Whitmer Football Ground
The Whitmer High School Memorial football stadium under went a renovation of it’s sound and public address system in 2004. Washington local schools chose Torrence Sound Equipment Co., a specialty systems contractor with significant experience in the design and construction of large venue stadium and auditorium sound systems and a long relationship with the Washington Local Schools.
The Torrence design for Whitmer’s Memorial Stadium was unique in that it was the first football stadium sound system in Northwest Ohio that provided obviously “music quality” sound and it to this day there are few that rival it’s full range low frequency and clarity.
“Now its common that the football game experience includes music. Its something schools have been doing for a while but the speaker systems aren’t capable of reproducing the program let alone delivering it to thousands of listeners throughout a stadium sized venue” said Fred Lammers of Torrence Sound. “When Whitmer came to us with the upgrade request we felt obligated to design a sound system that could deliver the music they were already using in a quality way.
“The unique design includes the Community R6 a fiberglass, fully weather resistant enclosure with superb voice projection and flat frequency response. The triaxial design and directionality made it a perfect choice for the top of the Whitmer press box” said Paul Taylor of the Torrence engineering department. In addition to the R6 we used 2-way 12 inch full range speaker systems to cover shaded areas on the home side.” The shool has been very pleased with the results.
The Whitmer’s football team went undefeated in 1986. The Panthers were the 2010 City League Football champions and Regional State Champions with a 12-2 overall record.