Performing Arts Center gets new home
February 26, 2013
By Veronica Austin
The beginning of second semester at Liberty High School brought with it the long-awaited opening of the new Performing Arts Center for classes.
Though construction at Liberty is still in full swing, the opening of the center has radically improved the quality of the drama and music classes.
Band and orchestra classes had been held in portable classrooms that, as senior orchestra member Michael Shaw said, “squandered our musical abilities in multiple ways.”
“The acoustics of the portable degraded our sound,” Shaw said, and “the altered seating arrangement affected visibility, so it was difficult to see the conductor.”
The band faced similar woes, and both are undoubtedly glad to have moved to the new space.
“The first day in the PAC, the difference in our sound was significant,” Shaw said. “We also have better access to practice rooms, so that gives us more options in terms of rehearsals.”
Like the music classes, Liberty’s drama program is making itself at home in the new space, having held its winter play, “She Stoops to Conquer,” in the new black box theater. It is currently rehearsing for the spring musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” on the main stage.