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Crisp Co. High School spends thousands to expand band facility

Crisp County High School (CCHS) is spending thousands of dollars to build bigger, and better facilities for their students. (Source: WALB) Crisp County High School (CCHS) is spending thousands of dollars to build bigger, and better facilities for their students. (Source: WALB)
CCHS Band Director Andy Bell (Source: WALB) CCHS Band Director Andy Bell (Source: WALB)
CCHS Principal Russell Sowell (Source: WALB) CCHS Principal Russell Sowell (Source: WALB)
CCHS's current band room (Source: WALB) CCHS's current band room (Source: WALB)
CRISP CO., GA (WALB) -

Crisp County High School (CCHS) is spending thousands of dollars to build bigger, and better facilities for their students.

The school will soon have a state-of the-art band room because the program has grown tremendously in a short period. 

"This particular addition that we're having is something that's going to benefit students years to come, and is sorely been needed," said CCHS Band Director Andy Bell.

Bell explained the current room was a nightmare.

"We have logistical problems to the point where students they cannot get up to use the bathroom, they have to use it prior," remarked Bell. 

Initially, the room was made for 40 to 50 students but that recently spiked to 142.

Right now, the band room is too small to fit all of the students that some even have to practice outside of the room.

The beeping noise of construction trucks will allow the students to have one band, one sound in one room, a move the school supports. 

"It's a good problem to have when all of your seats are full and you're looking for somewhere to place people," said CCHS Principal Russell Sowell. 

It's part of the t-splost projects. 

Bell said art projects typically fall by the waist side but not this time. 

"There are people that really care about what we do, and it shows by this building so they're juiced, they're looking forward to it," said Bell. 

The new room will allow students to have two ensemble spaces, and a locker room.

Two performing would also be able to practice at the same time. 

School staff hope the project will be complete by June. 

CCHS is also expanding their weight room and enhancing their football stadium. 

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