Despite the frigid temperatures outside, work has been continuing on the outside and inside of the new auditorium at the Cortland jr./sr. high school.
Things have been proceeding according to schedule. The auditorium is on track to be finished by May of this year!
Director of Facilities, Bob Martin has been working as a liaison between the contractors and the school district. Martin noted that the progress is “right on track. The duct work is being completed by the HVAC contractor. 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.”
The auditorium is being painted, and that work is almost done. “The painter has finished the auditorium proper and will be doing the stage and raised rigging section next,” Martin said.
In addition to the work inside and outside the auditorium, a new foyer or entrance way is being constructed. This area is part of the pre-existing cafeteria area. The tile work in the new entrance corridor will be started soon. A new ticket booth has been framed out and relocated for more use and accessibility.
“The hope is that we would like to have a final music concert in the space before school closes in June," Superintendent Mike Hoose said. "The next steps as far as construction goes are the stage rigging, lightening and sound work.”