EDMOND—Construction continues on a dedicated music building on the headquarters campus of the Philadelphia Church of God. Metal erectors, sheet metal workers and other tradesmen are finishing construction of the building’s roof in preparation for its next phases of construction as the sounds of drills, grinders, punches, torches and welders fill the worksite.
The $1.15 million building will serve the church’s music department. It will contain 17 rooms, including a lecture room, orchestra room, dance studio, rehearsal rooms and offices. Music director Ryan Malone said the name of the building will be the Dwight Armstrong Performing Arts Conservatory. Its main users will be Herbert W. Armstrong College and Imperial Academy students. Buildings and grounds department head Wayne Turgeon said that his department hopes to finish construction by mid-August.