1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
\ Band rooms provide practice areas for a 41-member band and storage
spaces for instruments, music, uniforms, and other equipment. The rooms may be
adjacent to the assembly hall. This usually allows a best fit with the rest of the facility,
because the band rooms have varying roof heights and some non-rectangular spaces.
It also provides separation from administrative and education areas to minimize
distraction to other building occupants.
See Technical Instructions (TI) 800-01, Design Criteria, for discussion of
architectural and engineering criteria unique to a band s training spaces. Acoustic
design considerations are complex and can not be concisely duplicated here. Do not
attempt to follow the space planning criteria given in the TI to size the facility. The Army
Reserve has a different system than the active Army to generate project scope.
Space authorizations for a band may appear under multiple categories in the
Army Reserve s project documentation. This paragraph explains the standard
authorizations. Verify the quantities given for a specific project.
Administrative spaces total 270 sf (25 sm). There are two private, unit
Commander s office
= 150 sf (14 sm)
Enlisted bandleader s office
= 120 sf (11 sm)
Storage spaces total 1,004 sf (93 sm). Provide locker and storage rooms in
lieu of the standard 8 ft x 12 ft (2400 m x 3600 m) cages normally located in the unit/
individual storage area. The standard Army Reserve allowance is one cage per 6
members of a unit organized under a modification table of organization and equipment
(MTOE) document, e.g., 7 cages for the band.
Storage: 7 cages x 8.9 sm/cage x 1.15 intrafunctional circulation
= 72 sm (773 sf)
Staging: 72 sm x 0.1
= 7 sm
Additional circulation factor (historic experience):72 sm x 0.2
= 14 sm (155 sf)
Total storage allowance
= 93 sm (1,004 sf)
Reconfigure this allowance into male and female locker rooms plus a storage room.
Provide each band member with a full-height locker (2 ft x 3 ft) (600 mm x 900 mm) for
uniforms. Adjust the sizes of the locker rooms as needed to accommodate the actual
count of male and female members. Provide a storage room with shelves for unit