Trustee Peter Kotyk, MLA Cathy Cox, and superintendent Kelly Barkman visited River East Collegiate today to check out the state-of-the-art sound system being installed in the theatre, thanks to many generous donors.
This improvement is music to the ears of the many band and drama students who will make use of it for years to come. Audience members will notice quite a difference, as the speakers have been set up in the 280-seat theatre to provide a surround-sound experience. People will get to experience it for the first time at the school's Winter Chamber Concert on November 20.
The system was made possible with a $15,000 grant from the province, as well generous donations from an anonymous donor, the REC music and drama departments, parents, music program supporters from the community, the REC Musical Arts Parents Association (RECMAPA), and Joy Fountain Church.
Many thanks to all the people, including RECMAPA executive member Susan Zuk, whose dedication made this possible.