Sound Board and Gallery Wall Upgrades Take Place with Your Support

Posted on January 31, 2012

We invite Lakesiders to celebrate the history of Hoover Auditorium and help Lakeside Chautauqua unveil a new sound system and gallery walls for the lobby. Just like the Hoover Fan “Beat the Heat” Campaign, we hope you are inspired to financially support the Lakeside Fund with a first-time or an additional gift in February and March to help make these upgrades possible and allow Lakeside Chautauqua to meet its 2011/12 Lakeside Fund Goal of $450,000.

A new digital sound board, microphones and additional equipment will be purchased and installed to enhance the sound quality for the audience and performers before the upcoming season. The upgrades will move us forward to digital technology and will provide long-term cost savings, eliminating the need to rent sound boards for some performers.

The gallery wall installation will allow guests to have a breathtaking view of the entire stage as they enter the front doors to Hoover Auditorium. Behind the information desk, a four-foot wall will be built, featuring clear glass at the top of the wall, giving patrons an unobstructed view of Hoover's magnificent proscenium arch and stage.

Additional permanent walls will be installed throughout the lobby with a new mounting system to hang and display artwork and photos. The mounting system is versatile and can accommodate other traveling exhibits.

Lakeside Chautauqua President/CEO, Kevin Sibbring, exclaims, “We are confident that the Lakeside community will once again demonstrate their love and care for this institution by supporting the Lakeside Fund.” He adds, “Together, gifts of all sizes, large and small, help ensure our historic structures remain relevant for generations to come and continue to enhance the Chautauqua experience for all. This is especially true for Hoover Auditorium which is our community gathering spot.”

We hope you are inspired to give a first-time or additional gift of $250 or more to the Lakeside Fund before March 31, 2012 to help make these upgrades possible in Hoover Auditorium. To support these new enhancements to Hoover Auditorium, give online, call (419) 798-5396 or email