My school is hosting a Battle of the Bands at our school at the end of January, and I was wondering if I could get a few pointers. I have done a few audio setups for some bands at the community theatre where I work, but I have never had to deal with 10 bands each with their own demands. I just want to make things as organized as possiblefor the transitions between bands. I would like to DI or mic all of the amps for better sound, and possible recording, but trading between amps could cause problems. For some amps, our DI boxes work fine, but some (one particular Fender amp...grr...) had to be mic'ed in order to obtain peace. I know a lot of musicians are very touchy about their equipment, so I was wondering if micing the amp, and letting them switch is the best Idea, or if it is a good idea to get an amp that most agree on. (We will try to get one drum set for them to share, to simplify things) Our school also wants to rent some subwoofers or some extra speakers. How do I determine what we need, and what are good companies in Utah. (Poll sound?) But, I am also wondering if bringing in subwoofers would be messy with the delays in the rest of the system, and if you guys recommend just getting an entire full set of speakers. (I do not know what our budget is yet, but any input would be great) Any other tips, or things I should be concerned about? Thanks.