Bolingbrook High School’s Music Department has launched a community-wide campaign to raise money to purchase an “acoustical cloud” system for the BHS auditorium.
“While the current auditorium was designed to handle a “cloud” system when the new Bolingbrook High School was built, other school district financial priorities prevented the actual purchase and installation at the time,” said BHS Music Boosters President Diane Parro, who is serving as co-chair of thefundraiser along with Aimee Rupsis, BHS Director of Bands. “Because the school district continues to have many other critical budget priorities, we have taken it upon ourselves to raise the money necessary to make this system a reality.”
According to Rupsis and BHS Choral Director Lawrence Fisher, an acoustical cloud shell design will enable musicians and singers to hear more accurately, will allow conductors to hear a truer mix of sounds and, most importantly, will give the audience a significantly better sound experience throughout the entire auditorium.
“Installation of these acoustical clouds will make Bolingbrook High School’s auditorium one of the most functional and attractive indoor stages in the southwest suburban area,” Rupsis said.
The fundraising campaign will feature a variety of donor levels with the names of individual donors displayed on a soon-to-be created donor wall in the auditorium lobby.
Center Stage donor levels include a prominent display on the donor wall, listing on Bolingbrook Community TV concert credits, on-stage recognition and complimentary tickets to the 2013 BHS Holiday Music Concert. They include:
- Distinguished Artist—$25,000 and up
- Composer—$10,000 to $24,999
- Producer—$5,000 to $9,999
- Maestro—$2,500 to $4,999
Patron of the Arts donor levels include display in a prestigious position on the donor wall and listing on Bolingbrook TV concert credits. Those levels are:
- Professional Musician—$750-$1,499
- Aspiring Musician—$101-$249
Friends of the Arts donor levels ($25 to $100) will include display of their names on a donor plaque.
All donor levels will include a listing of donor names in the Dec. 12 BHS Holiday Concert program.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Corporate donations are welcome.
Donations may be made at http://www.bhsacousticalshellproject.com/or by e-mailing Rupsis at RupsisAA@vvsd.org.
In order to be included on the first donor wall, which is expected to be unveiled May 29 at the auditorium’s 10-year anniversary and re-dedication ceremony, initial contributions must be made by Jan. 10. To be included in the 2013 Holiday Concert program, donations must be received by Dec. 6.