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Page 121 text:
Lovely Lasses with Songs in Their Hearts
A girls' chorus-in line-stepped onto the
stage for a performance. Arranged on an
elevated platform, the bright, smiling faces of
fifty-six girls induced the audience to sit back
in their seats for an evening of music. Dressed
uniformly in black skirts and white blouses,
the choristers presented a delightful program
of well-known Fred Waring arrangements.
This choir, organized by Miss Nora Bryant,
a. newcomer to the city, was the newest ad-
dition to the musical family at H.P.H.S.
Besides preparing music for school assemblies
and community programs, these vocalists work
diligently to condition themselves for the spring
state music contest.
Thus the girls' chorus completed their lirst
year with great success, hoping to make this
group a permanent organization at H.P.H.S.
Attempting to lead these musical gals are their oflicers,
left to right: Betty Brewer, librariang Miss Bryant,
director, Darlene Jenkins, accompanist, Peggy Sam-
uels, president, Phyllis Surrett, treasurer 5 Becky Sechrest,
secretary, and .Io Ann Mason, vice-president.
The girls who produce that lovely harmony seventh period each day are the members of Girls' Chorus. Ley? lo right,
jfs! row: Miss Bryant, director, Jane Marlette, Nancy Robinette, Jo Ann Mason, Faye Wilson, Carolyn Sumner,
Shirley Welborn, Glenda Dickens, Sue Picklesirner, Becky McMillian, Jane Marshall, Becky Harris, and Sara Robbins.
Second row: Alveria Coleman, Dorla Deane Bell, Georgia Swing, Betty Brewer, Darlene Jenkins, June Armfield,
Peggy Samuels, Diane Hedgecock, Claudette Polson, Peggy Alexander, Betty Robbins, Gertrude Mooney, and Nancy
Frye. Third row: Betty Jeanne Buck, Shirley Hicks, Shirley Stout, Anne Simpson, Margaret Brooks, Becky Sechrcst,
,lane Hall, Shirley Beard, Phyllis Surrett, Faye Payne, Jewell Smith, Shirley Miller, and Nancy Bottoms. Fourth row:
Lueille Towery, Betty ,Io Honeycutt, Charlotte McAllister, Betty jane Bean-ion, Janice Neill, Peggy Snider, Isobel
Thayer, Peggy jackson, Patsy Auman, Rhonda Mabe, Anne Campbell, Jackie Barnhardt, and Katherine Clinard.
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Choristers Blend Their Voices to Create Beauty
Singers in the A Cappella Choir are, Inj! to right, jrrl row: Marlene Dellinger, DeVera Rogers, Shirley Setliff, Betty
Ann Sain, Harold Brown, Jack Jarrett, Buddy Bullock, Jack Peacock, Gene Hyde, Donald Scalf, Betty Jo Green, Jerry
Bullock, Betty Jean Floyd, Darene Calhoun, and Rachel Gilmore. Second row: Ellen Moore, Martlia Neal, Ann
Hancock, Vida Snyder, Gladys Hall, Barbara Morrison, Malcolm Lewis, Selas Mellonas, Mickey Miller, Bobby Mc-
Leod, ,Io-Anne Mitchell, Patty Peacock, Diane Fidler, Vivian Miller, Ruby Hallman, and Dr. Taylor, director. Third
row: Frances Motsinger, Dorothy O'Berry, Gwenlyn Huss, Barbara Boyd, Jerry Palmer, Joe Beamon, Bill Sumney,
Gordon Polson, Gene Campbell, Ettalee Monroe, Jo Anne Meredith, Anita Byrum, Ruth Ann Phillips, and Carolyn
Honbarrier. Fnurlh row: Sara Dean Miller, Sylvia Schultheiss, Mary Crater, Gloria Huss, Lois jones, Rex Hucks,
Jimmy Dobcy, Harold Gibhardt, Bill Wright, Ann Allred, Shirley Bartlett, Betty .Io Bivens, Love Hall, and Doris
The year of the widespread popularity of
the hillbilly song "Goodnight Irenen was also
a popular year for students to seek member-
ship in the A Cappella choir. Dr. Charles C.
Taylor, who was beginning his first year at
as head of the music department,
found an impatient group of students clamoring
to begin vocal work Outs.
Once organized, choir activities consisted of
presenting programs of sacred music to the
student body and making numerous public
appearances before church congregations and
One of the most anticipated events of the
year was the All-State Chorus Festival in
Greensboro. Music students from every section
of North Carolina assembled for two days of
rehearsal and as a climax of the program pre-
sented a formal concert in Aycock Auditor-
The oilicers who keep things rolling in the A Cappella
Choir are, ld! to right: Bill Wright, vice-president,
Dr. Taylor, director, Jack Peacock, librarian, Anita
Byrum, secretary 3 Buddy Bullock, president, and Harold
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lI!'V1iilYll choristcrs are left lo riglzl jiri! row: Vivian Niiller, DeVera Rogers, Becky lN'1eGl'1ee, Joanne Reid, lX4arlene
lJCll1Il,4lfCl',.I11TlIHy Blaiir, ilimmyiDobe-y, Harold Brown, Donald Scalf, Buddy Bullock, Harold Gibhardt, Ettalee M011-
roc, lN1ary Lou lN'1alpass, Billie Ruth Pilchcr, Ellen lWoore, and Ruth Ann Phillips. .Srrrzfzrl raw: Darlene -lenkins,
' , , .. . 1. .. I' I liund,
Eleanor Cook Fvelyn Chapman, Frances Motsmqer, Nancy Beck, Barbara Moiuson, Daiitll Lrattx, Stan ey lit
man, Robert Giles, Sain Gibson, Mickey Miller, Bill Wright, Ann Allred, -Ierry Bullock, Anita Bynum, Lucille Towcry,
and Betty Ann Sain. Y-,11l'lll70ZU.' India Burtze, Gladys Hall, Gloria Huss, Ciiwenlyn Huss, Suzanne Cook, Becky Harris,
.lack Jarrett, Tommy Woollen, Charles Kearns, Bobby lN4cl.eod, D. CI. Phillips, Delberta Libby, Betty .lane Beamon,
Dorla Deane Bell, Betty ,Io Bivins, Nancy Bottoms, and -Iohnny Raper. I'i0llI'1h rum: Betty ,lean Floyd, Sylvia Schul-
theiss Betsy Gamble Anne Beam, Connie Grant, lX'1ary Trepke, Catherine Clinard, Ann -johnson, Gene Campbell,
Gordon Polson, -lack. Peacock, Harold Brown, iviargaret Brooks, Shirley Bartlett, Phyllis Surrett, Shirley Welboin,
H ll P lv Fechxest, I,r:is Jones, Becky lX1cMillan, Ann Lambeth, Betty
and Bill Barnett. Fjflh rcze: Ruby a man, .ec '5
Nature Provides Lovely Setting for Messiah
Poinsettias, boughs of pine, and softly falling
snow set an appropriate scene for the 1950
performances of Handel's .Messiah which were
presented in the high school auditorium.
An one hundred and fifty voice chorus com-
posed of students and alumni of H.P.H.S. was
arranged on the stage to form a white cross on
a blue background. This sixth annual pre-
sentation was directed by Dr. Charles C.
Months before December 9th and 1Uth the
chorus participants spent long afternoons and
evenings of continuous practicing and drilling
the diflicult musical passages. Student com-
mittees wcre formed to make arrangements
for the distribution ol' robes and tickets, the
planning of stage decorations, and scheduling
The addition ol' the beautiful "His Yoke
Is Easyu increased the number of choruses
sung this year to eleven. High Point High
School is one ol' the few choral groups in the
nation who has established a tradition of
presenting the .7l1l'.Y.Y1'fIfI frorn memory.
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