When we opened 16 years ago, it was a big community event. We had a large combined choral and band piece performed by all of the music students in both high schools (John Rutter's GLORIA). Our superintendent and the building committee (staff and community members who helped "design" and get the building done) said a few nice words, and then we had a ribbon cutting. After that ceremony, we had light refreshments in lobby and the facility was open for guided group tours for the next 2 hours. We had media coverage leading up to and covering the event itself. The following several months were packed with well-planned district and community events.