GENERAL STORAGE ROOM
Aside from the instrument storage area, an additional storage space will be necessary for the miscellaneous equipment needs of the band and orchestra programs.
These needs will differ greatly from school to school, but they com- monly include things like band uni- forms, extra chairs and stands, and large instruments.
Storage 100 sq. ft.
A WORD ABOUT SEATED RISERS
Seated risers are a great addition to any band/orchestra room. When students are elevated on risers their sound is clearly projected over the people in front of them instead of being blocked by backs and heads. Sightlines between the director and musicians are also greatly improved when students are elevated on risers.
Although poured concrete risers solve sightline and projection problems, they are not ideal. The problem is that solid, built-in risers eat up a significant amount of the cubic volume in the room. Cubic volume that is vital to controlling the sound level and acoustical qualities of the space. The best solution is portable risers that maintain reverberant space in the open area underneath. Not only are they a smarter option acoustically, but (if need be) they can be moved, reconfigured or utilized elsewhere around the facility.