EQUIPMENT AND STORAGE
Musical performances require a significant amount of equipment for both the performers and audience members. It will be important to determine the equipment a particular facility will use so that adequate storage space can be provided. The following list covers some of the basic large equipment needs for musical performances.
• Acoustical shells • Standing risers - Choir • Seated risers - Band/orchestra • Portable stage system • Chairs for performers • Music stands • Chairs for audience • Props and costumes
LARGE EQUIPMENT STORAGE NEEDS
E Q U I P M E N T A c o u s t i c a l S h e l l s Choral Risers B a n d / O r c h e s t r a R i s e r s P o r t a b l e S t a g e S y s t e m C h a i r s f o r P e r f o r m e r s Music Stands Chairs for Audience Props and Costumes
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Because a lot of equipment will perform double-duty between the music department and the performance areas, it’s helpful if these two areas are close to each other. Tight corners, narrow halls and stairways will make it very difficult to move equipment like music stand carts, risers, chair carts, instrument carts and so on. Planning for double doors and ramps in your design is strongly advised.
Multi-Purpose Performance Areas