Haslett High School renovates performing arts center

Posted at 8:29 AM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 08:29:15-04

As Haslett students continue their first week of school, we're taking a closer look at the renovations to the high school's performing arts center.

In 2013 voters approved a mileage that raises $600,000 a year for a decade, for maintenance and improvements to the district. 

The performing arts center was 30 years old before renovations and the district wanted to see it upgraded. 

Today it has a new look and state of the art equipment.

Students say the new equipment, like the sound system and expanded dressing rooms, made a huge difference. 

"Last year they re-did this entire room right in time for Beauty and the Beast, so it was our most successful show recently," said Zach Whitlock, a senior involved in theatre at Haslett High School. 

"All my sound equipment has been completely updated. Everything is really just completely different," said Mickey Bradstreet, a junior who runs sound for performances. 

The performing arts center is used almost daily by students and the community.