A Drum Shield does a good job of hiding a drummer. The problem is sometimes it can keep the drummer from seeing what the musicians are doing. Everyone knows there’s precious little worse than a drummer left to his own devices. So it’s important that periodically you get out some solvents and clean the drum shield to be sure the drummer can see the band leader.
Clean Your Drum Shield
This is the very wise crew of www.beachsidecc.org ensuring their drummer has no excuse for missing his cues. Windex or generic window cleaner and some rags will work great for most cases. If you’ve got something boutique like the Whitley Solutions stuff you should find a special elixir to guard the magical properties. Oh and if it’s one of those fully enclosed ones let your drummer out before spraying all that ammonia.