Commodore Builders volunteered to build a bandstand for the Hyde Community Center, as a way to give back to the community, and commemorate all of our accomplishments as we celebrated our 10th year anniversary. The 350 SF mahogany bandstand is not your traditional bandstand, it is built to last and have a significant positive impact on the community.
For the past six summers, Newton Highland friends and families have gathered at the Hyde Community Center Playground for “Summer in the Highlands”, a weekly free outdoor summer family concert and movie series, featuring local bands and family movies. In the past, concerts had been performed on a temporary stage and movies were displayed on a temporary screen both required many hours of assembling, dissembling and long extension cords running from the Hyde Community Center. The new bandstand allows for year-round community programming and also increases the safety and accessibility for future events.
The eight week project, included ground up construction of the enclosed mahogany wood framed bandstand, with Trex decking, slatted mahogany walls, recessed lighting, dedicated power, built in movie screen, permanent stairs, handicap access, white EPDM roof, copper trim, extensive landscaping and new concrete sidewalks.
All construction management, direct labor and the bulk of resources to complete the project was donated by Commodore Builders.