Bolingbrook High School’s Music Department will unveil the BHS Auditorium’s new Wenger Diva Acoustic Sound Shell during a free community celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4 at the high school, 365 Raider Way.
The sound shell, made possible by nearly $80,000 in donations from students, parents, teachers, administrators, school board members, businesses, and community members, will not only allow musicians and conductors to hear a more accurate reflection of their performances, but will also provide an amazingly more professional sound for audience members.
”With the generous support of our donors as well as help from both Bolingbrook High School and Valley View capital outlay funds, our dream has become a reality,” said BHS parent Diane Parro, who spearheaded the campaign along with BHS Director of Bands Aimee Rupsis and Director of Choirs Lawrence Fisher. "Not only will this benefit all future bands and choirs at BHS, but it will also benefit the many bands and choirs that rent the BHS auditorium for their music performances."
The sound shell and the donor wall in the auditorium lobby will both be installed prior to the June 4event but will remain under wraps until just before brief one-piece performances by both the BHS Sunrise Singers and the BHS Wind Symphony. Both groups will then join in the first-ever performance of the new BHS Alma Mater composed by Fisher with lyrics written by 2011 BHS graduate Kevin Nepomuceno.
A reception will follow in the BHS atrium.