Design Guide: Band Training Facilities
Figure 4-7. Illustrative Offices Plans
A. 45 person new construction example
C. Spatial Character and Organization
Furnishings and Equipment
Offices and administrative spaces should be pleasant and
Commander, Associate Commander and Enlisted
quiet, with an attractive outlook and plenty of natural light.
Bandleader Offices should be equipped with a desk, chair
and storage areas.
Officer, NCO and Band-leader spaces should each be
separate, closeable office rooms. Access to them should
NCO/Performance Group Leaders should have 3 desk-
be after passage through the General Administrative
spaces for a 45 person band; 4 for a 65 person band.
Administration and Operations/Transportation Offices
General Administration Office should be distinctly subdi-
should have 4 desk-spaces for a 45 person band; 6
vided into two areas, for Administration and for Opera-
for a 65 person band. Workspaces should be partitioned
or partially partitioned for privacy.
CQ desk should be effectively in both the Administra-
CQ desk built-in to counter between Lobby and Admini-
tive Office area and the Lobby space.
strative Office, with window opening and roll-up security
Bulletin board for band information and internal com-
munications. Separate bulletin boards for each individ-
(see also Paragraph 3-4)
ual performance group are desirable.
q Administrative area should have direct access from the
Main entrance, without going through the "private" zone
of the facility.
4-8 Individual Instrument
q Offices should be shielded form the noisy "private" band
personnel spaces, especially Individual Instrument Lock-
ers and Day Area, and the sound-producing music rooms.
This can be achieved by non-adjacency and/or com-
A. Instrument Storage Requirements
pletely enclosing partitions of a suitably high STC rating.
q CQ desk must have direct overview of the Main Entrance,
Lobby, Individual Instrument Lockers and Day Area. Over-
Instrument storage requirements will vary for each band,
view of the service entrance and doors to Unit
depending on the individual commander's preferences
Supply/Storage and Main Rehearsal Room is also
regarding how many instruments are issued to the musicians,
versus how many are kept in the central storage area