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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
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
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
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
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Page 95 text:
Choral Groupe Represent
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
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.
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