Richard J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
The $300,000 customized acoustical shell is now installed at Reynolds Auditorium
In 2009, a $300,000 capital campaign was successfully completed to acquire and install a customized acoustical shell for Reynolds Auditorium. The shell was utilized for the first time on Saturday evening, Oct. 10, 2009...when the Winston-Salem Symphony staged its "SHELL-abration" concert. The shell was deemed a huge success.
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"The Friends of Richard J. Reynolds Auditorium" organization gives $30,000 to RJR
In successfully completing its $300,000 Capital Campaign to raise the funds needed to acquire a customized acoustical shell for Reynolds Auditorium, "The Friends of Richard J. Auditorium" staged a simultaneous $180,000 Capital Campaign to have the (then) newly constructed building behind the Auditorium named the "Judy Voss Jones Arts Center" ($150,000 of the funds going to help acquire a customized acoustical shell, and $30,000 going to RJR for their programming needs).
On September 21, 2009, this $30,000 check was presented by Harry Corpening (Chair of "The Friends of Richard J. Reynolds Auditorium") and Jim Holmes, III (Chair of the $180,000 Capital Campaign) to the Reynolds High School Principal (Dr. Art Paschal).