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November 19, 2013

Community planning for middle school the future

CLINTON — With months to go before Clinton’s new middle school is complete, a newly formed community group is already thinking of ways to raise funds to add an auditorium at the school.

Nearly 15 people have joined forces to form the Clinton Fine Arts Association, an organization aimed at updating Clinton’s performing arts facilities in the same vein as the Restoring Royalty campaign updated the high school athletic facilities.

During a Clinton School District Facilities Task Force meeting Monday night, David Sivright spoke about the group’s goals and asked for some guidance from the task force members.

The group is getting designated as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and plans to contact the Peoria, Ill., consulting firm used by Restoring Royalty to map out a fund-raising plan for an auditorium at the middle school slated to open next year, which they envision also would be used by community groups such as the Clinton Symphony Orchestra.

“We’re interested in helping out to provide the best facilities we can for this district,” Sivright said. “There are a lot of people in town who value the band program, the chorus program, the arts, the plays and we’re willing to try and help you do what Restoring Royalty did for athletics.”

Middle school band and orchestra students will have a dedicated space for practicing as will the vocal music and general music students. Students will likely perform in the middle school gymnasium, which the group agreed is not ideal for acoustics. The school also has a multi-purpose room connecting the gym and the music rooms that could be used for additional storage, practice and other activities.

Drama does not have a dedicated space in the new school and would need to use Clinton High School’s facilities, which also garnered some attention during Monday’s meeting.

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