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Hope College hosts block party for new music building

HOLLAND (WHTC) -- This afternoon, Hope College hosted a Block Party to celebrate the completion of structural work on the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. The event was hosted in front of the construction site on Columbia Avenue. Following remarks, attendees were invited to sign one of the cement walls of the building. Director of Operations at Hope, Greg Maybury said the party will get people more excited about the project.

"It’s always fun to see a building in construction and then you can envision what it’s going to look like,” Maybury said. 

People won’t have to envision the building for much longer. The Project Superintendent, Bill McLaughlin said that the building will be complete by the end of next year.

“We’re right where we want to be and we’re right on schedule, McLaughlin said.  

“With all the rain we had this spring, it’s been a challenge, but we’re moving along well,” McLaughlin said.

When finished, the Center will feature an 800 seat concert hall, a smaller recital hall and more instructional space for the college’s music department.

By: Claire Fodell