church, a SP B1, a wireless shure, and a cheap dynamic behringer. I'd like to have at least two mikes on the drums (kick & snare?) depending on what is too quiet. Then shape the rest of the band around the drums. Plus 2 vocals mics, along with a mic on the bass and one of the guitars. Alright, monitors. Since these Mackie speakers have thru's on them, my idea is to feed the mains outs to 4 monitors: drums, vocalist, guitar & Bass, and other guitar. I realize they will all be hearing the same mix, but they can turn the amp on the speaker up and down as needed. I will try to keep the pan pretty centered so there's not a big difference between the two channels. Then the output will of course go thru to 2 L&R speakers for the audience. Any flaws in this plan? As for effects, i hope the mixer comes with some onboard presets. Otherwise I'm not sure where I'm going to polish up the raw sound. I want to be able to practice with headphones for everyone, to play along with the ipod. I'd need a headphone amp and a mixer to run all the DI & mic's though... That's all i got so far. Please suggest what i need to buy/do. Thanks for reading it all the way down to here!