Thanks to Our HVAC Capital Campaign Investors!

Edwin Garside, President, The Music Hall Board of Trustees

Good fortune often falls on The Music Hall. A year before COVID-19 hit, a small committee—led by Gail VanHoy Carolan, our Director of Institutional Advancement, and Mike Pilot as honorary chair—was raising funds for an Infrastructure campaign, where the most urgent of those needs was replacing an antiquated HVAC system. The theater had scheduled work to begin in the Summer of 2020. Little did we know then, that this investment would prove crucial to our theater’s future. 

With the temporary shutdown in March 2020, we were able to move forward with our infrastructure work. By the end of the summer, our state-of-the-art HVAC with fresh air intake, iWave ionizing technology, and medical-grade filters was complete. That project, and your assistance, has provided a silver lining for us during the devastating COVID-19 crisis, as this high-quality, high-efficiency system has an even greater value these days. 

We have reopened for live events, socially distanced in our Historic Theater, thanks to this upgrade and your continued support, ensuring this special theater’s place in our community for generations to come. We are grateful to Paul & Jess McKeon, who took a lead role in the Infrastructure campaign, as well as: Brenda Baker and Stephen Baum, Thomas and Patience Chamberlin, Martha Fuller Clark and Geoffrey Clark, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, Davis Family Foundation, Karen and David Della Penta, Stephen A. Gaykan, Dawn and Michael Heffron, Samuel P. Hunt Foundation, McIninch Foundation, the Montrone Family, the Estate of Richard and Maxine Morse, Tara and Morgan Rutman, and Barbara Sweet.