GRANGEVILLE The project will move forward on a private effort to develop a band shell at Pioneer Park. At its Aug. 7 meeting, the Grangeville City Council approved tentative conceptual plans for a trapezoid-shaped structure to provide a public entertainment venue.
A final location for the proposed structure is to be determined; however, the architectural sketch provided by organizers Todd Marek and Rachel Young placed it facing southeast in the area of the existing Soroptimist Pavilion.
“We think this would be a nice high-quality activity and event center in the park,” Young said, not only for the Grangeville Summer Concert series but also school music presentations, historic speakers and the library’s summer reading program.
A band shell committee – comprised of community members and representatives from Grangeville Arts and Grangeville Horizons — has been working with the council this year to develop a privately funded multi-use facility, which could be available for group uses such as picnics, and plays or musical presentations that would not require amplification equipment.
With council approval on the concept, organizers can go forward with grant applications due this fall.