With 10 years and counting as "The Voice" of Robinson Rocket Athletics, and 14 years total experience behind the mic and music, Jon Wood is pleased to offer public address announcing services to your school or organization.
I have an extensive history behind the microphone and behind the scenes at high school and collegiate sporting events. In addition to announcing for Robinson High School at which I teach, I have also announced for Wylie High School (Wylie), Axtell High School (Axtell), Riesel High School (Riesel), the Methodist Children's Home (Waco), the Texas Sports Hall of Fame (Waco), Hill College (Hillsboro), Baylor University (Waco), and Austin Knights basketball (NEBA - Austin). Whether for one individual game or an entire season, I proudly offer PA announcing services to schools and organizations across the Waco/McLennan County area, as long as the events do not conflict with Robinson home or hosted playoff games. You and your team can expect to have your game(s) announced clearly, correctly, and enthusiastically, with attention to detail.
Regardless of the sport, teams and coaches can expect the following from me:
♦ Arrival at the event well before the scheduled start time.
♦ Appropriate music played before game (instrumentals, fan friendly, and/or warm-up as necessary).
♦ Pregame announcements 10 to 15 minutes before play begins, including sportsmanship statement and outlining upcoming events if applicable.
♦ National Anthem played before first varsity game; subsequent games by request only.
♦ Starting lineups, assistant coaches and head coaches of both teams announced and pronounced correctly.
♦ Non-starters for both teams on request.
♦ Substitutions and other occurrences throughout the game.
♦ Cheerleaders announced between 3rd/4th quarters (if a neutral site with both teams’ squads present, visitors between 1st/2nd and home between 3rd/4th).
♦ Neutral (but energetic!) announcing where required. Generally I show more enthusiasm for the home team, especially when starters are announced, but I also understand there are instances such as neutral site playoff games where this is prohibited. In these cases, games are announced as if it were a "home game for both teams".
♦ Music played during timeouts and/or breaks (coordinated with band; turned down for cheerleaders).
♦ Event music for home runs, stolen bases, goals scored, etc.
♦ Good sportsmanship shown toward both teams at all times.
In return, I should be able to expect the following:
* Information on the setup of your sound system. I would like to come out beforehand and examine it if possible so I know what to bring.
* Any musical requests in advance. I have a large library of music, but I also understand that many teams have special songs they wish to hear. All music is pre-screened for content. I do not play a CD a team brings me five minutes before warming up, nor do I attach a player’s iPod to my system and play from it under any circumstances.
* Ample time to go over the pronunciations of names on both rosters.
* Information on game time/date changes, cancellations, etc. as soon as possible after being made known.
More information on my announcing services and philosophy can be found on my blog,