Edgewood High School celebrates groundbreaking of new Performance Arts Center

Edgewood High School officials, alumni and friends broke ground on a $9.2 million Performance Arts Center today.

More than 100 people gathered to celebrate the occasion, which featured alumni and administration speakers as well as performances by the school band and choir.

Speakers discussed the impact that the new building will have on students and community.

“I just think that this is a wonderful day for Edgewood and also for the Madison community, because we do have a strong performing arts reputation,” said Edgewood High School President Michael Elliott.

The new building will be the hub of the school’s fine arts programs and will contain band, choir and rehearsal spaces in addition to a 465-seat theater.

According to Elliott, the building is designed not only to benefit its current students, but to attract prospective students to the campus.

The construction of the Performance Arts Center is slated to take 10 to 12 months, with the building being completed by the end of the next school year.

It is just the first phase of a $25 million master plan.

Edgewood High School celebrates groundbreaking of new Performance Arts Center