Benson Polytechnic High School - BluePrint Yearbook (Portland, OR)

 - Class of 1976

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Benson Polytechnic High School - BluePrint Yearbook (Portland, OR) online yearbook collection, 1976 Edition, Page 96 of 244
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Beler Guard Keeps Marching The Benson Color Guard meets regularly in the Band Portable after school. As a group, they have been practicing marching and appeared at Benson's first football game, October 31. During the summer, the color guard uniforms were cleaned and repaired. The Color guard has new equipment for this year which includes the chrome helmets, which were made and chromed by a local industry and presented to the color guard as a gift. These replaced the plastic helmets formerly used. The guard marches with four flags, these are the United States flag, the Oregon State flag, the city flag, and the Benson flag. The Benson flag is orange and faded blue, which has turned pink with .age. Mr. Rowe has been trying to get several estimates from different flag companies on how to take care of the faded blue. New fringing may also be added. ' The Benson Color Guard was started in the late forties by a member of the U.S. Army, who also kept up his regular duties. The guard used to do Veterans Day parades and other activities, but now there is less demand for the Color Guard, according to Mr. Rowe. The Benson Color Guard has always had six members with two reserves. The six members this year are Chris Parker, master sergeant, Ben Choy, technical sergeant, Roy Kluthe, Brian Dinsmore, and Carl Keltz, who are all buck privates. Band Department Prepares er Yarieci Aetivitiee The Band department took part in the Christmas program December 17, the Spring Concert, the Tech Show and the '76er. Active also at the football games, the Band served as a liason between the grade schools and the high school. Nume'rous concerts were given at grade schools to help acquaint the students with Benson High School. By for the most important event of the year was the Rose Festival held in early June. Last year the Band did not take part in the festival but planned to this ear. Y In addition to the Marching Band Benson had a Beginning Band, a Junior Band, and a Pep Band. All three were under the leadership of Mr. Harold Rowe. TOP LEFT: Chris Parker ll2j explains marching move to Brian Dinsmore UOQ. TOP CENTER: Mr. Harold Rowe, band director, conducts band 'practice after school with the Pep Band. TOP RIGHT: Carl Keltz U21 listens attentively while Chris Parker con- ducts Color Guard meeting. BOTTOM LEFT: The Benson Pep Band in formal attire performs at the Roosevelt vs Benson football game. BOTTOM RIGHT: The Pep Band took an active part in the 76er. - 94 - lm ggiffgigirgrrfg

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4428 Q Choral Groupe Represent School The three choral groups at Benson are the Glee Club, the Ambassadors, and Stage One. The Glee Club is the largest with about 120 members. They performed at the 76'er and at the Tech Show. The Stage One group is a new group formed this year. They have been used as performers at the various grade schools. They sing at the schools to help acquaint the students with one of the programs offered at Benson. The Ambassadors are 20 of the best Gleemen and they represent Benson by performing at various clubs around the city. Mr. Roger Hanson instructs all three groups. Practice takes place in the auditorium and in a dressing room behind the stage. All three groups carry on the tradition established many years ago that Benson students are gentlemen. They do an excellent job of keeping the community acquainted with the quality activities carried on at Benson. TOP LEFT: Benson officers: Mark Huff, Don McGinness, David Wise, Dan Long, James Heffner, Scott Phillips, Rich LaFave, Bruce Warner, and Timothy Brusse. MIDDLE LEFT: The Glee Club performs at the Tech Show. CENTER LEFT: Benson Ambassadors: Bill Eakins, Sean Harry, Mike Fitzgerald, Robert Moffatt, Donnie McGinness, David Wise, Chris Gri fin, Jeff Potter, Tim Callicrate, Dan Long, Rick LaFave, Scott Phillips, Gerald Newman, Bruce Warner, Dennis Bogus, James Heffner, Richard Weidlich, Mark Larsen, Mark Huff, and Timmoth Brusse. BOTTOM: Glee Club practice for the night of the Tech Show. il 23 . 93 .



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