Sidney Music Boosters Asks the Community to Chill...the Auditorium

Anyone who has gone to a music concert at Sidney High School in the late spring or attended Senior Awards Night at the end of the school year can attest to just how hot the Sidney High School Auditorium can get. 


Beyond comfort in the auditorium and music rooms, temperature control is vital to extending the life of musical instruments stores in our music rooms. The heat and humidity can cause great stress on the instruments and shorten their lifespan.


A campaign to cool down the Sidney High School Auditorium and music wing is now underway. 


"Sidney City Schools has many star programs but the music department is one of the brightest," says Superintendent Bob Humble. "We want to share and encourage that star with the Sidney community year round. As a former music teacher, music is the one thing that can touch an entire community - let's reach out to everyone!"


Events at SHS


The Sidney High School Auditorium is home to many school events as well as community and public events. Everything from awards ceremonies to school music programs to community concerts take place there. 



  • Sidney City Schools Music Concerts
  • Musicals
  • School/District Assemblies
  • Meetings/Speakers
  • Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony



  • Community Concerts
  • Church Programs
  • Public Meetings/Speakers




2005 - The bond levy which resulted in Sidney Middle School and the Sidney High School Science Wing also allowed for the control system to be installed for potential future air conditioning in the auditorium. At that time, the auditorium received some upgrades including new seating, flooring, and sound control panels.


April 2018 - Committee assembles to discuss potential auditorium and music wing air conditioning project.


May 2018 - Board approves to support the project pending additional funding.


November 2018 - Public campaign kicks off.


January 31, 2019 - Campaign ends - donations must be sent to the school by this date.


March 2019 - Anticipated completion of the project.


Project Scope


This project will bring air conditioning to the Sidney High School Auditorium and music wing.

The scope of the project includes installing piping and pumps for chilled water, installing electrical service, purchasing and installing the chiller, and installing security fencing. 




If you would like to support the campaign to bring air conditioning to the SHS Auditorium and music wing, you may download the giving brochure


Gift Levels

Conductor          $5,000 or more

Fortissimo          $1,000 - $4,999

Forte                  $500 - $999

Piano                 $250 - $499

Friends              up to $250

(Piano level and above will be listed on the dedication plaque.)


Please mail your forms and gift by January 31, 2019 to:

Sidney City Schools
750 S Fourth Avenue
Sidney, OH 45365


Make checks payable to Sidney Music Boosters.

In the check memo, please write Air Conditioning Project.

Sidney Music Boosters is a 501c3 nonprofit charity. All donations are tax deductible. 


For more information, call Sidney City Schools to speak with Superintendent Humble - 937-497-2200.

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