Landredth Hall Ground Breaking
Construction officially began in July on a $1.5 million, 7,400 square-foot music hall at Alabama School for the Blind to be named after Eugene Landreth, who became ASB’s first band director in 1934. Landreth held the position for more than 45 years. Funds for the new building came through a one-time appropriation of $1 million from state legislators with the rest coming through donations to the AIDB Foundation.
The new facility will house ASB’s band, choir and piano instruction music programs, with a corridor separating the choir and piano area from the band room. The building will house multiple music practice rooms, a library, storage, a recording studio, offices and instrument repair rooms. “We are so excited to be able to do this,” said Dr. John Mascia, president of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind. “This is a project that has been discussed for decades. Our mission is to assist our children to find their God-given strengths and create an environment that fosters maximum growth of those strengths.”
We are anticipating completion in May of 2015.