The renovations were made possible because of a donation from the Scala family, according to Sept. 30 release from FBCA. The upgraded space bears the name of Edward Anthony Scala Sr., who died in April 2020.
"We are honored to contribute to the renovations of the band room as music has always brought much joy to our family," said Alicia Scala, FBCA parent and board of trustees vice president. "Praise and worship exalt and thank God for his goodness—they reveal his glory. We hope that many students are encouraged to make a joyful noise in this beautiful new space."
Renovations included upgrading the room's sound proofing, enhancing the walls and ceiling for acoustic purposes, adding locker storage, expanding the floor plan, installing new flooring and painting.
FBCA Director of Advancement Chandler MacDonald said the renovation will help student musicians and support the needs of the growing band program.
“I knew from the beginning of this plan that this renovation would create a space that would support the needs of our community and serve as a wonderful place for students to make beautiful music,” MacDonald said in the release.