Design Guide: Band Training Facilities
Heavy curtains on suitable track for acoustical variabil-
ity (see 4-2.F.2).
Silent-type wall clock required,
F. Technical Recommendations
Preferably not adjacent to Main Rehearsal Room or other
Group or Individual Practice Rooms. Definitely no direct
All of the technical issues in 4-2.F, for Main Rehearsal
door into another music room.
Rooms, apply to the Group Practice Rooms, with the fol-
Convenient to Main Rehearsal Room, Unit Supply/
Storage, and Loading Dock in order to facilitate move-
q Design the ventilation system for a maximum background
ment of heavy instruments.
noise level of NC-30.
Large Group Practice Room should be adjacent to the
q Partial reflectivity of the ceiling may be unnecessary.
Control Room, if possible, with eye-level view between
bandmaster and recording/audio control operator.
4-4 Individual Practice Rooms
Preferable directly accessible from Lobby.
Instrument Locker area should be easily accessible.
Practice room door should never open onto the rehearsal
(see also Paragraph 2-3).
q Individual Practice Rooms accommodate between 1 and
E. Furnishings and Equipment.
4 people, practicing the full range of instruments in the
band. Sizes of rooms should vary to meet the range--
q Group practice Rooms should include space for a studio-
most for 1-2 people, some for 3-4.
q Individual Practice Room should accommodate an upright
q Provide chairs and music stands for numbers of musi-
piano, in addition to personnel.
cians to be accommodated.
q Access for large instruments should be possible.
q Chalkboard, with chalk tray; 4' x 4' recommended.