Designing a band room. (Offshoot from another thread) It looks like our band room, which was once on the outskirts and dregs of the town, has now become a more or less prime site. There's a possibility in the not too distant future that we could get a good offer to move. What would you include in a new band room. Obviously as big as practically possible, but is the space better for separate rooms for teaching, library, store room and office/committee room or is it worth thinking about a small function/concert room which could be used for raising funds. Would you have a bar? (not such an obvious answer as you might think). There needs to be a kitchen of course. Is it worth thinking about the acoustics? I know one band who had a good rough wall that absorbed the sound beautifully but then the committee didn't think it looked too nice so they smooth plastered over it. Nice and echoey now... Carpet or lino or wood floor (see "spit on the carpet" thread) Garage for band bus? An ultra luxury but it is worth considering. I realise that all this is a bit subjective and in particular depends on how much money is available, but what points should be considered at an early design stage. Cheers for any ideas or sharing your own experience.