Students and Prince Rupert musicians will finally be able to use the new band room at Charles Hays Secondary School before March is over, according to Prince Rupert’s School District.
The band room was originally set to be complete in the summer of 2013 by contractor Eby and Sons Construction, however due to unseen circumstances was pushed back until February.
“It passed the final inspection this week, and there’s just one deficiency that has to get resolved before it can be used,” said Cam McIntyre, secretary-treasurer of Prince Rupert’s School District explaining there was a problem with the glue that was used to hold down the flooring.
“I’m quite hopeful when students are back from spring break they’ll be able to go into the new building. Hopefully it all gets done before then,” he said.
While it took longer than anticipated, the school district is pleased students will no longer have to travel to Prince Rupert Middle School to attend practices. The new band room also means community groups and students will be able to hold practices at more convenient times.
“We continue to be thankful for the Prince Rupert and Region Music Society, who raised so much money to have [the band room] built,” said McIntyre.