Officials with Cortland Enlarged City School District say work on the new auditorium at the high school is on-schedule to be complete as early as May.
Despite the cold, renovations on both the outside and inside of the project have managed to continue.
“The hope is that we would like to have a final music concert in the space before school closes in June,” said Superintendent Mike Hoose. “The next steps as far as construction goes are the stage rigging, lightening and sound work.”
In addition to the upgraded auditorium, crews are also constructing a new entrance way that’s part of the existing cafeteria area, the tile work of which will be starting soon.
A new ticket booth has also been framed out and relocated for more use and accessibility.
Working as a liaison between the contractors and the school district, Director of Facilities Bob Martin is glad to see progress being made “right on track.”
“The duct work is being completed by the HVAC contractor,” Martin said. “Once that is done, the auditorium will have proper heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The auditorium features custom made acoustical ‘clouds’ that were hung the week of January 6th. The clouds can drastically diminish noisy room environments and reverberations.”
Martin says the room is currently being painted and that work is almost complete.
The stage and raised rigging section are all that are left to be painted.
Stay tuned with the district’s social media pages for updated pictures of the construction.
More photos below from the school district: