Londonderry's proposed auditorium to have 800 seats
During Monday night’s Town Council meeting, Tony DeFrancesco, chairman of the school district’s auditorium review committee, said the project being explored for the Londonderry High School campus would probably have about 800 seats.
Graduations have been held off-campus for the past several years.
“I think it goes without saying, then, that this definitely won’t be a new graduation venue,” Council Chairman Tom Dolan added.
“My answer to anyone with concerns about this is: We’re building this to use 365 days a year, not just one day,” he said.
An earlier incarnation of the committee had previously explored auditorium options in 2006, when plans for a 950-seat, $1 million facility were ultimately placed on the back burner because of more pressing district needs.
“Our original concept was to have two classes of high school students be able to fit into the facility at the same time,” DeFrancesco said. “So right now we’re trying to keep with that same theme, while recognizing cost constraints. And having an 800-seat auditorium is considerably cheaper than building a 950-seat building.”
While final cost estimates and square footage of the proposed facility have yet to be determined, Greenberg said the auditorium being proposed is expected to be smaller than the high school gymnasium.
“That area would meet a number of needs,” DeFrancesco said. “It’s easy to get in and out of, it’s a cheaper site to build on, and it’s easily accessible to the community at large.”
Londonderry High School’s 2014 commencement ceremony will take place Friday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at the Verizon Center in Manchester.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Jonah Goldberg: There was a time when we stood up to threats against free speech - 0
- Why I voted against the 'CRomnibus' spending bill - 18
- Another View -- Devon Chaffee: Why interrogators believe America should never torture - 2
- David Harsanyi: GOP establishment, stop whining - 0
- John Stossel: Individual giving beats government giving - 3
- BANANAS and NH's energy needs - 5
- Gruber should have been Time's 'Person of the Year' - 5
- In NH, overhunting of RINOs is causing problems - 24
- Another View -- Shawn Jasper: It is time to get to work for the people of NH - 16
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Another View -- Bill O'Brien: Ask your state rep. to vote for transparency in the House - 0
- Old friends and a 'homeless angel' make for good stories anytime - 0
- Clooney gets it: Sony attack was not a 'crime' - 0
- New coats warm city kids, firefighters' hearts - 0
- NHIAA Roundup: Martin, Pinkerton top Salem in tournament - 0
- Inmate reported missing from Concord transitional unit - 0
- College Roundup: SNHU women win - 0
- Merrimack's Schaller scores first NHL goal, but B's get win - 0
- For Rex Ryan, another close loss to Pats - 0
The Sony hack: Kim's judgment of Obama
Tensions boil over after NYC police killings