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Year after year one of the main highlights of
each Davis assembly was always the CHOIR.
Opening devotions were enriched by their lovely
voices blending in hymns. Once in a while they
rendered a few extra numbers as part of the reg-
This choir of mixed voices, under the direc-
tion of Mr. Nielsen provided each year one of
the most inspiring and beautiful assembly pro-
grams of the year. This was the annual Christ-
mas concert, which consisted of favorite Christ-
mas carols, popular Christmas songs and tradi-
tional yuletide songs. They were very beautifully
rendered, The assembly hall was still, as sixteen
members of the choir walked down the aisles
singing. The auditorium was completely dark-
ened except for the candles held by choir mem-
bers. lt was a lovely spectacle.
Not only did the choir contribute to the life
Row l: R. Miller, S. Harootounian, Mr. Nielsen, Row 2:
D. Lehrbach, C. Di Rienzo, 1. King, A, Turner, I, Walsh,
L. Hackett, M. Brown, D. Bell, R. Weiss, D. Ruffalo, B.
Paige, E. Foster, S. Doshay, M. lacobsg Row 3: S. Waters,
V. Lambrosa, l. Williams, E. Shaver, j. Shipley, L. Ceva, M.
Kleiner, C. McClanahan, B. Schnoor, N, Paget, M. Mastran-
drea, C. Chernin, D. Ragette, S. Vertun, Row 4: l. Prout,
A. Longo, A. Fraioli, A. Carpenello, M. Grieve, C. Goldberg,
M, Hyman, E. Van Annam, Y. Wernick, R. Puccio, A. Feld-
man, E. Patulo, N. Graziano, Row SZ C, Braun, E. Kent, D.
Cantrell, P. johnson, R. Fulton, B. Hassel. l. Donnell, R.
Gazette, W. McCabe, D. Pizzaro, L. Tichenor, Row 6: E.
Stein, P. Roth, E. Axelson, D. Ceva, E. Geoffrion, N. Mather-
of the school by its performances in assembly,
but many of its members were instrumental in
putting over the Dramatic Society's big success,
"Trial By jury." Several of the choir members
had leading roles in this Gilbert and Sullivan
operetta, and many more made up the able
chorus which supported the leading characters
This past year the choir was able to boast of
such able soloists as Mary Brown, perhaps a sec-
ond Marian Anderson, Robert Fulton, Larry
Tichenor and Robert Weiss. Robert Weiss, in-
cidentally, had a leading part in "College Days."
The pianists who accompanied the large group
this last year were Stella Harootounian and Rob-
lf you were ever near the assembly during
period three, you heard Mr. Nielsen and the
choir diligently rehearsing. Yes, that's right,
every single day. Having heard them but once,
you realized that these long grueling hours of
struggling with little black notes, meters, and
rhythms, were well worth the trouble, for the
choir was able to turn them into warm luring
music. Their repertoire was large, ranging from
Beethoven to boogie-woogie, and they performed
each equally well. Don't think it was all work
and no play, for there was nothing more satisfy-
ing than to thrill others with your music when
you liked music and liked to sing.
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There is an old adage that says, "Music is
good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn,
and neither good, nor bad to the deaf." Never-
theless, regardless of what mood we were in,
even the most unmusical among us were com-
pletely charmed by the harmonious renditions
that were played by the Davis ORCHESTRA, un-
der the direction of Mr. Nielsen.
Davisites frequently had an opportunity to
hear the orchestra
in the weekly as-
EA Q 'n semblies. Those
', lf M, xf who were privi-
leged to attend the
,'-s 5 'rl.- M successful Davis
musical, "Trial by
Qi? jury," heard, in
ff, addition to a bril-
Q liant violin solo by
Vera Halleman, or
x 7 ,,-,V a delightful piano
5-Li, rtev pf-Ce by Bob Mil-
ler, the orchestra
playing some of its best cultural music. The epit-
ome of the orchestral season was reached in the
inspiring, spectacular Christmas assembly. How-
ever, for some, the recessional music, played by
the orchestra at the june graduation, was by far
the most pleasant.
At the sharp command of Mr. Nielsen, "Keep
those drums quiet", the semi-weekly practice
of the Davis orchestra would commence. With
a shrill fanfare of trumpets accompanied by a
solid drum-beat for an introduction, those musi-
cal aspirants would begin to rehearse some en-
trance or exit march. The musicians would fill
in the remainder of their 45 minute time allot-
ment, by working on overtures, other marches,
"The Star-Spangled Banner," and "incidentals."
Frequently, the student conductor, Davis's own
high-stepping drum-majorette, Arlene Pruesse,
took Mr. Nielsen's place on the podium and con-
ducted the striving musicians. ln addition to be-
ing the student-conductor, Arlene was the or-
chestra's secretary. Other officers were Larry
Tichenor, president, Sam Martley, vice-presi-
dent, and Barbara West, librarian.
Row l: A. Goldstein, R. Himmell, R. Miller, Row 2: Mr.
Nielsen, E. Wolf, D. Kaye, S. Heyer, A. Knopf, D. Heller, S.
Martley, W. Berquist, D. Goldberg, Row 3: M. Schmidt,
C. Pappas, H. Seer, l, Moersh, V. Halleman, L. Barlow, A.
Preusse, B. West, K. Lesser, l. Pomeranz, Row 4: L. Tich-
enor, S. Garland, C. Copp, l. Buist, M. Bresnick, D. Cantrell,
A. Kramer, M. Weiss, C. Farnsworth, R. Ellis, A, Sutty
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Characterl Scholarship! Leadershipl Servicel
These were the requirements for admission to
the school society whose membership is most
coveted-the Davis branch of the NATIONAL
HONOR SOCIETY, which was organized in
I923. After the honor assembly, what an exhil-
arating feeling to sport that gold pin with the
flaming torch-the emblem of the most highly
esteemed secondary s c h o o I organization
throughout the U n i t e d States,
Alaska, and Hawaii. The select few
who were sworn into the society
during one of the yearls most in-
spiring assemblies planned by Miss
Williams, might well have been
proud of the fact that they were
now included among the IZOZ
members already registered in the
Maroon chapter of the N.H.S.
The specific requirements for
membership were these: Scholas-
tically the student had to rank in
5, sam? XIEJ
In special balloting, teachers and students elect-
ed ten per cent for membership. Besides high
scholarship attainment, the candidate had to
possess unusually strong character and leader-
ship traits, and most important of all, he had
to have been willing to devote his services to
neighbors, teachers, fellow students, and com-
munity. "Do unto others as thou would have
others do unto you." Service, doing for others
and working for the common good
without expecting reimbursement,
to accomplish, of one's own accord,
just a little more than was required
-these were the characteristics
typical of any member of the Na-
tional Honor Society.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Row I 2 H. Kornahrens, G. Robinson, F.
Bernard, l. johnson, W. Weinberg, G.
Scoledesg Row 2: I. Beacom, E. Hubbard,
D. Mauriello, H. Lampros, I. Reiner, A.
Moskowitz, I, Singer, Row 3: I. Shipley,
E. Frenzel, L. Schwab, E. lmpara, I. Habel,
R. Armsheimer, A. Hargrave, I. Sonnen-
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