FREDERICK, MD – At 1:49 a.m., the fire alarm in Brodbeck Hall was activated. Campus safety investigated the alarm, and…
Music will be heard again.
On September 9, 2021, a lightning strike to the Brodbeck Hall cupola caused a three-alarm fire.
Fire, smoke and water damage affected all three floors. While the internal damage was extensive, the structural integrity of the building is intact. The Hall's historic organ, as well as pianos and other musical instruments, were not damaged.
Plans are underway for a complete restoration.
For more information on supporting the return to music in Brodbeck Hall, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-696-3702.