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The Band and Maroon Jacket drum corps at attention. At the first home game of the year, Jo Beth Nelson is of- ficially crowned Band Sweetheart by President Cline, which means that henceforth she will accompany the band in this capacity on all its many trips. Band impressive 1. The Band sets up, out in sunny California, looking a little insignificant in that great big stadium. 2. Band swings out — probably to the tune of " Sugar Blues. " 3. Parading through Shreveport before a big game. 4. More maneuvers. 5. Richard Brown signs up for school, and incidentally a career as drum major. 6. A candid shot of " Doc " taking a candid shot. 7. More band activity — this time on Home- coming Day.
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The Centenary Band and Maroon Jackets The Centenary The Centenary Band marched on to even greater triumphs this year, spreading reports of its fame from the Sunny South to equally Sunny California. The year started off with many innovations, six to be exact, for much to the disgust of the male members of the band, a half dozen girls were added to increase the quantity if not the quality of music produced. An accordion, two bell lyres and a xylophone were the strange in- struments that these " babes " brought with them, and they, with their bright and shining equipment, made quite a picture, though they had some difficulty keeping in step. A new arrangement of Wabash Blues was also introduced, but though an excellent piece for the swingsters of the band to shine on, it failed to replace the beloved, and by now traditional, " Sugar Blues " in the hearts of Centenary fans. The band personnel remained much the same this year, with the exception of the six girls and some fresh- men. There was, of course, Parry and his trumpet, Sammy and his clarinet, Allen and his sax, and Rosen- blath with her baton. The K.A.s as usual controlled the band, and, also as usual, a Zeta, Jo Beth Nelson, was band sweetheart. The football specials to Dallas and Ruston, which are usually the highlights of the band season, faded into insignificance, when compared with the event of this or any other year — the historic California trip. For weeks in advance the band personnel worked, planned and worried trying to make it possible, and they had the wholehearted backing of the student body to aid them, as a certain stormy session in chapel will prove. Innumerable projects were undertaken to raise funds, and the campaign proved so successful that the cheer- leaders were inspired to work and were able to accompany the band and the Maroon Jackets on the trip. The week of November 1 1 was one long, wonderful daydream for the lucky ones who made the trip and more on the order of a nightmare for the rest of the student body, who tried to pretend that they really didn ' t want to go. The weary travelers were welcomed home early Monday morning, and then for weeks protesting homebodies had to listen to long anecdotes of " what we did in California, " stare at pictures, and admire Mexican sandals and jackets until it seemed that it might have been better for all concerned if one way tickets had been purchased. Anyhow, it was the most outstanding event of an unusually successful season and Director S. D. Morehead can well afford to be proud of his band.
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1. The so-called comedians ol the show — Parry, Allen, and Tommy. 2. Wini Boles — piano soloist and accompanist lor the orchestra. 3. Band Sweetheart Jo Beth Nelson also plays piano and xylophone. 4. Edgar Bland , cowboy vocalist and band manager. 5. Lightning artist Beverly Cooper and the finished product. 6. The chorus, for some obscure reason called the Hillbilly Four, goes into its dance. 7. Adelaide Boggs — the " Jeanette MacDonald of Kollege Kapers. " 8. Allen Prickett again looking quite embarrassed about it all. 9. A scene from the play, which the actors seem to find amusing. 10. Ruth Richards, vocalist, looks as sweet as her songs. 11. Blues singer of the show is Wilda Bedingtield. 12. Roberta McMahon — the real artist of Kollege Kapers — specializes in classical numbers. Kollege Kapers As soon as the excitement of the band season is over, Kollege Kapers swings out to hold the spotlight for the rest of the year and makes quite a name for Centenary in the process, especially on the tours. The cast is composed of the best musicians from the band, the best comedians from the K. A. chapter, and the best vocalists, and dancers from the entire student body. This year we have the usual number of Kollege Kap- ers veterans, aspiring young freshmen and Economics majors in the show, and it all adds up to be about the best con- glomeration of artists ever seen in these parts. Familiar names in the show include those of Allen Prickett, who has estab- lished something of a record for per- formances given as well as in the num- ber of feminine heart flutterings caused by his crooning, Johnnie Vantrease, who has been promoted to star in the play, Sammie Peters and his magic clarinet, handsome Dana Dawson, and the one and only Parry Stewart. Wini Boles and Jo Beth Nelson alternate on the piano and xylophone, and " that lovely Ruth Richards " still sings senti- mental ballads to the delight of the audience. Newcomers this year are dancers Frances Goodson, Bette Heath, Mary Betty Mulkey, Doris Mulkey, and Marg- ery Schilling; vocalists Wilda Beding- field, Adelaide Boggs, and Roberta Mc- Mahon, whose beautiful voice adds a classical note to the show, and light- ning artist, Beverly Cooper. New, also, was the series of dinners and buffet suppers given for the cast after the show and charged up to expenses. Tommie Richardson, John Shuey, Hugh White, and Dorothy Kelly, star in the play and in various and sundry skits, while Skippy Bland does double duty as one of the band managers and as a cowboy crooner. Ruth Overcash, fa- mous on stage and screen, has made several appearances with the show, as has James Bain and that little dummy, Ted O ' Toole. There are many others in the crew of Kollege Kapers, either as
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