Besides the obvious uses of a Drum Shield (keeping the focus on the lead singer, song suggestion muffler, tone advice deterrent, drum stick flipping stopper [with roof], etc.) One oft overlooked use of the Drum Shield is to keep the set-list in an easy place for the drummer to read, that is nearly impossible for him to lose.
Other Drum Shield Uses:
Please note the irresponsibility of the stage manager in the above photo. Someone forgot to attach the flat front to the drum shield. It’s hard to put a value on it but a strong argument could be made that this is the most important part of a drum shield.
Now this does take a little more work on the responsible parties of the band. You can’t just print an extra copy of the set-list from your printer with this method. But that’s a small price to pay.
You probably want to get some markers that are Low Odor just go help keep the drummers head in the game.