Design Guide: Band Training Facilities
E. Furnishings and Equipment
Light and spacious in character-windows for natural light
are advisable, although glazing must be carefully con-
Permanent risers should not be used. Portable risers pro-
trolled to avoid glare and to be acoustically sound.
vide flexibility to accommodate marching bands, con-
cert or show bands, and smaller groups, in different
configurations as required for different rehearsal and
(see also Paragraph 3-4)
recording activities. The average riser width should be
60" (48" is adequate for wind players); top riser should
Particularly convenient to Unit Supply/Storage, Library
be 120" wide. Risers should ascend in 6" to 8" steps,
and Loading Dock.
and should be placed so the space in front of the room
Avoid adjacency with other music spaces--wherever
is adequate for good sound mixing.
possible use storage (or other spaces in which sound
Large instrument storage may be useful in the Main
isolation is not critical) as a buffer.
Rehearsal Room, but is inaccessible during rehearsals.
Must be immediately adjacent to the Control Room, with
A podium should be provided; recommended 2 1/2' to 3'
good eye-level view between the band-master and the
square and 8' high.
recording/audio control operator.
Chairs should be non-folding.
Easily accessible from Main Entrance and Loading Dock,
Music stands: 45 for 45 person band; 65 for 65 person
since this is a high-volume traffic area.
B. 65 person new construction example