yep, pa setup. All instruments are owned by the members as well as amps.
I was going to go the initial cheap rout that would end up costing more at the end by buying cheap equipment to get us by, then someone told me why not start out buying the best that you want in the end just one piece at a time. So that is what I'm doing, since right now we only need for practice im getting two mics & stands and one powered Alto professional pa speaker, then when we need too, i'll get a 2nd pa speaker then that would be enough to play live in the places around here. Then a little further down the line I'll be getting a couple JBL powered speakers and a passive mixer.
The only thing I am not too keen on is the setup, but with the initial stages of setup it will be fairly straight forward plugging wire to speaker haha