Additional storage space was needed in the South Hamilton Band Room area.
At the time school building was originally constructed, there was no place designed to allow students to store their instruments until they were need for rehearsals. Lockers were large enough to hold flutes and clarinets, but not large enough for trumpets, trombones, baritones, saxophones, or the larger clarinets. Many shelves in the off-stage area held many instruments in their cases. Other instruments were stored in the small room just to the west of the band room, where the band library was located in many file cabinets.
Now there was also an additional exit to the band room and a ramp instead of stair steps, so band equipment to be easily moved outside for marching rehearsals. When the band travelled, students no longer needed to use the hallway door to load a bus.
After the addition of the new teaching room and storage
space towards the back of the band room,
the "library room" could be used as "percussion studio" or as an additional practice room.
An additional exit door was added to the east side
of the band room.
Leaving the room for a fire drill no longer requried the students to head for the hallway.
A piano would no longer be used or stored in this location.