Design Guide: Band Training Facilities
Table 4-2 Recommended Toilet/Shower Fixture Counts*
* These recommended numbers are based on an 80/20
male/female ratio. Different ratios require proportionately differ-
ent numbers of fixtures. However, in no case should there be
fewer than 2 of each appropriate fixture for the use of either sex.
4-11 Unit Supply/Storage/
convenient preparation for and changing between
Access to toilet area from "public" zone of the facility,
without passage through Individual Instrument Lockers
/Day Area, would be desirable.
q Closeness to Instrument Cleaning and to janitor's closet
(see also Paragraphs 2-3 and 4-8.A)
is recommended, for plumbing efficiency.
Storage of non-issued instruments, uniforms, instrument
cases, expendable band supplies and musical instru-
E. Furnishings and Equipment
ment repair parts, lighting and electronic equipment,
amplification and recording equipment, music stands,
See Table 4-2 for recommended fixture counts for dif-
possibly portable podium and risers, hand trucks, gen-
ferent facility sizes.
eral and office supplies, and possibly linens, weapons,
Table 4-2 Recommended Toilet/Shower Fixture Counts.
and some personal property.
At least one toilet, for use by each sex, must be equipped q Issue desk for distribution and receipt of supplies and
for use by the physically handicapped, as indicated in
Space for collection and distribution for uniform cleaning.
One locker for each musician must be provided, large q
Administrative activities of the band's Unit Supply
enough for 3-4 uniforms at one time. To allow for some
shifts in male/female ratio, 45 person facility should
Repair and maintenance of instruments.
have at least 40 men's and 10 women's lockers, and
65 person should have at least 58 men's and 14
B. Sizes and Critical Dimensions
women's lockers, Lockers should be full height,
lockable, with louvered doors.
Unit Supply and Storage: for a 45 person band - 1,000
Dressing area should be equipped with mirrors and
NSF; for a 65 person band - 1,300 NSF.
benches for changing (benches, if covered with resil-
Instrument Repair - 100 NSF, in addition to Unit Sup-
ient material, may also serve as a good place to tempo-
ply and Storage area.
rarily rest instruments).
Smallest dimension in Storage area should be no less
Provide 2 uniform presses in or near men's dressing
than 16 feet, to facilitate movement of large instru-
areas, 1 uniform press for women's.
ments and equipment. (see Figure 4-12)
F. Technical Recommendations
C. Spatial Character and Organization
Plumbing layout and design must be in accordance with
Unit Supply area should be an uncluttered, well-lighted
space, with some natural light available at the work
Skylights or clerestories may be used over dressing
stations and desks, and with well-organized special-
Iocker areas for natural light; single skydomes recom-
Instrument Repair should be a separate space, securely
lockable so equipment and parts may be left out on
Clothing presses require high-pressure steam supply.