Conroe Symphony could get new administrative, rehearsal space

Posted on: May 24, 2010

In Saturday’s (5/22) Houston Community Newspapers, Howard Roden writes, “The Conroe Symphony Orchestra could have a new home Monday if Montgomery County commissioners approve a lease agreement on the old Conroe Church of Christ building. Located at 1500 N. Frazier, the church sanctuary, with its vaulted ceilings, will provide the symphony with approximately 4,400 square feet for practice, equipment storage and office space. The building also gives the CSO greater flexibility in its scheduling. While symphony board chairwoman Dr. Aline Arnold said the organization will continue to have its major performances at the 2,400-seat Ark Family Church, the Conroe Church of Christ sanctuary allows for unlimited practice time. The symphony currently practices one day a week at The Ark, said Arnold, who is also the CSO’s executive director. … The lease agreement would be for $1,000 a month for a five-year period with an option to extend at a negotiated rate, County Judge Alan B. Sadler said. … The symphony currently pays $1,000 a month for its administrative office space at 202 N. Main St. and pays nothing for rehearsal, storage and performance space at The Ark. … The lease agreement is on the commissioners’ agenda for approval Monday morning.”

Posted May 24, 2010