Trustees revisit new band hall in Houston

By Chickasaw Journal

HOUSTON – The Houston Board of Trustees again has approached the idea of the construction of a new band hall.
Superintendent Steve Coker reported about $1 million is available in capital outlay for one-time projects.
Following a walk-through of the district facilities, trustees submitted their top priority projects, which include a new band hall, a new roof for the Vocational and Technical building and repairs to the entryway bathrooms at Houston High School.
The capital outlay funds include monies raised by the HHS band boosters to support the band hall project, which has been in discussion since 2004.
The last time the band hall project was on the table, the lowest bid was slightly over one million dollars and over the budget amount the trustees had allotted.