Band Shells

Rated 4.57 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)

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Performance Advantages

  • Auditoriums, theaters, gymnasiums, and classrooms will benefit from our music shells, as the audience can hear a more pronounced tone and clarity at every performance.
  • Many rooms have poor acoustics that make it difficult for the individual performers to hear the ensemble. Adding shells allows the performers to clearly hear themselves.
  • Our music shells guarantee a noticeable improvement in sound quality.
  • All your performing groups can use our acoustical shells: band, orchestra, chamber groups, choirs, and chorus.


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Construction Advantages

  • Easy to use, as no poles or tools are needed.
  • Just one person can roll the shells into location and raise the tower to the desired height between 8′ 4″ and 13′ 4.5″.
  • Raising and lowering the tower requires only 15 lbs. of effort
  • Uses a counter balanced system, which makes raising and lowering the tower easy for anyone.
  • Panels are laminated with ABS plastic skin surfaces 7/8″ thick with a 3/4″ honeycomb core, making them lightweight and very rigid with a scratch resistant surface that cleans easily.
  • Highly reflective over a wide range of frequencies, which makes music easy to hear.
  • Easy to move on twin casters that are safe on stage surfaces, allowing shells to move in seconds.
  • Uses a nesting storage design, in which shells slide up against each other into a compact space and storage of shells is kept to a minimum.

10 reviews for Band Shells

  1. Rated 2 out of 5


    Thank you! Plenty of knowledge!

  2. B. Devis

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  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Neal Schwarting

    Wow what a difference this shell makes for me as a conductor and for the students. The students can now hear each other across the choir and it has really improved the sound of the choir. I was surprised at how large the sweet spot is on stage. With the shell it is like listening to music with stereo head phones. Our parents noticed a big difference in the auditorium. I also noticed that the acoustics in the auditorium improved. On a cut off we normally would have a half second delay on the reverberation. We now have about a second and a half.

    Iowa Valley Vocal Music K12

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fox Creek Junior High, Bullhead City, AZ

    We love them. They are so easy to use. They make the stage look fantastic for both band and choir! For a program like mine that has my concerts on a ‘multi-purpose’ type stage, these acoustic shells are wonderful! It seems that acoustically and visually these have brought the music program at my school up a notch!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Will Kohl

    These Shells are awesome. No more fighting with the dangerous old shells – these set up in seconds and sound – Fabulous!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bill Kendrick

    These Shells from McDonnell sound – AWESOME! Everyone can hear themselves – and they play better that ever.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandy McCoy

    We were able to use the shells at our concert – everyone could hear the music …it was GREAT!

    Lancaster High School

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Darel M

    McDonnell had the best price on the shells. The service was prompt, thorough, and friendly. Great product too!

  9. Bob Schless

    Rick J. – May 16, 2014:

    We have been using these Shells for over 1 year and find the improvement in music quality to be tremendous! We thank McDonnell for their support on this project!

  10. Robert

    This product is simply the best portable acoustic shell available. Additionally, the team at McDonnell were exceptional in their recommendations and input for our order.

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