Walnut Valley Unified School District celebrated Diamond Bar High School’s new Instrumental Music Building, designed by HMC Architects, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 4. HMC’s project team, parents, staff, students, community members, and local officials attended the event for the $ 9.7 million project.
Seven hundred students, a third of the campus population, are enrolled in DBHS’s award-winning music program. The new three-story building was designed to accommodate these students and allow multiple programs and rehearsals to operate simultaneously. The ground floor features room for the marching band and color guard with lockers, percussion, uniform, and parent-work rooms. The second floor is home to administrative offices, a library, recording studios, and an observation deck overseeing the marching band area below. The third floor features an orchestra room and practice rooms. The school’s music program has earned a Grammy Signature Award and has broken several state-wide records. The new building was designed to support students’ individual needs and help them reach their fullest potential.