AHS raising funds for new stage lighting system
A new lighting system for the stage is the goal of a fundraiser drive sponsored by the drama and music departments at Alton High School. The current system is original to the building that was constructed in 1964.
“We are raising money to replace our outdated lighting system with an LED system that will be operated from a laptop computer on the floor,” stated Anne Oesch, drama instructor. “Our students are not learning the skills needed to operate a modern lighting system,” Oesch added.
The fundraiser goal of $8,700 is the price to upgrade to a basic modern lighting system. The Alton R-IV District has pledged $2,000 for the project.
Donations can be made at the upcoming music concert on Oct. 15 beginning at 7 p.m. and at the production of Arsenic and Old Lace, which will be performed Oct. 25-27. Curtain time is 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Both events will be in the high school gymnasium. In addition, the departments will be raising month through a donors choose account online.