There has been talk of renovating an auditorium into a band hall or building a new building. I have never been a part of any planning committee and am curious what I should be looking into to be ready to help.
I know our current facility is not adequate in many ways. The biggest shortfall is the ensemble/practice room situation. My wife and I split woodwinds and brass quite frequently and her room is about as half as big as it needs to be to fit everyone comfortably.
Another thing we really need is asphalt near the band hall to practice marching on. This past year I painted a grass field sometimes twice a week depending on the mowing schedule.
The last big thing is acoustics... Our current facility is a gigantic box with no materials on the walls or ceiling. Reverb is a major issue and needs to be resolved. I have spoken about adding something but the factor always stated is that we will built a new band hall within the next five years.
What information would you have ready or what should I be looking into?