First Chair of America - National Yearbook (Greenwood, MS)
- Class of 1958
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ROY M. MARTIN fEditorj and C. W. MARTIN, his father-a pioneer bandsman whose
courage and convictions greatly influenced the life of the editor.
What are YOUR aspirations?
How much you can accomplish depends very much on
your aspirations. Aspirations come largely from inspira-
tions and inspirations come from without much more than
from within-chiefly from associations with successful
people and their works or from great books, great paint-
ings, or great music. You, for whom this 'article is written,
are fortunate to have come in contact with your musical
director, for it is he who has given the inspiration for the
development of the fine musical organization of which
you are a member.
It was not intended that we should rest in contentment
with each success, but that each new success bring forth
new hopes and aspirations. Each of us should hold our
principles and our aspirations as clear as life itself for
life without inspirations and aspirations cn only be dull
and unsuccessful. One of the saddest situations facing the
world today is the fact that so many seem to be satisfied
with the mediocre. No satisfied person ever succeeded.
Therefore, it behooves us to be displeased with what we
are and what we do, for when we have pleased ourselves,
we will certainly progress no further. It is perfectly all
right to be quite content until it is time to rise. In other
words, be proud of accomplishments, but never satisfied
with the present status and never ready to give up longing
and wishing. Yet, we are to keep in mind that we are
not to let contentment and aspiration conflict to the point
of making us miserable. Our prayer should be "Let me
lift myself above the average for the average is too low
to bring much success."
The things for which you aspire are within your reach if
only you want them enough to pay the required price.
You can climb the summits, but you cannot dwell there,
you must go on-up and up or surely down.
Develop a purpose in life, secure inspiration from every
available source, and then throw your every resource into
the development of that purpose. Aim for perfection in
everything that you do even though in most instances per-
fection is unattainable. Yet in so aiming and constantly
striving you will come closer to perfection than those who
never aspire to attain it. You cannot measure your life,
but you can resolve to put your life to its noblest and best
use, remembering always that life has nothing good and
high in store for those who do not aim at the good and
the high and that one is not exalted because of what he
has accomplished, but rather by what he aspires to ac-
LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL BAND
The 1958 Edition of FIRST CHAIR OF AMERICA is dedi
cated to The Lockport High School Band and to its director
Ernest O. Caneva, because they have set a standard in perform
ance which raises the dignity of the music programs in the
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HISTORY OF THE LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL BAND
The Lockport Township High School Band, under the
direction of Ernest O. Caneva, is recognized as one of
the most outstanding musical organizations of the nation.
Since 1934 it has consistently won honors in every contest
it has entered-district, state, national, and international.
The band has been awarded the Governor's Trophy at the
Illinois State Fair six times and has placed first seven
times at the Chicago Tournament of Music. It has also
gained permanent possession of the Bowman Dairy Trophy
by winning first place three consecutive years at Harvard,
Illinois Milk Festival. Two Admiral Trophies have also
been awarded to the band through competition at Harvard.
In 1953 the band participated in the Holland, Michigan
Tulip Festival as a guest band and was invited back in
Lockport has a population of about 6,000 and is highly
industrialized-mainly by such companies as the Texas
Company, Pure Oil Company, and Steel Companies.
In the last five years the Lockport High School has grown
to an enrollment of 1,100 studets.
Seven public grade schools, two parochial schools, and
the Lockport High School provide a fine education for
the youngsters in the community. Each grade school has
its own band and music department, developed over a long
1954. In 1940 the band played at the New York World's
Fair and received a parchment and plaque and on the
same trip gave an outstanding concert on Constitutional
Avenue in Washington, D. C. The band participated in
the Lions International Parade in Atlantic City, New jersey,
in 1952 and received second place in competition with
sixty-four bands. In 1953 the band again entered Inter-
national Lions Competition in Chicago and tied for first
place with the Joliet Township High School Band. The
band was declared state champions in 1939, 1941, 1946,
1947, and 1949. It was chosen as one of nine outstanding
bands in the nation to perform in concert at the 11th
Annual Mid-West National Band Clinic in Chicago where
it brought the four-day clinic to a brilliant close on Decem-
ber 21, 1957.
program of twenty-four years. Then band rooms in some
of the schools are of the finest in the state. The Lockport
High School has one of the finest band rooms in the
country with facilities including practice rooms, built-in
risers, etc. adequate for at least 150 students. The program
is completely financed by the Board of Education, but
help in raising money is also provided by the Band
Boosters Organization made up of parents and friends
of the band.
SENIOR BAND GIRLS
BACK ROW: Frances DeSandre,' Librarian, First Flute, Darlene FRONT ROW: Sally Shwp, Ist Alto Clarinet: Patti Drake, Ohboei
DePra, 3rd Horn, Accompanist to Chorus, Camille Abrams, 2nd BOPUIC Revels, 5rd SHXOPIIOHCS IUCIY Del 521350, 2nd Tf0mb0l'l1UU13
Clarinet, Cecile Chinderle, lst Bass Clarinet, Jacqueline Feltz,
Wilma Wawczak, lst Trombomumg Carol Cavoretto, 2nd Clari-
net, Marilyn Vonch, lst Clarinetg Not pictured, Jane Murray, lst
THE PERSONS WHO GOVERN LOCKPORT
Above are the men
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and women who are of so much help to us in arranging parades
on the streets, and controlling traffic for us before and after
ft to Rightj Sgt George Geary Officer Jerome Taskey Officer
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Robert Gait, Officer john Price, Officer Dolores Feithen, Officer William Feithen
Sitting: Chief Stephen Reed.
CITY COUNCIL OI' LOCKPORT
fLeft to Rightj
dent of Waterworksg
EARL KARSTENS, City Clerk
Mayor DANIEL T. LAMBERT
JOSEPH O. DARIN, Alderman
of the Second Ward
WILLIAM BROWN, Alder-
man of First Ward
CLAUD M. WIDNER, Alderman
of Second Ward
SWEN A. NELSON, Alderman
of Third Ward
NORMAN F. SOLLEY, Alder-
man of Third Ward
MANFRED CARLSON, Alder-
man of Fourth Ward
GLENN E. MILLER, City At-
CHARLES F. ENZ, Superinten-
LOCKPORT SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
It is my belief that "Education is life
itself, and that school is not merely
preparation for life." That each day as
the student goes about his work in the
school, at home, in music, in athletics,
in community activities, or at a part-
time job after school hours, he is a living
and active member of society. Education
is, therefore, a combination of living,
learning, and doing. It comes from both
books and other experiences. Music is an
integral part of this combination. It
serves the school and the community by
making it possible for all to participate
through our bands, orchestras, and chorus-
es thus helping to lift the cultural level
of our society. We deeply appreciate
what contributions are made by musicians,
teachers, conductors, and others active in
the area of music, for they give so much
to each of us.
DR. WILLIAM H. BLATNIK
Lockport Township High School
Dr. Blatnik received his Master's and
his Doctor's degrees from the Univer-
sity of Illinois and his B.Ed. degree
from Illinois State Normal University.
Although still youthful, he has had a
wide range of educational experiences
ranging from elementary through high
school in administration, and high school
through university in teaching.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
fLeft to Rightzj Mr. Carroll Ward, Mr. William Babich, Dr. William H. Blatnik, Mr. Robert
Morse fPresidentJ, Mr. Felix Borio, Mr. Melvin Blogg, Mr. Park Widner. Not Pictured: Mr.
John Virklan fAttorneyj, Mr. joseph Bollantino, Mr. Ludwig Bollero.
MR. CANEVA AND CO-WORKERS
Mr. Caneva has been the director of the Lockport Township High School
Band since 1932. Starting with a 22-piece band, he has developed it into
the 150-member organization. Mr. Caneva has studied in Europe, North-
western University, Vandercook College of Music, and other places too
numerous to mention. Recently he made a trip to Venice, Italy, and there
he worked with a famous band. Mr. Caneva is well known throughout the
country as a composer of a large number of musical selections. He has been
guest conductor on many occasions, is a charter member of the A.S.B.D.A.,
honorary member of the N.C.B.A., and adjudicator of many contests and
BAND BOOSTERS' OFFICERS
JOSEPH DARIN, President MRS. ANGELO DePRA, Secretary
RUSSELL NEHLS, Vice President MRS. EVERETT GULLICKSON, Treasurer
ERNEST O. CANEVA
Mr. Caneva with his assistants, left, HERBERT
TATROE, director of the Second Band, and ROBERT
HOWELL, who serves as director of the Madrigals
and A Cappella Chorus. Mr. Tatroe has been Mr.
Caneva's assistant for three years. He was formerly
a band member. Mr. Howell, new to Lockport High
this year formerly taught at Saybrook High School,
Proudly We Present
A smiling "Ernie" displays some of the trophies and
plaques awarded his bands through the years. The
trophy he holds became the band's permanent prize
after being named "Best Band" three consecutive
years at the Harvard, Illinois Milk Festival. The
trophy is awarded by the Bowman Dairy Company.
Ernie has been Lockport High's band director since
1932 when he began with 22 musicians. Under his
masterful tutelage a 150-member organization has
LOCKPORT, ILLINOIS, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
BAND OFFICERS who help guide band activities are
Ueft to rightj Amy Staples, Treasurerg Shirley Smith,
Vice-Presidentg Sharon Fisher, Sophomore Representa-
tiveg Roger Bolattino, President, Mary Ann Becker,
Librarian, and Rolin Bolattino, Freshman Representa-
tive. Not pictured is Terry Legan who serves as Secre-
The BAND BOOSTERS headed by officers fleft to rihtj
Mrs. Everett Gullicksen, Treasurer, Mrs, Angelo DePra,
Secretary, Joseph Darin, President, and Russell Nehls, Vice
Presiclentg back the band in all its activities and finance
special events such as the trip to the Mid-West Conference. The bangs PROUD
GUARD led by Drum
jim Kobe includes
rightj Shirley Smith,
Marilyn Vonch, Patty
Sally Shoop, Carol C
and Margaret Meadows
FIRST ROW fTopj: joe Fabbre, Bill Luebs, Perry
Kristich, Jim Abrams, Steve Johnson, Charles Pastore.
SECOND ROW fMicldleJ: Levone Pasternak, Caro-
lyn Yates, Mary Ann Becker, Darlene DePra, Evelyn
Elmore, jane Murray, Amy Staples, Edna Mae Bur-
cham. THIRD ROW fBottomQ john Legg, john
Billingsley, Charles Roesel, james Pelc, joy johnson,
Linda Murphy, Barbara Traylor.
Above, BOTTOM ROW: Frank Alberico, Rolin Bolattino, janet
Schumann, Roger Bollatino, Bonita Brake, Dan Likar, Al Wason,
Judy Stockbar. SECOND ROW: John Darin, Edwin johnson,
Ray Mohalick, Bill Grady, jim Drake, Chuck Stanley, jack Diaz.
THIRD ROW fTopJ: Bill Holt, Phil Cromer, Merold Yates,
Tom johnson, Gary Hish, '
LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL BAND
SHARON FISHER, Sophomore Representative, ROLIN
BOLATTINO, Freshman Representative, SHIRLEY SMITH,
Vice Presidentg ROGER BOLATTINO, Presidentg AMY
STAPLES, Treasurerg MARY ANN BECKER, Librarian.
Left to Right, FIRST ROW fBottomJ: Larry Mudron,
Jeanine Cavoretto, Grace Bachmann, Marilyn Vonch, Nick
Kobe, Sharon Fisher, Donna Woodhouse, Karen Kurey.
SECOND ROW: Bonnie Cagwin, Bill Petan, Marjorie l
Glasser, Bill Malinowski, Pat Thompson, Georgia Nord-
strom, Susan Brown, Pat Sramek. THIRD ROW fTopJ:
Frank Gutierrez, Maxine Wizorek, Georgene Skcldon, Carol
Mandeville, Karen Dombroviak, Bonnie Mlynarik.
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Frank Bradach, Bernard Kijowski, Kenneth Turnbough, James Salbego, Louis
Darin, Ray Schoppe, Sharon Wolfe, Barbara Rhode.
FIRST ROW: Cecile Chinderle 4, Joan Kotowitz 1, Karen
Viscum 1, Kathie Bier 3, Sally Shoop 4, Christine Platko 2,
Betty Pozek 2, Jeanine Hickman 2. SECOND ROW: Betty
Landon 1, Jacqueline Feltz 4, Ronald Johnson 1, Richard
Dystrup 2, Joseph Darin 2, James Kobe 4, Bonita Revels
4, Patricia Pasternak 2. THIRD ROW: Gerald Lundeen
3, Ronald Kevish 4, Harold Carter 2, Paula Emery 1, Karen
Rungaitis 3, Virginia Ward 1.
LOCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL BAND
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FLUTES: Shirley Smith 3, Frances DeSandre 4, Sally Tynor 3,
Margaret Meadows 2, Jean Stober 2, Donna Jungles 1, Donna
Nehls 3, Dorothy Kristich 1, Barbara Kapella 1, Virginia Carlson
1. OBOE: Pat Drake 4. Eb CLARINETS: William Petan 2, Bonnie
Cagwin 3. Bb CLARINETS: Marilyn Vonch 4, Nick Kobe 3, Sharon
Fisher 2, Dorothy Kon 2, Donna Woodhouse 1, Grace Bachmann
1, Jeannine Cavoretto 1, Karen Kurey 1, Carol Cavoretto 4,
Georgia Nordstrom 3, Dick Panich 4, Pat Thompson 2, Camille
Abrams 4, Marilyn Manthey 2, Larry Mudron 2, Karen Gullick-
son 2, Marjorie Glasser 3, Susan Brown 2, William Malinoski 1.
ALTO CLARINETS: Sally Shoop 4, Christine Platko 2, Bettieann
Pozek 2, Jeanine Hickman 2. CONTRA-BASS CLARINET: Joseph
Darin 2. BASS CLARINETS: Cecile Chinderle 4, Kathie Bier 3, Joan
Kotowicz 1, Karen Viscum 1. BASSOONS: Jackie Feltz 4, Dick
Dystrup 2, Betty Landon 1. ALTO SAXOPHONES: James Kobe 4,
Pat Ward 1, Bonnie Revels 4, Pat Pasternak 2. TENOR SAXO-
PHONES: Harold Carter 2, Karen Rungaitis 3, Paula Emery 1,
BARITONE SAXOPHONES: Ronald Kevish 4, James Lundeen 3.
C CORNETS: Roger Bolattino 4, Janet Schumann 1, Rolin Bolattino
1. Bb CORNETS: Maurice Bell 4, Frank Alberico 4, Bonita Drake 1,
Albert Wason 1, Dan Likar 3, Judy Stockbar 3, Ray Mohalick 42,
Edwin Johnson 2. TRUMPETS: Jimmy Drake 2, John Darin 4, Bill
Grady 4. BASS TRUMPETS: Jack Diaz 3, Jim Plankar 5. FRENCH
HORNS: Jane Murray 4, Amy Staples 3, Carolyn Yates 2, Darlene
DePra 4, Mary Ann Becker 2, Evelyn Elmore 1. TROMBONES:
Tom Johnson 1, Merolcl Yates 4, Phil Cromer 2, Bill Holt 1, Ernest
Allen 4. TROMBONIUM: Wil111a Wawczak 4, Judy Del Sasso 4,
Gary Hish 4. TENOR HORN: Chuck Stanley 2. EUPHONIUM:
J hn Legg 1, John Billingsley 4, Charles Roesel 2, James Pelc 2.
TQZUBA: Steve Johnson 4, Bill Luebs 2, Perry Kristich 2, Charles
Pastore 1, Jim Abrams 2, Joe Fabbre 1. BASS DRUM: Bernie
Kijowski 4. SNARE DRUM: James Salbego 3, Louis Darin 3,
Ray Schoppe 2. TYMPANI: Frank Bradach 1. CYMBALS: Ken-
neth Turnbough 3, BELLS: Sharon Wolfe 2, Juanita Boehme 2,
Barbara Rohde 2.
DRUM MAJOR AND SPONSORS
Shirley Smity, James Kobe, Margaret
Marilyn Vonch, Patti Drake, Sally
Shoop, Carol Cavoretto.
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THE PARADE OF STATES
Over a period of nineteen years, FIRST CHAIR OF AMERICA
has gathered much information regarding the school music organi-
zations, bands, orchestras, and choruses in the schools of the various
states. Many First Chair members along with their directors and
organizations have been honored through this medium of national
It was planned to present a page for each state in the 1958 edition,
but it now appears better to present this section as "The Parade of
States" in which appears many of the directors who are upholding
the highest standards and who believe in honoring their First Chair
members with the recognition which they so richly deserve. We
know that some who should appear here are not listed, but we were
unable to get their pictures and stories.
The superb "Twentieth Anniversary" edition 1959 of FIRST CHAIR
OF AMERICA falmost completely reserved at this timej will present
the one hundred and fifty very top high school organizations of
Arnerica's schools. We expect to make it a Success Story-a success
story of the boys and girls who hold the First Chair positions in
America's top high school musical organizations and the directors
who are responsible for their success, because next to success is the
appreciation of it.
The person who succeeds above the others is the one, who, early
in life, clearly discerns his object and toward that purpose habitually
directs his powers-realizing at all times that the greatest results
in life are attained by simple means and by the exercise of ordinary
qualities. The difference between failure and success is doing a
thing nearly right and doing it exactly right.
Those who have succeeded deserve honor, for without honor for
recognitionj success in the world would be small indeed.
ROY C. MARTIN-Editor
THE PARADE OF STATES
STATE OF ARIZONA
Some of the principal leaders in the field of music in the State of Arizona are:
JACK LEE ...................................................,.,..................,.,.,,,...,......,,..,........- ...... U niversity of Arizona
PAUL GRIMES ....... ...........,...... T ucson High School
BERYL FOLKS .......... .....,... W est Phoenix High School
WILLIAM FUNK ..........,......... ,......... A mpitheater High School
RAYMOND HENDERSON ..... ...,........ P rescott High School
GORDON KIMBALL ..,...... .......... S afford High School
KENNETH D. MACK ....... ............, A jo High School
JACK HOKANSON ......,. ......, W inslow High School
JAMES BRENDEN ....... ......... D ouglas High School
VINCENT DUSSAIR ....,.,. ........ G lendale High School
HAROLD TEAK .....................,. .....i...... B enson High School
EUGENE P, LOMBARDI ..,... ......,.. P hoenix High School
IINCENT S. DUSSAIR-Glendale BERYI.. FOLKS-Phoenix EUGENE P LOMBARDI Phoenix
West Phoenix High School
E. TEAK-Benson KENNETH D MACK Ago
LAMAR TRIPLETT-Bessemer JOHN M. LONG-MONTGOMERY
Past President, Alabama Music Educators' Robert E. Lee High School
Association and 'of Bandmasters' Association.
At Sylacauga High for seventeen years. Very
active in developing Alabama Music Program.
Fourteen years at Decatur with pacesetter band,
State Chairman ASBDA. fSee Alabama Dedication
MORT M . GLOSSER-Gadsden
Past President Alabama Bandmasters As-
Very fine band, active in developing State
YALE H. ELLIS-University of
Formerly, Woodlawn High,
and Lanier High, Montgomery.
GENE W. WITHERSPOON
Arkansas Polytechnic College,
.S.M.E. and M.A., University of
rkansasg directed Superior Band at
eQueen High School: Past Presi-
ent, Arkansas College Band Direc-
rs Associationg member of ASB 8:
Ag AMEA3 MENCQ College Band
irectors' National Conferenceg Kap-
a Kappa Psig Kappa Delta Pig
igma Chig adjudicatorg guest con-
uctor in many statesg widely known
s an outstanding Music Educator.
I THOMAS KINSER
University of Arkansasg M.M.,
University, played in First
Bandmasters' Ban dg
superior bandg adjudicatorg
guest concluctorg rated as
outstanding leader in field of
R. B. "SCRUBBY" WATSON-Pine Bluff
B.M., Hendrix Collegeg M.M., Drake University. Has the
respected and well deserved title "Dean of Arkansas Band-
masters"g has been in Pine Bluff 21 years where he has
maintained his band at the very highest Nationally Superior
levelg has been most active in the Arkansas School Band
and Orchestra Associationg has served as its president 6
years. It can be said, without fear of contradiction, that
his has been the major influence on the instrumental pro-
gram in the schools of Arkansas. His influence is certainly
not confined to schools of Arkansas for he is a nationally
known adjudicator, clinician, and conductor. He has taught
in summer sessions at Mississippi State College and at
Monticello A8rM College where he has been most helpful
to band directors from many states and to thousands of
students. He is one of America's truly great band men
and music educators.
DONALD R. MINX-Arkansas State College, Jonesboro
Bachelor's and Master's degrees Indiana State Teachers
Collegeg additional study, Georgetown Universityg French
Horn student 5 years of Max Pottag, one year's study in
Bayreuth, Germanyg maintained highly superior band and
choir 6 years at North Judson, Indianag has greatly improved
instrumental program at Arkansas State. Widely known
clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductorg outstanding
J. RAYMOND BRANDON
North Little Rock
B.M., Vander-Cook School of Musicg
Masters is School Administration,
Western State Collegeg attended
Lewis and Clark, and Hendrix Col-
leges. Taught 15 years at Texarkana,
7 years at North Little Rock. Past
President Arkansas School Band and
Orchestra Associationg C h a i r m a n
Clinic Festival Committee 2 yearsg
editor of "The Director" since 1950.
State Chairman of and on.National
Membership Committee of American
School Band Directors' Association.
Adjudicatorg cliniciang guest con-
ductor in many statesg always has
Superior bandsg an outstanding and
widely known Music Educator.
WAYNE K. WILSON
B.S. Western State College, Ky.,
work towards Masters', University of
Houston and Arkansas A8cM Collegeg
was student conductor of Joliet,
Illinois Band under the late A. R.
MCAllisterg maintains highly superior
band at Crossettg has contributed
much to maintenance of high stand-
ards in band music.
Here are some of the people who are responsible for the really fine California Music Program
ARTHUR SCHWUCHOW ,..... Grossmont High School, San Diego
GORDON LOWE .................... Tulare High School Band, Tulare
WILLIAM BALLARD .,........., Antelope Valley High School Band,
WILLIAM A. SCHAEFER ....,... University of Southern California
FRED STEFN .........,.............. Merced High School Band, Merced
CLARNCE SAWHILL ........,.,,.,...,,.,,..,.,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,4 L05 Angeles
CLIFFORD ANDERSON .........,...... Monterey High School Band,
GORDON LOWE ..
VIRL M. SWAN .......
JOSEPH E. CUNHA
.........Ceres High School Band, Ceres
.....Tulare High School Band, Tulare
ROBERT LUTT .................... Berkeley High School Band, Berkeley
.........,.......Vallejo Senior High Band, Vallejo
LESTER OAKS ...............
LESLIE SWEENEY .............
JOHN DEL MONACO .....
Some are pictured on this page, some with their organizations in
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JOHN L. SHAFER WILLIAM A. SCHAEFER LESTER OAKS
HUGH W. GIVENS VERNON "BERT" STEVENSON JOSEPH E. CUNHA VIRL M. SWAN
We are pleased to list some of the outstanding leaders in
LLOYD JENSEN ,,,.,,., .,.,,,.,.,.........., H igh School Band, Sterling
ED KEHN .,..,,,.,.,,.,,. ,,....... B oulder High School Band, Boulder
TED GERINGER ,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,......,,....,,,, High School Band, Lamar
MARION JACOBS .,,..,,,....,,,. High School Band, Grand Junction
FRITZ BRAMBLE ...... ........v..,,..,......................
HUGH MCMILLEN ...,.,...... University of Colorado Band, Boulder
LESTER TURNER .....,.............,........ High School Band, Gunnison
State of Colorado and to prese
nt pictures of some of them:
RAYMOND DEN BESTE ................ High School Band, Paonia
TOM LIESEN ................v............... High School Band, Kit Carson
PHILOMENE LIESEN ..,,. ....... L a Junta Junior High School,
B. E. SYRING ..............v.v.....v.....................................,... Monte Vista
CHARLES MEEKER ........ High S
chool Chorus, Colorado Springs
DR. ROBERT HAWKINS ............,............,.. Western State College
THOMAS H. LIESEN-Pueblo PHILOMENE LIESEN-La Junta DR. ROBERT HAWKINS-Western State College
TED GERINGER-Lamar B. E. SYRING-Monte vista
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LESTER W. TURNER RAYMOND DEN BESTE LLOYD JENSEN-Sterling
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Some of the outstanding leaders in the field of music for the State of Connecticut are:
W. RAYMOND RANDALL ........................................,.,,,................... High School Choir, Stamford
RICHARD A. OTTO ................ ......... L yman High School Band, Wallingford
GRACE JERSEY ....... ...... - .,.......,...............,...., H igh School Band, Plainville
BETTY SONIER ....... ...............i.........,.,.........,..... H igh School Choir, Winsted
WILLIAM LAVER .....,........... .......... W illiarn Hall High School Band, West Hartford
ERIC OSTERLING ..,...,............. .................................,,........ P ortland High School Band
DONALD CUNNINGHAM ........ ,...,.............,.................... H igh School Band, Guilford
RICHARD BENVENUTI ....... ......... H igh School Band, New London
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EDWIN F. ENGLEHART
Caesar Rodney High School
EVERETT L. ROBERTS
iiarter member and Past Presi-
nt, Florida Bandmasters Associ-
'iong Secretary, A.S.B.D.A.g con-
stently Superior Band.
I EDWIN T. COOK
Treasurer, Dist. I, F.B.A.
has judged extensivelyg has
Superior Band fea-
at many events over Amer-
HOWARD B. SWYERS
President F,M.E.A.g Past Presi-
dent F.O.A. and F.B.A. Consist-
ently Superior Band.
ROY V. WOOD
Adjudicatorg has held many offi-
cial positions in F.B.A.g F.O.A.g
F.V.A. Consis-tently S u p e rio r
bands, orchestras and choruses.
University of Florida
Nationally k n o w n, outstanding
conductor, adjudicator, clinician
and educator. Past President A.-
Followed his illustrious father
who was at Sebring for 23 yearsg
consistently Superior bands.
B. M. DONALDSON
Played bassoon, Central Florida
Syrnphonyg Clarinet, Navy Bandg
member of A.S.B.D.A.g consist-
ently Superior bands.
ROBERT O. LAMPI
Secretary-Treasurer of F,B.A, for
more than ten yearsg member oft
A.S.B.D.A.g consistently Superior
President F.B.A. 1951-52g direct-
ed Superior groups before be-
coming Director of Music at
Coral Gablesg consistently Super-
OTTO J. KRAUSHAAR
Miami Senior High
Nationally known Music Educa-
torg consistently Superior bandsg
adjudicatorg cliniciang guest con-
ductorg see Florida State Dedi-
cation Band fthis editionj.
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R. OWEN SEITZ-Atlanta
Director of Band and Orchestra, Henry
Grady High School B.A., Western Kentucky
State Collegeg M.M.Ed. Vandercook School
of Musicg Past President, G.M.E.A.g mem-
ber, A.S.B.D.A.g Kappa Kappa Psig con-
sistently Superior bands and orchestrasg
outstanding Music Educator.
NAT E. FRAZIER-Moultrie
B.E.M.Ed., University of Georgiag valuable,
varied experience in Music fieldg consistent-
ly Superior choirsg Past Chairman of State
Vocal Divisiong adjudicator, clinician, guest
conductorg outstanding Music Educator.
Outstanding directors in the State of Georgia include
ROBERT M. BARR ......
BEN s1sK ...,....i.,.,...,
RODNEY JoNAs ......,.
JOHN W. HAMBRICK
DONALD RICH ...........
WILLIAM T. VERRAN
NAT FRAZIBR ...,........
R. OWEN SEITZ ......,,
High School Columbus
......,..Murphy High School Atlanta
Grady High School Atlanta
THOMAS J. BYRNES-Athens
,, ' Outstanding Music Educatorg has con-
illwl W tributed greatly to the development of
j Musicg superior teacher and directorg
' adjudicatorg cliniciang and guest con-
RODNEY E. JONAS-Brunswick
Director of Glynn Academy Bandg Pre-
sident, G.M.E.A.g consistently superior
workg contributes much in service to
Music programg member of many pro-
fessional organizationsg o u t s t a nding
ELWYN SCI-IWARTZ-University of Idaho
BOARD OF CONTROL
President RICHARD R. SMITH ..,.,,...,...,.......,..,....,..... ,..........Y..... D rrector of Orchestra, Twin Falls
first Vice President, DON AUPPERLE ......,....,,.,.. ........ V ocal Director, High School, Idaho Falls
Second Vice President, WALT SNODGRASS .,..,. .....,..... B and Director, High School, Moscow
Secretary Treasurer, LORRAINE E. JOHNSON .,...,. .....,..........,.. B and Director, S.-Ir. Hi., Boise
GILBERT N, BURNS ..,....,.... ......... I nstrumental Director, High School, Coeur d'Alene
ELMER STITZLEIN .....,. .............,....... V ocal Director, High School, Kendrick
BERT BURDA ,,....,....,.... ...,,.. ........... V o cal Director, High School, Boise
FRANK WEBSTER ........... ,...,,,....,...,................. M usic Director, Wendell
WALTER E. THOMAS ..... .....,,..,.,.... ......,.. M u sic Director, High School, Aberdeen
HAL BARTON ....,,.,.......,..,......,.......,,....... .....,., B and Director, High School, Rexburg
State N I M A C Chairman, WALT SNODGRASS ...... .....................,.......,...,..,,,,.... Q ,See Abovej
Gcneral WALT SNODGRASS ,,.,..,i.,.,.........,.......,.... ....,,,.,.,............,.................... Q See Abovej
Band LYNN BARKER .......,,...,.... ....... B and Director, High School, Shelley
Orchestra DON AUPPERLE ..... ,..,.,..,,.......,,,,...,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.. Q See Abovej
Vocal ELMER STITZLEIN .....,. ,,,..,.,..,..,.,.,,..,,,..,...,,,,,,.,,,, Q See Abovej
Second Vice President Idaho Music Supervisor at Kellogg for 24 years: Served
Educators Associttion formcr clzri as adjudicator and guest conductor.
RICHARD R. SMITH
President, Idaho Music Educators Associationg Organizing
Chairman Idaho Biennial Music Educators' Conferenceg All
State Orchestra, 1952-543 adjudicator, cliniciang guest Con-
Specialist in Music Education, directed bands in California
1946-50g Conductor of University Symphony Orchestra
1954-55g Director Summer Concert Band 1955, editor of
Audio-Visual Aids Dept. "The Instrumentalistug Workshop
Consultantg Clinician for bandg Adjudicatorg President,
California Music Educators' Association 1949-51, President,
Idaho Music Educators' Association 1952-54g Second Vice
President, Northwest Division "Music Educators' National
Conference 1957-59. Master of Ceremonies, speaker-church,
fraternal, professional conferences, conventions and ban-
Has Superior Band in all fields.
Clinician, adjudicator, M a r c h i n g
Band Pageantry and Dance Band
Materials authority, Central Wash-
ington College of Education Summer
facultyg Past President Dist, I, Music
Educatorsg Idaho State Sight Reading
Chairman 2 years.
ERNEST O. CANEVA-Lockport
Dedication Band 1958 Edition
Long years of outstanding serviceg many,
many honors have come his way for his
splendid servicesg highly Superior bands
DR. MAURICE F. Sl-IADLEY
of University Music Servicesg
at Rensselaer, Greenwood, Bridge,
Smithville, Indiana Central Collegel
guest concluctorg church choir direc-
Band and Orchestra, Bosse High School,
Evansvilleg consistently Superior organiza-
tionsg adjudicatorg cliniciang guest con-
fSee Band, this editionl
fSee Band, this editionj
VERNON E. SPAULDING
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ne band, member A.S.B.D.A.,
AL G. WRIGHT
One of America's leading Music Educatorsg
A.B.A.3 Board of Control National Inter-
scholastic Music Activities Commission
fM.E.N.C.Jg cliniciang adjudicatorg guest
T. E. PEGLER
Consistently Superior Bandg A.S.B.D.A.g
I.S.M.A.g Phi Beta Mug Past President,
Indiana State Music Associationg Clinic
Staff fSummerj Indiana Universityg church
CORLYLE F. "BUD" DRAKE
Music Supervisor, Oak Hill School Corp.:
Director Converse High School Bandg con-
sistently Superior bandsg Concert Band
Director, Midwest Band Campg Purdue,
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Consistently Superior bands
RICHARD D. DAY-Ames
Has been at Ames since 1927 where he
has maintained a consistently Superior
bandg has developed Instrumental Depart-
ment from small part-time, after- school
activity to a department with four full-time
directors and 700 studentsg directs Ames
Municipal Band in 15 concerts each seasong
member Phi Mu Alphag Past President Iowa
Band Masters Associationg father of "Major
Landers Scholarship Idea" sponsored an-
nually by this groupg outstanding Music
ROBERT W. DEAN-Spencer
B.F.A. Nebraska State Teachers Collegeg
M.M. Northwestern Universityg eleven
years at Spencer where he has maintained
highly Superior organizations. Vice Presi-
dent A.S.B.D.A.g Chairman A.S.B.D.A.
National Solo and Ensemble Committeeg
Chairman Iowa All-State Band 1954-56
for I.H.S. Music Associationg Chairman of
Band Affairs for I.M.E.A., 1954-56g mem-
ber Region 10 National Music Contest
Board one termg outstanding Music Edu-
WALTER E. LAKE-Fort Dodge
Educated at Michigan State, Western Michigan
Teachersg B.A., University of Michigan, Ft. Madi-
son Business College, University of Iowa and
Drake University, M.M.E.g member of Karl King
Municipal Bandg Past President Iowa Commercial
Teachers' Associationg Past President, Iowa State
-Bandmasters' Associationg now Chairman of Iowa
Curriculum Committeeg Vice President Iowa
Music Educators Associationg past member Execu-
tive Committee of Iowa High School Music
Associationg Pi Kappa Lambdag A.S.B.D.A.
G. EDWARD NELSON-DeWitt
B.M.E., Augustana Collegeg M.A., University of
Iowag 8 years at Dewitt where he has maintained
very fine bands. French horn, Tri-City Symphonyg
adjudicatorg cliniciang guest conductorg on "Band
Review" staff of School Musiciang outstanding
Outstanding Music Educatorg has
many honors for his highly Superior
at Perry High Schoolg appears with
choir at many other high schools and
legesg presented concert for Iowa
Educators' Annual State Convention.
MAI-ILON E. COLLINS-Charles City
B.M., Simpson Collegeg M.A., Universi
of Iowag directed Army Band, World Wa
II and Korean Warp directs Municipg
Band, Community Chorus, and City Char?
ber of Commerce Men's Chorusg membe
of Phi Mu Alphag outstanding Music Ed
cator. fSee Band, this editionj
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DON R. BAILEY-Russell HOWARD HALGEDAHL
onsistently Superior bands. See Wfinfield
tate Dedication. Consistently Superior organization
DEAN B. OWEN-Dighton
Very active in collegeg Phi Mu
Alpha Sinfoniag Who's Who in
American Colleges and Universi-
tiesg Past President, District 53
now Band Chairman N.I.M.A.C.g
Vice President Iota Chapter Phi
Beta Mug consistently Superior
Gunnison Band Camp Faculty
two yearsg All American Band-
masters' Band at Midwest Clinic:
Bass Trombonist, Wichita Sym-
phony? Wichita Municipal Bandg
charter member Phi Mu Alphag
member W.T.A.g K.S.T.A.g
E.A.g M.E.N.C.g Vice President,
Kansas Music Educators' Associa-
tiong consistently Superior organi-
Sinfonia: Kappa Kappa
Phi Beta Mu: College Band
' National Association:
First All-American Band
' Band: immediate Past
Kansas Music Educa-
Associationg Director High
Music Campq adjudicatorg
iq guest conductor.
HAROLD G. PALMER LOREN B. CRAWFORD DON THRELKELD JULIUS HULTQUIST
Hays, Kansas State College Garden City Garden City Garden City
MUSiC in l"i1-lh SCC PFCSGUYHUOH With 01'.43,'Hl'liZ21' See presentation with organiza- See presentation with organiza-
l933-l94?a: Phi Mu tion, this edition. tion, this edition. tion, this edition.
The State of Kentucky has developed a very fine music program in the public schools. Superior directors have been
trained at their very fine colleges and universities. Graduates of Murray and Western are doing excellent work not
only in Kentucky but in many other states as well. Some of the outstanding leaders are:
DEAN DOWDY .......
BOB MORTON ........
STEVE COMES ..,,.
FLOYD BURT .............
ROBERT GRIEEITH .....i.
JOHN GRIFFEY .......
JOHN FARRIS ................
TOM SIWICKI ..................
PRICE DOYLE fretiredj ,.....,.
K. V. BRYANT-Princeton
Consistently Superior Bandg outstanding
director and citizeng teaches much more
than music. Phi Mu Alphag Gamma Delta
Chapter, at Murrayg active in church and
..,.,...Madisonville IOLA WEIDEMAN
........Henderson GEORGE WEEKES
.......Mayfield WARREN LUTZ
............Paducah CLAUDE ROSE
...,.,...Louisville RICHARD FARRELL
...,.,........Corbin ERNEST LYON
..........Murray ROY BOESSER
RICHARD W. FARRELL
Head of Fine Arts Department at Murray State
Collegeg has contributed much in his 15 years
at Murray to music in Kentucky and surrounding
statesg adjudicatorg cliniciang guest conductorg a
Friend of Bands everywhere,
K. V. BRYANT .............,,...,,,
, .............................. University
..........Western State College
........University of Louisville
ROY E. BOESSER-Louisville
For many years his Louisville Male
School Band has been a Superior
any contest-one of the top bands of
nation. Roy has contributed much to
standards in the nation.
L. BRUCE JONES
Louisiana State University
:ionally known music educatorg adjudicatorg
iciang Writer. Executive officer in many
ional music organizations. Started career at
'le Rock, Arkansas, 1928 where he developed
nationally Superior band. Was co-organizer of
:ansas School Band Association and The Dixie
ool Band and Orchestra Association and has
fed as president of each. Member of A.B.A.
:ed in "Who's Who in Educationnl served
years as President of National School Band
ociationg President of College Band Directors'
tional Association, 1950-52.
JOHN W. STEWART
Terrebonne High School, Houma
ive of Biloxi, Miss. Student Conductor and
cl Captain in high school, and member of the
Combo which represented the South in Look
azine jazz Contest in New Yorkg B.M.E.,
U. 19515 M.M.E., L.S.U. 1952. Member Phi
Alphag Kappa Kappa Psig has very fine band
ALVIN N. BENNER
Byrd High School Band, Shreveport
Master of Music degree, University of Michigang
member Phi Mu Alpha Sinfoniag Kappa Kappa
Psig A.S.B.D.A. Has judged widely and is recog-
nized by all who know him as an authority on
bands. Has maintained a Superior band funder
same directionj at Byrd High School longer than
any other school in Louisiana. Because of the
high quality of his work, the Louisiana section
of FIRST CHAIR OF AMERICA is dedicated to
Alvin N. Benner and the Byrd Band.
J. HOWARD REYNOLDS
Istrouma High School, Baton Rouge
Has brilliant record as band directorg has brought
a high degree of accomplishment to every organi-
zation he has conducted. Has taught in Miami,
Fla.g was director of band at Carr Central High
School, Vicksburg, Miss.g also on staff of Directors
of Mississippi Lions All State Band, a position
where only the best may serve. Has Superior
band at Istrouma.
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NORMAN E. SMITH
McNeese State College, Lake Charles
Graduate S.L.I., 19433 M.M.E., Louisiana State
University, 1951. Member of L.M.E.A. Board four
yearsg State Orchestra Chairman 1954-56. Develop-
ed very fine high school band at Terrebonne
fHoumajg has very fine band at McNeese. Trains
excellent bandmasters at McNeese.
Eighteen years at Vivian. Graduate of L.S.U.,
19573 President of N.S.B.O.V.A.g Southern Board
of Control M.E.N.C., 1949-51g member of A.S.-
B.D.A. Director of Shrine Band, Shreveport. Has
served his state as well as his school extremely
well. Has very fine band in every department of
B.A., S,L.I. 19433 M.M.E., L.S.U. 1955.
Developed Superior band at Breaux Bridge,
won many honors. This band represented
Louisiana at International Convention New
York 1954g in 1955 State Department
awarded 310,000 to his band to represent
Louisiana on a pilgrimage to Canada
celebrating the Acadian Bi-Centennial. At
Lafayette two years, his band has won
Sweepstake Trophy both yearsg he is second
Vice President of Louisiana Music Educa-
CLINTON GRAFFAM ,.....
JOHN DAVIDSON .................
THEODORE ARMSTRONG ,..,..
KEN MATTHEWS ...................
EVERETT FIRTH .................
RICHARD BARBOUR ......
B.S., Emporia, Kansas State Teachers Collegeg
M,S., Kansas State Collegeg Secretary, Louisiana
Music Educators, Inc.g member of N.S.B.D.A.g did
exceedingly fine teaching at Little Rock, Arkan-
sasg maintains Superior band at Baton Rouge
Senior High Schoolg adjudicatorg cliniciang guest
conductorg has contributed much to the develop-
ment of music in the schools of the nation.
Contributing much to the Music Program in Maine are:
EDWARD MURPHY .......
ARTHUR ROUNDY ..........,
MRS. ETHEL WARDELL .
DONALD M. GAY .............
IOLA PERKINS ........
Alcee Fortier High School, New
attended Fortier High School as a
B.M.E., L.S.U. 1941g served four
Armyg M.M.E., L.S.U. 19479 has
teaching at Fortier since 1947, and
maintained a Superior band there for
DONALD M . GAY
Edward Little High School Band,
Auburn, Maineg has consistently
IOLA HAINES PERKINS
Farmington, Maine, has consist
ently Superior organizations.
MARYLAND MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF CONTROL
President ,,,,....,.............................., MILDRED TREVVETT
First Vice President .. ,.,,w,Y,V., BLANCHE F. BOWLSBEY
Second Vice President ,..... ....................... A LICE S, BEER
Secretary .,....,.,......,....,i... .,....i....,,i L UCILE SQUIER
Treasurer .,v......v,,..v...vv.ww..,.,,..........,.. MARGARET ADAMS
Members at Large ............................ ELLEN BECKMAN
MARY CROSS, RICHARD HIGGINS,
and DR. BRYCE JORDAN
Elementary ...............,.v.......Y...,e......... GRACE DuBOSE
.MARY HUNTER, MARY ROBB
Supervision .........,.., ,,...,, D R. CHARLES T. HORN
In addition to these, outstanding musical organizations are directed by ELWOOD E. KINNEY,
Hagerstowng WARREN SHELLEY CSee State Dedicationj, Baltimoreg WALLACE DRYER, Salis-
buryg KENNETH PAGE, Annapolisg C. J. PETRANEK, Bethesdag RAYMOND DOMBROWSKI,
Bel Airg HARRY KIGHT, Williainsportg J. RUPERT NEARY, Reisterstowng DR. DONALD F.
NORTON, lCity College Bandj, Baltimore.
M. DENE HOFFMAN
Ithaca Collegeg M.A., University of
has maintained very fine organi-
for seven years at his high school.
WARREN W. SHELLEY
Southern High School, Baltimore
B.M. and M.M., University of Michigang Kappa
Kappa Psig Drum Instructor at music groupsg
outstanding band at his school year after year.
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Annapolis High School
B.M. fMusic Ed., Peabody Conservatory
19535 formerly Woodwind Instructor Mc-
Donogh School for Boysg has maintained
very fine organization year after year.
Some of the people in the
state of Massachusetts who are doing outstanding work and setting a high standard for their
RALPH I. SCI-IOONMAKER ....... ......... M edford CLIFTON ALBEE ...... ........,........... B oston
MALCOLM HALL .............i.i...., ,,,,,,,,,,, O range JOHN D. CORLEY ........ ....i,.,,,.,,...... B rookline
ROBERT CORLEY ,,,...,..,,,,, ,4,,,-, M afblehead ALAN LANNOM ............. ...,... B oston University
DONALD HAMMOND ,,,,,,, ..,---, 5 wampscott RUSSELL STANGER ............ .i.,..,. B oston University
RODNEY F, MAY ,,,,4,,,,, -A.,,-A B 1-Octon DR. GEORGE BORNOFF ....... ......., B oston University
RALPH I. SCHOONMAKER-Medford
Mr. Schoonmaker is one of America's great teachers and conductors.
He has developed the Medford Band into one of America's really
Superior organizations, always winning "First" ratings. He has served
on the faculty of Boston University College of Music. He is a member
of "Society of Arts and Sciences" and of many state and national music
organizations. He is due much credit for his unselfish devotion to the
the school music programs of the entire country.
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University of Michigan Bands
Dr. Revelli's influence on instrumental music in America is so great
that no state can really claim his as its own. Any story that we could
Write here would not tell of his influence in every part of America
as all who read this already know about his contribution to improve-
ment in and around them. Every boy and girl in America, as well as
every conductor, owes him a debt of gratitude.-The Editor.
DALE HARRIS .,................
ARTHUR HILLS ...................
ARTHUR KATTERJOHN ,......
ROBERT LINT ............A.f..
P. VANDER LINDE-Holland
L, W. GUNTHER ..... .....
RAY OPLAND ...Y.,..A....,,..... ..A...,.
MERWYN MITCHELL ..... ........
CHARLES KIRSCH ....... ..,..
MACK E. CARR .,... ....... R iver Rouge
OUSTANDING QNot Picturedj
JOSEPH DEIKE ............. Sault Ste. Marie
GORDON MATHIS .....,., ,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,, O xford
GEORGE MURTHUM ,.,,,., ,,,,,.,.,,,,,,,,,, ,M ason
RICHARD SCHADEL ,.,.. ,,,,.,,,,,,, L apeer
ELDON A. SCOTT ,.,........ ,,.,,,.,4,. D eafbgfn
STANLEY SHOEMAKER ,,,,A,,,,,,,,,, Jackson
RALPH STROUF ................. .......... N . Muskegon
ROBERT WELTY ............ ,,
CLARENCE ROTH ........
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All of the people pictured and listed here are outstanding in the development of the
very fine music program in the State of Michigan. All have superior organizations and
maintain the highest national standards at all times.
MERWIN MITCHELL-Gramd Rapids GEORGE R. CAVENDER-University of Michigan MILDRED THOMAS BACHELLER
GERALD R, PRESCOTT
Formerly Director of Bands U.
of Minnesota from 1932 through
1957. Resigned Director of Bands
position to devote 'full time to
teaching Music Education classes
at the University of Minnesotag
nationally known music educator,
adjudicator, clinician, guest con-
ductor, and one of America's all-
time great Band Men.
Outstanding young directorg main-
tains a highly Superior band at
Elbow Lake. Bachelor's and
Masters' degrees, McPhail College
ALLEN J. OPLAND-Pipestone
B.A. degree, Augustana Collegeg
graduated "cum laude"g played
trumpet in Symphony Orchestra
and Bandg Tenor soloist, Augus-
tana College Choirg graduate
work U. of Michigan, U. of Min-
nesota, and U. of Colorado. Bands
and choruses have consistently
won high ratings-district, state,
national. In 1955 Band won first
place in Concert Division of Chi-
cagoland Music Festival. Charter
member of A.S.B.D.A.g the Na-
tional Association of Teachers of
Singingg M.E.N.C.g and M.M.-
E.A.g outstanding Music Educator,
GERALD H. NIEMEYER
Music education, Dana School
Musicg formerly at Armstrong all
Swea City, Iowa and Sherbur
Minnesotag maintains highly S
perior bandsg presented band
fore Minnesota Music Eclucatol1
Association, 1953g gave outstan
ing performance with Worthi
ton Band at 7th Annual Mril
West Clinic in Chicagog adju
catorg cliniciang guest conducto
nationally known Music Edu
ROY M. MARTIN-Greenwood HENRY SCHULTZ-Tupelo IVIRS. CLARENCE ERB-Belzoni
20 Years Band Director, Green' SupCri0r Band for UTZIUY YCHIS. Many years of Superior serviceg
wood High School. highly successful band director.
HOUSTON C, JEN
Meridian Know at Baton
Outstandin leadershi '
bands at Meridian for years
State Band Director 5 years.
SIMON KOOYMAN-Clarksclale fRetiredJ. The story of Instrumental Music
in Mississippi is almost synonymous with the story of some twenty years of
the life of Simon Kooyman. He carne to Clarksdale in 1926 and organized
the first school band in Mississippi, a band which he developed into a playing
and marching organization that always carried the stamp of "Superior." He
gave time and money fyes,- much moneyl to organize the first contests in
Mississippi. He was never too busy to direct clinics fwithout payj, serve as
guest conductor, and be helpful to any band or bandmaster. Composer,
clinician, adjudicator, guest conductor, a nationally known and respected
Music Educator and member of A.B.A. and many other professional organi-
zations-Mr. Kooyman is revered by every band director, in and out of
Mississippi, who is familiar with his very, very great contributions to the
development of America's School Music program.
Uietiredjg close asso-
of Simon Kooymang great
to Music Program
BROTHER ROMAULD - St.
Stanislaus, Bay St. Louisg editor
of "Mississippi Notes" for many
yearsg outstanding contributiong
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served as president M.-
Association and many
officesg outstanding Music
J. H. RENNICK-Greenvilleg
Outstanding service to M.M.-
E.A.3 consistently S u p e rio r
bandsg has built fine music
department in Mississippi in
his schoolg adjudicatorg clini-
ciang guest conductorg outstand-
ing Music Educator.
GILBERT T. SAETRE-Missis- MALCOLM FLOWERS-Lau-
sippi Southern, Hattiesburgg relg long period of outstanding
outstanding service many yearsg service to M.M.E.A.g served as
acljudicatorg cliniciang guest president, many other officesg
conductorg outstanding Music adjudicatorg produces consistent-
ly fine bands.
LYLE BABCOCK - University
of Mississippig cliniciang adju-
dicatorg guest conductorg always
ready to help State Music Pro-
gramg has developed very fine
band at University. Widely
known Music Educator.
W. THOMAS WEST - State
Collegeg Maintains very fine
bandg holds Reading Clinic
each year for high school direc-
to r sg adjudicatorg cliniciang
guest conductorg widely known
B.S., S.M.M., Springfield, Mo.g
M.S., Kansas State Collegeg con-
sistently Superior bandsg Chair-
man Southwest Missouri Music
Teachers Association-2 yearsg
has developed national champion-
JAMES M. DILLINGER
Consistently Superior bandsg very
active in band fieldg Bachelors
and Master's degrees, Northeast
Missouri State Teachers Collegeg
additional work, Missouri Uni-
versity and New York Universityg
Past President M.M.E.A.g out-
standing Music Educator.
Many people have contributed to the development of the Music
Program in the State of Missouri. Some of the outstanding leaders
and thosesetting a high standard of performance are: M. O.
JOHNSON, Independenceg JOHN WELLER, Mexico: CHESTER
MOFFAT, Springfieldg JAMES DILLINGER, Hannibalg ROY
H. J. SCHIESSER .............
ED PETERSON ....,.....,
CLIFF CARLSON ......,
JAMES TIBBS ..........
ROLE JOHNSON .......
M, ORVILLE JOHNSON
Bachelor of Music, Kansas City
Conservatory of Musicq M.S.,
Kansas Universityg graduate work,
University of Coloradog has de-
veloped fine music department at
his schoolg consistently Superior
organizationg outstanding Music
J. R. I-IUCKSTEP-1
Education, Kirksville State T
ers College, Northwestern
versityg Past President
Superior bands consiste
No. I rating Tri-States
HUCKSTEP, Raytowng ROBERT MILTON, Kansas Cityg
HAROLD LICKEY, Marshallg T. FRANK COULTER, Jopling
H. M. FARRAR, Springfield: GENE LOY, Aurorag HUBERT
Outstanding directors in the Montana Music Program include:
GORDON WICKHAM ........
MEL GAUDIN ......,.. .,,.
JOHN JOHNSON ..........
ED BECKSTRAND .....
PAUL SHULL ............
,,,,,,,,,,,Laurel J, JUSTIN GRAY ........,.Montana State University
JUSTIN GRAY-Montana State University,
Director of Symphonic Band and Chairman of
Music Graduate programg B.M., University of
Michigang M.M,, Eastman School of Musicg com-
pleted residence requirements for Doctor of Musi-
cal Arts degree at University of California. Has
very fine symphonic band at Universityg adjudi-
catorg cliniciang guest conductor in many statesg
on staff and faculty at Interlochen several sum-
mersg member of numerous professional organi-
zationsg on Board of Directors, Montana Music
Educators Associationg Chairman Montana State
Music Festivalg Phi Mu Alphag Kappa Kappa Psi.
PAUL E. SHULL-Great Falls
Undergraduate and graduate degrees, Uni-
versity of Coloradog outstanding senior in
college musicg solo cornet with University
Band 4 yearsg scored football shows and
did extensive arranging while in collegeg
staff member and Brass Instructor, U. of
C. Summer camp 19533 member of A.S.-
B.D.A.g M.E.N.C.g M.E,.A.g N.E.A.g
E.A.g outstanding Music Educator.
HENRY I. SCHIESSER-Butte
Superior Band outstanding Master's degreeg former professional violin-
cator istg Superior bands and orchestras consist-
entl at Butte Hi h School' has served on
Y 8 1
faculty at VanderCook School of Musicg
nationally recognized clinician and Music
Li .I A I
C. WARD ROUNDS-McCook
B.S., University of Nebraskag M.A., Colum-
bia Universityg consistently Superior bandsg
served as President and Secretary of Cha-
dron National Music Campg Chairman of
Band Affairs, Nebraska Music Educators
Conferenceg adjudicatorg cliniciang guest
conductorg widely known Music Educator.
KENNETH E, FOUST-Fairbury
Twenty-one years at Fairburyg attended Red Oak,
Iowa junior College and University of Nebraska
School of Music where he participated in many
musical unitsg past member of Nebraska Music
Contest Committeeg Past President, State Teachers
Convention Music Departmentg past Secretary-
Treasurer of Nebraska Music Educators' Associa-
tiong outstanding conductor, teacher, and Music
Other people who have contributed greatly to the Nebraska Music Program and wh
H. ARTHUR SCHREPEL ......
GEORGE HINN ..............
B. A. JOHNSON ....
A. E. REMBOLD ..........
DUANE SCHULTS ,........
M. H. SHOEMAKER .......
-------.Pawnee City VERNON FORBES ..
KENNETH A. JOHNSON-Columbus
Master's degree, Northwestern
has taught successfully for more
years in South Dakota, Iowa, and L
his record showing a long list of
ful achievements both in honors won
in service to his fellow mang ou
o have maintained high standards are:
............Sidney WILLIAM NELSON .....,,,.,,...,.,,...,,..,,,,,.,,,Kearney
-b------ASYMC'-ISC DAVID FOVVLER .........University of Nebraska
...........-Blarr DAVID B.. FOLTS .........University of Nebraska
.........HaSt1ngs MERTON WELCH
Long time director of Nashua High Bandg
consistently set very high standards.
STEPHEN C. NORRIS-Nashua
Former member, Nashua High School
Bandg B.M.Ed., Boston University
graduate work 1952-53g became Director
at Nashua 19563 member Phi Mu Alphag
M.E.N.C.g N.H.M.E.A.g N.E.M.F.A.g
tains high standarclsg outstanding young
W. R. OLSEN .............. ...,...............,...,......, F remont
Indiana State Teachers Collegeg M.A.,
Universityg Co-Chairman N. 1.
Band try-outsg formerly at Vine-
dg always maintains Superior bandg
'es active part in all activitiesg outstand-
JOHN F. KRAUSS-Flemington
B.S., State Teachers College, Trentong played pro-
fessionally before teachingg U. S. Army Band-
master World War IIQ conducted band during the
signing of Peace Treaty in Tokyog and
M.E., Columbia University in 19513 Board of
Directors N. I. M.E.A. 6 yearsg treasurerg on
Planning Committee for All-State and All-Regi-
onal Bandsg outstanding Music Educator fSee
Band, this sectionj.
B.A. and M.A. degrees, Pro-Musica, Mont-
clair State Teachers College adjudicator
cliniciang outstanding Music Educator.
r"- A A'
1 . fri' p
.S., Mansfield State Teachers Collegeg
ndergraduate work at University of Pitts-
rgh, Carnegie Institute, New York Uni-
rsityg has taught in Pennsylvania and in
aryland since 19283 has served as host to
ll-State Band and Orchestra in Pennsyl-
inia, New jersey and Marylandg has al-
ays maintained Superior bands, orchestras,
id choruses: outstanding Music Educator.
See Band, this editionj.
GEORGE P, KRAUSS-South River
Studied trumpet with Ernest Williamsg graduate
U. S. Navy Band Schoolg was Assistant Director
Battleship U.S.S. New Yorkg degree from New
Jersey State Teachers College, A.F.M.g active
with professional bands and orchestrasg on Try-
Out Committee All-State Band, Orchestra and
Chorusg Program Coordinator of N. -I. All-State
Band and Region II3 outstanding Music Educator.
fSee Band, this sectionl.
ROBERT C. HEATH-Atlantic City
B.S., Lebanon Valley Collegeg M.A., Col-
umbia Universityg graduate work, New
York University, Columbia, and Union
Theological Seminaryg directs bands, orches-
trasg organist and choir directorg Board of
Directors N.j.M.E.A.g member of A.S.B.-
D.A.g Sinfonia, N.E.A.g N.J.E.A.g Superl
visor local Student Guild Chapter of
A.G.O.g outstanding Music Educator. fSee
Band, this editionj.
A. B. LARSON-Las Vegas
Graduate of Brigham Young Universityg additional work at
University of Southern Californiag taught at North Sanpete, Mt,
Pleasant, North Summit, Coalville, and Cedar City, Utah. Since
1933 his bands have always rated Superior in state and national
competition. The Superior record made by Mr. Larson is seldom
equalled in the school band field. He is a Superior Music Educator
by any standard.
In New Mexico outstanding bands are maintained at Hobbs where
the program was built by Mr. John F. Buhalts .fwe understand
that Mr, Buhalts is now in an executive position at Hobbslg at
Truth or Consequences, Gregg Randallg at Sante Fe, Bennett
Schakletg at Lovington, john F. Pylman, Jr.g and at Eunice, Oren
Early music festivals in New York State were sponsored by the
National Bureau for the Advancement of Music. In 1952 the
New York State School Band and Orchestra Association was
founded. A few years later this was expanded to include choral
music and the organization became known as the New York
State School Music Association.
At the present time the N.Y.S.S.M.A. is the largest of the
state units of the Music Educators' National Conference. The
number of student members found in college chapters exceeds
1000, In all, there are some 4000 music educators in the
In 1940, a program based on "ability to perform" was presented
by Elvin L. Freeman and a committee of music teachers. This
is the working formula under which N.Y.S.S.M.A. festivals
are conducted today. The N.Y.S.S.M.A. provides a manual
containing graded material for all major organizations, smaller
ensembles, and each instrument and voice classification. Directors
fand studentsj are requested to select music from a grade in
which they may do their best work-Range-Grade: 1 QVery
Easyj to Grade 6 fVery Difficultj.
Auditions are conducted in some 20 areas of the state in
under N.Y.S.S.M.A. supervision. As the State Music Asso
is chartered under the Board of Regents of the State of
York Qbelieved to be the first such state unit to be so
nizedj the question of time lost from school to attend fc
is quite generally answered.
Adjudicators, skilled in judging and appointed by the Exe
Council of the N.Y.S.S.M.A., conduct the various aud
Ratings are given on the basis of A to D-with A being
highest rating. An "Ao" rating represents the best perfor
in the highest grade of music.
In 1957 there were more than 50,000 students participating
the festivals. Up to this time students from New York City
Buffalo, and a few of the larger school systems have not par
ticipated. About one third of the entries received "A" r
representing a very fine performance in the grade of music
their own selection. In this program elementary and junior
school entries, as well as senior high school, are able to parti
WALTER BEELER-Ithaca College
perlor Teacher and Directorg adjudica-
cliniciang guest conductorg nationally
own Music Educator.
GEORGE L. PRITCHARD-Bellmore
Wellington C. Mepham Band Graduate of Ithaca
Collegeg graduate study, New York Universityg
has served the N.Y.S.S.M.A. in many capacities,
adjudicatorg cliniciang always Superior bands,
outstanding and widely known Music Educator.
In the State of New York there are many outstanding music conductors and organi-
zations. Some are pictured here and others are listed. GEORGE CHRISTOPHER,
Port Washingtong DEAN L. HARRINGTON, Seafordg WALTER NINESLING,
Hudson Fallsg HOWARD HOVEY, Riverheadg WAYNE CAMP, Bay Shoreg HARRY
HAGIJELI New Rochelle, CORNELIUS GALL, Lockport, BURTON STANLEY,
Court an .
MAURICE C. WHITNEY-Glen Falls
Native of Glen Fallsg B.S., Ithaca Collegeg
M.A., New York Universityg also attended
Columbia University and Westminster
Choir Collegeg studied piano with Dr.
Elmer A. Tidmarshg organ with Dr. Alex-
ander J. McCurdy, choral conducting with
john Finley Williamson, Dr. Hugh Ross,
Nobel Cain and Father- Finn. Former Music
Director of Hudson Fallsg has been at
Glen Falls since 1944. 1Music organizations
from these schools consistently Superiorjg
Director of many summer Music Campsg
adjudicatorg clinician, guest conductorg in
1951 was awarded a citation from Ithaca
College "for outstanding achievement in
the field of Music Education." First Vice
President N.Y.S.S.M.A.g member of A.S.-
C.A.P.g composer of nearly one hundred
published works for band, orchestra, choir,
organ, piano and other mediag has writ-
ten outstanding articles for music maga-
TREDERIC FAY SMITH-Maryland
of "School Music News"g Chairman,
Department, Hartwick College One-
veiy influential and outstandingg
known Music Educatorg fThe
of "Music Festivals in New York"
nous page was written by Dr.
zinesg widely known and outstanding Music
WAYNE H. CAMP-Bay Shore
Music Education and Concert Bandg B.S.
and M.S., Ithaca Collegeg formerly first
clarinetist with Philadelphia Orchestra and
Cleveland Syrnphonyg member of N.Y.S.-
S.M.A.g State Band Chairman 1955-573
National Interscholastic Music Activities
Commission 1955-573 State Band Chairman
M.E.N.C.g Phi Mu Alpha Sinfoniag con-
sistently Superior bandsg adjudicatorg clin-
iciang guest conductorg nationally known
Director of Music, New Hanover County
and Wilmington Schoolsg Band Director,
New Hanover High Schoolg A.B., New-
berry Collegeg M.M., Northwestern Uni-
versityg Doctor of Education, Teachers Col-
lege, Columbia University 1953g outstand-
ing Music Educator.
ROBERT A. BARNES
Director of Music, State College, Raleighg formerly
Director of Instrumental Music, Raleigh Public
Schools where he founded and directed the
Raleigh High School Marching Hundred Band
and organized and conducted Broughton High
School Symphonic Band. Both organizations have
gained state-wide recognition and Broughton Band
was nationally recognized through FIRST CHAIR
OF AMERICA. Mr. Barnes holds B.S. degree
in Music Education from Miami Universityg
M.A. in Music from Columbia Universityg has
done graduate work at Juilliard School of Music.
Trained to be a professional musician, he decided
to enter the field of education where he has
been most outstanding.
Among the outstanding directors not pictured on this page or in this year's edition are: HERBERT
HAZELMAN, Greensboro, CHARLES L. ISLEY, JR., Waynesville, RICHAR SOUTHWICK,
Raleighg BERNARD HIRSCH, Mariong LOUIS BEAN, Hickoryg J. PERRY WATSON, Booneg
LEE RODGERS, Smithfieldg DAVID CARTER, High Point.
JAMES C. HARPER-Lenoir
We believe that the title of "Dean of North
Carolina Bandmastersn fits Mr. Harper.
Nationally known Music Educatorg adjudicatorg
clinician, guest conductor and has served in so
many official capacities that it is impractical to
He is truly a "GRAND MAN OF MUSIC."
BELFORD V. W
Consistently Superior bandsg widely
Music Educatorg CSee Band in this
HYWEL S. ROWLAND
University of North Dakota
in London, Englandg graduate of
Academy of Musicg summer student,
Choir Schoolg Music Editor
critic, Colorado Springs Gazette 1920-
Associate Professor of Music and Head
Department since 19261 received special
for Distinguished Service to Edu-
from U.N.D. 19523 Member: Com-
Music Associationg National Asso-
of Music Executives in State Uni-
N.D.E.A.g N.E.A.g M.E.N.C.:
.M A.g Kappa Kappa Psig listed in
's Wlio in Music," "Wl1o's Who in
Dakota" and "Who's Who in the
Outstanding Music Educator.
PAUL B. MOORE
inot State Teachers College
Professor of Musicg Supervisor,
School Music, and Director of
High School Bandg A.B. and M.A.,
State College of Eclucationg ad-
graduate work, University of Wash-
6 years Army and Air Force Band
eg formerly taught in Oklahoma,
id Nebraska. Adjudicatorg French
clinician and lecturerg outstanding
DWAINE D. NELSON
State Teachers College, Dickson
B.S., State Teachers College, Minotg M.A., Colo-
rado State Collegeg member C.B.D.N.A.g
N.C.g N.D.E.A.g N.E.A.g President, N.D.M.E.A.g
A.S.B.D.A.g listed in "Whos' Who for North
Dakota"g cliniciang adjudicatorg guest conductorg
formerly at Mohall High School where his band
was Superior by any national standards. Out-
standing Music Educator.
VIRGIL C. SYVERSON-Williston
B.A., Concordia Collegeg played cornet and was
Student Conductor of College Band in Senior
year. Formerly taught in Minnesotag studied in
Summer sessions with Frank Simon, Paul Yoder,
Mark Hindsleyg consistently Superior banclsg out-
standing Music Educator.
LAWRENCE M. HAHN
State Teachers College, Minot
Bachelor's degree, Iowa State Teachers
Collegeg Master's, University of Iowag
graduate work at Colorado, Wisconsin, and
Iowag taught music, University of Min-
nesota 2 yearsg produced nationally Superior
bands at Manley, IoWa'where he taught
6 yearsg played French horn in Duluth
Symphonyg member of and active in many
professional organizations including C.B.-
D.N.A.g M.E.N.C.g N.D.E.A.g A.A.U.P.g
member Phi Mu Alphag cliniciang adjudi-
cator, guest conductorg outstanding Music
A. M. WISNESS
President of Dakota Lutheran Academy,
Minotg was of Superior help to the Min-
nesota Music Program while in that state.
Outstanding Music Educator.
RICHARD 5. BAME-Youngstown DON FERNANDEZ-Leavittsburg R BYRON GRIEST
SCC Ofganizafiofl -SIOYY, this edition See organization story this edition See organization story this
In addition to these pictured here, other outstanding conductors are WILLIAM MCBRIDE Ohio State University Columbus President
M.E.N.C.g THELBERT EVANS, Lakewood fChoirJg EVELYN ROSS Columbus QChoirJ EMIL PUFFENBERGER Clinton fBandJ
TED TATGENHORST, Mansfield QBandJ.
The 1956 edition of FIRST CHAIR OF AMERICA was dedicated to
Mr. Farinacci and his Music Department at Cleveland Heights as
follows: i'It is with much pride that we dedicate this, the 1956 edition
of FIRST CHAIR OF AMERICA, to the Instrumental Music Depart-
ment of the Cleveland Heights, Ohio High School and its great con-
ductor, Mr. john F. Farinacci, to his predecessors: Mr. F. B. Bowden-
Weber, Mr. Mark Hindsley, Mr. Schweikher, Mr. E. B. Downey, Mr.
Percy, Mr. Ralph E. Rush, and Mr. Raymond Gerkowski-all of whom
contributed to the building of this fine department, which could be
used as a model by any school seeking improvement of its Instrumental
Departmentg also to Mr. O. E. Hill, Superintendent of Cleveland
Heights City School District, an outstanding educator whose vision has
been a stimulant to the development of this great departmentg to
Mr. E. E. Morley, former principal, and Mr. Donald E. Roe, Principal,
who have encouraged the department and its directors and who have
furnished sound counsel in the solution of the many problemsg to the
Cleveland Heights Band and Orchestra Parents' Organizationg and
to the boys and girls who were the pioneer members of these organi-
zations and who set a high standard of morale and of musical pro-
ficiency to remain as a challenge to the members each year. Whatever
is Worth doing is worthy of being done in a superior manner as is
being proved each year at the Cleveland Heights High School In-
,aMAR K. JENSEN
In the State of Oregon, there are many fine
musical organizations in the schoolsg among
the conductors who are doing very high standard
I. A. MYRICK , ............ ..............,. M edford fBandJ
LaMAR K. JENSEN ...., ....... K lamath Falls fBandJ
ROY MCALLISTER ................ Grants Pass fBandJ
TED G. MARSHALL ....... ..,....... H ermiston fBandJ
JOHN DRYSDALE ...... ,.....,., M edford fOrchestraJ
ANDREW LONEY ......,........, Klamath Falls fChoirJ
LINN SJOLUND ...... ............... M edford fChoirJ
JOHN MCMANUS ........ ......,.. M CMirmville QBandJ
Klamath Falls TED G. MARSHALL Hermiston
In addition to those pictured, a Superior quality of work is being done by:
LESLIE SAUNDERS .........,......,.......................,.,...........................,.....Y................A.............Y........ Lebanon
CHARLES AIKEY ..... ....... J ohnstown
JAMES SCANGA ...... .,,,..,.,..... F arrell
JOSEPH KRYSIK ..... .,,.,,... Iv ICKeeSp0rt
RICHARD CAMP ,.,. ,,..,...,,..,...,.,...... W ilkinsburg
RON SHURIE ,.....,. ......,................,...,......... L af1'Ob6
fSee Band in this eclitionj
JOLEN MONTI .,,.,.....,.,,,.,,, .....,................,..,....,............ A ltoona
DR. HUMMEL FISHBUM ..,.. ,...,,..., P ennsylvania State University
STEPHENS-New Kensington CHARLES W. COLEMAN-Sunbury ANGELO JOSEPH SCARSELLETTI
DR. PAUL E. WIGGIN-Warwickg Clarinetistg Educator:
Music Camp Directorg Doctor of Musical Arts, Boston
University and University of Montrealg 59 years in Public
School Music, Festival Band Director at International Fes-
tival, Montreal, Canada, New England Music Festival,
Vermont All-State Festival, County and District Festivals
in Connecticut, New York, New jersey, Pennsylvania, and
. Q, X
DR. STEPHEN B. FARNUM-East Providenceg Graduate
of Ernest Williams School in Brooklyn, N. Y.g M.B.,
Boston Universityg Doctor of Education, Harvard Graduate
School of Education. Author of "Music Tests for Both
Secondary Schools and Colleges"g "Rhythm and Theory
Method for Beginning Band Instrumentsug Performance
Scale for Strings"g "Watkins-Farnum Performance Scale
for All Band Instruments"g "Farnum Cornet Method"g
Director of East Providence Symphonic Band for 23 years.
Clinician, adjudicatorg guest conductorg outstanding Music
Besides these directors whose pictures appear here, these are producing Superior organizations and contributing much to
the South Carolina program:
PAT LEONARD .........
ROBERT SIMMONS .....
.........,Charleston T. R. THORNLEY ........West Columbia
......,Spartanburg HEYWOOD MOORE ................COIumbia
South Carolina Music Educators' Association officials are:
President ..........,...,.........., ........ R OBERT L. VAN DOREN Vocal .................,,............... .. ....... MR. E. DAVIS POWERS, JR-
First Vice President ....... ........,.............. M RS. E. T. GAVIN College ...................................-.. -...-.---..... M R- HUGH MCGARITY
Second Vice President r........ ........ M Rs. ELIZABETH COGBURN Dietfiet Festival Cheifmeftf .
Secretary-Treasurer ............................,....... MR. MILTON MOORE Eastern -----------------'----A-----"--'----- '--'-"'-""-" L ' D' ATKTNS
Editor "South caroline Musician" ............ Miss JUANITA HITT Western ----- ----"--- J UANITA HITT
Membership Chairman ....,................... MR. EDWARD T. GAVIN Settthefft ---e--- e----e-----t--------'- 0 'NEAL CLAMP
Division Presidents: Northern ........ ...v........,..........----- J
Central ...... .......... M RS. THOMAS P. EVANS
WILLIAM C. DERRICK
WILLIAM H. BASDEN-Manning
College at East Carolinag Captain in Infantry,
World War Ilg consistently Superior bandsg
outstanding Music Educator.
V LAVERNE J. HAHN-Columbia l
Drehr High Schoolg consistently Superior play-
ing bandsg outstanding Music Educator.
AMES D PRITCHARD-Sumter WILLIAM TAYLOR SLAUGHTER-Aiken
A Newberry College 19413 B.S., 1948 Organist, pianist, clarinetist and French horn
MS 1949 Jullllflrfl School of Ml1SiCL plnyerg' B.M.Ed., West Chester State Teachers
kshire Music Center Lenox. Mass.: First Collegeg M.M.Ed., Florida State Universityg
e President SCME.A.g member Phi "Indian Lullaby" recorded by University of Wis-
ta Mu and American School Band and consin Band is among his compositionsg consist-
chestra Directors Associationg Conductor ently Superior bandg outstanding Music Educator.
5 S C All State High School Band in
cert for S CII A Director, Sumter Mu-
ipal Band of Trinity Methodist Church
oir Sumter s Young Man of the Year,"
54 outstanding Music Educator.
HARRISON W. ELLIOTT
Born February -1, 1912, a son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Elliott. Graduate
of the University of Kentucky with a post-graduate work at the Uni-
versity of Miami, Florida. Has taught in Kentucky, Ohio, and South
Carolina and now directs the famed Band of Gold flnman-Landrum,
S. C., High Schoolsl. This band has marched in the Gator Bowl, The
Shrine Bowl, The Cherry Blossom Festival, The Miss America Pageant,
and in many other parades and fetes in the Carolinas.
Cited with a plaque by the South Carolina Music Educators' Association
for founding The South Carolina Musician, the Associations official
publication, and serving as editor of it for 8 years. Elliott also was
co-founder of the District Festival and District Band Clinic move-
ments in South Carolina. He was elected Chairman of the Eastern
and Western District Festival areas KS. CJ and has served on many
committees, including the All-State Clinic Band. Elliott is one of the
three South Carolinians who are members of the American School
Band Directors' Association. Elliott is South Carolina Editor for Meyer's
Band News and articles by him have appeared in The School Musician,
Symphony, and Music Educators' journal. He is founder and director of
the Great Southeastern Baton Twirling Clinic, one of the nation's
largest, held each year the second week in june at Inman, S. C.
Outstanding Music Educator, who has done much for South Carolina.
ARDEEN J. FOSS-Sioux Falls
B.A., Sioux Falls College, M.M., University
of South Dakota, member of American
Bandmasters' Association and American
School Band Directors Association, State
Chairman of A.S.B.D.A., Past President of
South Dakota Bandmasters Association,
First Honorary Award of Kappa Kappa
Psi of South Dakota, member of Phi Delta
Kappa, Director of Instrumental Music,
Sioux Falls Public Schools, Director of
Washington High School Band and Orches-
tra, Director of El Riad Oriental Band,
Assistant Director of El Riad Shrine Band
and Sioux Falls Municipal Band, Commu-
nications Officer, U. S. Navy, World War
II, outstanding nationally-known Music
-- - -f- -----f -ff-e.v-fav?- 5 .'?
CARLTON A. CHAFFEE-Vermillion
Associate Professor of Music Education at State
University of South Dakota, B.S., Mansfield State
Teachers College, M.A., New York University,
graduate study, Pennsylvania State University,
Chicago Musical College, and New York Univer-
sity, taught in public schools of Pennsylvania
1935-45, Director of Bands and Head of Music
Education at Simpson College, Iowa, 1945-53,
head of Music Education, University of South
Dakota since 1953, outstanding Music Educator.
RAY T. DeVILBISS-Vermillion
Director of Bands and Associate Profess
at University of South Dakota, gradua
University of Missouri, Master's degra-
University of Missouri, 1946, further stu
at Drake University, Des Moines, tau
in public schools of Iowa and Misso
Qorchestra and bandj. Conductor of fe
vals, clinics, and adjudicator in the states
Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, South Dako
and Nebraska, professional trumpet pla
for the past 20 years in concert ban
symphony orchestra, and dance bands, o
standing Music Educator.
In addition to those pictured here, very fine musical organizations are conducted by PAUL
CHRISTENSEN, Huron, WILLARD FEJFAR, Vermillion, RONALD WHALEN, Salem, JAMES
BOISE, Dell Rapids, WAYNE ELLSWORTH, Montrose, OSCAR LOE, Scotland, FRANCIS
BENSON, Sturgis, FRED JOHNSON, Yankton, ELDON SAMP, Flandreau, BILL IRELAND,
Madison, and ARNE B. LARSON, Brookings.
Director of Huron High School Bands, and Instrumental
Music Supervisor, Director of Huron Municipal Band,
member of A.B.A. and A.S.B.D.A., a former member of
The Sousa Band, a member of The Sousa Band Fraternal
Society, member of S.D.E.A., N.E.A., S.D.B.A., and the
First All-American Bandmasters' Band, Chairman, S. D.
All-State Band, 1952-58, Superintendent of State Fair
Bands, awarded: Outstanding High School Band Director
of South Dakota of 1957 by Kappa Kappa Psi at University
of South Dakota, member of Kiwanis Club.
Bachelor of Science, South Dakota State College, Master
of Arts, South Dakota University, additional study, Univer-
sity of Minnesota and Northwestern University, Music
Director in the Mitchell School System with a staff of
nine music teachers, taught seventeen years in South Dakota
Schools, member of Mitchell Municipal Band and Com-
munity Symphony, President of South Dakota Music Edu-
CAROLYN B. MCCALLA LAWRENCE P. COQNEY
Messick, Memphis MCSFICK, MCmPh15 , ,
ee Organization Cthis editionj See Organization fthis editionj
Tennessee, divided in to East, Middle, and West districts for musical organization
Some of the most outstanding are listed here. Some are pictured.
A. E. MCCLAIN ...... ......... C entral High Band, Memphis ED HAMILTON A,A--
fSee this editionj
A. R. CASSAVANT ........................ City High Band, Chattanooga
GILBERT SCARBROUGH ...... ...............,........... B and, Oak Ridge
LAWRENCE P. COONEY ............ Messick High Band, Memphis
fSee this editionj
RALPH HALE A....... ...........,... C .B.C. Band, Memphis
TCM HEWGLY .............. ..............................,,.. B and, Columbia
0'DELL WILLIS ............................ Central High Band, Knoxville
CAROLYN B. MCCALLA ............ Messick High Chorus, Memphis
fSee this editionj
W. B. DAY ....,.....
MAX WEAVER .........
MARION REITHEL ......
W. F. CROSSWY .....,.,.......
C.B.C. Band, Memphisg outstanding Music
Educatorg member A.S.B.D.A.g adjuclicatorg
clinician, guest conductor.
purposes, has many fine directors.
fSee this editionj
..........Band, Union City
KENNETH W. LARGE ......... ....... B and, Morristown
WILLIAM BONSON .........
Red Bank School Chorus, Chattanooga
See Organization, this edition
WILLIAM F. CROSSWY
Paris High School Band
See Organization, this edition
DONALD I. MOORE-Baylor University
Professor of Music Education and Director
of Bandsg composerg cliniciang adjudicatorg
guest conductor. Member of and active in
many professional organizationsg member
of Kappa Kappa Psig nationally known
ROBERT E. FIELDER-Abilene
Consistently highly Superior bandsg standards very
high at all timesg member of and active in every
professional organization of consequenceg national-
ly-known, outstanding Music Educator.
PAUL M. BRANOM-Lubbock
B.M., East Texas State Collegeg Master of
Education, Texas "Tech" Collegeg con-
sistently Superior bands, state and national
competitiong member of T.B.A.3 T.M.E.A.g
Phi Beta Mu, and many other organizationsg
outstanding Music Educator.
JAMES B. FURRI-I--Galena Park
Consistently Superior choirsg highest standards in
musical productionsg known over a wide area
as an outstanding Music Educator fSee organiza-
tion, this editionj.
Attended High School at
B.M., Baylor Universityg M.M.,
of Texasg awarded Honorary Doctor's
gree in Music from Southern 1
Fine Arts, Houston, for great
to field of musicg consistently
bandsg member of many professional
zationsg outstanding Music Educator.
DR. JAMES EUGENE S
Coordinator of Instrumental Musicg
trumpet professionally for nearly 50
attended U. S. Army Bandmasters
at Chaumont, France and was a
of General Pershing's Bandg
cliniciang guest conductorg
Superior bandsg outstanding Music
Texas, the big state, produces more than "big" musical organizations. They have Superior Quality, too, and there are
many really fine organizations. Some of the outstanding directors are listed, some are picture .
ROBERT E. FIELDER
XVAYNIT li. MI'l.l.l2N
ROBERT I.. MADDOX
ARNOLD XVHIHDISEE .
C. J, I-AMI5RECH'I'
IKE R. COX
R. C, DAVIDSON
. , .. , Beaumont
.. .. , Snyder
, . Carthage
. . .Pasadena
. .. Kermit
. . ...Wilco
. .. ., . .Plainview
Other outstandii organizations are presented in this edition.
DR. TED CRAGER
JACK WHITEHLIRST .,..... .
FRANK D. KASKO
JOE FRANK ............,....,......,
ROY NORTON , ..
PAT ARSERS ,.,..,,,,.,,, ..
MARION BUSBY . .,....,, ,
IRVING DREIBRODT ..
PAUL M. BRANOM .......
JAMES B. FURRH .......
........Monterey Band, Lubbock
..,...,.Paschal Band, Ft. Wortli
.......Polytechnic Band, Ft. Wortli
..............,........,... ..... B rownsville
.......Alamo Heights, San Antonio
......,.Bracl-cenridge, San Antonio
Outstanding directors other than those pictured here or elsewhere in this edition are:
GENE HOLLAND .. ..,....... .. .. . .. .. ,Cedar Lake DOW H, YOUNG ,.,4,. ,w,,,A,,, 5 an Lake City fgast Highy
ORMON R, WEIGHT , Salt Lake City QOlympus Highb ALVIN WARDLE w,..wV AA,4A,A,.,A.,,,,q,,.q...,,AA4,..,,-wV.,.w,,w,. p rice
HARMON HATCH . . . .i .,... . , . Springville JARVIS PALMER ,,,,, ,.A..,,,AA..A.Al.,,A4,A,,,--wV,AA' V Mggdm
and M.S.g member of many profes-
organizations: consistently Superior
outstanding Music Educator.
RALPH G. LAYCOCK-Provo
Director of Bands, Brigham Young Universityg
helpful to music program in his state and the
entire nation at all timesg member of and active
in many professional organizationsg adjudicatorg
clinician: guest conductor. His band played at
M.E.N.C. Convention in Los Angeles, March
DALLIN S. NIELSEN-Tremonton
Graduate, Brigham Young Universityg con-
sistently Superior bands since 19363 has
served as and is now officer in state music
organizationsg outstanding Music Educator.
, ,1,, .r,r,rr
MARK F. TROXELL-Richmond
Director of Music, Henrico Co.
Public Schoolsg B.A., Randolph
Macon, Master's in Ed. in Music,
William and Mary Collegeg Fra-
ternities: Omicron Delta Kappa,
Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Gamma
Deltag has taught 17 years from
elementary through college levelg
has played professionally with
outstanding organizationsg con-
sistently superior workg outstand-
ing Music Educator.
W. C. DUVALI.-Norfolk
Has played professionally before
teachingg has held every office
in Virginia Band and Orchestra
Directors' Associationg Past Vice
President of V.M.E.A.g Co-Author
"Virginia Course of Study in
Public School Music"g does con-
sistently superior Work by any
standardsg outstanding Music Edu-
In addition to the directors pictured here or elrewbere in this edition, other Superior
directors and music educators in Virginia are:
Outstanding director of the Super-
ior Norview High School Bandg
member of and active in many
professional organizationsg out-
standing Music Educator.
SHARON B. HOOSE
Supervisor of Instrumental
in City Schoolsg Director of
High School Band
M.M. degrees, Illinois
Universityg Past President of
Virginia Band and
Directors' Association and V
' . Ct'v
many professional orga
consistently Superior b.
standing Music Educator.
EA., member of and a
. ' . I
SIDNEY BERG ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, .,,,,,,,,, M nury High School Band, Norfolk
RUSSELL WILLIAMS ,v,,,,, .,,..,,,, G ranby High School Band, Norfolk
PHIL FULLER ,,,,,,,,.r,,.,,., .....,,,r F airfax High School Band, Fairfax
. A WJ'
'gi I l
Others doing Superior work a
CARROLL IZLKUIER .
DR. CLIFFORD LEEDY
TRL'MAN YOI 'NGBERT
E. RASPILLAIRE---South Clmrlcston
tiught 2-1 years: gratluate of North-
Universityg Treasurer XV.V.B.A..
56: atljudicatorg consistently Superior
dsg outstanding Music Educator.
MELVIN SAMEK-Wfinslow .
ogg qusciior woilc at Bainbrid e H1 h School,
D . 4-' " - V 8 S ,
has won many honors for his school and city.
professional organizationsg outstand-
ing Music Educator.
H. bl. EICHOFF-Snohominsh
Has taught in Nebraska, Wisconsin. Wyoming,
Montana, and Alaskag M.A., Colorado State Col-
legeg always does superior workg has won many
honors for his school and cityg member of many
professional organizationsg outstanding Music
g high standards and contributing much to the development of the music
Edmonds FORREST BRIGHAM .................. ....,...,....... . .. ....... Spokane
, , Rirzville RALPH MANZO ......,..,,..,........,................t..,...............,.,, Bremerton
Bellingham MRS. CLEMWELI. MACKENZY .,...... Shoreline Supervisor, Seattle
V, Renton BEN I-IALGRAMSON ,,,,.,.,,,.,,,..,.., Eastern Washington College of
Ephmm Education, Cheney
EDWARD E. SMITH-Philippi
Attended Concord College, Athens, West Vir-
giniag studied Advanced Music at Ohio Univer-
sity, Marshall College, and West Virginia Uni-
versity: majored on French horn and bass violg
member of staff of Music Department of Alder'
son-Broaddus College, Philippig also teaches Band
Arranging and Scoring, Instrumental Techniques,
and Applied Music: outstanding Music Educator.
See organization this edition.
KARL V. BROWN-Spencer
Outstanding Music Educator.
See West Virginia Dedication
ROGER O, HORNIG-Wisconsin Rapids DONALD I, BOYD-Eau Claire
Chairman, DePaftmCf1f Of MUSIC, Public Directs high school and municipal band: con-
Schools of Wisconsin Rapidss Masters sistently Superior bands by any standardg member
degfeey Uf1iVe1'5ifY Of Wi5C0H5iH3 PHST PICS' of many professional organizationsg has contribut-
ident. Wiswnsin School Music ASSOCia- ed much ro the development of Music in Amer-
? icag outstanding Music Educator.
tiong North Central N.I.M.A.C. Chairman
Second Vice President, North Central Div.
M.E.N.C.g consistently Superior bandsg
adjuclicatorg cliniciang guest conductorg out-
standing nationally known Music Educator.
FREDERICK A PARFREY Beaver
Has directed Beaver Dam Band I9
also directs Beaver Dam MUHICLPKI
tion Band and Chorus very ou
adult musical organization has held
officesg has served on many commrtte
his state organization has contributed
in his state and nation to the dew
of music, adjudicator clinician
guest conductor outstanding Music
The State of Wisconsin has many Superior music directors, who are contributing much
to the development of the advancement of the music program in the nation. Among
FRANCES WHITE, Ashlandg ROBERT WOOLLEN, Madisong ERVIN HANSON, Wauiviing
WALTER WRIGHT, Kohlerg DONALD I. BOYD, Eau Claire, FREDERICK
Damg DON CUTHBERT, Beloitg WAYNE BECKLER, ALLAN F. BARNARD,
H. JOHNSON, Milwaukeeg H. JACK SHUREN, Nekoosag ROGER HORNIG,
RUBEN H. LEHMAN, Plymouthg DR. RAYMOND DVORAK, University
LLOYD SCHULTZ, State Supervisor of Music, Madison.
FRANCIS E. WHITE-Ashland
Graduate Central State Teachers Collegeg graduate
study, Gunnison, Colo., and Wisconsin State Col-
legeg has taught for 21 yearsg consistently Superior
bandsg composer, arrangerg professional trumpet
playerg member of many professional organiza-
tionsg outstanding Music Educator.
ALLAN F. BARNARD-Monroe
Studied at Oshkosh State College, Carroll College,
and University of Wisconsin, B.A.g Past Presi-
dent of Wisconsin School Music Associationg
member of many professional organizationsg flute
fa specialistg adjudicatorg cliniciang guest conductorg
consistently Superior musical organizationsg out-
standing Music Educator.
of Wisconsing G.
BLAINE D. COOLBAUGH-Casper
Director. Natroma High School Band: consistently
Superior bands: outstanding Music Educator. fSee
Wyoming Dedication Band, this editionj.
A. O. WHEELER-Laramie
Supervisor of Instrumental Music and Band
Masterg Past President W.M.E.A.g membership
committee for Wyoming for A.S.B.D.A.g con-
sistently Superior bandsg outstanding Music Edu-
Among the directors doing superior work in Wyoming are
HARRY L SALVERSON ....,..........................................,............................ ...........
A O WHEELER .........,,...,.,
CARYL ALEXANDER .......
JUNE COLLIER .............
BLAINE COOLBAUGH .....
FRED BOND ,,,,,..,,,,,,...., New Castle
RALPH ERICKSON ........,..,.... Lovell
DARWIN FREDERICKSON ,.,. Powell
HERBERT CLIIARY ...,........,... Wheatland
CHARLES PARKER ...... Rock Springs
LARAMIE HIGH SCHOOL BAND
A. O. WHEELER, Director
'II-III CONSISTENTLY SUPERIOR BAND OF LARAMIE, WYOMING, AS IT APPEARED IN
1954 Still keeping up the great tradition,
DE WITT, IOWA, COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BAND
State G. EDWARD NELSON, Dnwnl- Dedication
, TWIRT-ERS, . G, EDXVARD NELSON. Diltifl-fm'
DOIQUW Chflstvfff-wen,Clwsfle RQMUSSQH- B.M.E., Augustana College, Rack Island, Illinois: duty it-an
Marilyn Runge- Vlvlen Olson, Mimlm Marines during World Will' II: M.A., University of Iowa, Taught
The DeWitt Community Schools Band is gaining a reputa-
tion as "concert band" in the purest sense. Although the
band participates in the usual football shows, conference
festivals, etc., their annual Wilmter and Spring concerts
stand out as examples of what a high school band can do
with good music. Each year the band performs some of the
most difficult transcriptions from the orchestra repertoire,
in addition to the contemporary original works for band,
and it is in this realm that the band excels.
The organization is also getting a reputation as :1 contest
group, especially on the solo and the ensemble level. Each
year the school enters twelve ensembles in the State Music
Contest series. Three years ago seven of the twelve won
firstg two years ago nine of the twelve won first, and last
year the school made a clean sweep with all twelve of the
ensembles entered winning a First Division rating.
two years in Rock Island Public Schoolsg Director of Bancl at
DeXXfitt eight yearsg in tenth year as member of French Horn
Section of Tri-City Symphony Orchestra and has played with
Clinton and Cedar Rapids Symphoniesg has judged in state con-
tests for both Iowa and Illinoisg is frequently called upon as
guest conductor at clinics, also as horn clinician: has directetl
church choir and community chorusg one year as special instructor
in Brass Instruments at University of Dubuque1 member of Iowa
Bandmasters' Association: on Band Review Staff of the "School
Musicianng maintains studio in Davenport. Iowa where he tloes
private teaching in Brass Instruments.
DATA ON INDIVIDUAL PICTURES
The point system for the DeXX'itt Band is based entirely upon musical proficiency. No points
are given for selling tickets to concerts. attending rehearsals. being on time, etc. Witlu this type
of system the best performers have the most points, llml vice versa, the students with the most
points are the best performers. The highest rank that can he attained is the rank of General, and
the generals are singled out by the fact that they wear the more elaborate citation cord. The
persons pictured individually on the next page form the "Corps of Generals" for the DeWitt
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS-DE WITT, IOWA
FIRST CHAIR BRASS FIRST CHAIR WOODWINDS
FRONT ROW: Marilyn Runge, Virginia Drew, Rita Campbell. FRONT ROW! Viviffl Olson, D01'0fl'1Y ChfiSt0ffC1'5ff1, Jeanine
SECOND RQW5 Bob Olgong Danny Kauffman, Hawthorne, Sonja Young, Beth Benson. SECOND ROW: Melissa
ARIAN BAIRD-Senior, Solo
xophone. Eb Cla r i n et, Alto
arinet, Tympanig 5 firsts in State
o n t e s tg Saxophone Quartet,
mmber Group of Woodwinds-
ch First in State Contest: Head
Evirlerg Soloist with Tri-City
lo Tromboneg Trombone Quar-
t, Brass Sextet, Brass Quartet-
,ch First in State Contest: Solo-
t, Municipal Band 7 years.
ior: Solo Flute, two Firsts-State
Contest solosg Flute Quartet,
Flute Trio, Flute Duet, Wood-
wind Quintet, Woodwind Trio
and Chamber Group, each First
in State Contest, All-State Band.
JEANINE I-IAWT H O R N E -
Band President, Senior: Baritone
Saxophone, Saxophone Quartet-
First in State Contest: Saxophone
Sextet and Saxophone Trio.
Waggoner, Mary Stoner, Carol Smith, Jayne Christensen.
CHRISTIE RASMUSSEN - jun-
ior, Flute, two Firsts State Con-
test Solos, Flute Quartet, Flute
Trio, Flute Duet, Woodwind
Quintet, Chamber Group, each
First in State Contest.
CAROL SMITH - Sophomore:
Bassoon, Clarinet, Bassoon Solo
--First, State Contestg Woodwind
Quintet, Woodwind Trio, Cham-
ber Group of Woodwinds-each
First in State Contest, First Chair
Solo Bassoon, All State Orches-
trag Clinton Symphony Orchestra,
Christmas Oratorio at Cornell
College past two years.
VIRGINIA D R E W -- Junior
First Cornet, Brass Sextet, Trurn
pet-Cornet Quartet, Brass Quar
tet, each First in State Contest
omoreg Solo Clarinet, Clarinet
Solo-First, State Contest, Clari-
net Quartet, Woodwind Quintet,
Woodwind Trio, Clarinet Trio,
Clarinet Duo, Chamber Group ot
Woodwinds-each First in State
Contest, All-State Band.
THE BELT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL "GOLDEN HUSKY" BAND
State EDWARD L. PETERSON, D21-at-mr Dedication
The Belt "Golden Husky" Band under the leadership of
Edward L. Peterson has made outstanding achievements
in the past five years and has earned the reputation as
one of the finest concert bands in the state. The band
presents three or more concerts each year and plays for
all home football and basketball games. Halftime shows are
presented at several of the basketball games. Ensembles
and solos play an important part in the band's program.
These groups meet before school and at noon hour. A
fifteen-piece dance band, "The Moonlightersf' plays for
the school dances and for one "Pop'l Concert.
Among the important trips that the "Golden Husky" Band
has taken is the International Band Contest at Moose Jaw,
Sask., Canada, at which time the band was chosen as the
top United States band in its class. The band were guests
at the Montana State Capital in February 1957 and per-
formed for a joint session of the I-louse of Representatives
and the Senate. Following their performance they were
acclaimed as one of the most outstanding groups to have
appeared. They have also entertained the veterans at Fort
Harrison Hospital in Helena.
This year the guest soloist of the "Golden Husky" Band
will be Mr. Randall Spicer from the State College of
Wfashington. This will be the first appearance of Mr.
Spicer in Montana as a guest soloist.
Much of the success of the group is due to the cooperation
of the Band Boosters Club. Belt Valley High School enroll-
ment is 105 students.
EDWARD L. PETERSON BAND OFFICERS STUDENT
Director of the Golden Husky Band: gradu- BACK ROW: MARILYN GUKO' SCCICMVYZ KEN Richard Srniley, Kgn
ate of Concordia College with a Bachelor
of Music Degree and has done graduate
work at Drake University and Washington
State Collegeg summer courses under Dr.
Thor johnson and Dr. Williaiii Revellig
Past President of Music Festival District
No. 6g member of M.E.N.C., M.E.A.,
M.M.E.A.g active in community functions.
IXIAKI, President: ELIZABETH DARKO, Student
Council Representative. FRONT ROW: MARILYN
MCCAFFERTY. Vice President and Publicity Chair-
mang MARILYN KING, Treasurer.
Drum Major, A Cappella
Choir Operetta Lead.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS-"GOLDEN HUSKYH BAND
KATHLEEN STOBER--Flute, Pep Band, Wfooclwind Ensembles.
Soloist, All-Honor Orchestra. PAT BUMGARNER-Bass Clarinet,
Soloist. XX'ootlwind Ilnsemlnles. Pep Band, Girls' Choir, A Cap-
pella Choir, Operetta, Church Choir. MARILYN MCCAFFERTY-
Clarinet. Clarinet Quartet, Nvooclwiml Ensemble, Soloist. Pep
Band, Vice Presirlenl of Band, Publicity Chairman, Girls' Choir,
A Cappella Choir. All-State Choir, Girls Vocal Trio, Dance Band
Vocal Trio, Band Queen. Operetta, Dance Band, Church Choir.
MARILYN KING-Alto Saxophone, Soloist, Pep Band, Girls'
Choir, A Cappella Choir, Dance Band, Bancl Treasurer, Operetta
Lead 1 year, Church Choir Director. MARY BETH MCCOY-
'Tenor Saxophone, Pep Band, Dance Band, Girls' Choir, A Cap-
pella Choir, Operetta, Church Choir. DAN HARCHARIK-Bare
tone Saxophone, Pep Band, Dance Bancl, Choir, Operetta.
XVILLARD BRURUDV- 'l'rumpet, Pep Bantl. Dance Bancl, Trumpet
Trio, Brass Choir, Soloist, A Cappella Choir. Operetta. MIKE
HUETH-e -Horn, Pep Baml. Brass Choir, KEN MAKI-Tromhone.
Brass Choir, Dance Band, President of liaml, A Cappella Choir.
Operetta Leatl 2 years, Vocal Soloist. President Student Council.
MARY ANN NELSON-Snare Drum, Pep Band. Girls'
Choir, A Cappella Choir. Operetta, Church Choir. ELIZA-
BETH DARKO-Clarinet, Pep Band, Wciciclxvincl Ensem
bles, Dance Band, Soloist, All-State Band, Vocal Trio,
Montana Music Camp, Wzisliington State College Music
Camp, Church Choir. A Cappella Choir. Girls' Choir, Co-
Eclitor of School Paper. MARILYN GLIKO-Alto Saxo4
phone, Pep Band, Dance Band, Soloist, All-State Band,
Presiclent of A Cappella Choir, Girls' Choir, Operetta, Band
Secretary, Vocal Trio, Wasliingtcmn State College Music
Church Choir. GARY FULBRIGI-IT-Baritone, Pep Band, Brass
Choir, Dance Band, Operetta. JOHN KOSKELA-Brass, Pep
Band, Dance Band. Brass Choir, A Cappella Choir, Operetta.
BONNIE LAZURE-Tympani, Pep Band. Dance Band. Girls'
Choir, A Cappella Choir.
Willarcl Brurucl, -I e r ry I-Ioyer,
Marilyn McCafferty, E l i z a b e th
Darko, Kathy Stober, Pat Bumgarner.
DAWSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BAND
JOHN H. JOHNSON, Director
The Dawson County High School Band under the direction For the past three years the band has taken part in the
of john H. johnson takes a leading part in all school International Band Contest in Moose Jaw, Sask., Canada.
activities and in the community as well. Two formal con- The band numbers eighty-seven and when marching has
certs are staged each year. The band also participates in rnajorettes, flag swingers, and color bearers.
the District II Music Festival held in Glendive each spring.
MAJORETTES, FLAG SWINGERS,
FRONT ROW: Deanna Irion, Mary Crow, Marilyn
Willouhy, Cookie Allen, Barbara Robinson, June
Brown. BACK ROW: Kathy Malkuch, Linda Rockne,
Maxine Dollens, Diane Crane, Ellen Holm. Alyce
MacDonald, Branda Martin, Yvonne johnson.
JOHN H. JOHNSON
Graduated from Halstad, Minnesota
Public School, 19403 served two years in
the Armed Servicesg graduated from
Moorhead State College, Moorhead,
Minnesota in 1949 with B.S. and B.A.
Degreesg taught in Roseau, Minnesota
Public Schools 1949-53g graduated with
MA. from University of Wyoiiiing
1955g has taught in Glendive Public
Schools since 1953: life member of
N.E.A.g member of Board of Directors
of Montana Music Educators Associa-
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS- DAWSON COUNTY BAND
Glcntllvt Montana JOHN H JOHNSON Dzzerlm
It ns the Flrst Chixr plstycrs tl1'1lI make 'my band gre'1t T1lxe the leaders away and the
quihty throughout suffcrs Grmt leaders this year set the standard for excn better
ludcrs nn the ymrs to come Alwflys seeking a hrgher goal makes any person grow
lxncclmnl lRON'1 ROW' lxlx Sclmocnguth Snare Drum Nell Exung Flute 'md Pxccolo JIDICC
Schrrtlng, Clmmt Noll Bcth Pust Hom Bomta Mwhugh Bass Clfumet SECOND ROW Sally
lyu lymplm Rotlnq Scnncr lmmhonc Brll Holzvxorth Bultonc MarxelScl1oClx Blssoon
Shnlcy Blnss B'1llt0l'lC Slx BACK ROW Ronnie lfltzrngcr Cornet Peter Deforth Bass
Nornmn Ostlny Alto Sxxophom july I-laroster Tenor Sxxophom
WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
ROY V. WOOD, Director
ROY V. WOOD
The one hundred-piece Winter Haven High School Band is one of the best known high
school bands in the nation. Its appearances include seven New Year's Day Bowl Game
appearances in the Orange Bowl, Gator Bowl, Tangerine Bowl, and Cigar Bowl. This
band represented Florida in the famous Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D. C.
The band was guest of the Cuban National Tourist Commission for four days in
Havana, Cuba, playing four concerts and marching in two parades, and playing before
the President of Cuba. It is a regular participant in the Gasparilla Parade in Tampa,
the Citrus Exposition Parade in Winter Haven, and countless other band activities
over the state. The band made a four-state concert tour and made a guest appearance
on the Garry Moore "I've Got A Secret" television show televised in Winter Haven
The Winter Haven Band is a source of pride in the school and community. The band
is well equipped and owns its own instrument truck and is supported by local funds
donated by the citizens of Winter Haven. Over three hundred students in the junior
and Senior High School play in the band groups.
Graduates of the Winter Haven Band are playing in college bands and orchestras and
in service organizations over the world. Members are consistently in leadership positions
in all State Bands and sent one of four students to represent Florida in the All-American
High School Band in the M.E.N.C. Convention in 1956.
TERRY JONES, Captaing BARNEY JOHNSON! First Lieutenantg
LUCILLE VAN DUYNE, CHARLES DAVIS, and SANDY REYNOLDS,
Band Manager Howard Moore, and
Roy V. Wood Checking Details Of A
WINTER HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL BAND
' ' :".T'FrE
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o-Captain of Twirlers
great deal of talent is lost in
world for want of a little courage.
ry day sends to their graves
cure men whom timidity prevent-
from making a first effort: who,
they could have been induced to
in, would in all probability have
e great lengths in the career of
e. The fact is, that to do any-
g in the world worth doing we
st not stand back shivering and
king of the cold and the danger,
jump in and scramble through
well as we can."-SYDNEY
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE WITH LATIN RHYTHM EQUIPMENT
Allen Shepherd, David Mallory, Billy joe Sims, George Larson, and
George Van Arsdale.
FRONT ROW: Nancy Van Sant, Claudette LeCerte. SECOND
ROW: jerry Gamel, Louis Bass, Micki Garrett, Barclay Cochran.
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"I believe in boys and girls, the men
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curse of ignorance, in the efficacy of
schools, in the dignity of teaching,
and the joy of serving another. I
believe in wisdom as revealed in
human lives as well as in the pages
of a printed bookg in lessons taught
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arnpleg in ability to work with the
hands as well as to think with the
headg in everything that makes life
large and lovely. I believe in beauty
in the schoolroom, in the home, in
the daily life and out of doors. I
believe in laughing, in all ideals
and distant hopes that lure us on.
I believe that every hour of every
day we receive a just reward for
all we do. I believe in the present
and its opportunities, in the future
and its promises, and in the divine
joy of living."-EDWIN OSGOOD
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Glenn, Sandy Patchen. THIRD ROW: Dix, and Lynn Hodges.
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CORNET QUARTET CLARINET QUARTET I'LUTE QUARTET
Lucxlle Van Duyne Charles Davrs Bud Judy Pounds, Patsy jo jackson, Joanne Brogden, Annette Blrckwelder Carolyn
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Johnson Hoy Culhfer Larson. Ruyno Kay Rutledge
CLARINET QUARTET CORNET QUARTET 'IROMBONE QUARTET
Charles Bentley Janice Barber Suzanne jerry Ogburn, Lanty Hodge, Pat Mathews, Linda Mrlxe Green Bob jones Dennls
Whldden Nancy Barber Blackburn. Steve Counter
SOPHOMORE CORNET TRIO HORN QUINTET SOPHOMORE FLUTE QUAR1
Barry Salzman Vrrgrl Adams john J0hl'l Wells, TCYFY Jones, Jimmy Ferl, Marlene Betty Westbrook Put Nun jrmmy
Qowden Ireland, Margaret Branson. Gall Frle
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Saxophone SANT Cornet LeCERTE Horn Second Clarinet
Alto Clarinet Bass Clarinet A11-Srate Band
JONES CHARLES SANSDKDS JAMES SALMOND BARNEY CAROLYN
Horn BALDWIN REYN Cornet JOHNSON THORNTON
Captain Alto Saxophone Barirone Cornet Trio Tenor Saxophone Flute
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Flute and Co-Captain of Twirlers. tenant and CHARLES DAVIS
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GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
BARDWELL M. DONALDSON, Dr,-erm
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, The band under the direction of Bardwell M. Donaldson has ninety-one members,
li ' 1 twelve majorettes, a drum major, two head majorettes, and a band captain.
i 7 . ,ggi l 4-,sv ' Most of the band's growth has been during the past eleven years. In 1946 there were
I y ts- f' 'L - 'I ten members without a director. There was practically no equipment. There were no
L i X2 2 f,,- V , uniforms. The members had only a minimum of experience on a musical instrument.
:Y E 1 V 'W From this the band has grown to its present status of well-equipped, well-dressed, and
f I ' A A, i talented members.
ii , Q, The band has taken several trips in connection with its musical program. Two years
I ' If " ,I ago the band went on an educational tour to New York City and last year to Miami
1 , . a f' - ' ' iwQ Beach. During the past eleven years the band has attended district contests every year,
f f and its rating in the state during these years of participation has remained high. In the
. -X , contests for concert, sight-reading, and marching there have been 52 First Division
l . ratings, 4 Second Division ratings, and 5 Third Division ratings. In solo and ensemble
f competition First Division ratings are 99 percent.
The director is a graduate of Stetson University. He received his Bachelor's of Music
degree in 1941. While in college, Mr. Donaldson played bassoon with the Stetson
University Band and Orchestra. He was also bassoonist with the Central Florida Symphony
Orchestra at Winter Park and bassoonist with Daytona Beach Municipal Band for twelve
seasons. While in the Navy, Donaldson received his Master's degree in Band Adminis-
tration and Supervision from the University of Florida. His teaching experience includes
two years as director of Titusville High School Band, one year as director of the Chipley
High School Band and eleven years as director of Gainesville High School Band. He is a
member of the Florida Bandmasters' Association and American School Band Directors'
BAND COUNCIL Dm, Major
FRONT ROW? joe Arrington, Shirley Wynn, Sybil Carter, JOE ARRINGTO
Jason Weintraub. BACK ROW: Becky Wzlnninger, john
Dusenbury fBand Captainj, Kristin Deurloo.
KNEELING: Lou Harris, Barbara Hendricks.
STANDING: Sue Martin, Peggy Nutt, Gail Rogers,
jo Alice Rowe, Suzanne Schenck, Katherine Knadle,
Sandra Francisco, Barbara Gornto, Alice Dunscombe,
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LESTER W. TURNER, Director
The Gunnison County High School Band, under the direc-
tion of Lester W. Turner, has maintained a constant
growth in size and in quality of performance. The band
and the individual members have won state and national
honors. Now ranking "Superior" in sight reading, concert
and marching band in the district, they will strive to
maintain this rating. The success of the group is due
largely to the cooperation of the members and to the assis-
tance of the Band Mothers' Club.
PATTE MOORE, Secretary
KAREN COX, Vice President
JAMES MONTGOMERY, President
FLUTE DOUBLE TRIO 'Z ' T
BACK ROW: Shirley Cummins, Jodie
Ash, and Sandy Seraphine. FRONT
TWIRLERS AND DRUM MAJOR
Shirley Cummins, Twirlerg
Eastman, Flag-Twirlerg Monte
ROW: Maurine Osborne, Patte Moore,
Drum Majorg Maurine Osborne,
and Patte Bouchard.
Twirlerg Patty Binford, Twirlerg
center ffrontj Patte Moore, Twirler.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
BOUCHARD JOHN BALDON WALT ROGERS JAMES GAZZOLI JOHN LAKE
Flute Trombone Cornet Tuba Baritone
ROW: John Lake, Baritone: James
Tuba: Monte Chalfant, Baritone.
LESTER W. TURNER
ROW: John Bulclon, Trombone: Director G.H.S. .Band for six yearsg B.A.
Miller, French Horn: John Hansen, Cor- and M.A. degrees, Western State College.
incl Walt Rogers, Cornet.
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Saxophone Clarinet Percussion
BACK ROW: Gene Tague, Janice Wat
ters, Beverly Leonard. FRONT ROW
Caroleen Hare, Carol Simillion, Dor-
thea Partch, and Bobby Ehmke.
BACK ROW: Anne Robinson, Janice
Gazzoli, Sam Graham, Sue Frazier,
Sondra Smith. FRONT ROW: Gary
Hillman, Karen Cox, Marilyn Miller,
and Alice Carpenter.
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BACK ROW: Marilyn Harris, Dave Balken-
bush, James Montgomery. FRONT ROW:
Margo I.eFevre, John Hansen, and Walt
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NELLIE N. COFFMAN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL A CAPPELLA CHOI
HUGH GIVENS, Director
Palm Springs, California
B.A., M.Ed., Hamline University,
St. Paul, Minn.
Olaf Christianson '45
Robert Holiday '46-'49
Warren Wirtz '46-'47
Robert Holliday '46-'52
Tom Nee '46-'49
Ernest Krenek '46
Russell Harris '47-'49
Little Falls, Minn. '49-'50
Riverdale, North Dakota
The Nellie N. Coffman junior High School A Cappella Choir is composed of students
in Grades Seven and Eight. What is lacking in maturity of voices is made up for in
enthusiasm and interest in performing good music. The Choir presents two full
concerts each year, one at Christmas and one in the spring, During the year the choir
also gives numerous performances for civic groups, local radio, and exchange concerts
with neighboring schools and colleges. The choir has averaged over twenty public
appearances each year for the last three years. Each summer ten singers are given
scholarships to attend one week of summer music camp.
Three goals of this organization are: to achieve proper use of the voice, to receive
training in music fundamentals, and to acquaint themselves and their listeners with
the value of good music.
Dr. H. L. Green, Coordinator of Music of Pasadena, California, commented on the
choir: "This is one of the finest junior High School Choirs I have ever heard."
Dr. Green gave the choir a No. I rating in every one of twenty-seven categories
at a recent Southern California Vocal Festival.
Compositions in this year's repertoire are:
L0 Wbat nz Branch of Befzuly-PRAETORIUS
Hormzmz In Excelrir-PALESTRINA
Chrirtnmr Carol-CHARLES IVES
Lullay My Liking-HOLST
H ymn To All Natiozzr-BEETHOVEN
Since All IJ Paffizzg-HINDEMUTH
NELLIE N. COFFMAN A CAPPELLA CHOIR
group meets one night each week in the home of one of the
They serve as soloists, as section leaders, and as the governing
ody of the choir, as well as function as a Madrigal Group. The
embers of this group are picked as the outstanding singers from
e choir. As such they are able to sing more advanced works and
evelop a more advanced ensemble style. The group presents one
The Triple Trio is a group of the more talented
girls of the choir. They provide a very pleasant
change of pace in the choir concerts.
FIRST ROW: Cheryl Danielson, Vicky Lynch, Linda
Lake. SECOND ROW: Pamela D'Autray, Sally Gorges,
Ourdal Rackov. THIRD ROW: Sue Henwood, Caroline
Fields, Lynne Hamerschlag.
section of each choir concert and presents programs for civic groups.
RONT ROW: Judy Jorgensen, Trond Toft, Stephanie Monez, Kenigene Fox,
arry Hart. SECOND ROW: Laurie Paul, Tom Pickell, Sharon Herod, Merle
oore, Ruth Marie Samson, Henry Heuck. fNot pictured: Dwight O'BertJ.
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Singer, age 12, grade 7. TOM PICKELI.-Baritone soloist, section
leader, Madrigal 2 years, Choir 2 years, Student Council, age 14,
grade 8, Summer Camp Scholarship winner. TROND TOFT-
Section leader, Tenor, Choir 2 years, Madrigal Singer, grade 8,
Summer Camp Scholarship winner. RUTH MARIE SAMSON-
Alto soloist, Mixed Quartet, Madrigal Singer, Choir 2 years,
section leader, Student Body President, grade 8, Honor Student,
Summer Camp Scholarship winner. JUDY JORGENSON-Soprano
soloist, section leader, Chorus and Choir 1 year, Madrigal Singer,
Summer Camp Scholarship winner. KENIGENE FOX-Soloist,
section leader, Choir 2 years, Mixed Quartet, Madrigal Singers.
LAURIE PAUL-Soloist, section leader, Madrigal Singer, Choir.
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MONTEREY UNION HIGH SCHOOL BAND
It is not necessary to hear these people play to know how they will sound,
See their record on the opposite page. Neither is it necessary to write a
long story about each to know the kind of leadership he manifests in other
fields. You know the businessman by the results of his business, you know
the farmer by the appearance of his farm.
The organization whose members work together succeed. And the success
is in exact ratio to the spirit that cements it into a whole.-The Editor
VIRGINIA CHAMBERS TERRY MCCORMACK
DOROTHY SILVA :
C7 JACK STOCK
BILL VON PROTZ
Baritone Saxophone XWAYNE MARTIN
Ill- ...gait Hillgl!
BESSEMER, ALABAMA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
LAMAR TRIPLETT, Direcvor
Supervisor and Director
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ACTIVITIES: Ten football shows each season, three major concerts, numerous civic
club and related appearancesg has travelled widely from Philadelphia to Little Rock,
and this past summer spent a week at Daytona Beach, Florida, finishing the week with
an evening concert at the Band Shell on the Board Walk. CONTEST RATINGS: Sight
Reading, Superior seven straight yearsg Concert, Excellent 1957. SUCCESS DUE TO:
Cooperative Administrationg Active Band Parents' Organizationg High Student Pride
Ralph Doughty, Anna Batson, Lane Morrow, Ann Skidmore, Brenda Nivens, Gail Mann, Patricia
Greenlee, Judy Letson, Head Majorette.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
MARY ANN CAHOON-junior High School, Sth grade, winner
in State Solo Ensemble Contest 1957, flute, First Chair B.H.S.
Band 1956-57. ED COPELAND-Oboe, alto saxophone, English
hom, clarinet Blue Band 1955, first Oboe White Band 1956,
Birmingham Youth Symphony first oboe 1956, Key Club, Latin
Club, president Intermediate Department, First Methodist Church,
Civitan Oratorical Winner 1954, Scholarship University Band
Camp 1956, Dance Band saxophone 1955-56, leader of Dance
Band 1957, Honor Roll 1954-57, first chair oboe Red Band 1957,
NANCY RILEY--First chair, B.H.S. Band 1956-57, Blue Band
Festival Winner 1957 Clarinet, Scholarship University Band Camp
1956. JOE SACHS-First chair B.H.S. Band, second trumpet
Dance Band, Blue Band first chair winner 1957, Scholarship
University Band Camp 1956, solo winner 1957 Solo Ensemble
Contest. GEORGE SCOTT-Second chair, B.H.S. Band, Blue
First Chair Orchestra Oboe and English Horn, 1957 Festival.
RALPH DOUGHTY-Drum Major 1957, National Honor Society
1956-57, Alpha Hi-Y, Ambassador-in-Chief of R.A.'s, President
B,T.U., Festival Orchestra first chair trumpet 1955. WALTER
MCALISTER-Festival Band 1955-56, first chair Blue Band 1957,
third chair B.H.S. Band, clarinet. JERRY RILEY-First chair,
B.H.S. Band, first trombone B.H.S. Dance Band 1956-57, Presi-
dent B.H.S. Band 1957.
Band first chair winner 1954, first chair Red Band Winner 1957,
Secretary B.H.S. Band 1957. ANN SMITH-First chair French
horn B.H.S. Band 1956-57, Blue Band first' chair winner 1957,
Librarian B.H.S. Band 1957. DOUGLAS SMITH-First Chair
B.H.S. Dance Band, Blue Band first chair winner 1957, Scholarship
1955-56-57, Festival Band first chair winner 1957.
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ROBERT E. LEE HIGH SCHOOL BAND
JOHN M. LONG, Director
May we introduce you to the Sweet-playing, Smart-stepping Robert E. Lee High
FLUTES: John Brock, David Gluth, Don Leavell, Bill Mosely. OBOES: Elbert Lingo, Jack Clements.
BASSOON: Carolyn Taylor, Janice Dudley. Bb CLARINETS: Jimmy Simpson, Mickey Lisenby, Ralph
Black, Franklin T h r a i l k i l l, Henry O'Stein, Bill P i e r s o n, Marilyn Black, Jimmy
Ledbetter, John Switzer, Donald McClendon, Olivia McKim, Faye Wadsworth, Barbara Laney,
Sandra Melton, Jackie Dowdell, Sandra Peeples, Margaret Sullivan, Annette Kennedy, Alice Free-
man, Barry Leavell, Glenn Cowham, Sam Forrester, Charles Goodwin, Marbeth Fess, Robert Ward,
Anita Hatchett, Jack Clements, Marilyn Snider. Eb CLARINET: Jerry Greer. ALTO CLARINET: Dale
Davison. BASS CLARINET: Andrew Sneed, Jimmy Ledbetter. ALTO SAXOPHONE: Stovall Ken-
drick, Carolyn Taylor, Albert Torica, Bill Gilmore, Barry Osborne, Sara SanSom, Dale Davison,
TENOR SAXOPHONE: Fred Enslen, James Williams, David Oswalt. BARITONE SAXOPHONE:
Bill Cowan. TRUMPETS: Bill Hammett, Dick Bond, Don Worthington, Ken Pouncey, Jimmy Brasher,
Johnny Blue, Larry Waites, Lamar May, Dale Martin, Julian McLendon, Jay Sanders, Wayne Kindred,
Alan Mitchell, Mavis Barkley, Logan Kratzer, Dan Lucas, George Culver, Ed Garner, Olin
Bray, Damon Nolin. FRENCH HORNS: Jimmy Brasher, Lamar May, Allan Ray, Ray Foshee, Wayne
Kindred. TROMBONES: Barry Grey, William Boswell, Ken Hammett, Allan Williams, Glen Scott,
Richard Snaider, Barry Vines, Jerry Johnson, Louis Martin, Woody Chambless, Harvey Jones.
BARITONES: Ken Sanders, Bill Bryant, Larry Osborne, Burton Marsh, Tom Borden. BASS: Fred
Gamble, Fred Woolard, Jon Mosley, Thomas Eason, Van Cates, Jim Holstein. DRUMS: Ed Mixon,
John Harrison, Jerry Burns, Bryant Hudson, Tommy Davis, Jerry Hollis, Jimmy Dinkins, Jim
Curtis, Don Bogue, Patsy Spears. MAJORETTES: Kay Sanderson, Ann Harris, Brenda Thompson, Kay
Banks, Rose Mary Peden, Joyce Williams, Martha Ann Garrett, Barbara Glasscock, Sandra Clarke,
ean Elder FLAG BEARERS o ce ackson Carolyn Meherg, Jo Ann Johnson. DRUM MAJOR:
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Elbert Lingo. FEATURE TWIRLER: Rickey Goodwin.
JOHN M. LONG,
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS OFFICERS
JOHN BROCK, Flute
ELBERT LINGO, Oboe
CAROLYN TAYLOR, Bassoon
JIMMY SIMPSON, Bb Clarinet
JERRY GREER, Eb Clarinet
DALE DAVISON, Alto Clarinet
ANDREW SNEED, Bass Clarinet
STOVALL KENDRICK, Saxophone
BILL HAMMETT, Cornet
JIMMY BRASHER, Horn
BARRY GREY, Trombone
KEN SANDERS, Baritone
FRED GAMBLE, Bass
ED MIXON, Bass Drum
JOHN HARRISON, Snare Drum
BILL HAMMETT, Captain, President
JAMES SIMPSON, Student Director
FRED GAMBLE, Vice President
CAROLYN TAYLOR, Secretary-Treasurer
JOHN BROCK, Librarian
ED MIXON, Supply Officer
ROBERT E. LEE-MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
CERES UNION HIGH SCHOOL BAND
VERNON "BERT" STEVENSON, Director
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The town of Ceres is justly proud of this 90-piece band.
It all began eleven years ago when Mr. Vernon "Bert" Stevenson, a young and
determined director took his first job teaching the Ceres High School Band. Through
his drive and determination, those hard years of hard work, worries, and overtime
have paid off-for the finished product is the versatile and superior band it is today.
The main interest of half the football fans is the halftime show for, when the halftime
gun sounds, this band is always sure to put on an outstanding performance. Under the
direction of Ann Escobar, drum majorette, a fast cadence, quick changing formations,
and original shows bring that special spark which few high school bands possess.
Audiences are given a special treat when this band marches with lights. Due to their
keen performances, they are asked each year to represent an out-of-state college football
team by presenting a halftime show at the College of Pacific in Stockton, California.
With the last football game, this band makes the radical change from marching band
to concert band. This is always looked forward to by the band even though it means
hard work, hours of practice, and many night rehearsals, for concert season is its main
interest. The Ceres High Band is always well represented at the County Festival held in
January, in which many C.H.S. Band members take first chair.
For the past ten years, this band has received nothing but Superior ratings at the
California Festival, and in 1955 it was awarded a plaque for being the outstanding band
at the Northern California Festival. Recently it was honored to be asked' to play for
the California Music Educators' Association in Santa Rosa. Although it is a Class B
school, the Ceres Band presents at its Spring Concert and at the California Festival a
program that consists of Class A and AA music. Yes, the town of Ceres is justly proud
of this band because the determination, vigor, and enthusiasm of lMr. Stevenson have
obviously rubbed off on his students, giving them the wonderful individual attitude
to make their band the very best.
MR. VERNON "BERT"
Upon graduating from Modesto
College and San jose State, Mr.
"Bert" Stevenson took his first
at Ceres High School where he
now taught for eleven years.
his first seven years there, he
the mixed chorus, girls' glee club
advanced band and taught the
tary and junior bands. Now
is able to devote his time to the
bands and is one of the school's
selors. Mr. Stevenson holds a
secondary in music and has
a Superior band for ten c
years. To Mr. Frank Mancini
Harold Bartlett he expresses
thanks and appreciation for all
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS-CERES BAND
SMITH BUD BUTLER JUDY GRAHAM PAT IMFIELD JANET HYER JUDY BARROWS
Flute Clarinet Clarinet Alto Clarinet Bass Clarinet Contr. Bass Clarinet
GRUNDY JIM HANSEN ELEANOR HUGH SERVICE DIANE RHODE BRYCE TINGLE
BHSSOOH AMO SHXOPITOUC SCHREGARDU5 Baritone Saxophone Horn Trombone
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BHFIIODC' Oboe Cornet Tympani
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JONES DON HAAS
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STERLING HIGH SCHOOL COLUMBINE BAND
LLOYD s, JENSEN, Damn,-
State Sterlmg, Colorado Dedzcatzon
During the past nine years the members of the Sterling,
Colorado, Columbine Band have worked diligently to ac-
quire an impressive record in both concert and marching
competition. The fall season finds the band presenting half-
time shows which have proved popular with statewide
Spectators. The winter concert season finds the group
performing the finest in symphonic concert literature, fea-
turing guest conductors and soloists, among whom are
Leonard B. Smith, foremost cornetistg Sigurd Rascher,
world renowned saxophonist, Glen Cliffe Bainum, director
emeritus of Northwestern Universityg and contemporary
composer, Frank Ericson.
Last spring the band was selected to present a concert
performance at the Southwest Music Educators' Conference.
LLOYD S. JENSEN, Director
A.B. Degree from Colorado State College, Greeley
Master of Music Education Degree from University of Colorado.
Secretary-Treasurer of Colorado Music Educators' Association
Editor of the COLORADO MUSIC EDUCATOR
Member of State Music Committee of the Colorado H.S. Activities
Presented in "They Are Making America Musical" column in
Past President of Colorado Instrumental Music Directors' Asso- N
Winner of local Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished "
Vfinner of Colorado State Junior Chamber of Commerce Dis-
tinguished Service Award
Winner of Colorado Jaycees Outstanding Local President Award
Cited by Governor of Colorado with membership to the Cart-
wheel Club, an honorary organization for the promotion and
betterment of the state
Life member of N.E.A.
Active in numerous community clubs and activities
During the summer of 1954 the band earned top honors
by winning first place at the Lions International Parade in
New York City. The following summer the group returned
to the east coast and again placed among the top five
bands appearing in Atlantic City. It was a rare privilege
for the members of the group to meet with President
Eisenhower during the summer of 1954 and with Vice
President Nixon the following year. The group adopted
the name of the Columbine Band as suggested by Presi-
dent Eisenhower and the members are very proud of the
sleeve patches designed for them, displaying the state
flower of Colorado. This summer the band will again
represent the Colorado Lions at the International Conven-
tion in Chicago.
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DECATUR, ALABAMA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
5154156 CARL SCHWUCHOW, Direclor Dedication
The Decatur High School Band, consisting of one hundred
members, is one of the top-notch bands of the state of
Alabama and the nation. Many honors have been placed
upon the band for its superior performance and musician-
ship. Parades, music festivals, and community projects
receive full participation from the band. Aside from play-
ing three major concerts a year, the band performs for
all activities of the school, including football and basket-
ball games and rallies.
The high school musical training of Mr. Schwuchow was
completed at Hobart, Indiana, where for six years he
studied under the capabale direction of Dr. Williain Revelli.
His college career was spent at Western State College in
Kentucky and at Northern Teachers College in South
Dakota, where most of his time was spent in higher studies
of music and theory. Among his many honors, he is, at
the present time, State Chairman for the A.S.B.D.A.
Although the Decatur Senior High School's enrollment
places the band in Class "A" competition, in 1953, by
permission of the Alabama Band Masters' Association, the
Decatur High School Band entered Class "AA" competi-
tion. During its fourteen years under Mr. Schwuchow, the
band received fourteen Superior ratings at the State Band
Festival. The band is proud of its record of achievementg
still, it is not satisfied to rest on the laurels of past victory,
but is pushing on to newer and better ideals.
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Bobbie Mae Banks
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
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FIRST CHAIR PLAYERS-XX7oodwinCl
Wfilcla Iitlclins, Sum Roycr. Clifford Vaughan. Chris Thompson, Scott johnson, Wfayne Terry
Sue Czirrcll. john Fnrrcr, Robert Scliwucliow. Many Ann Styles.
FIRST ROXW: -lim Mzirslmll, jutly KulA
bug. Sydney Giirnctt, 'Iunct DL-Vine.
SECOND R O XV: Clifforcl Vaughan.
Silfil Roycr. I'l1ll'l52II'2I Nzipps, llzirlmrai
Nance, Gnrrol C1ll'DL'll. THIRD ROXV:
Bev Clemons, Rolwcrt Stclimnn. Aaron
deG1':1ffcnrcid, John Solwotliai. I-Iowcll
Glenn, Carlton Compton.
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.lim Marshall. Diwitl I-Iiilncrcom. Don Chuitcli. Janet DuVinc. Galrrol Curncll. Curl Still. Carlton
Compton, Howell Glenn.
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job of leading the march-
ing band. He has done a
major part of the work and
can handle the band with-
Paonia has been well known on the Western Slope of Colorado as
one of the top bands in the "C" class competition at the Grand
Junction Spring Festival. Its ratings have been among the top for
the last ten years. Last spring Paonia had the distinct honor of being
the only school in the thirty schools of all classifications entered in
the Music Festival to receive a "First Division" rating in everything
Having 225 in high school and an average of sixty in the band year
after year gives Paonia one of the highest percentages of high school
students in band in the state.
Paonia High School has a fine record of community service and will
continue to strive for leadership in the field of service.
The ,rize of fr town bfi: zzolbing ta do with llae quality of iir people.
PAONIA, COLORADO, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
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FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
RIFSSELI. MADDOX CHARLES EARLANA FLETCHER ANITA ETHERTON
CHAMBERLAIN Saxophone French Horn
Anim Etherton Connie Poulos Barbara
Livingstone Kitty Rowell-These girls
have completely redone the library during
thc Ifxst yefu' 'und h1ve vvorkecl late hours
and through the summer to finish the job.
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THE ATHENIAN CONCERT BAND
, , Crawfordsville, Indiana
DHJZWUOW VERNON E. SPAULDING, Dia-arm
The Concert Band plays at all basketball games, presents
concerts, participates in contests, and has received no
rating lower than excellent in the past twenty-five yearsg
it makes a short tour each spring, playing at student con-
OFFICERS OF THE ATHENIAN BAND
FRONT ROW: SHARON MCANINCH, Solo Clarinetist: JANIS ZACHARY, Secretary,
JAMES GRAHAM, Presidentg JUDI DeBARD, Vice President: ELEANOR MIDDLE-
TON, Head Majorette. SECOND ROW: VERNON SPAULDING, Director: DAVE
BRANDKAMP, Solo Cornetist and President of Pep Band: JOE SANDERS, Officer-in-
Charge of Color Guardg TED MCCALMENT, Librarian, STEVE MIDDLETON, Man-
FIRST ROXW: james Graham, Ronald Stockall. SECOND ROW: Dave
Brandkamp, Don Heath, Phil Rhode. THIRD ROXV: Ed Wilson,
john Parks, Don Henry, XX'ayne Knox, Neil Thompson.
vocations. The Marching Band presents shows at all
football games, participates in the Homecoming Parade,
Santa Claus Parade, Old Fashion Days Parade, State Lions
Club Parade, and-many others throughout the year.
Mr. Spaulding serves as judge,
tor ol clinics, is a member ot
N.C,. Indiana Music Educators'
sociation, and American School
Directors' Association. He is
president of l.M.E.A., ISM
Rotary. ln 1954 he was
the Indianapolis Star, M.G.M.,
Scandinavian Airlines to be
Goodwill Ambassador to
present he is a member of the
eral Committee ot the
ln 1956 he was preSente a
Cate of Merit tor his c
service to music by the
Music Educators' Association.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
JUDITI-I CAROLE Del5ARDAAlto Saxophone, Vice President,
Mzzjorctte, Music Club, Puletteirs, School Annual Staff, School
Paper Stuff. IILEANOR EILEIEN MIDDLETON-Eb Flute, Head
Mujorctte, Music Club, Chorus, Pziletteirs. SANDRA DISNEY-
Glockenspicl. Music Club, DON HENRY-Percussion. Pep Band,
P1-III. RHODE-Trumpet, Music Club. Dance Band. SUSIE BOS-
NXfIiLL--Bzwitone Saxophone, Chorus, Choir. JANE GENTRY-
Tenor Saxophone. DEAN STEPHENS-Alto Clarinet, Chorus,
Choir, Piimo Soloist and Accompunist, Student Director, Alto
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JOHN PARKS-Baritone, Pep Blind. Boys' Chorus, Honor
Society. DIANE STEPHENSWISHSS Clarinet. Majorette. JAMES
GRAI-IAM-Trombone, Music Club, School Annual Stuff, School
Paper Stuff, Pep Squad, Band President. NEII. THOMPSON-
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Iu s ic Club, Piccolo. fRightj: Steve
Iiddleton, Manager of Band.
DRUM MAJOR AND MAJORETTES
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Music Club, Dance Band, Church Choir. MARGARET BRAND-
KAMP-Flute, Music Club. DAVID BRANDKAMP-Cornet,
Pep Band President, Chorus, Choir, Soloist, Music Club, Dance
Band, Scholarship to Culver Military Academy for summer session.
Saxophone, School and Church Organist, Piano Teacher. LARRY
WESTFALL-Bass Drum, Music Club, Pep Band. SHARON
MCANINCH-Clarinet, Honor Society, Chorus.,
Sousaphone. STEVE DAVIS--Oboe, Music Club President, Choir,
Chorus, Vocal Soloist with -. Band, Vice President Vfestminster
Fellowship, Student Council. RONALD RUNYON-French Horn,
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ISTROUMA HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Baton Rouge HOWARD REYNOLDS, Difzfrfow' Louisiana
The Istrouma High School Band, under the direction of also noted for fine precision marching and brilliant show-
J. Howard Reynolds, has come to be recognized as one Inanship.
of the nation's fine musical organizations. This bancl is
DRUM MAJOR AND HERALD TRUMPETS J- HOWARD
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The growth and development of this band has been due activities, attends the Delta Band Festival in Greenwood
to the excellent support given to it by the Board of Edu- each year, and has played at the Cotton Carnival in Mem-
cation, the school officials, and the citizens of Aberdeen phis. This band has won many Superior ratings, including
and to the excellent conductors that the school has em- all Superiors in the 1957 State Contest and has built a high
ployed. This popular group participates in all community tradition of loyalty that is to be greatly admired,
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Difeqrof Drum Major
Mr. Ware has a varied experience
as teacher and conductor, having
taught twenty years in the schools
of Mississippi. He became direc-
tor of Aberdeen High School
Band in 1956.
"Superior" rating State Contest in 1956
MIXED CLARINET QUARTET
WOODWIND TRIO ' SAXOPI-IONE ENSEMBLE
"Superior" rating 3 years "Superior" rating 4 years
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
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TOP ROW: GARY SAXWTELLE-Alto Saxophone, Vice President
1956-57, President 1957-58, President Aberdeen Band Club
1957-58, Superior Solo 5 years, Saxophone Ensemble Superior
4 years, State Clinic Band, Mississippi Lions All-State Band 3
years. ELIZABETH BOX-Trombone, Accompanist, Band Club,
Secretary-Treasurer 2 years, Soloist, Brass Sextet, "Superior" 2
years. TERRY SI-IELTON-Vice President, Vice President Aber-
deen Band Club, Solo, "Superior" 5 years. MARY GOLDE LASKY
-Drum Major. Tenor Saxophone-,'Accompanist, Band Club, 1956
Mississippi Lions All-State Band, Saxophone Ensemble, "Superior"
4 years, "Superior" Drum Major 2 years. MARY LYNN REEVES
-Snare Drum, Bells, Tympani, Band Club, Accompanist, State
Clinic, Mississippi Lions All-State Band 1956. GEORGE PRO-
VIAS-Bass Drum, Band Club, "Superior" Drummer. SECOND
ROW: HELENE SOLOMON-Solo Cornet, Band Club, Brass
Ensemble "Superior" 3 years. FRANKIE JO NOLEN-French
Horn, Band Club, Brass Ensemble "Superior" 5 years. CAMILLE
REED-Clarinet, Head Majorette 5 years. Reporter, Accompanist,
Twirler "Excellent" 5 years, Woodwind Trio "Superior" 5 years.
JANE BRUMMETT-Flute, Majorettc, Band Club, Accompanist,
Soloist, Flute Quartet "Excellent" 2 years, Woodwind Trio
"Superior" 5 years. CHARLES WELLS-Solo Cornet, Band Club,
Solo "Excellent," Cornet Trio "Superior." WAYNE WEST-
French Horn, Band Club, Horn Ensemble, Brass Ensemble
"Superior," THIRD ROVU: BETH SIGLER-Alto Clarinet,
Majorette, Band Club, Mixed Clarinet Quartet two "Superiors."
SANDRA DABBS-Band Club, Saxophone Ensemble "Superior"
4 years, Soloist, EVA LEE SENTER-Cornet, Majorette, Band
Club, Brass Sextet "Superior" 5 years. DOT ALLEN-Flute,
Cymbals, Librarian 2 years, Flute Quartet "Excellent," Wood-
wind Trio "Superior." CLARA LYNCH-Snare Drum, Band
Club, "Superior" 1957. FOURTH ROW: PATRICIA BLAYLOCK
-Bass Clarinet, Band Club, Mixed Clarinet Quartet "Superior."
GWYNNE LEE HARRINGTON-Alto Saxophone, Band Club,
Accompanist, Saxophone Ensemble "Superior" 4 years. LESLIE
WEST-Baritone, Cornet Trio "Excellent" Band Club. CARL
COOPER-Bass, Band Club, Brass Ensemble "Excellent"
ROBERT HUGH ALLEN-Trombone, Band Club, Soloist, Trom-
CHICO, CALIFORNIA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
LESLIE SWEENEY, Dffafof-
This band has received Superior ratings at every appear-
ance at the Northern Sacramento Valley Music Festival
for twelve years, and for the last two appearances at the
EUGEN GIBBS, Vice P1'CSldCI'ltQ PATRICIA GOLAY, Secretaryg WANDA
GATES, Historiang PHYLLIS GRAVELLE, Treasurerg PAUL XVURSCHMIDT,
LINDA GLOVER, Drum Major
Northern California Music Festival in 1955, and 1957
at Berkeley and San Francisco, California, It is considered
one of the finest high school bands in the state and nation.
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Director of Chico
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
To hold the first chair position of your section in a band
that has rated Superior twelve consecutive years, a hand
that has made such a fine record for its school and com-
munity, a band that has attracted national attention, tells
the world that you are training yourself to be successful
men and women in whatever field you may enter.-The
FIRST CHAIR PLAYERS
Cornet ..,..... ......... R ONALD FREUND
Trombone ...... .s,,...,,. D OUGLAS HOBSON
Bass ...,........ ,..,.......... . , .BOB KELLY
Clzlrlrlei ...... ,.......l.. R ICHARD EUSEBIO
Oboe ....l... .....,. K ENNETH BROXVNELL
Flute ....,,........, ..,,
Horn ,.......,...,. ,,,,.,u
Saxophone ,.... .,....
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PARIS, TENNESSEE, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
WILLIAM if. caosswv, Dfl'L't'fUl'
This band, made up of eighty pupils from the Paris City
Schools and Grove High, is making its fourth consecutive
appearance in FIRST CHAIR OF AMERICA. Although
basically a concert group, the band takes part in approxi-
mately twenty marching events each year, The band events
each year include all football games, two major concerts,
and numerous other programs, varying from solos to full
band performances. Beginning and intermediate bands feed
members into the regular band-all of which are uncle:
the same director. The band has consistently been a prize
winner and receives top ratings in the Solo, Ensemble, and
Concert divisions of the Tennessee State Contest each year.
RON Cl-IESEMORE Secretary-Treasurerg PATSY HUTSON, Vice President.
BILL MUSTAIN, Librarian: JERRY OXWEN, Librariang EDDIE
MARTIN, President, ANN FRANKLIN, Historiang DIANE ROSS,
WILLIAINI F. CROSSWY
Mr. Crnsswy is a graduate of
State College, with a B.M.E.
M.E. degrees. He is now in his
year at Paris. Wliile in college
very active in campus activitic
lege News, and dramatics. He xv
of the official college clance
and was selected to appear in
versitiesf' He is married and
MAJORETTES GERRY PASCHALL, Twirler
ing Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the
Vfho in American Colleges and
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
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Percussion Tromlwunc Percussion Flute BLACKXVOOD
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BILLY MUSTAIN JANE WARBIACK
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JERRY VAN CLEAVE LARRY PASCHALI. CAROL XVILKINS jL'DITH ROBISON
linritnnc Percussion lrrcnch Horn Clarinet
CARR CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL BAND
DUANE BOWEN, Director
The Carr Central High School Band, by its superior con-
cert performance and marching achievements, is one of
Mississippi's finest bands. This is a disciplined organiza-
tion conclucted on a military basis with the chief pride of
the members being their record of consistently fine per-
formance in all phases of band activity. The band is housed
in a new and modern plant, with the best in equipment
and services made available by the School Board and an
active Band Parents Club. The Carr Central Band has an
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extensive concert repertoire and its colorful and original
football shows have won the band wide acclaim.
In state competition it is a consistent A and AA winner
of Superior ratings. This band is justly proud 'of its his-
toric city and participates in its many civic events. On tour
and on the several trips made by the band each year, the
band is Vicksburg's able and popular representative. The
school and community take great pride in the band's out-
DUANE J. BOWEN, Director
Mr. Bowen is Director of Instrumental Music at
Carr Central High School. He is a graduate of Lou-
isiana State University School of Music where he
holds both B.M.Ed. and M.M.Ed. degrees. Prior to
coming to Carr Central High School, he was band
director at Rayville, Louisiana, where he produced
an outstanding band.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS-CARR CENTRAL BAND
BETSY HOWARD RANDALL RUSK BOBBY LEGGETT DON GRIFFITH
lute, 1951-1Lions All-State Clarinet, 1957 and 1958 Bass Clarinet, 1957 State Oboe
aml, Sergeant. Lions All-State B ri n cl s, Clif1iC Bflfld-
1956 and 1957 Stutc Clinic
Bands, Second Lieutenant.
BOOTS BONELLI ,IOANNE LAXWRENCE CAROL LAGG BENNIE CHAPPELL
Buntl Scci'ctnrv. Altw Saixoplmnc-. 1957 State Cornet. Uniform Custodian French Horn, Student Di-
' Band Clinic: I.ibmrinn. 1956, 195 7, 1953, SU' ICCKOFZ 1956, 1957 State
Social Chairman, First geilflf- Cliflif Bands, Sergeant.
MlL1.IE'I"I' DONNY BARNES BILLY BAKER BONNIE RAY UICILLE FLOHR
Drum Major 'l'i'oinl1unu. Sergeant. Bass. Scixigczxnt. Rcpalirnmn St,-ing B355 Percussion
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 263 BAND
Elbow Lake and Wendell, Minnesota
GORDON PETERSON, Director
The High School Concert Band of Independent School District 263, Elbow Lake and Wendell,
Minnesota, is a ninety piece concert band which for thirteen consecutive years have received top
"A" ratings in State Music Festivals. The band was rated one of the three top bands this
fall at the Minnesota State Fair. In 1956 the band was featured at a statewide meeting of
the Minnesota Music Educators' Association.
During the school year, the band presents three concerts for the public, provides the pep band
for athletic events, gives a halfrtime performance at the Homecoming football game, takes
part in six or more parades, plays at three or more community events, county fairs, and Memorial
Day services, and provides countless numbers for programs of the many various organizations
in the community. About one-third of the band personnel perform solos at contest and festival
levels and the big majority have received "A" ratings every year and most of the "A's" have
received the same rating on the state festival level.
The band is given considerable timely and helpful assistance by the Band Boosters Club, an
organization of people interested in advancing the cause of music in the community.
TOM SAND GERALD cHR1sTENsoN
Senigf Dfufn Mg1j0f ASSISICIINZ Dl'Ul11 MHiOI
MR. OLOF LARSON
Senior High School
GORDON J. PETERSON
Bachelors' and Masters' degrees,
MacPhail College of Music.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Elbow Lake, Minnesota
SLETTEN CAROLINE SUSAN MOEN ELIZABETH CLARK SYLVIA HENSVIK NORMA FOLKEDAL
Oboe HUTCHINGS Flute Piccolo Bass Clarinet First Bb Clarinet
HANSON DARLA HEIDEN JOYCE HUSETH ROBERT WEIGAND KATHY HUSETH SANDRA SWENSON
Bb Clarinet Third Bb Clarinet Alto Saxophone Tenor Saxophone Baritone Saxophone Cornet
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Horn Trombone Baritone Sousaphone PCrC11SS1OH
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HUMBOLDT, TENNESSEE, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
WILLIAM B. DAY, JR., Director
This 79-piece prize-winning high school band under the direction of William B. Day,
Jr., has never placed under a "third" in any marching contest it has entered. In street
parades it has never won under a first place award. The "RAMBOLEERS," as it
is often called, has only missed one performance in the past ten years and that was
because of the dreaded flu epidemic. It has never placed below an Excellent in Concert
Band rating. Some of the many trophies of this boosting red-and-gray band include:
First place in jackson, Tennessee Christmas Parade for 9 consecutive ytarsg First place
in Murray State College Annual Band Contest for 5 consecutive yearsg First place at
the Exchange Bowl in 1,9555 and a state-wide rating of Superior for the concert band
in the same year.
Murray State College holds Humboldt's ambitions in its hand. Each year since 1951
the crack "RAMBOLEERS" have worked toward this goal and place it among the
highest of accomplishments. In 1951 they tied for Third place, then in 1952 won Third
place. Working toward a higher advancement, the H.H.S. Band won the Second place
award in 1953, and after a hard struggle for a high laurel, they won First place in
1954, '55, and '56, Due to the flu epidemic and lack of practice they fell back to their
vied second place this year, but with winning hearts are awaiting the contest next year.
The All-State Band has been constantly aware of the H.H.S. Band's presence. In the
past few years they have placed many outstanding musicians in it. Among these are:
WALTER WARMATH, BOBBY HARRINGTON, FREDDY WOOD, RONALD
TAYLOR, JEAN CHILDERS, and RITA WILSON. Alternates named were CARY
DON I-IARDISON and GEORGE SHANKLE.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
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FIRST ROW: FRANKLIN GARDNER-Alto Saxophone, lettered 2 years, two Excellent ratings,
one Superior. ELAINE COBLE-Piccolo, one Superior rating, Most Improved Band Member
medal, Band Secretary 1 year, Annual Committee, Librarian 1 year. KAY JOHNSON-Bass
Clarinet, Third Clarinet 2 years, Librarian 1 year. JAMES SMITHEY-Solo Trumpet, Band
President, three Most Valuable medals, Most Improved medal, Best Spirit medal, one Superior
Solo medal, three Excellent Solo medals, two Band Achievement medals, lettered 5 years. Vice
President 1 year, Publicity Manager 1 year, All-West Tennessee Band 1 year. RONALD TAYLOR
-Solo Clarinet, All-State Band, two Most Improved medals, one Most Valuable medal, seven
Superior ratings, lettered 3 years. SECOND ROW: LEN ROBERTSON-Tympani, three Superior
medals, one Excellent medal, lettered 2 years. NELSON SI-IANKLE-Alto Horn, one Most
Improved medal, one Excellent Ensemble rating, lettered 4 years, Band Treasurer 1 year.
GEORGE SI-IANKLE-Baritone, lettered 3 years, four Superior medals-Solo, Ensemble, State-
two Achievement medals, one Most Improved medal, one Best Band Spirit medal, Alternate
All-State Band, Band Librarian 1 year. JOHN 'CHARLES PRIMO-Drum, four Superior medals,
three Excellent medals, two Most Improved medals, one Most Valuable medal, lettered 4 years,
Publicity Manager 1 year. ERNESTINE DAVIS-Flute. THIRD ROW: ERSLEY MCLEMORE-
Bass, one Most Improved medal. JOE BOND--Trombone, three Superior contest ratings, four
Excellent, Best Band Spirit medal, Band Vice President, Treasurer 1 year. GRANT MCKIBBEN-
Third Clarinet 2 years.
Tenor Saxophone. RITA WILSON, All-State Majorette, runner-up
to Drum Major trophy at Arkansas State College Twirling
Clinic for 2 years, 4th place in State Twirling Contest, 2nd
place in State Strutting contest, Superior rating State Contest
2 years, Excellent 2 years, Superior in Duet, Excellent in
Ensemble, 3rd in Cotton Carnival contest, Best Band Spirit
medal 3 years, medal of Achievement 2 years, Most Improved
Medal 1 year, Most Valuable medal 1 year, N.B.T.A. Contest
Twirler and Instructor, Drum Major 6 years, Majorette 1 year,
DIGHTON, KANSAS, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
DEAN B. OWEN, Director
Under the direction of Dean B. Owen, the Dighton
High Band began its building program in 1952 with
27 members. Now it is a fully instrumented organization
of 93 members coming from an enrollment of only 160
in the high school. This band has earned wide acclaim
both as a crack precision marching unit and as an out-
standing concert band. The group participates in various
hometown parades, football half-time shows, and the
State Fair held at Hutchinson, Kansas.
A concert tour in the spring of each year has taken the
band to many of the larger cities in the western half of
the state, where praise was given to the' band and to its
director for the musicianship which it displays. The band
also presents fall and spring concerts which are highly
enjoyed by the local residents. A forty-member Symphonic
Band is selected from this larger concert band. For the
past four years the Dighton Band has received a highly
Superior rating at the state sponsored District Contest.
MARY BETH HAINES
MELEA GUNTHER, Presidentg LINDA MULL, Student
Council Representativeg MARY BETH HAINES, Drum
Major-etteg LINDA I-IYAMES, Treasurerg ROGENE BAHM,
Vice Presidentg CAROL COCI-IRAN, Secretaryg DEAN
B.M.E. degree from Bethany Collegeg M.M.E.
from University of Wichitag attended Va '
School of Music.
Mr. Owen engaged in many campus activities
college, including Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia,
was selected to appear in "Who's Who in I '
Colleges and Universities." Mr. Owen is a
of Kansas Music Educators' Association, Past
dent of District 5, and is at present Band C
of N.I.M.A.C. He is a charter member of
Chapter of Phi Beta Mu and is serving as
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
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FIRST ROW: CAROL COCHRAN-Flute, Band Secretary, Rating I Solo. MARIBETH HAINES
-Clarinet. GLENDA MORRIS-Bass Clarinet. NORMA GIBSON-Oboe. LOLA MUDD-
Tenor Saxophone. MYRA DAVISON-Cornet. SECOND ROW: LINDA MULL-Cornet.
NANCY CRAMER-French Horn. LINDA I-IYAMES-Baritone, Treasurer, Student Conductor,
Rating I Solo. JOAN MACK-Bass, Rating I Solo. ANN STANLEY-Clarinet. JUDITH ANN
COBERLY--Alto Clarinet, Rating I solo. THIRD ROW: LEXIE BAUER-Bassoon. JEANNE
GREESON--Alto Saxophone. RONALD BAHM-Baritone Saxophone. ROGENE BAHM-
Trombone, Rating I Solo, Vice President. MELEA GUNTHER-Percussion. JUDY SCULLEY-
Percussion. BOTTOM: PATRICIA MURPHY-Percussion.
STUDENT DIRECTORS AND PROPERTY MANAGER DRUM MAJORETTE AND TWIRLERS
BETH HAINES, Drum Mnjoretteg LINDA I-IYAMES, Student
O. E. ASHBY, Assistant Student Directorg CRAIG COBERLY,
Managerg DEAN OWEN, Director.
GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, HIGH SCI-IOQL BAND
JAMES E. CLARK, Direrlof'
The Greenwood High School Band was organized in 1930
and was directed by J. E. Cuper. In 1932 Roy M. Martin
became director and led the band to many honors in state,
regional, and national contests. Perry B. Dennis succeeded
Mr. Martin in 1952 and led the band in all of its activities
in a highly commendable manner. Mr. Dennis was suc-
ceeded by james E. Clark in july of 1956. The 107-piece
Greenwood High School Band is one of the most out-
standing concert and marching bands in the South and
has consistently received Superior ratings at contests since
it was organized. Its many activities include playing for
football games, parades, assembly programs, and concerts.
Leonard Smith, famous cornet soloist, was featured with
the band at the 1957 Spring Concert. Each year the band is
host to the many bands that come to Greenwood for the
Delta Band Festival and Winter Carnival. The organization
is designed to give training at three levels: QU Beginners
in brass, woodwind, and percussion, C2j junior High Band,
and C35 Senior High Band. The band is justly proud of
its fine equipment. The library is large, varied, and well-
chosen for all departments of the band work.
ERNEST M. BOLING
Mr. Bolxng came to Greenwood in 1953 from
Monticello, Mississippi where he had taught
for two years. Mr. Boling was graduated from
S. D. Lee High School at Columbus, Mis-
sissippi, then served three and a half years
in the United States Navy. He received his
B.S.Ed. degree from Mississippi College in
1951 and began work on his Master of Music
degree in 1952. Mr. Boling is Director of the
Senior High School Chorus and of the junior
High Band. He is serving as State Choral
Chairman, Choirmaster of North Greenwood
Baptist Church, and is a member of Phi
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JAMES E. CLARK
Mr. Clark was graduated from the United
Navy School of Music, received his B.S.
from Western Kentucky State College and his
of Music Education degree from Vandercook
lege of Music. He is a Past Vice President of
Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra
ciation, a member of the Mississippi Music E
Association and the A.S.B.D.A., is Secretary-'
of the Northwest Mississippi Band Association
is President of Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Mu
has served as judge for solo, band, and
contests, and is Choirmaster of the First Pre
Church. Prior to becoming Director of the
wood Band, he directed bands in Tullahoma
nessee and in Starkville, Mississippi.
Saxophone junior MONTGOMERY
Bass Clarinet, Senior,
Band 4, two Superior
Ense m bl e 5, All-State
Clinic 1957, Lions All-
State Band 1957, 1958.
Alto Clarinet, Senior,
Band 4, one Superior
E n s e in bl e, All-State
Clinic Band 1956.
Head Majorette, Clari-
net, Senior, Band 4, one
S u p e rio r Ensemble,
Clarinet, Senior, Band
4, two Superior En-
sembles, two Superior
Solos, All-State Clinic
Band 1957, Lions All-
State Band 1957-1958.
JOE INMAN MILTON SANDERS JUANITA HECKLER MAC MCLAURIN CHARLES MINYARD
Senior Band fl Flute, Senior, Band 5, Tenor Saxophone, Jun- Baritone Saxophone, Contra Bass Clarinet,
7 All atc one, Superior Solo, two ior, Band 2. Sophomore, Band 2. Sophomore, Band 2.
Band 1957 Superior Ensembles, All
State Clinic Band 1956.
BILL ARNOLD DON HARPER AUBREY BELL GLORIA COLLUM
on unior Band C01'net,junior,Band 3, French Horn, Senior, Baritone, junior, Band
Band fl, one Superior 5, one Superior Ensem-
ble, Majorette 1.
The grefziert mirlzzke you mn make in life if
10 be rontizzrmlly fearing you will make 0718.
T r om b o n e, junior,
Band 3, two Superior
Ensembles, two Super-
ior Solos, All -State
Clinic Bancl 1956, Lions
All-State Band 1956,
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GfC6I1WOOCl, Mississippi Band 3. Band 2,'one Superior
Solo, Lions All State
Band 1957, Drum Ma
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MERRYVILLE, LOUISIANA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
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Vice President, RAY LEGG fTop Leftjg
Secretary-Treasurer, PEGGY MEADOWS
fStanding Lower Rightjg R e p o r t e r,
WANELLE POWELL QStanding Lower
L e ft jg Parliamentarian, A M A N D A
'04 Drum Major
The well-rounded program of music in the Merry
ville Schools is a major factor for the fine ba
organization. Each member strives toward t
goal of "Perfection"
The band is proud again this year to bring hom
another First Division rating in Marching an
is looking forward to the concert season aheaf
So far this year the band has performed mar
concerts and half-time performances at otha
schools of this area besides attending all home an
away football games. The band has performe
throughout the state of Louisiana and Southeaster
GUS T. LITTLE
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Aff. .il .-
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
SIMMONS DANIEL JACOBS GEORGE LEE HEARD LARRY CROW -IAN LAURENT
ussion Tuba Baritone Trombone 2nd Cornet
WARDEN CHARLIE BURR SHIRLEY LUCIUS JOHN MCMILLIAN MARGARET COOLEY
3rd Cornet lst Cornet French Horn Baritone Saxophone Tenor Saxophone
POWELL BILL MCMILLIAN JOANNE STARK DORIS RUSTON BARBARA SUE SMITH
xophone Bass Clarinet Alto Clarinet 3rd Clarinet lst Clarinet
HUIVIBLE NANCY POWELL
WADENA HIGH SCHOOL BAND
GLENN K. EVENSEN, Director
A strong band tradition has been built in Wadena
over the past few years as each school term the group
strives to better itself in quality. With a high school en-
rollment of 260 students, the number of musicians in
the Concert Band is limited to seventy. With emphasis
on both Concert and Parade, the band has achieved con-
siderable fame in both departments.
In 1957 the band was proclaimed the "Basketball Pep
Band of the Year" in competition with twenty-two other
top bands in the state by Radio Station WCCO in Min-
neapolis. The band was invited to give a Clinic-Concert
performance at the Leamington Hotel in Minneapolis for
the Minnesota Music Educators' Conference in February.
The Concert Band appeared at the Northern Minnesota
Education Association Conference with a Music Reading
Clinic and formal concert before the Assembly in October.
The Marching Band received acclaim and trophies for
performances in various parades and festivals during the
CONCERT BAND PERSONNEL Who Have Achieved
State "A" Rating as a Soloist at Least Once.
Left to Right: TUBA: DARWIN MATTER, Junior. BARITONE: ELDRID
QUARNSTROM, junior. FLUTE: JULIE BRADFORD, Sophomore. OBOE:
PATRICIA PARKER, junior. CORNET: STEVE PARKER, Freshman.
CORNET: PATRICIA KENNEDY, junior. CORNET: DUANE BAGDONS,
summer months. The Concert Band was awarded its fourth
consecutive "A" rating in the State Music Contest with
the performance of "March and Procession of Bacchus"
by Delibes, and "The Universal judgement Overture" by
Bandmaster Glenn K. Evenson believes that one reason
why the group meets with the success it does is that
nearly everyone in the Concert Band is participating in
either Solo or Ensemble work and usually both. Last
year this group earned a total of twenty-two "A" State
ratings out of twenty-seven entries. Through mutual co-
operation of everyone concerned, the Band Department
has, been built up to a degree comparable to schools many
times larger. Long-playing records are made each year
which include highlights of the Spring Concert. These
serve to bring back memories to the former members of
the band as to their once having been a part of this organi-
zation, one of Minnesota's "finest,"
B.A., Luther College,
WADENA, MINNESOTA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
THE 1958 WOODWIND QUINTETTE
IUTE: JULIE BRADFORD, Sophomore. BASSOON: JOYCE LUN-
EIL Freshman. HORN: PEGGY EHLEN, junior, OBOE: PATRICIA
ARKER, Junior. CLARINET: MARY THEISEN, Senior.
Received "A" at State Music Contest 1957, won First Place Trophy in
Ensemble Division of the Minneapolis Aquatennial Instrumental Con-
test. Members: CORNETS: Patricia Kennedy, Duane Bagdons, Steve
Parker. HORNS: Peggy Ehlen, Kathleen Mitchell, Patsy Zwack. TROM-
BONES: Douglas Martin, Ronald Wickers, james Uselman. BARITONE:
Eldrid Quarnstrom. TUBA: Darwin Matter.
FRANKLIN, INDIANA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
CARROLL COPELAND, Director
The Franklin High School Band rates as one of the state's
and nation's finest high school organizations. The March-
ing Band has been among the top three winners at the
Indiana State Fair Marching Contest for the past four
years. The director, Carroll Copeland QB.S., Ball State
Teachers College, 1937, M.S., Ball State Teachers College,
1947, and graduate Work at Butler University and Western
State Collegej, has been on the staff of Summer Instructors
at Ball, Western, and Purdue University. The following
articles have been written by Mr. Copeland and published:
THE INSTRUMENT ALIST- "The Bandsman Who Plays Football"-june 1956
"Shall You Select Beginners"-Sept. 1956
"Preparing the Marching Band"-Mar. 1957
THE SCHOOL MUSICIAN- "The Accumulative Band Uniform Fund"-May 1956
"This Problem of judging"-jan. 1957
"The Electric Organ and the Concert Bandv a
rewrite from the Hammond Times-Feb. 1957
THE HAMMOND TIMES- "The Use of the Hammond Organ in Band"-Feb. 1957
RUSSELL, KANSAS, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
DON R, BAILEY, Director Dedication
DON R. BAILEY
Bachelor of Music Education,
Bethany Collegeg Master of Music
Education, Vandercook College of
Musicg Alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha
fSinfoniajg current President of
Kansas Music Educators' Associa-
The Russell High School Band is proud to have been selected again to be representative
of the high quality organizations which are pictured in this book.
Our Staff and First Chair members have every right to be proud of the band in which
they serve and work, because they exemplify the' qualities which make our democracy
and society one of high ideals and endeavors. It is through the collective efforts of
all the members that we achieve our goals and satisfactions and accomplish ends together
that we could never do as individuals.
Our athletic teams have always had this small band squarely
behind them, and we are happy that we can add our
share of the pep to that of our student body at all turn-
NANCY DUMLER DIANE
Assistant Drum Majorg
Bb Clarinetg Marching
Band 13 Concert Band
Drum Majorg Alto
lg T W i r l e r 1,
Drum Major 43
cert B a n d 2
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BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND
ROBERT HUGHES, Di1'ec'l0r
The Baton Rouge Senior High School Concert Band rates and the thrill of ri precision marching unit have made this
as one of the nation's very fine bands. Pride in musical one of the nation's Superior bands in every respect.
accomplishment, enthusiasm for all of their school activities
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WARREN HUBBARD-Assistant Publicity Directorg JERRY WEBB-Publicity
Directorg ELTON LEWIS-Business Managerg HARRY HENDERSON-Librarian.
KENT BOWLING-Assistant Librariang PARKER NWILLIAMSON, Quartermaster:
ALBERT ALBRIGHT SUSAN CLIVER-Secretaryg RUSSELL PAYNE-Student Directorg ALBERT HARRY num
Head Drum Major ALBRIGHT-Drum Major. Assistant Drum
MAJORETTES AND FLAG BEARERS
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS-BATON ROUGE SENIOR HIGH BAND
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Saxophone B355 Clarinet Trumpet
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MICHAEL THERIOT ROY SMITH DANNY DAYRIES GLENDA GAAR
"STATE OF CALIFORNIA" FORMATION "AL JOLSON SHOW
Snare Drum Tympani Marimba
AND CORPORALS OF MARCHINC BAND
ROW: BOBBY TOLER, Cpl.g CECIL JARREAU, Cplg
THOMPSON, Sgr.: GLENDA GAAR, Sgrlg HUDCE
WARREN HUBBARD, Cpl. BACK ROW: WAR-
Cpl.1 PATTY WASCOM, Sgt.: DAVIE
5, , MCCRORY, Cpl.g ROBERT GINN, Sgr.:
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BAND FORMATION At Football Game
Columbia City High School, 1939: A.B.,
Morehead State College, 19471 M.A., Colo-
rado State College, 19533 Who's Who in
American Colleges and Universities, 19425
Army Air Force, 1942-1945: American
School Band Directors Association, 1957.
COLUMBIA CITY JOINT HIGH SCHOOL BAND fGolden Eagles?
Columbia City ROBERT SHARPE, Direrlor Indiana
Reputedly one of the oldest high school bands in continuous
organization in Indiana forganized as a school band in
1919j, the Columbia City "Golden Eagle" High School
Band continues year after year to add to its long list of
musical achievements. The band, for competition purposes,
competes in Class B in Indiana. It has never received less
than a Division I rating in marching contests and has
won more Sweepstake honors in this class than any other
band in the state. Since entering contest competition in
1932 the band has received a Division I rating every
FRONT ROW: JOYCE FISHER, JUDY WILL, DEBBIE
SHEETS. SECOND ROW: BECKY ERNE, JOAN BOWIE,
JUDY HELFRICH, DARLENE METZGER. THIRD ROW:
JERRY LEMMON, DON BRIGGS, JIM GRANT.
year except for two. In the 1957 contest the band received
the highest rating of any band in Class B competition. The
band has received 51 plaques which decorate the band room
wall and 32 trophies which have been added to the school
trophy case. In 1938 and 1940 the band won first in con-
cert and marching at two consecutive national contests.
In 1945 the band was selected to play for the inauguration
of Governor Gates and in 1948 it was the official band
at the Indiana State Fair.
Assistant Director of
tal Music: Bridgeport
High School fBi'idgeport
A.M,, Morehead State C o ll
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SULPHUR, LOUISIANA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
JACK v. RICHARD, D11-am
The "Golden Tornadoi' Band of Sulphur High School is
under the direction of J. V. Richard and consists of seventy-
five members. The band participates in many varied activi-
ties. It presents eight to ten football half-time shows during
a season and appears in many civic parades and functions.
Annual concerts are given in january and April. At the
close of football season each year, the band begins prepara-
tion for the annual Louisiana Music Education Association
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Featured Twirler holding the
JACK VERNAN RICHARD
Mr. Richard is a graduate of South-
eastern Louisiana College, and he
received his Masters degree at Louisi-
ana State University. Mr. Richard
taught at Bossier, Louisiana, Elemen-
tary Schools prior to coming to Sul-
title of "Miss Majorette of Loui-
Festival held each spring. High honors have been presented
to the band on these occasions. The Tornado Band is housed
in a new and modern music building, equipped with prac-
tice rooms and ample storage spaceg this building was com-
pleted at the beginning of the 1957 term. The finest
instruments are made available to the students by the
School Board and the cooperation of a fine Parents' Club.
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SULPHUR, LOUISIANA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
First Chair Members Designated In Sections
ICK KNIGHT fliirst Row, Left End,
ALTO AND BASS CLARINET
OBOE AND BASSOON
AN CARNAI-IAN, First Chnirg SHIRLEY
ES, GEORGE INICBIILLIN, First Chair:
COOPER, First Chair, Assistant Drum
rg YVONNE CONRAD.
TROMBONE AND BARITONE
I-INNY CROOM fTl1ird From Rightj
CORNET SECTION SAXOPHONE SECTION
KARL L:1FLEUR fThird From Leftj JERRY COLE fSec0nd From Leftj
JERRY EDXXIARDS fFourth From Leftj
ROBB HOPSON fExtreme Rightj
BASS SECTION FRENCH HORN SECTION
DONALD FONTENOT fRightj BERT REINSTEIN fRightJ
WASHINGTON, INDIANA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
THOMAS E. PEGLER, Direrlm'
The Washington High School Instrtunental Department
was first organized in 1913. From a membership of thir-
teen it has grown to its present enrollment of 203. The
Concert Band has received a First Division rating every
year since 1936 and has been one of the outstanding bands
in the Tri-State area. The Marching I-Iatchets have grown
from 48 to 96 in the past six years and have thrilled
many audiences with their colorful performances at foot-
ball games, parades, and marching festivals. Enthusiasm at
basketball games and rallies is kept at a high peak by the
stirring music of the Pep Band, while music for civic and
social groups is provided by the Rhythm Airs Dance Band,
German Band and jug Band. The junior Band and Cadet
Band participate in both concert and marching activities
and are completely uniformed groups. A complete instru-
6 Superintendent of Schools
THOMAS E. PEGLER
Music Supervisor and Director of Bands at
XVashington High School.
Mr. Pegler received his A.B. degree at Evans- .
ville College and his M.A. degree at Indiana
State Teachers' College. He is a member of
A.S.B.D.A., I.S.M.A., I.M,E.A., M.E.N.C..
I.B.M.A., and Phi Beta Mui
He is Past President of the Indiana State
Music Association, a member of the clinic
staff at Indiana University Summer Band
Clinic, and Director of the First Christian
Church Choir. Mr. Pegler has been at Wiisli-
inton High for the Past seven years. He is mar- - . ' ' 7531" J
mentation of seventh grade Beginners is started each year.
These bands prepare an adequate supply of personnel for
the Concert and the Marching Hatchets. The Symphonic
Band presents three concerts annually with the last being
a concert combined with the High School Vocal Depart-
ment which features a large variety of entertainment. The
Solo and Ensemble Contest is one of the high points for
the individual members of the band. This year there are
thirty-five entries and thirty ensemble entries articipating.
Washington School is fortunate in having as adininistrators,
Edwin Estell, Superintendent, and Harry Waiiupler, Princi-
pal. These administrators, along with the School Board,
lend their full cooperation so that the school and community
can have the cultural values of a fine Music Department.
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RHYTHM AIRS DANCE BAND HUGH XWAMPLER
THE SAUERKRAUT SIX MINUS ONE
THE DAISYETTES Uug Bandj
THE WASHINGTONIANS-A CAPPELLA CHOIR
MRS. RUTH FECHT, D11-et-fm
THE WASHINGTONIANS, A Cappella Choir of Wash-
ington High School, as they appeared in their annual
Christmas Concert, "Songs of Christmas."
The background, a huge imitation stained glass window,
was designed and constructed by the high school art and
Since its organization in 1947, the choir has been awarded
ten Division I ratings in state choral competition. Other
activities for the year include the Southwestern Choral
Festivaliheld in connection with the Indiana State Teachers'
Association, the Spring Concert and Variety Show.
WASHINGTON INDIANA, HIGH SCHOOL
THE WASHINGTONIANS AND THE CADET CHOIR
The TUNE TIMERS, a versatile group
composed of outstanding upperclassmen
of the choir, contribute greatly to the
activities of the school and the com-
munity. They are: Kay Sharum, George
Carnes, Margaret McMurtrey, Dean
Somers, John Arthur, Lynn Stafford,
Sally Marks, Barbara Leonard, John
johnson, Richard Garland, Donna Har-
ris, Janice Riney Knot in picturej, and
Bill Allen, accompanist.
TI-III WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING HATCI-IETS
MRS. RUTH FECHT
Vocal Supervisor of Washing-
ton City Schoolsg Director of
the High School Vocational
Organizations for the past
eight yearsg graduate of Indi-
ana State Teachers Collegeg
member of M.E.N,C., Indiana
School Music Association,
I.M.E.A., Sigma Alpha Iota,
and Delta Kappa Gamma
A popular quartette of Senior
girls, have contributed musically
to the activities of the community.
During the two weeks of Christ-
mas festivities they filled fifteen
engagements for various civil or-
ganizations and they are in cle-
mancl throughout the year. fTopj
Janice Rineyg Cleftj Kay Sharumg
fright, Barbara Leonarclg fbot-
tomj Donna Harris.
ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
SCOTT C. CALLOXWAY, Dfl'L't'fUl'
The Elizabeth City High School Band has a membership of eighty-seven. It was in
1938 that the Elizabeth City School Board hired its first band director, Mr. Gene
Gorman, who presently directs the Avon Park, Florida Band. It was also in 1958 that
Mr. Miles Clark, prominent Elizabeth City businessman fa Distributor for the Texas
Companyj, became the sponsor of the band. "Uncle Miles," as the Band affectionately
calls him, is one of the staunchest supporters of the band and its activities. He rarely
misses a rehearsal and it would be fair to say that in the twenty years that he has
sponsored the Band, the performances he has missed could be counted on the fingers
of the hand.
The band is recognized and supported by the school authorities headed by Superintendent
Dr. N. H. Shope and High School Principal, Mr. Fred Eason, and by the Elizabeth City
Band Club, which was organized several years ago for the purpose of stimulating
interest in the activities, functions, and progress of the bands. The Band Club is headed
by Mr. Walter Rudd, President, Mr. Crowder Jones, Vice Presidentg Mr. T. F. Lowry,
Treasurer, Mrs. G. Blount, Corresponding Secretaryg and Mrs. Kenneth Goodwin,
Recording Secretary. This band has long been noted for its outstanding marching ability.
For many years it has excelled in precision drill routines. In recent years, however, a
determined effort has been made to have the band's playing ability to rank with its
marching ability. The Concert Band and the Marching Band are made up of the same
personnel with the Drum Major and the Majorettes playing the instruments in the
RAY TVIIDDY, Band Captain.
Drum Major, S010 Cornet, and
Twirlerg and ANNE MOORE,
Chief Majorette and Solo Flute,
are shown at the left.
SCOTT C. CALLOWAY
Scott C. Calloway, Director of
Elizabeth City High School
since l949, received his
degree from the University
Mississippi, and M.M
from the University of IN
He formerly directed bands
Mississippi and in Kentucky.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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Custodian 1956-57. Captain. Drum Major 1957-58. FLORENCE
BOX-l3ari1'one Saxophone, Flag Bearer 1955-56, Majorette
1956-57-58. LETITIA BLOUNT-Oboe, Flag Bearer 1955-56.
Majorette 1956-57-58. ANNE MOORE-Flute, Mzljorette 1955-56,
1956-57, Chief Majorette 1957-58. ,IEANNE MIZELLE-Alto
Saxophone-Flag Bearer 1956-57, Majorette 1957-58. PATSY
ROCI-IELLE-Bass Clarinet. Pony 1956-57, Majorette 1957-58.
SECOND ROXV: SANDRA COPPERSMITH-Bassoon, Flag
Bearer 1.955-56, Majorette 1956-57, Pony 1957-58. RONNIE
RAY TXVIDDY--Lieutenant, Solo Cornet, Uniform
ROXV: RAY TVUIDDY- -Captain. Drum Maioit BETH
-Lieutenant, Publicity Managerg GNWEN HILL-
lreasurer: DIANE SPARKS-Lieutenant. Uniform
BETTY KRAMER---Lieutenant Clerk, LAVONNA
utenant. ,Iournalist, ANNE MOORE-Chief Majoretre.
ROW: JOAN PYSI-INY---Sergeant. Publicity Manager.
OUISE JENNINGS- -Sergeant. Librarian. ANN FUL-
Corrcsponcling Secretary. ANN BAXLEY-
Store Manrrger. LINDA GASKILI.-Corporal,
' SPRl'll.l.-Ser,uez1nt Clerk, THIRD ROXW: DONNA
-Sergeant. Clerk. MARTHA JEAN NEVUBERN-
COOPER-Alto Clarinet, Cpl. Clerk 1956-57, Sgt. Treasurer
1957-58. BETTY KRAMER-Clarinet, SfSgt. Clerk 1955-56, 1956-
57, Lt. Clerk 1957-58. SANDRA LONGENECKER-French Horn.
Majorette 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58. THIRD ROW: LARY
SAXVYER-Euphonium, Sgt. E q u i p m e n t Manager 1956-57. Lt.
Personnel Officer 1957-58. GEORGE SEYMOUR-Bass, Sgt.
Uniform Custodian 1957-58. BOBBY UMPHLETT-Percussion.
Sgt. Equipment Nianager. BETH BONDURANT-Trombone,
S!Sgt. Clerk 1956-57, Lt. Publicity Manager 1957-58 fnot pic-
MILES E, CLARK
Mr. Clark has been sponsor of
the Elizabeth City Band since
1938. His genuine interest in and
enthusiasm for the Band has long
earned him the title of "Uncle
Corporal, Scrap Book. SANDRA PORTER-Sergeant, Scrap Book.
DEBORAH BULLINER-Corporal, Librarian. JUNE .IENNINGS
-Corporal, Librarian. FOURTH ROW: PAUL DAVENPORT-
Lieutenant, Equipment Manager. GEORGE SEYMOUR-Sergeant,
Uniform Custodian. VIOLA CHAUDRON-Corporal, Librarian.
COOPER-Sergeant, Treasurer. JIMMIE W!ILLIAMS--
Corporal, Ivfimeographer. BOBBY UMPHLETT-Sergeant, Equip-
ment Manager. FIFTH ROW: LARY SAXVYER-Lieutenant,
Officer. CHARLES MAHAFFEY-Lieutenant, Person-
nel Officer. RONNIE TILLETT-Lieutenant, Personnel Officer.
MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
E. L. PACETTI, Dirccfm'
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at Mississippi Southern and
The Meridian High School Band has for many years been recognized us one of Mis
sissippfs finest. This band has a long record of Superior ratings in stage ind regionrl
contests and is generally recognized as Mississippfs greatest Show Band.
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FRONT ROW: Madeline Ray, Amelia Hood, Gail Snowtlen, Tommie Finkel-
stren. BACK ROW: Will Hudson, Wfilliam Culpepper, Marvin Monette. Tony
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Left to Right: Non Parker, Jo Ann Mills, Gail Snowden, Madeline Ray. DRLM MA
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS- MERIDIAN BAND
AMELIA HOOD GERALD 'FOWNSEND DAVID HENDERSON OLETA CURRIE CHARLES FLOYD
Lions Band l956-57- Oboeg Superior Woodxvind Bb Clarinetg Superior Clar- Alto Clarinet Bass Clarinet 1
All-State Orchestra, Quartet, 1957. inet Quartet '57.
583 Band Treasurer
Flute Quartet 1955-
tg Librarian, 1956-
JACK JOYNER TOMMY DOYLE McKEE WILL HUDSON FRANK WINSTEAD
Superior Wim-,d, FINKELSTIEN Baritone Saxophone Cornetg Lions Bancl, 1955- French Horng Superior
Quartet, 1957, Eb Alto Saxophoneg Super- 57-58g S u p er i 0 r Solo, Woodwind Quartet, 1957.
ior Solo and Saxophone 1956g Excellent Trumpet
Quartet, 19579 Lions Band, Triog Superior Sextet and
1958. grio, 19563 Band Presi-
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jan Griffin, jeirenne Rainer,
Bebe Roberts, Judy Alvord
Genie Gower, Barbara Wl1itc
SMITH MARCUS RUSH NOEL EVANS JAMES HUDNALL THOMAS MASSEY
Baritone Bass Snare Drumg Superior B355 Drum
Marimba Solo, 1956g Lib-
PASCHAL HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Fort Worth, Texas
COL. N. WHITEHURST, Direflm'
The Paschal High School Band numbers 105 and has been an outstanding band
in Texas for the past fifteen years. It has been a consistent winner of First Division
rating in Marching, Concert, and Sight Reading. It has won trophies too numerous
to mention. The band makes an average of twenty-six public appearances during the
school year. This does not include the regular school functions such as assemblies, pep
rallies and so forth. The student body, as well as the citizens of Fort Wforth, are proud
Graduate of New England Conservatoryg
B.A., Sam Houston State Teachers Col-
legeg post graduate, Vandercook School
of Musicg 35 years of teaching, at Pas-
chal High School past fifteen years: act-
ing Supervisor of Instrumental Music
for State Department of Music 4 yearsg
secured credit for Instrumental Music
for high school student in 19332 a dis-
abled veteran of World War Ig born
in Corinth, Mississippi and moved to
Texas in 1912g Instructor in New Eng-
land Conservatory 5 yearsg Band and
Orchestra Sam Houston State Teachers
College 9 yearsg Goliad High School
5 years: Texas Christian University 1
of the Paschal High School Band. All officers are elected by the members except
the Drum Major and the Student Director, and the Band is one of the best organiza-
tions in the entire school.
FIRST ROW: Don Shores, Lionel Edmondson, Helen Bohn, Sue
Noll, Dwayne Vaughn. SECOND ROW: Bill Peters, joe Gal-
lagher, Dean Bingham, Robert Tritton, Mickey Marrs, Johnnie
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FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS--PASCHAL HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Fort Worth, Texas
FORD liumptt SUE NOLL-Piccolo TERRY BECKER-Bassoon WAYNE VAUGHN-Trombone
FRANKl.lN---Oboe KENNETH HORNBECK-Drum DON SHORES-Saxophone LOU DAVIS-Clarinet
GRIIXIMETT- -Drum TOM BARLOW-FFCDCII H0171 CAROL SNODGRASS-Flute JOE 'XVILLIAMS-Tuba
RESOLUTIONS AND SUCCESS
RL'.l'f1fllff01l is the important thing! Determine to be somebody
in the world and you will be somebody. Aim at superior achieve-
ment and you will nllnin it. This is the secret of effort and
accomplishment. "I cannot do it" never brought successg "I
will put forth my every effort" will bring success.
The boys and girls represented on this page and in this book
have adopted this motto, as is evidenced by their attainment of
n position of leadership. My heartiest congratulations!
TWYMAN PATRICIA STEAD
Queen Band Representative in
BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Band Department, 150 studentsg 85 members Concert Bandg active Year 'Round
Band is considered school's best "Goodwill" Ambassadorsg high spirit, interest and
pride to an unusual degreeg one of Americas great bands by any standardg always ready
for any service.
SANDRA FOSTER, Secretaryg EDWIN
CURE, Vice Presidentg BRUCE THOINIP-
SON, Presidentg MARY ABBOTT, Treas-
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
SEATED: JERRY LUTZ, Clarinetg JERRY LOWE, Oboeg PEGGY DOWDY, Horng MARY
ABBOTT,'Flute. STANDING: BILLY HINSON, Tromboneg ROBERT STILES, Buritoneg CLYDE
KAPP, Saxophoneg JOHN LAMBERT, Bassg BRUCE THOMPSON, Cornetg JOE SMITH, Drum.
"Live so nr to gel the npprobzzliou of yarn' other Jelf, and mcren if yazm.
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CARTHAGE, TEXAS, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
C. LAMBRECHT, Direclw'
The Carthage High School Band celebrated its twentieth
anniversary on November 1, 1957 with a homecoming
banquet, reunion, and tour of the school and city for the
original 1937-38 Band. The half-time football show dedi-
cated to the original Carthage High School Band was not
performed due to the cancellation of the game caused by
the Asiatic flu of too many of the visiting team members.
The original and present director of the band is Clarence
In its twenty years the band has carried out a well balanced
music education program. In addition to active participa-
tion in all phases of University Interscholastic League
Music Contests, the Marching, Concert, and Pep Bands
are integral parts of the music life of the school and com-
munity. The Marching Band was awarded First place
in its class at the annual University of Texas Band Day
Parade in Austin, Texas on October 5, 1957. The Marching
Band also made a Division I rating at the University Inter-
scholastic League Region IV Marching Contest held at
Carthage, Texas on November 26, 1957. The Region IV
Concert and Sight Reading contests will also be held in
Carthage on April 23, 24, and 25, 1958.
C J. LAMBRECHT
DOYLE WRIGHT, Presidentg ,IOE BEATY, Vice President: DOROTHEA
LOVETT, Secretaryg BETTY T U M B L E S O N, Reporter: MARTHA TROY LILLY
KNIGHT, Band Sweetheartg ANDREW MCDANIEL, Manager. ASSISIHIII
TWIN DRUM MAJORS
Martha Knight and
Walta Nell Pippen
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Eb Clarinet Bb Clarinet
Alto Clarinet Bass Clarinet
JANIS BIRD PEGGY LI STON
JOHNNY HOWELL JENNIFER I'DELL
Oboe Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone Baritone Saxophone
JAMES Nix ROBERT WIGHT DOYLE WRIGHT ARLON FLINN
French Horn Tmmbofle Baritone Bass
FRONT ROW: Trombones-ROBERT WIGHT, ANDREW MCDANIEL: BACK ROW: Cornets
-BILL TILLERY, C. A. GRAVES, JOE BEATY, GARY KIRBY, JIMMY ROSE. Bass-ARLON
FLINN. Drummer-BILLY BADGELEY. Piano-JAMES NIX. Director and Alto Saxophone, C.
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LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
JOE LUSK, Direrlor
RECORD IN STATE COMPETITION
Year Concert Sight-Reading Marching
195 1 I I I
1952 I I I
195 3 I I I
1954 I I I
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1956 Did not enter State Contest-Trip instead.
1957 I I I
The Lake Worth Band is classified BB Band and has a concert group of
74 pieces and a marching unit of 85. The band usually participates in the
Orange Bowl Parade, the Edison Pageant of Lights Parade, and the Fiesta
Del Sol Parade.
The Band also presents a series of winter concerts in Bryant Park under
the sponsorship of the City Recreation Department and performs at all
football games, both at home and away.
In 1955 the Band took a trip to Washington, D. C., where they played
concerts at the Walter Reed Hospital, at the Capitol Building, and at the
annual Apple Blossom Festival at nearby Winchester, Virginia.
In 1956 the band traveled to New York City and then to Philadelphia,
where they were scheduled to present a marching show at the Philadelphia-
Brooklyn baseball game. This game was to honor the Phillies' manager, Mr.
In 1957 the Lake Worth Band played a concert tour including programs
at jacksonville, Florida, and Thomas jefferson High School in Richmond.
The band also traveled to Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg.
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N MUNN, First Lieutenantg BARBARA
DNER, Uniform Clmirmang MARGILEE
TZILL, Treasurcrg LARRY BELL, Drum
rg BONNIE ROGERS, Sccretaryg SHELLY
ATT, First Lieutenant: MADIELINE
NER, Librariang JEFF DQLONG, Cap-
This Majorette Ensemble has been a
consistent First Division winner in State
and District competition for the past
five years. fLeft to Right: jean Szem-
ber, Carol Lee Porter, Mary Ann Car-
roll, Pam Whitney, jane Ruyle, Nora
Childs, joan Wurtz, joan Miller, Linda
Pyle, Charmaine Knapp, Carolyn Web-
ster, jean Blank.
LAKE WORTH HIGH SCHOOL DANCING MA-IORETTES
BEVERLY ROBERTS JOANN LEVERENZ
Alto Saxophone Flute
GRAHAM, TEXAS, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
LLOYD COOK Dzfectof
The Graham High School Concert Band is sixty-eight
members strong this year with a well balanced instrumen-
tation. It has already begun its concert season with the
first of four formal concerts in the Graham Municipal
Auditorium. In addition to these four formal concerts,
the Band also plans several informal open-air concerts
BACK ROW: HOWARD MILLER Chaplain JO ANN THOMPSON
JAMES A- HERRINGTON Treasurerg JAMES ED KENDALL Vxce President These officers are
Assistant Director elected by the Band and'are in charge of all matters of business and dis
B.S., Midwestern University Where Clplme along with the Director'
he played clarinet in Band and MAJORETTES
was also a member of the Wichita
Falls Symphony Orchestrag Life Job No- 1 5 9 D J Em -,lg-U...
Member of Kappa Kappa Psig
Second Lieutenant in U. S. Armyg Q
directs First Christian Church
Choirg Post Advisor, troop of Ex-
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porterg DENNY REED, President RUBY GILMORE Social Chairman
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
JUDY KLINGER--Flute, Piccolo, Band I.ibrnrian, Division II HOWARD MILLER-Third Clarinet, Band Council All Region
Ensemble: MARY -IO BIISSEY-Ohoep ORVEI. JOHNSON- Band, Freshman Band Award, Chaplaing BETTY SCOTT Bass
First Clin-inet, Right Guide. Band Council: RUBY GILMORE- Clarinet. Reporter, Band Council.
Second Clarinet, Right Guide, Band Council, Social Cl1ilII'l111lI'IQ
MARTHA KAY SCOTT-Alto Saxophone. Secretary, Band Coun- Band Award, Right Guide, Band Council, Division I Saxophone
cil, Band Sweetheart, Division I Saxophone Quzirtetg JOI-INNIE Quaftetg EDDIE GREEN.-Fig-gt Comet, Right Guide Band
EDWARDS-Tenor Saxophone, Right Guide, Band Councilg Council, All-Region Band 1956-57, AlI.5mte Band 57 JIMMIE
DENNIE REED-Baritone Saxophone, Band President, Freshman BASS-Second Cometg JOMANCE WALLACE Third Cornet
GARY KENNEDY-French Horn: KENNETH BIGI-IAM-Bari- I Solog C. I-I. SEIBER-Bass, All-Region Band Div sion I Solo
toneg PAT BROOKS--Trombone, All-Region Band 1956-57, All- KAY BULLOCK-Drums.
State '57, Right Guide, Band Council, Band President '56, Division
BAND COUNCIL is composed of thirteen members
outstanding abilities, interests, and attitudes have quali-
them for positions of leadership. FRONT ROW: Martha
Scott, Betty Scott, Denny Reed, Ruby Gilmore, Billy
Needham. MIDDLE ROXV: Howard Miller, jetty
james Ed Kendall, Pat Brooks, johnnie Edwards.
ROW: Orvel johnson, jo Ann Thompson, Eddie Green.
THE SWING STEERS
POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
ALAN H, DRAKE, Directoi'
In spite of its relatively short existence of seven years,
the Pompano Beach Senior High School Band has enjoyed
rapid growth in quality and quantity, and has received
consistent Superior ratings at District and State contests
in recent years. The fact that Pompano Beach is one of
the fastest growing communities in the country is shown
in the Band's school enrollment classifications, which have
been in the past six years "D," "CC," "B," and "BB"-
and next year will be The band has kept pace with
this growth and has enlarged its membership in the past
five years from 50 to 85. In addition to this, there are
approximately 225 Instrumental Students in the com-
munity from the sixth grade up now working for future
entrance into the band.
The Band prides itself on top-notch marching performances
as well as concert performances. The Marching Band
appears at all the football games with a fast-moving show
combining good music, action, precision maneuvers, forma-
BANDMASTER ALAN DRAKE is in his fifth year at Pompano Beach High
School. A native of Illinois, he has been a resident of South Florida since
early childhood. He graduated from Miami Senior High School where he
was captain and concertmaster of the renowned Miami High "Million Dollar
Band." Mr. Drake attended the University of Miami on music scholarships.
He received his A.B. degree Magna Cum Laude in 1951, and his Master of
Music Education degree in 1957 from Florida State University. Prior to coming
to Pompano Beach, he was Bandmaster at Bell Glade High School. An ac-
complished professional clarinetist, he presently plays Solo Clarinet with the
Fort Lauderdale Symphony. He has also played Solo Clarinet in Miami with
the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Society Orchestra, Ballet Guild,
Music Circus, Miami Concert Band and Miami Opera Guild.
Mr. Drake has served two years as chairman of the Broward County tFloridaJ
Band Directors' Council and he is chiefly responsible for the initiation of
the Annual Broward County High School Band Clinic Festival. His recent l
study on history and nature of Florida High School Band Contests has been
received with great interest and enthusiasm in the state.
tions, and majorette dancing and twirling. Other marching
turnouts include the Orange Bowl Parade, Fiesta Del Sol,
and Fiesta Tropicale. The Concert Band is fully instrument-
ed, including Eb Clarinet, Contra-Alto and Contra-Bass
Clarinets, Chimes, etc. A regular concert series of five
concerts is given in Pompano Beach and concerts are
also given in other cities, such as Hollywood, Florida.
This year's guest conductors will include Paul Yoder.
Contest music is rehearsed during February and the first
half of March. Large numbers of solos and ensembles
enter the contests and have received high percentages of
Superior ratings. The Band works hard for contest and
has received straight Superior ratings, but this is only
a portion of the year's activities for this young and grow-
ing band. ALAN H'
FIRST CHAIR MQEMBERS
SEATED: MARY LEE OTT, Flute, LINDA COOK, Oboeg DAN STANDING: BOB RENCHER, Tromlboneg RAY DALEY, Per-
NORTHWAY, French Horn: ELIZABETH BATIGNANI, Saxo- CuSSi0r13 JAMES BROWN, Bassg BILLY JONES, Baritone, TOM
phone: LINDA CARR, Clarinetg CECILIA OSTEEN, Bassoon. GANNON, Cornet.
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SNYDER, TEXAS, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
MELVIN B. MONTGOMERY, Dff-am
The Snyder High School Band does everything that a band
should do, and submits the following record of honors
and awards to attest its greatness:
Qlj Fourteen First Division Awards in Concert, Sight
Reading, and Marching at Regional Interscholastic League
Contests from 1953-1957, four Sweepstakes awardsg f2j
Four First Place Awards in Concert Playing and Sight
Reading at Sweetwater, Texas, Band Festival, 1955-19569
GD First Division rating at Tri-State Music Festival, Enid,
Oklahoma, 1954, Q-Q One of five bands in Texas selected
to perform in Cotton Bowl on january 1, 1957,
BAND OFFICERS PHIL CHERRY, Assistant
FRONT ROW: KAY SHELBURNE, Librariang THELMA HOW-
SER, Librariang. SHARON MORGAN, Chief Quartermasterg
CAMILLA ROBERTS, Secretary-Treasurer, NELDA THOMAS,
Librariang WILDA LIVINGSTON, Head Librarian. SECOND
ROW: JIMMY CROWDER, Captain, JERRY ROWE, Quarter-
master, BOB FIELDS, First Lieutenantg PHILIPP SMARTT,
Quartermasterg DELBERT LLOYD, Second Lieutenant.
I36 STEVE MELTON, Drum Major MAJORETTES
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
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ROBERIS BRENDA PIERCE REDGE HEARD J. T. MYERS DANNY OGDEN
Oboe Bass Clfmnet Ffgnqh Hom B355 Baritone Saxophone
SNYDER HIGH SCHOOL STAGE BAND
This organization is made up of the outstanding members of the Concert
Band. It was organized in 1952 as a jazz and popular music lab to give
the outstanding members of the Concert Band some experience in these
American idioms. It rehearses daily and is a part of the high school cur-
riculum. The Stage Band has been first place winner in its class at the
Texas Stage Band Contest at Brownwood, Texas, for the past five years.
PALM BEACH HIGH SCHOOL BAND
HOWARD B. SWYERS, Cozzdzzflor
West Palm Beach, Florida
"The Pride of flae Gold Coat!"
"The Pride of the Gold Coast" is the name given by
the people of South Florida to this outstanding band
whose past is nearly as famous as the well-known Palm
Beaches. This past consists of trips to the Cherry Blossom
Festival Parade in Washington, D. C., and a concert tour
up the East Coast to New York. The band has participated
in the Orange Bowl festivities ever since the first year
The Band is
' BAND OFFICERS
KNEELING: jerry Brown. FRONT ROW: Pat Hornak, Beverly
Sprung, Priscilla Dobbs, Paula Riggs, Diane Anthony, Elaine
Edwards. SECOND ROW: Bernie Smith, Bob Vernon, John Jarvis,
Pat Kenniott, Dave Nielson, Emmett Rozier. THIRD ROW:
Fred Gauch, Paul Carroll, Ray Bender, Charles Hawkins, Bob
Godwin, Earl Foster, Bernard Fairman.
of its organization. Under the guidance of the Band Patrons'
which is its sponsor, the Band plans its many
activities. One of the more important activities tentatively
a concert tour following the State Contest.
truly at its peak this year under the leadership
of its two directors and two drum majors.
HOWARD B. SWYERS, Director
Mr. Howard Swyers completes his thirteenth year as
tor of the Palm Beach High School Band this year
was graduated from Murray State College with a B.S.
a M.A. degree. He did graduate work at Carnegie
and the University of Pittsburgh. After teaching at
Marion, Pennsylvania, he moved to Brownsville,
vania, where he assumed complete charge of the
Department. In 1942 he returned to Murray State
He then moved to West Palm Beach and took c
the Instrumental Department. He is President of the
Music Education Association and Director of Music
First Methodist Church.
EMMETT ROZIER SHERRICK HISCOCK LAUREL LISSENDEN PRISCILLA DOBBS DENNIS LITZ
Cornet Clarinet French Horn Bassoon Trombone
Corporal. Publicity Warrant Officer
BERNARD SMl'l'H CHARLES HAWKINS JEANE WRIGHT RUTH HAYMOND NANCY CARDWELL
Baritone Percussion Alto Clarinet Flute, HMP, Pi2f1O Alto Saxophone
Captain First Lieutenant
MELVIN WAGNER, Assistant and junior
High Director. First year at Palm Beach
High School: B.S., Michigan State Teachers
College, M.M.E., University of Michigan.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
West Palm Beach
Eight versatile Majorettes with their Cap-
tain. Jerry Brown, and Solo Twirler, Sandra
Noel. FRONT ROW: Trudy Noel, jean
Wriglut, Andrea Huff, janet Sikes. SEC-
OND ROW: Aclrena Willizatmis, Barbara
Bates, Sandra Noel. jerry Brown, Sally
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AMARILLO, TEXAS, "GOLDEN SANDIE BAND,'
State WAYNE E. MULLER, Director Dedication y
Here is one of America's really great high school musical the Sweepstakes Award at the Tri-State Festival in Enid,
organizations, known everywhere for its brilliant per- Oklahoma. Known as the "Golden Sandie Band," it has
formance, both in concert and marching. It is a consistently the respect and admiration of all who have seen and
Superior rated band at all contests and festivals, including heard its performances.
Head Drum Major
WAYNE E. MULLER
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS-"GOLDEN SANDIE BAND"
FIRST CHAIR BRASS FIRST CHAIR WOODWIND
ROW: BILL MCNEILAND, Tuba: WANDA PHILLIPS, BOTTOM ROW: KAROLYN HOWE, Tenor Saxophone: BEVERLY
N WOOD, Trombone. TOP ROW: PHILIP ANTHONY, RALSTON, Alto Clarinet: DAYNA LARASON, Oboe: JOAN CLAW
BONNIE WELLS, Drums: VIRGIL STRIMPLE, Cornet: SON, Flute. MIDDLE ROW: JUDY WOODWARD, Clarinet: LYN
ATER, Cornet. DEL COX, Baritone Saxophone: BRENDA BROWN, Bassoong MELODY
NEAL, Contra Bass Clarinet. TOP ROW: BILL BROWN, Clarinet
BOBBY COLE, Alto Saxophoneg ERIC OLSON, Bass Clarinet.
TOP ROW: BILL MCNEILAND
Presiclentg JONATHAN ATER,
Vice President. MIDDLE ROW:
CHARLES CROCKER, Librarian
BOTTOM ROW: PATSY HEF
NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
JOHN E. JENKINS, Direcfor
The Band was organized in 1936 by Frank C. Heard, who developed the band program
to a high standard until his retirement in 1953. Classification: BB.
A TYPICAL PROGRAM
Proud Herimgeu .... .. , Concert March-Latham "lil Gaucho" Spanish March-Mesang
Rieflzi "...t.... .. H HU OVCrfL1fC to the OPCFH-Wagner Cwzrerfo Gr0J'i'0 in "C" , Third Movement-Handel
'My Fair Ladyn, ,. .,,, ,Selections from the Musical-Lowe !'B6glllllf? For Bfiml' , , . , Osser
The F!1l7I0ll,l'LfII'g0H. ., . , H H Haydn "Cla0rf1le mul Alleluia" Hanson
'Sloozuboal' ,.,, .. ,, .. .,,. , , Selections-Kern
FRONT TO BACK tLeft to Righty HILTON HAMD
Captain: BILLY I-IORNE. First Lieutenant. Student Con
CHARLES BOYD, First Lieutenant, Drum Majorg EDW
RICHARDSON, Second Lieutenant. Student Director,
windsg PAUL MANN, Second Lieutenant, Student Director
FRANK HEARD, JR., Staff Sergeantg JAMES STRICKI
Sergeantg BOB ERXVIN, Sergcuntg CALVIN HERRING, Sc
DAVIS XVILLIAMS, Sergeantg ANN CLARK, Sergeant.
JOHN E. JENKINS
Director, Natchez High School Band 4 yearsg
student of Joe Barry Mullins, Richard Smittle,
Thomas L, Mills.
EIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
BILLY HORNE, Flute, Student Conductor, Superior Solo, All-State Superior Solo, Jackson Youth Symphony, 1957 Mississippi Lions
Orchestra, 1958 Mississippi Lions AIl'State Band, jackson Youth All-State Bandg BETTYANN CARR. Low Clarinet, JAMES
Symphony: EDWARD GAUDET, Oboe, Superior Solo, All-State STRICKLAND, Saxophone.
Orchestra, jackson Youth Symphonyg JUDY MURRAY, Clarinet,
CHARLES BOYD, Horn, Superior Solo, jackson Youth Symphony, jackson Youth Symphony, Student Director of Brass, Second
All-State Orchestra, Drum Major, First Lieutenantg HILTON Lieutenantg PAUL CHARLES KELLER, Tubag ANN CLARK,
HAMMACK, Trumpet, Captaing PAUL L. MANN, Trombone, Bassoon, 1958 Mississippi Lions All-State Band, Sergeant.
Superior Solo, All-State Orchestra, Lions All-State Band 1957-583
INDIANOLA, MISSISSIPPI, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
JOE PRICE, Director
The Indianola High School Band, directed by Joe Price, has an outstanding record in
Mississippi. The Band has received a Superior rating at the State Band Contest for the
past six years. Last year, after moving up to Class B competition, the band was one
of two in this class to receive a Superior rating in every phase of the contest.
All students are encouraged to participate in the Solo and Ensemble Contest and in the
past two years they have received a total of thirty-six First Division awards.
The Band is very proud of its fine equipment, which consists of a beautiful new band
room, a large music library, a complete set of eighty uniforms, and instruments to
provide for complete instrumentation.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
LAVERNE BOYER, Flute, Flute Trio "Superior," Chorus, MARY
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"Superior," Band President 1957, Band Progress Awardg BAR-
RHINEHART, Oboe, 1958 Lions All-State Band, Chorus, SUSAN BARA ALICE DAVIS, Alto Clarinet, Accompanist for Chorus.
PHILLEY, Bassoon, MIKE HORTON, Clarinet, Clarinet Quartet
GLORIA BIANCA, Bass Clarinet, Bass Clarinet Solo "Superior,"
1958 Lions All-State Band, Chorus, CALTON CROWELL, Contra
Bass Clarinet, Bass Clarinet Solo "Superior," Clarinet Quartet
"Superior," Band Progress Award, Student Conductor "Superior,"
1958 Lions All-State Band, Head Librarian, Woodxwrind Sergeant,
Dance Band, ELIZABETH LOGUE, Alto Saxophone, ALICE
MAGRUDER, Tenor Saxophone, Band Reporter, Chorusg
MARTHA ANDREWS, Baritone Saxophone, Head Majorette,
Secretary, PAUL EVERETT, Cornet, Cornet Solo "Superior."
Cornet Trio "Superior," Lions All-State Band 1957-58, Brass
Sergeant, Vice President, Dance Band.
ELIZABETH JEMISON, Horn Quartet "Superior," Lions All-
State Band 1958, JIM CORDER, Trombone, Trombone Solo
"Superior," President of Band, Dance Band, MARTHA POE,
Baritone, Brass Ensemble "Superior," Chorus, WOODY DEN-
HAM, Bass, Bass Solo "Superior," Brass Sergeant, Lions All-
State Band 1958' BILLIELU SYKES Percussion Drum uartet
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INDIANOLA HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Drum Major and Mujorettes
COMPTON, CALIFORNIA, UNION HIGH SCHOOL BAND
JOHN DELMONACO, Director
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DelMonaco, along with the Comptonettes under the super-
vision of Miss Elaine Hanks, have won many honors and
distinctions, They have attracted national attention as is
evidenced by their presentation in FIRST CHAIR OF
AMERICA. The Compton Band is one of the few high
FIRST CHAIR members are: THELMA HOLLOWAY, Clarinetg
I TERRY WALDO, Trumpetg WAYNE FLOYD, Tromboneg
DOUG WALKER, Saxophoneg EVELYN WOOD, Fluteg MOR-
shows at the annual Pro-Bowl at Los Angeles. At the
annual Corona halftime Jamboree, where only the top
ten bands of California are invited, Compton has emerged
victorious for two straight years. The Concert Band has
consistently won Superior ratings at the festivals.
that have performed the halftime
GAN STORY, Drumsg PHIL HONISCK, Horng ALLAN KERR,
Baritoneg WALTER BURRELL, Tubag ROY LONGBERGER,
Tympanig BILL PEELER, Oboeg JOHN THOMAS, Bassoon.
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PLAINVIEW, TEXAS, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
ROBERT C. DAVIDSON, Dirertor
For twenty-one years this band has won First ratings in rating in Concert and Sight Reading in 1954. The Band
Concert, Marching, and Sight Reading in Region I con- is classified AAAA in Texas contests. National recog-
tests, It was awarded "Outstanding Marching Band" in nition has come through hard work which has brought
Class A at the Trl-State Contest in Enid and a "IU successive years of successful results,
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and More who pzzrrzze it with lhe mort penis'-
feiire will, without exception, be the mort .rur-
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MRS. MABLE H. SMITH, Director
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FIRST ROW: Margaret Hathorn, Carol Gauthier, Harriett Roberts,
Elaine Cross, Ruth Smith, Becky Martin, Nell Paige, Iris Ed-
wards, Gordon Whatley, Richard Baker, Malcolm johnson, A.
D. Muse, Raymond Addington, Jerry Wilson, Roy Lee Thompson,
David Fletcher. SECOND ROW: Norma Tison, Frances Roberts,
Mary Henderson, Wanda Morace, Laurie Robertson, Beth jordan,
Betty Sims, Richard Salter, Clifton Nugent, Bobby Sasser, Wayne
Wooley, Mike Malek, Charles Dillard, Harold Lee, M. J.
Anderson, Stanley Atwood, Benny Dupuy. THIRD ROW: Lilly
McCann, -Iudith Brady, Sandra Ryland, Annette Urban, Johnnie
Marie Adams, Marian Williams, Deanna Reed, Shirley Prestridge,
Patricia Roberts, Carol Quinn, Bennie Hollingsworth, Dan Lowery,
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john Marshall Robert. FOURTH ROW: janet McClain, Elizabeth
Kees, Virginia Whaley, jackie Hooper, Melba Bryant, Carolyn
Brittain, janet Guillory, Gaye Rice, Marie Carlino, Irma Poteet,
Tommy Wilkerson, Rodney Robertson, Kenneth Vallery, Grover
Robertson, Bryon Malone, J. W. Nalley, Glynn Ingram, Jerry
Humphries, Eric White, Gerald Simon, Tommy Doty. FIFTH
ROW: Laura Daily, Gloria Clifton, Shirley Muse, Ruth McCann,
Faye Wilson, Diane Atkinson, jean Keene, Gwen Bracknell,
Sharon Ford, Benny Garlington, Larry Maxwell, Devane Nichols,
Stephen Hammack, J. W. Kelley, Bobby Dean, Gene Ball, Dan
Whitehurst, David Sharp, Rivers Wilson. ACCOMPANIST: Ann
Tommy Stepp, Meredith Whitehurst, john Delk, Don Whiddon,
MEMBERS or LOUISIANA MUSIC EDUCATION GIRLS' ENSEMBLE
ASSOCIATION ALL-STATE CHORUS Anne Robertson, Elaine Cross, Ruth Smith, Frances Roberts,
Sharon Ford, Iris Edwards, Gaye Rice, Deanna Reed, Carol
MABEL I.I' SIxfIITH Quinn, Judith Brady.
, BOYS' ENSEMBLE
I-,A A B A I Gordon Whatley, Bobby Sasser, Rodney Rob-
' ertson, Tommy StGPP, Mike Malek, Eric White,
BOYS' QUARTET David Sharp, Bobby Deen.
Jerry Humphries, Mike Malek, Rodney
Robertson, Bobby Sasser.
ny Garlington, Mike Malek, Wayne
oley, Dan Whitehurst, jeriy Humphries. ISI
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Anne Robertson, Deanna Reed, Sharon
, Beth Jordan, Becky Martin, Carol Quinn,
icia Roberts. SECOND ROW: Gordon
atley, Bbbby Sasser, Rodney Robertson,
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CAROL R. BAILEY
Mr Bailey earned his B.M. degree at Jordan College
of Music, Butler University, and his M.A. degree
at Teachers College, Columbia University, He kept
active in music while serving in the Navy by playing
trumpet with the N.T.S. Band, Norfolk, Virginia.
He played two years with the Norfolk Symphony
Orchestra and was also at one time a member of
the Great Lakes Band at N.T.S., Great Lakes,
Illinois He plays string bass with the Corpus
Christi Symphony Orchestra and directs the choir
at the Prescott Christian Church.
THE BAND OF THE BUCCANEERS
ROY MILLER HIGH SCHOOL
Corpus Christi, Texas
CAROL R. BAILEY, Direrfm'
The 105-piece "Band of The Buccaneers" is an organiza-
tion of which the community is justly proud. This Concert
and Marching Band participates in many school and civic
events. For many years it has received top honors in both
State and Regional festivals and thus holds an established
position among the musical organizations of the South-
west and the nation. The Miller Band is fortunate indeed
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in having band directors that do superior work with the
junior High Bands. Wlien a student reaches high school
he has been well trained in its feeder' system.
At the District Try-outs held December 14th, twenty-three
members were selected for the District Band and nine of
these captured First Chair positions. A highly successful
concert season is a must with this band each year.
THE BUCCANEER BAND COUNCIL
and the Right Guides appointed by the Director the Librarians the
Major, and Assistant Drum Major. The Council is the governing bod
the Band, has charge of student attendance and discipline, and makes
for the activities and the socials. FIRST ROW: Carolyn I-Ienze, Rudy
tinez, Eddie Berrera, Ted Garcia fAssistant Drum Majorj, Barbara W
SECOND ROW: Gary Hunt, Sabas Torres, Adelino Villareal, Rankin
nedy, Libby Uehlinger. THIRD ROW: Herbert Luhman, Mark Britton,
Irving, Vivian Villareal, Tommy Ann Ragland, Mary Ruyle.
The Band Council, in existence since 1953, is composed of the elected o
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS-BAND OF THE BUCCANEERS
TOP ROW: SI-IERRY LYNN WALDEN, Eh Clarinet, District
Band 1957-58: JULIE DOTSON, Flute, Youth Symphony 2 years,
All-City Band 1956-57, District and Regional Band 1956-57,
Second Division Flute Solo Region VII 1956-57, First Division
Flute Quartet, First Chair District Band 1957-583 MARGARET
TAYLOR, Oboe, English Horn, Flute, Second Division Oboe
Solo Buccaneer Days 19573 First Chair District Band 1957,
Regional Band 1957, First Chair District Band 1958g FRANCES
NEU, Bassoon, District Band 1957, First Chair District Band
1958, First Division Solo Region VII, First Division Solo Buc-
caneer Daysg SANDRA JOHNSON, Bb Clarinet, First Chair
All-City Band 1956-57, First Division Junior High School Music
Festival,'1956-57. SECOND ROW: MARIA SANCHEZ, Alto
Clarinetg JAMES GRANT, Bass Clarinet, First Chair District
Band 1956-57, Region Band 1956-57, First Chair Regional
Band 1958, First Division Solo and Ensemble 1957-58, First
Division Solo at Buccaneer Festival 1956-57g DAVID IRVING,
French Horn, Youth Symphony, District Band 1956-57, Regional
Band 1956-57, 1957-58, District Band 1957-58, Right Guide,
Band Council 1957-58, HERBERT LUHMAN, Cornet, All-District
Band 1956-57, 1957-58, Regional Band 1956-57, 1957-58, Youth
Symphony 1956, All-City Band 1955-56, 1957-58, All-City
Orchestra 1956-57-58, JESSE LEAL, Baritone Horn, First Chair
District Band, Regional Band 1956-57. THIRD ROW: TED
GARCIA, Trombone, Assistant Drum Major, District Band 1956-
57, 1957-58, Regional Band 1956-57, 1957-58, All-City Orchestra
1956-57, 1957-583 ROBERT TREVINO, sousaphfme, First Chair
Buccaneer Band 3 years, District Band, First Chair Buccaneer
Music Festival 1956-573 JIMMY MELTON, Alto Saxophone,
District Band 1956-57, Regional Band 1956-57, All-City Band
1956-57'-583 MARK BRITTON, Tenor Saxophone, Tri-State Band 1956, District
Band 1956-57-58, All Region Band 1956-57, First Chair Regional Band 1956-57,
Youth Symphony 1956, All-City Band 1955-56-57-583 ADELINO VILLAREAL,
Baritone Saxophone, Band Council, Band Vice President, First Chair District Band I
gf I' College N.B.T.A. Contest 1957.
1956-57, First Chair All-Region Band 1956-57, District Band 1958, VIVIAN VII.-
LAREAL, Percussion, Right Guide, Band Council, Youth Symphony 1956-57, 1957-58,
All-City Band 1955-56-57-58, First Chair District Band 1957-58. LEFT SIDE
fBottomJ: IRYS DENYER, Alto Saxophone, First Division Region VII Contest
1957-58, Twirler, Third Division N.B.T.A. Contest 1956. RIGHT SIDE fBottomJ:
LINDA CROFFORD, Flute, First Division Del Mar College Music Festival 1957,
Twirling-First Division Region VII Contest, First Division N.B.T.A. Contest 1957,
Fourth Place in Solo and in strutting at State N.B.T.A. Contest, First Division with
two batons, First in Strutting, First in Solo, and Senior Sweepstakes at Del Mar
POLYTECHNIC HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Fort Worth, Texas
This special feature presentation of the Polytechnic Bands
is in tribute to Frank D. Kasko, a relatively "newcomer"
in the band-directing field, who, in a period of only six
years, has developed simultaneously outstanding marching,
concert, and stage bands-each band a First Division
organization with Superior ratings, and, in so doing, has
been a great inspiration to young band directors through-
out the country. In the fall of 1951, Mr. Kasko, who had
just completed his college work, was given his first as-
signment-Director of Bands at Polytechnic High School.
At that time the band consisted of a 55-piece marching
and concert band. During the short time that has elapsed
since that date, a First Division Stage Band, which has
received state-wide acclaim, has been organized, a 130-
piece Marching Band has developed to such a degree of
perfection that it is considered a model for other bands
interested in improvement, and a consistent First Division
90-piece Concert Band has taken its place among the great
high school concert bands. To accomplish so much in such
a short period of time has required inspiring and dedicated
leadership. It is good to know that young directors of today
have the same all-consuming devotion to their work which
has prevailed throughout the years in the history of the
great high school musical organizations of our country.
Our young people and our music are still in good hands.
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The earliest recollections of Director Frank D. Kasko are
his love for music and his contant striving toward perfec-
tion in all phases of band work. At the age of twelve,
when he became Drum Major of his junior High School
Band in Trenton, New jersey, bands became the motivating
interest and the controlling factor in his life. While Drum
Major of Trenton High School, he won many awards,
medals, and trophies, both for his drum majoring abilities
and his baton twirling. In 1959 as Drum Major of the
Trenton American Legion Band, he was selected as "All-
American Drum Major" at the National American Legion
Convention in Atlantic City. After graduation from Tren-
ton High School in 1959, Mr. Kasko served five years
in the United States Infantry, including two years of
combat duty in the European Theatre of Operations. After
his discharge from the Army, Mr. Kasko entered Texas
Christian University, where he was Drum Major and
Student Conductor of the famous T.C.U. Horned Frog
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T.C.U. in 1950 and graduate work in 1951. Upon com-
pletion of his college work, Mr. Kasko accepted the posi-
tion as Band Director at Polytechnic High School. During
the six years he has served in this capacity, the band has
increased in size and has become one of the outstanding
high school bands in the country, winning Superior ratings
at all contests and being constantly in demand for per-
formances. Mr. Kasko gives unceasingly of his time and
effort to his band work and to his students. In addition,
he works in various music clinics and camps throughout
the Southwest and serves as a judge of baton twirling
and drum majoring and of marching, concert, and stage
bands. At the present time he is Band Chairman of Region
X of the Interscholastic League of Texas. Mr. Kasko's
most prized possession is a certified copy of a Special
Resolution passed by the House of Representatives of the
State of Texas, commending him as being an Outstanding
POLYTECHNIC HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Fort Wforth, Texas
The 90-piece Concert Band of Polytechnic High School Opera performances in 1957, and have been requested
has been developed during the past five years into a to repeat this performance during the 1958 opera season.
First Division Band of Superior rating. The Band, playing The Bands annual concert, held in Polytechnic High School,
lu Class AAAA Division, is Z1 Conslstent recipient of is now One of the most popular of all programs presented
Superior ratings in both concert playing and in sight-read- by the Various organizations in the school systern and has
ing competition. The Concert Band is a very active organi- served as a stimulant in Creating greater interest in music
zation, presenting special concerts at numerous high schools of the Old Masters and in the works of Contemporary
and participating in university and high school music Composers, since the concerts are arranged to provide the
festivals throughout the state, Selected members of the W01-kgQfallgfegtqgmposefg,
Band furnished special music for the Fort Worth Civic
ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT
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POLYTECHNIC HIGH SCHOOL'S MARCHING BAND
"THE MARCHING 100"
"The Marching 100," known throughout the Southwest
as one of the outstanding marching organizations in the
country, is a consistent First Division Band. For the past
five years the band has won top honors in every marching
contest and competitive parade it has entered, and now is
known as "The Pride of the Southwest." The band mem-
bers are proud of their record and have an individual
and united loyalty to the organization-which has made
possible the enviable record accomplished in such a short
period of time. The band's trophy room is now filled to
capacity and over 300 First Division medals have been
awarded to individual bandsmen during the past five
years. The band is known for its outstanding precision
marching, a military style of full-stride marching, both in
band formation and in company fronts. However, the Band
is also noted for its fancy dance routines and is particularly
famous for its spectacular pageantry shows.
In addition to performing at the high school football
games, "The Marching 100" has performed as Guest
Band at numerous college and professional football games,
including a performance at the New Year's Day Football
Classic in Dallas on january 1, 1956. In April 1956, the
Band appeared as the only marching exhibition band at
the Highland Festival, a concert festival held every four
years at Highland Park High School in Dallas, consisting
of guest bands from four states attending by invitation
on merit only. The band enjoys working hard for such
shows and participating in the actual performance of
same. Its only regret is that time does not permit accep-
tance of all of the invitations that the Band receives
On March 8, 1955, a Special Resolution fH.S.R. No. 160j
was passed by the House of Representatives of the Fifty-
Fourth Legislature of the State of Texas, commending
this organization for its outstanding work. A copy of this
resolution was printed in the permanent journal of the
House of Representatives. "The Marching 100" was further
rewarded by receiving an invitation to participate in Presi-
genE:Eisenhower's 1957 Inaugural Parade in Washington,
The Director and the Band Members of this proud organi-
zation work hard twelve months of each year to accomplish
their desired results. Their efforts have been rewarding
and have had far-reaching effects, as new and tremendous
interest in band work in and around Fort Worth has been
revived with most gratifying results.
The Band, 130 in number, makes a very striking appear-
ance in black uniforms with white cross belts, white
shoulder cords, white gloves, and white spats. The uniform
is topped with black West Point style hats with white
chin straps and large orange lumes. All of the brass
instruments of the Band, including eight bass horns, are
of bright yellow gold and are polished to perfection. The
first rank of the Band consists of eight beautiful gold
herald trumpets carrying banners of black satin with
white lettering, "The Marching 100."
POLYTECHNIC HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Fort Worth, Texas
FRONT ROW: HAROLD WHITE, Vice President, JIMMY
WOODWIND ENSEMBLE CAIN, Sergeant-at-Armsg PEGGY WILLS, Co-Drum Major'
ANN GARRETT, Treasurer, JERRY DUFFY, Student Conductorg
TED KERR, Drill Master. SECOND ROW: JIM NEATHERY,
Librariang WAYNE ALLEN, Managerg SID STEPHENSON, Co-
Drum Major, LEO WATKINS, Presidentg JUDY SIMPSON
Formations of halftime provided by "The Marching 100" at the 1957 T.C.U.-Baylor football game. The theme of the
show was "A Visit To Mother Goose Land."
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Y The Bands of Polytechnic High School and their
Director are sincerely grateful to the School Board
. System for providing unexcelled opportunities and
I if and Administration of the Fort Worth Public School
facilities for the musical education of all students
desiring same in the 75 elementary, 13 junior high,
and 12 senior high schools in the city. Priceless assis-
tance and cooperation have been extended the Music
Departments of all these schools by Mr. P. Moore,
Superintendent of Fort Worth Public Schools, and
his staff. Our special thanks are extended to Mr.
Perry Sandifer, Music Coordinator ot junior and
Senior High Schools in the city for his untiring ef-
forts in assisting all phases of our band work. Many,
many thanks to Mr. C. A. Thompson, Principal of
Polytechnic High School, who has been an inspira
tion to all of his students throughout his teach
career. He is never too busy in his administration
of a school with an enrollment of 1650 to t
time to assist any student in need of his counsel.
POLYTECHNIC HIGH SCHOOL BAND
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The Stage Band of Polytechnic High School, consisting of
twenty members selected from the Concert Band, has been
acclaimed as one of the outstanding high school dance
bands in the country. The Band has performed at every
civic organization and club in Fort Wcnrtli and surrounding
communities and is in constant demand for such perform-
ances. The Band has provided variety shows, and banquet
and dance music for many state organizations, such as the
Annual State P.T.A, Meeting, the Annual Meeting of
Classroom Teachers of the State of Texas, and the Annual
Meeting of State Distributive Education Students. Twice
each year, in November and April, this group, called the
PARROT TROUPERS, presents a musical variety show
at their school. These shows have become so popular
that city-wide attendance has demanded repeat performances
throughout the week. The Stage Band won top honors
in contests throughout the state and has received many
trophies and special awards for their effors. At the request
of the Fort Worth junior Chamber of Commerce, this
group has furnished music and special entertainment at
the "Miss Fort Worth Contest" for the past three years
and the band was designated as "Miss Texas Official Band"
at the 1957 "Miss Texas Pageant." In this connection the
band performed at the three-day pageant held at Kerrville,
Texas, during the month of August. Such performances in-
cluded special shows for 30 minutes before the opening of
each night's pageant and again during each judging period,
as well as supplying special arrangements and scores for the
accompaniment of fifteen of the contestants and "walking"
music for the entire group. The Band received a tremendous
ovation on each of these occasions and has been requested
to repeat such performances at the 1958 "Miss Texas
'l'RliMPIi'l'S AND CORNETS
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS-POLYTECHNIC HIGH SCHOOL BAND
DON LYNCH DALE MCCALL JERRY DUFFY ALLEN BRQYLES JOYCE DALTON
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FLATHEAD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Kalispell ED. BECKSTRAND, Director Montana
This band has won "Superior" ratings in every festival entered
since 1948. First Chair Members are KATHLEEN CALDER,
Clarinetg JOANNA BELLER, Flute and Double Reedsg BRUCE
COLTRIN, Cornetg DAVID HUNT, French Hornsg JOSEPH
MEEKER, Sousaphoncsg WILLIAM MCGUIRE, Baritonesg
THANE RICHARDS and ROGER PAULI, Saxophonesg and
JACK WALLER, Percussion. The Band has an enviable record
in the Montana State Solo and Ensemble Festivals for the past
ten years, It was Honor Band at the Portland Rose Festival in
1952 and at the Spokane Lilac Festivals in 1954 and 1956.
It was the first American band to ever lead the famed Calgary
Stampede parade in 1955. In 1957 the Band represented the
Northwest Delegation of Lions at the Lions' International Con-
vention in San Francisco.
l , This unusual group performs authentic Indian Dances at parades and field shows. They are a
' ' dancing group as well as a majorette group. The head majorette is CANDY O'CONNELL.
tor and Head of Music
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FLATHEAD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL DANCE BAND
This Dance Band has been acclaimed one or the outstanding groups of its kind in the
entire Pacific Northwest area. The group plays concerts and variety shows of a popular
nature throughout the area, and has made TV appearances and recorded several numbers I
RED BANK HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL DEPARTMENT
JANE REEDER, the Director of the Red Bank Choral Department, received her
B.S. degree from the East Tennessee State College in 1953 with a major in Music
education and a minor in Voice and Instrumental Music. She took a position in the
Knoxville Public Schools as a String Teacher and at the same time began her advanced
degree work at the University of Tennessee. In the Fall of 1955, she accepted the
appointment of Choral Director at West High School where she was already director
of the Orchestra and Strings. In December of that year, she received her Masters
degree from the University of Tennessee with a major in Music Education and a minor
in Fine Arts fV0icej. During the summer of 1956 she began work on another advanced
degree. While a teacher in Knoxville, she was instrumental in the organization of the
Knoxville All-City Orchestra and was one of its directors. During the 1956-57 term,
she secured an invitation for this group to participate in a Gala String Festival held
in New York City and sponsored by the Violin, Viola, Violoncello Guild, Inc. In
April of 1957 the group appeared in a concert in Carnegie Hall which climaxed
a complete year's work. September 1957 found Miss Reeder in Chattanooga.
While in college, Miss Reeder was selected to many honorary groups and was listed
in "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities" for two consecutive years.
She was also listed as one of twenty runners-up for the Ten Outstanding College
Leaders in the Nation from a group of eight thousand. She was listed in the "American
Student Leaders of 1952." She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha
Omicron Pi, Delta Omicron National Professional Music Fraternity, American String
Teachers Association, Treasurer of the East Tennessee Vocal Association, and the Execu-
tive String Committee for East Tennessee. She is a member of the Chattanooga Music
Club and American Association of University Women. She has been active in both
community and church choirs for many years has served as soloist with these, and
has served as Director of Youth Choirs for about ten years. At present she is a soloist
with the First Christian Church Choir and is Director of the Chapel Choir of that
MUSIC COUNCIL Veteran Accompanist fcenterJ
SECOND ROW: Lucy Peak, cami ziegief, Helen Hixon, LINDA 4RVi,fi,?J3fIJ,'X1'0iElg,5,h
Jane Perkins, Jim Pirkle, Charles Mullis, Richard Peters, Roy XEEHPHIRSEANDRA PINSON '
Ro Greenwood. FIRST ROW: Dottie Hartman Vir inia an '
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Snyder, Janice Kizer, Mary Ferguson, Lynn Elrod, Frankie
Davis, Jane Reeder.
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FRONT ROW: Judy Alley, Rebecca Mathis, Charlene
Burk, Pat Springfield, Judy Glass, Nancy Orr. SECOND
ROW: Johnny Orr, Billy Harrison, Richard Peters.
ACCOM PANIST S
Lucy Peak, Dottie Hart-
man, Carol Ziegler.
Librarian BUCK THOMP-
SON, a leading athlete.
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SOLOI STS FOR CHRISTMAS
FRONT ROW: Jim Pirkel,
Jane Perkins, Suanna Guess,
William Hill, Sarah Shaw, Jeane Lane,
Orr, Bunny Fussell. SECOND ROW:
Hamill, Frankie Davis, Helen Roberts,
MacKenzie, Janice Kizer, Barbara Clapp,
A. Campbell, Lynn DeLuce, Joe Cook.
RED BANK HIGH SCHGGL, CHATTANOGGA, TENNESSEE
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VARSITY I-Select 96-Voice Choir
Red Bank is a large high school of 1400 students located
in Hamilton County in a suburb of Chattanooga, Ten-
nessee. Over the past few years, the Choral Department
has enjoyed a normal growth and prior to this year
there was a Girls' Choir, a General Music Class, and a
select Varsity Choir with a record membership of fifty-
In September of 1957 Miss jane Reeder was appointed
choral teacher and, under her leadership the enrollment
has increased to 245 students. Miss Reeder enlisted one
varsity of ninety-six, another of eighty-two, a feeding
choir of thirty-five underclassmen, and junior high choirs
of nearly sixty voices. The growth has been rapid and
within the short period of weeks, the groups appeared in
eight programs for assemblies, P.T.A. meetings, civic club
meetings, and other school events. By Christmas vacation,
the Choral Department and ensembles plus soloist had
appeared in over twenty-three programs throughout the
Chattanooga area. They were featured in an hour long
radio broadcast, a fifteen-minute TV program, several
guest appearances on radio and TV, and recently they
received an invitation to appear in a series of concerts
in the Southern States during the Spring. The small en-
sembles and soloist from these groups have received many
invitations to appear before civic and school groups.
Forthcoming is a large Choral Department Musical which
will be given in February and will have a cast of over
two hundred students.
The school now has a new addition which includes a com-
plete and modern Band Department, large auditorium,
choral rehearsal hall and numerous rooms and offices with
facilities for choral and orchestral music and instrument
storage. The objectives of the department are: Qlj Learning
to love choral and orchestral music by listening to good
music as well as performing it, C25 finding an enjoy-
ment and need for music in the daily lives of young people,
C35 Seeing a need for different types of music in the
adult lives of the students, MD "Students Learn by Doing"
fthe directors' philosophyj is 'also a department objective.
It is the student, not the director, who needs to be recog-
nized and placed in the "limelight," The director believes
in training students to accept individual responsibilities,
use initiative, exert leadership, and learn to workin harmony
with other individuals to produce beautiful music. There
are student directors who warm the classes up before the
director even enters the classroomg student teachers, music
librarians, office assistants for the Choral Department
are just a few of the ways students are trained to
accept these responsibilities. The Music Council is the
governing body for the Music Department and their
code is an Honor System based on individual and group
ethics. A very outstanding asset of the school is the
natural talent available and the cooperation of all faculty
members in locating it. Even the football coaches assist by
listening to their players in the shower room and sending
the more promising basses and tenors to the choral room
for auditions. Over sixty percent of the boys in the two
large varsities are members of some athletic team and
several others are managers. The Athletic Department
believes that the music classes help their students gain
poise before athletic fans and that rhythm and coordina-
tion as taught in music will carry over from these classes
to athletics. In many ways, music helps all departments
and all departments help music.
RED BANK HIGH SCHOOL
MASSED CHORAI. DEPARTMENT 245 Strong Ill FIRST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Varsity I on stage fbackj, junior High Varsity stage ffrontj, Varsity II fin pitj.
MODERN MUSIC MASTERS or TRi-M" is the name of
Music Departments National Music Organization.
are selected on national standards.
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WILLIAM HILL, Student Director of Varsity Choir, rehearses in Department. cldeft to RiQ1iS:anF:I:1li7gEnrga5: ildsfle
preparation for Christmas Concert. Xvmiam Hill, Jane Perkins' Rebecca Mathis
MORGANTON, N. C., HIGH SCHOOL BAND
M. T. coUs1Ns, D21-er-mf
This fine high school band, equally proficient in concert and marching, is taking its place among the very fine bands
HARRY TUNE, Vice President, CARL LANE, Secretary,
NICHOLS, Treasurer, EMILY CRABTREE, Manager,
FIRST CHAIR PLAYERS
to Rightj: PATRICIA NICHOLS, Clari-
BRENDA LOWMAN, Oboe, PHILECTA
Saxophone, HARRY TUNE, Bari-
M. T, COUSINS, Director
Received musical training at Juil-
liard School of Music and Army
Music School, studied Trumpet
with William Vaachiano and
Conducting with Fritz Mahler,
Composition with Franklin Rob-
inson, formerly trumpet and ar-
ranger with National Symphony
Orchestra and C.B.S. Studios in
Washington, Bandleader and
Commanding Officer 251st Army
Band overseas during World War
II, member Southeastern Com-
posers League and American
Society of Composers, Authors
MESSICK HIGH SCHOOL BAND
LAWRENCE P. COONEY, Dirertor
THE MESSICK BAND is composed of seventy-eight pieces
and has amassed an imposing number of fine awards in
its fifteen years of existence. In the past three years its
members have been awarded over four hundred medals
in solo and ensemble competition, plus Superior ratings
in the Class A Division for the full band. This organiza-
tion is now making plans to participate in the 1958 Tri-
LAWRENCE P. COONEY, Director
Possesses B.S. from Memphis State University, M.A. from john
Hopkins University, and the "Specialist in Music Education"
diploma from Columbia Universityg member of the Phi Mu
Alpha Music Fraternity and the Phi Delta Kappa Education
Fraternityg present Chairman of the Instrumental Music Division
of the Memphis City Schoolsg Commanding Officer of the 43-lst
Army Reserve Band, and was a Band Director in the United
States Coast Guard during World War II.
State Music Festivals in Enid, Oklahoma.
BACK ROW: JOE SHARP, Lieutenantg LARRY SPRINGER
Lieutenantg TOMMY SUGGS, Co-Captaing HOWARD HURST
Lieutenant. FRONT ROW: JO RADFORD, Head Majorette,
JACKIE MARTIN JACKIE MARTIN, captain and Drum Maiofg JANET HATLEY,
Drum Major Chaplain.
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LES EAVENSON LARRY CURLE JIMMY WALLER CAROLYN PEKAR CAROLE ANN WERNE
MARYLN GARRETT OMAR SMITH RILEY COLVIN TOMMY SUGGS BILL MCCASLIN
JOY LUTHER JOE SHARP
CLAY LEWIS ARTHUR NAVE RICKIE NASH
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ALLEN HIGHTOWER JEFF BABB
Every man will have hi.: own Jtandard hy which he form: his opilziom of othery. I have
learned to judge hy how he .rtmzdf the extremef ofeadiferxity or proxperity. Pure gold
will .rtfmd rl lot of adzfenity without lofirig mzy of its value.
01J8f't'077l6 ndoerxity, you mutt do it to Jucceedg Do not let a little .rucrexs blind you
and prevent you from reaehing your ziltimate goalr-THE EDITOR.
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This society has given the added incentive to improve
and work at better music scholarship, leadership, character,
and honor are always stressed and Modern Music Masters
AT THE PIANO: MARY NELL CONNER, who has won many
honors in Tennessee Federation of Music Clubs, Gold Medal
winner 3 consecutive years, International Piano Recording Festival
Cash Award winner, Superior rating past 5 years National Piano
playing auditions. STUDENTS fleft to Rightj: Clay Lewis,
Buddy Gilmer, Pat Littles-Apprentices. TRI-M OFFICERS Cin
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SOLOISTS for the Year
These students, because of their intelligence and talent,
were selected by try-outs as soloists. All are Tri-M mem-
bers and will follow music as their profession.
FIRST ROW: PATSY MEDFORD, Alto, DOROTHY SMITH,
Soprano, JOYCE ADCOCK, Soprano. SECOND ROW: JOY
LUTHER, Soprano, HOLLY ANDERSON, Soprano, MIRIAM
CLEMMER, Alto. THIRD ROW: STEVE MARTIN, Bass: GUY
ANDERSON, Bass, RANEY ELLIS, Tenor, J. B. WEATHERALL,
aids the talented student by giving more opportunity to
perform and gain confidence and utilize his talents and
Robesjz Holly Anderson, Nonette Sartain, Guy Anderson-Presh
dent, Joyce Adcock, Tommy Suggs, Steve Martain-Vice Presi-
dent. APPRENTICES, FIRST ROW: Riley Colvin, Dixie Wil-
liams, Linda Koen, Patsy Medford. SECOND ROW: J. B
Weatherall, Linda Heatley, Karen Sartain, Madeleine Summers
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This ensemble was organized in September and since
been kept busy performing at churches and hospitals
are soloists in the choir and in their respective churches
Ellis, Miriam Clemmer, J. B. Weatherall. SECOND
Dorothy Smith, Guy Anderson, Holly Anderson, Steve
Mary Nell Conner at the piano.
FIRST ROW: Joyce Adcock, Charles Ball, Nanette Sartain,
MESSICK HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL DEPARTMENT
THE MESSICK A CAPPELLA CHOIR
This performing group is a select group chosen from the entire Choral Club. Its mem-
bers must have talent, dependability, a desire to learn, and must be eager and willing
to work. Their academic grades must be above the average. The A Cappella Choir
meets at 7:30 A.M. on Thursdays, and, on needed occasions, meets at 7:00 A.M.
OFFICERS OF THE CHORAL CLUB
HOLLY ANDERSON, Robe Keeper: MIRIAM CLEMMER, Treasurerg BETTY JOHNSON,
Reporterg DOROTHY SMITH, Secretaryg STEVE MARTIN, Presidentg GUY ANDERSON,
Clmplaing RANEY ELLIS, First Vice Presidentg JERRY DAVIS, Sergearrt-at-Arms.
These students form the Executive Council which enforces the rules and by-laws of the Choral
Organization and upholds the Constitution.
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MESSICK HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL DEPARTMENT
CAROLYN BUTIN MCCALLA, Direffor
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The Messick High School Choral Club was organized in 1951. Since that time it has
given many students the opportunity to sing and act before many audiences. The activi-
ties of the organization range from singing light opera to the Oratorio-Hande1's
"The Messiah." It has performed annually for the Mid-South Fair, giving thirty
minutes up to an hour of Vesper Music on Sundays. Messick's choral group has sung
for many organizations such as the Tennessee Education Association, Parent-Teachers
Association, Citizens for Eisenhower dinner for Governor Shivers of Texas, The Bee-
thoven Club, Youth for Christ, churches, TV QWMCT and WKNOQ and many
others. The students in the organization who desire to do so may try out for the All-
State Chorus. Each year finds Messick students ready and eager to add their names
to the list of schools participating in the Tennessee All-State Choruses. Messick had
six students chosen for the National Golden jubilee Chorus in St. Louis in 1956. From
the six, one was selected to be numbered with the twelve soprano soloists.
The group has adopted as its motto: "If a thing is worth doing-it must be done well."
Mrs. Carolyn Butin McCalla has been head of the Vocal Depart- MRS. CAROLYN BUTIN M
ment at Messick since 1951. During that time she has been
active in many Educational and Music Educational organizations
and activities. She has held the following offices in the Ten-
nessee Music Education Association: Secretary-Treasurer for 4
years, and in 1954 was elected to the Presiclencyg and during her
last year in office Tennessee's first Music Conference was held
in Chattanooga. She is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, National
Music Honorary Society, Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Lambda
Chapter-a National Teachers' Honorary Society, and Alpha
Gamma Delta-Gamma Zeta Chapter. She is a graduate of
Memphis State University and Kansas City Conservatory of Music.
DREXEI., NORTH CAROLINA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
MISS KATHRY N SIPHERS, Director
Recommended as one of North Carolinzfs fine high school bands, this organization
serves its school and community on every occasion, The members take Pride in fine
music and in precision marching.
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Majorette Majorette Majorette
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Y, M CAROLYN SUE COOK
GAYLE BAKER L 1 ' Drum Majorette
i MIKE HUFFMAN
HRENDLE KAY GRIFFIN JOAN BURNS BARBARA KAY BAKER
Bass Horn Drums French Horn Alto Saxophone In
GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
DON THRELKELD, Direftor
The Garden City High School Band had H Very busy fall the Band is striving for even greater heights. The Band
season and is anticipating a spring season full of activity. gives its big Concert on March 4, 1953 and will Climax
The Band is planning its annual spring trip to Colorado. the year with a "Pops" concert in May.
Witli the organization of a local Music Boosters' Club,
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SANDRA GNAGY, Sophomore, Point Secretaryg JUDY CRAIG, junior, Point Secretaryg
SARAH WHARTON, Senior, Point Secretaryg LYNN OVERTON, Student Council Representa-
tiveg BOB GISH, Band Presidentg LINDA THOMAS, Band Secretaryg NANCY SMITHE, Mg 'llwilkffid fCCCiVfffd both
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State College of Gunnison,
He directs the junior
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, Kansas. He is a member of Phi
I72 CAROLYN HUBERT, Drum Majorette, Senior
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS-GARDEN CITY BAND
FIRST ROW: PAULA MASONER, Flute, Juniorg BOB GISH,
Clarinet, Junior, LINDA THOMAS, Tenor Saxophone, Seniorg
JOYCE SCHLAPLOWSKY, Baritone Saxophone, Senior, CAROL
DICKENSON, Alto Saxophone, Junior, MARY LEE WELDON,
Bass Clarinet, Senior, CAROLYN I-IUBERT, Oboe, Senior, JUDY
CARMICHAEL, Alto Clarinet, Sophomore. SECOND ROW:
LORREN LOWE, Tympani, Junior, PATTI MORRELL, Snare
Drum, Sophomore, DOYNE DUNKLEBERG, Bass, Junior, JANE
HENDERSON, Baritone, Seniorg NANCY SMITHE, Trombone,
Senior, NANCY LEATHERMAN, French Horn, Junior, LARRY
ELLINGTON, Cornet, Junior.
GARDEN CITY, ORCHESTRA-HIGH SCHOOL
LOREN B. CRAWFORD, Director
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FIRST ROW: Jean Neely, Jean Ann Ware, Anne Crawford, Diane Marilyn Philips, Melvina Walck, Lilian Sheehy, Anna May
Merrill, Janice Campbell, Karen Droegemueller, Joann Castro, Largent, Judy Ballinger, Lana Weiser. IN BACK: Loren Craw-
Nancy Smithe, Jim Alley, Lorrin Lowe, Nancy Blanchard. SEC- ford, Conductor.
OND ROW: Judy Cook, Maynard Alley, Alice Raynesford,
GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA
LOREN B. CRAWFORD, Dil-am
The Garden City High School String Symphony enjoys
a full program of musical activities. Starting with the
study of chamber music in the fall, it presents a Festival
of Chamber Music consisting of two concerts. A formal
Concert is given in mid-winter and a "Pop" concert in
the spring. A Rehearsal Dinner is always held on the night
of dress rehearsal for the "Pop" concert, at which time
seniors are given special recognition for their years of
service, Also on the orchestra's schedule is the Western
Kansas Orchestra Festival at Southwestern College and a
tour in March which this year takes the group to Kansas
Wesleyan University at Salina.
Honors received by the group include an appearance at
the Southwestern Music Educators, Conference in 1955,
selection as "Outstanding High School Orchestra of 1956"
by the University of Kansas, and a special appearance on
the campus of Southwestern College, sponsored by that
school in recognition of outstanding work. The orchestra
also sponsors two string quartets, a violin quartet, and a
string trio which appear many times during the year. The
String Symphonette is also a smaller Chamber Group which
makes many appearances and gives concerts of its own.
This year for the first time, the Symphony joined the Band
in sponsoring an I-Ionor Orchestra composed of students
selected from the Symphony and the Band by audition.
This group was conducted by Loren Crawford fOrchestra
Directory and Donald Threlkeld CBand Directorj.
Diane Merrill, Judy Cook, Lorrin Lowe, Anna May Largent.
THE HAYDN STRING QUARTET
THE HIGH SCHOOL VIOLIN QUARTET
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Jean Neely, Anne Crawford, Nancy Blanchard, Nancy Smithe.
jean Neely, Anne Crawford, Alic R' -f cl,
graduate of Kan-
sas State Teach-
LOREN B. CRA
of Musicg Past
City Kiwanis Club
Colle Ye and Eastman
Association and G a r
ACK ROW: DICK JOHN-
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IN JONES, President, CEN-
IIR ROW: JEANETTE
OORE, Committee Chair-
mn, S H A R E R COLLINS,
GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, ORCHESTRA
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Judy Cook, Saundra Steele, Darlene Duvall, Judy Craig, Diane
Merrill, Pauletta Bird, Diane Dennis, Patti Morrell, Anne Craw-
ford, Beth Wilson, Carole Cowan, Sondra Eisenbise, Karen
Droegemueller, Leora Martin, Jean Neely, Linda Ellington, Karen
Elland, Roger Stoner, Maynard Alley, Nancy Leatherman, Jimmy
Simmons, Marilyn Philips, Paula Masoner, Wayne Otsuki, Booby
JEAN NEELY, Concertmistressz JANICE CAMPBELL, Principal,
2nd Violins, NANCY SMITHE, Principal, Violas, NANCY
BLANCHARD, Principal,,'Cellos, LANA WEISER, Principal,
Gish, Roland Rogers, Judy Anderson, Brad Farr, Robert Raynes-
ford, Jannet Ballinger, Sandy Mahurin, Rodney Eisenbise, Sharon
Etling, Nancy Smithe, Lorrin Lowe, Sandra Sims, Nancy Blan-
Chard, Joann Castro, Beth Sims, Ruth Wagner, Anna May
Largent, Doyne Dunkleberg, Judy Hamman, Larry Daniel, Peggy
Smith, Sharolyn Doubrava, Lana Weiser, Dean Angeles, Judy
JOAN CASTRO, Vice President, NANCY BLANCHARD, Secre-
tary-Treasurerg MAYNARD ALLEY, Student Council Representa-
tive, LORRIN LOWE, Student Conductor, DIANE MERRILL,
Librarian, LARRY YORK, Assistant Librarian, ALICE RAYNES-
GARDEN CITY HIGH SCHOOL ROBED CHOIR
JULIUS HULTQUIST, Da-mor
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S' STERLING, Vice President
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MARILEE HUDSPETH, Stu
GARDEN CITY HIGH SCHOOL ROBED CHOIR
The ninety-eight-voice Robed Choir of the Garden City
Senior High School, directed by Julius Hultquist, works
hard to maintain a standard that graduates can point to
with pride. The personnel consist of Seniors and juniors.
This spring there will be one hundred and twenty mem-
bers of the Mixed Chorus trying out for places vacated
THE GARDEN CITY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL SWING CHOIR
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Vic Deaver, Bob Gish, Ray Salyer, Marlin Jones and Accompanist,
by the Seniors. From the Robed Choir a Swing Choir, Boys'
Quartet, and Blue Notes are selected. These groups are in
constant demand to provide music for clubs and civic organi-
zations. This provides motivation between annual programs
-a spectacular Christmas Concert, original "Say It With
Music," "The Messiah," and Commencement.
B.M. and M.E. degrees from Bethany
member of Bethany College Oratorical
College Male Quartet, and Zeta Phi
Musical Fraternityg advanced study a
State College and University of
studied with F. M. Christiansen and hi
Paulg Director of First Presbyterian
Choir and of the Garden City Fine Arts
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ALVIN N, BENNER, Di,-mm Dedication
Byrd band members, present and past, remember their
participation in one of the south's finest bands and their
contributions in upholding a tradition that has established
the Byrd Band as one of the musical leaders in the nation.
The members have a feeling of pride and a deep sense
of loyalty to the organization that prepares them to hold
positions in many of our prominent universities and col-
leges throughout the country. As the student is the basic
factor in all education, it follows that the philosophy of
our Band Department is to develop in him a sense of
responsibility, qualities of leadership, and the desire to
always strive to do his best-qualities that are so essential
for becoming a good American citizen and in helping him
to pursue a successful career of his own choice.
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1940 after teaching in Michigan for five
He received his Bachelor and Master of
degrees at the University of
attended Adrian College and the
Conservatory of Music. He is a r
A.S.B.D.A., Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu
Sinfonia, M.E.N.C., and the Louisiana
Educators' Association. He has
adjudicator in both Louisiana and T
SEATED: SGT. RANITA BLAKE, Senior Representativeg SGT, BARBARA HOGG, Junior
Representativeg SGT. CHERRY KLINE, Assistant Librariang ZND. LT. DOROTHY PAT-
TERSON, Head Librariang CAPT. STEPHEN MURDOCHQ ZND. LT. LOUISE TAYLOR,
Secretary. STANDING: IST. LT. JIMMIE OWENS, Uniform Managerg IST LT. RICHARD
TUBBS, Publicity Managerg SGT. ROGER BOX, Sophomore Representativeg CO-CAPTAIN
LARRY BEADLES, Drum Majorg SGT. CHARLES BLOXOM, Assistant Property Managerg
QND LT. GEORGE KNEIPP, Property Managerg SGT. ROBERT BROWN, Assistant Property
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DEAN STEINECKERT, Director
The American Fork High School Band is an organization
of which the community is justly proud. This concert and
marching unit participates in many community and civic
events throughout the state as well as school and civic
events at home. The Band had its beginning in the early
twenties under Mr. K. Bird, who ably directed it to
many First Division winnings in his thirty years with
the Band. Upon his retirement the leadership went to Dean
DOROTHY DEVLY, Secretary, ALLAN ANDERSON, Vice President
and Drum Majorg GARY WOOD, President.
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H. Steineckert, who has been carrying out the tradition
of First Division ratings in all festivals. The Band was
honored to be the Governors' and Church Officials' Band
at the traditional Pioneer Days Celebration held in Salt
Lake City, a day set apart in Utah to honor the Mormon
pioneers. The Instrumental Department also boasts a fine
Symphony and a Student Dance Band.
DEAN H. STEINECKERT
Graduate of Brigham Young Uni
versityg received Masters degree from
University of ldahog played Solo
Cornet in band and orchestra in col
legeg won First Division rating in
National Competition while in high
school: leader in music in state of
Utah with his students consistently
winning First Division ratings
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
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FIRST ROW: JERALD WADLEY, Bb Clarinetg JACKIE CRAW- GEL, Bass Drumg GERALDINE ANDERSON, Snare and Trapsg
FORD, Second Clarinetg LARRY SEARLE, Third Clarinetg GLAN CAROL ANN FAGAN, Bellsg MIKE CORFIELD, Bassg STEVEN
PAXMAN, Horn, RICHARD MONSON, Tromboneg HELEN ADAMSON, Baritoneg RONALD BENNETT, Alto Saxophoneg
CHIPMAN, Bass Clarinetg CAROL PECK, Fluteg ANN HOEL- HARRY BOLEY, Baritone Saxophoneg DALE ALLEN, Cornetg
SHER, Flute. SECOND ROW: ALLEN ANDERSON, Drum WILLIE PENROD, Cornet.
Majorg DEAN H. STEINECKERT, Director, SHERRY SCHLE-
STANLEY, NORTH DAKOTA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
ELDON STOMPRO, Director
Concert Band of Stanley, North Dakota., FIRST CHAIR Members on next page.
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WALTER WRIGHT, Director
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The 72-piece Kohler High School Band has become known
as one of the finest high school concert organizations in
Wisconsin and the nation. Each year since 1948 the
Kohler organization has won First Division ratings in
its district in concert and in marching competition. During
the same period Kohler has sent the largest number of
starred soloists from the Eastern Wisconsin District to
the annual State Music Festival held in Madison. The past
four years the band has been featured as a demonstration
organization at the annual convention of the Wisconsin
Education Association in Milwaukee, at the University of
Wisconsin Mid-Winter Music Clinic at Madison, and at
a Music Department Convocation at the Wisconsin State
College in Oshkosh. The pride of the community, Kohler
High School Baud plays a large role in village activities.
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high school musicians double as members of the Kohler
Co. Band. The popularity of the high school band is
evidenced by the fine attendance at band concerts held
in the new Kohler Memorial Theatre. That this excellent
concert organization could be developed and continued
in a high school with an enrollment of only 109 students
attests to the unusually fine support given by the people of
Kohler Village and by Kohler Co. It also attests to the
outstanding esprit de corps of the band members them-
selves, Kohler High School Band has its home in the new
351,500,000 Kohler Memorial Theatre, described as the
finest facility of its kind in Wisconsin. Again I say for this
village: "The size of a community has nothing to do with
the quality of the people who live in it."-The Editor.
, WALTER WRIGHT, Director
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sociation, the American School Band
Directors' Association, and Pi Kappa
Lambda, honorary music fraternityg
graduate of Lawrence College Conserva-
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1 standing Wisconsin High School Bands
for past 21 yearsg came to Kohler in
1948 and has served as Director of
High School, Grade School, and Kohler
KOHLER, WISCONSIN, HIGH SCHOOL BAND-
BARITONE DUET Home of the Kohler High School Band is the new KOHLER MEMORIAL, FEATURED SOI-OISTS
Angelbeck fleftjg Wil. scene of many village activities including high school band concerts. The JERRY KOLB, Cornet Ueftjg
denlgoer ffighfj, building also houses an indoorfoutdoor swimming pool, youth center, and gym- JOHN FLADER, T1-gmbgng
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS OF THE BAND
MYERS MARY HALL
ANN HAACK JEAN WRIGHT
Saxophone French Horn
MARY KOBER ELREY MCCANN PATRICIA BRAUN
Bass Clarinet Oboe Bassoon
JERRY KOLB JOHN FLADER PAUL HYINK
Comet Trombone Trombone
DEN BOER JOHN ANGLEBECK
TOM REGAN ALLEN KNABE SUSAN FLADER
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KOHLER WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOL BAND
CORNETS TROMBONES AND BARITONES CLARINET SECTION
FRENCH HORN BASSES AND PERCUSSION WOODWIND QUINTET
JULLILLY KOI-ILER Flute JOHN MULTER Clarinet
WRIGHT, French Horng GILLIAN KOHLER, Bnssoong
PAUL HYINK, Tromboneg WILLIAM DEN GOER,
TOM REGAN, Bassg JEAN WRIGHT, French Horn'
CHOPP, Cornetg JERRY KOLB, Cornet.
Discussing future band activities are officers of Kohler High
School Band including, left to right: PAUL HYINCK, Managerg
ALICE MYERS, Vice Presidentg PATRICIA BRAUN, Secretary-
Treasurerg JEAN WRIGHT, Music Librariang JOHN FLADER,
TAFT HIGH SCHOOL BAND
JOHN F. ROTZLER, Director'
The Taft High School Band, uniformed in white and
green, presents an outstanding appearance wherever it
appears. Known over a large part of America for fine
musical ability and efficiency in every department of band
work, this band has won eight consecutive Sweepstakes
awards in U.I.L, competition, the Sweepstakes at Tri-State -
Music Festival at Enid, Oklahoma, in 1951, and was the
Outstanding Concert Band at the Brownsville, Texas, Music
FCSHVH1 in 1955. "Need more be said?"-The Editor.
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EICHBLATT Alto Saxophone Tenor Saxophone Baritone, Vice President
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LEXINGTON, CIJNGI-0 NORTH CAROLINA
BELFORD V. WAGNER Director
RONN IE ROWE
STEVE MURDOCK, Presidentg BARRY DAVIS, Vice Presidentg GAIL
WALSER, Treasurerg JEAN HEDRICK, Secretary.
BELFORD V. WAGNER
Director of Band in Warrentcin
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1945-1948g Lexington, N. C.
1958. Listed in "Wl1o's
Music"g President North
Bandmasters' Association, 1957
MRS. BELFORD V.
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The Lexington Senior High School Band, organized under its present system since
1948, plays for all football games at home and away-displaying brilliant shows.
The Band appears in many parades during the year and gives two impressive concerts
per season. For many years the Band has entered the District and State contests and
always brings home top ratings. In 1951 the Band won top place in the Tobacco
Festival in Richmond and in 1953 second place. In 1954 it won second place in
the Southern States Fair held in Charlotte. In 1954 the band accompanied "Miss
North Carolinan to the "Miss America" Pageant in Atlantic City, N. I.-a highlight
of its career. The Marching Band won a Division I rafting in the Southeastern Band
Festival in Bristol in 1955. This year the Band plans to make a week-long trip to
Daytona Beach and present a concert in the largest band shell in the world,
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Lexington, North Carolina
MARX MILAD BARBARA BINNING CAMILLE SWING ALICE LEE
ANDREW Second Flute. B ri n tl First Clarinet GILBERT
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N. C. Band
Flute, Stiitc Solo Council.
Second Clarinet, Band
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Bassoon, Band Council. Alto and Bass Clarinet, Alto 52X0Ph0HC', Drum Fi1'St COIHCL Millflfeffe-
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Third Cornet SMITH First Trombone, State Second Trombone, State
F r e n c h Horn, Band Solo Contest. Solo Contest.
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Clinic. Band Clinic, President. '89
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JEAN HEDRICK, Chief Majofeue 'le
FRONT ROW: Alice Lee Gilbert, Libby Koonts, Bonnie Beane,
jean Heclrick. SECOND ROW: Gail Walser, Brenda West,
Rebekah Royster, Mary Frances Smith, Barbara Binning. THIRD
ROW: Barry Davis, Buddy Leonard, Steve Murdock, Ronnie
Rowe, Terrell West, Wayne Sechler, Junior Webster.
MONTROSE, COLORADO, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
LOUIS A. LANYON, Director
ONE OF AMERICAS FINEST PLAYING AND MARCHING BANDS
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The Nacogdoches High School Band, composed of eighty members in uniforms of
blue and gold participates in all civic programs. The organization carries out its duties
and has a highlight during the spring-the Band Show. The Band also engages in
all Regional and State contests.
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The Nacogdoches High School A Cappella Choir, under
the direction of Jack XV. Kay, was organized in September
1955. Since its founding, the group has been very active
in the civic life of the community, The group presents
two big concerts each year, as well as filling engagements Texas.
brariang DAVID FOUTZ, Presideritg RONA BESELER,
JACK W. KAY, Director
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Patsy Almany, Carol Wfhitton, Rona Beseler, Sherry - - ,
Alford, Susan Henigan, Joyce Castleberry, Sue Ann A MELODETTES-Gu-ls Sextet
Tucker, Sharon Roark, Robeleen Stewart. rm Tlndallf Janice Rameyy Carolyn Pafmleyf
Joyce Castleberry, Vyra Pickard, Ann Reed.
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for the civic clubs, and appearing on television in the
area. In its second year of competition the choir was given
a rating of I in the Texas lnterscholastic League Contest,
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FIRST ROW: ROSE ANN JONES, Accompanistg PATSY AI-MANY, AUG? CHARLES
CAROL WHITTON, Treasurerg SUSAN HENIGAN, TCHOIL RONA BESEI-ER, SOPFHHOS DAVID
secretary. SECOND ROW: PATSY ALMANY, Li- Bass ff10fPlCfUfClll-
Donald Alexander, Bill Rucker, Rona
ler, Jimmy Sanders, Carol Wlmitton.
WINSTED, CONNECTICUT, CHORUS
GILBERT SCHOOL GLEE CLUB
GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL GLEE CLUB
Composed of boys of all classes and girls of junior and senior classesg rehearsals held 7:00 P.M.
every Wednesdztyg concerts and exchange programs given regularlyg presented Christmas Concert
and Exchange Concert with Keene A.H.S.. County Chorusg TV programs given in New York
and Connecticut studiosg members participate in Connecticut All-State Chorus.
Officers are: President, DAVID COOPER, Vice Presiclent, JUDITH VAILLQ Secretary, CHRIS-
TINE MADISON, Treasurer, MARY ANN LACHAT CStudent Directorjg Manager, PAUL
KELLYg Assistant Manager, JOAN DeMAUSg Librarian, JOAN WHYTEg Assistant Librarian,
N Linda Mayhew
if Jane Erink
sd Mary Ann Lachat
' CStudent Directorj
SENIOR GIRLS' ENSEIVIBLE
as ''Golcl-n-Blue-uttesf' performed since sophomore year extensively
progrzimsg numerous radio and TV hroatlcustsg New England
Association Audition Festivals.
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Director of Music
B.S. degree in Music, Tufts Col-
lege, completing M.A. at Uni-
versity of Connecticutg Director
and Founder of Laurel Music
Camp, project of C.M.E.A.g Past
President of C.M.E.A.g Past Presi-
dent of In and About Hartford
Music Educatorsg Editor and
Business Manager of Bulletin
of New England Music Festi-
val Association and Past Presi-
dentg member of Delta Kappa
Gamma, M.E.N.C. Committees,
also C.E.A. Committeesg Past
President of local Teachers' As-
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row, third from left: RITA FRACASSO fStutlentJ, Assistant Director.
ELECTRA, TEXAS, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
HOWARD L. SMITH, Umm,-
The Electra High School Band is an organization of which
the community is justly proud. Being a member of the
famous band has become a tradition and a high aspiration
for the students. Try-outs are held and members are selected
on the basis of their ratings. One of Texas' finest musical
organizations, the Electra Band has been a consistent Sweep-
stakes winner in the Texas Interscholastic League Competi-
tion Festivals. The Band has been named Outstanding Band
in its class at the Altus, Oklahoma and the Waurik, Okla-
homa Band Festivals. In addition to these contests, in 1956
it was named the Outstanding Concert Band in Class B
in the Tri-State Festival in Enid, Oklahoma. In 1957, it
won Superior ratings in Concert, Sight Reading, and Parade
Marching at the Tri-State Festival, in addition to its Superior
HOWARD L. SMITH
A graduate of Oklahoma State College, M
Smth received his Bachelor of Music degree in
1932 and has worked toward an advanced
degree in North Texas State College and West-
ern State College. Before coming to Texas,
Mr. Smith directed music organizations in
several cities in Oklahoma. He has directed
the Electra Band Program for the past ten
years, has been Regional Band Chairman of
Texas Music Educators' Association for two
years, and for the past nine years he has
been Choir Director of the First Baptist
Church. Mr. Smith is also Vocal Music In-
structor in the junior and Senior High Schools
in Electra. He is a life member of Kappa
Kappa Psi, a member of the American School
' Band Directors' Association and he is a mem-
ber of the International "Who's Who in
rr Music." Mr. and Mrs. Smith have two chil- T
0 dren who have been awarded the Arion Foun-
dation Award for outstanding musicianship
upon their graduation from the Electra High
ratings in Texas competition. It has performed in the
Cotton Bowl two years and was selected to perform in the
famed Battle of the Flowers Celebration in San Antonio,
A very cooperative administration has made the gradual
expansion of the band possible. The efforts of Mr. Herschel
Avinger and Mr. Gerald Barber Cformer Superintendentsj,
of Mr. W. L. Hudson Qpresent Superintendentj, of Mr.
E. L. Farr fHigh School Principalj, and Mr. Curtis Hol-
comb Uunior High School Principalj deserve much of
the credit for the success of the program. A very active
Band Parents' Club has ably assisted in providing uniforms
and instruments and in helping pay expenses of band
members on extended band trips.
FIRST ROW: SARA CARLISLE, Secretary-Treas ref
JONES, President: VESTAL SHIRLEY, Freshman
RONNIE McBRIDE, Vice President. SECOND
LADELL CATO, Assistant Business Manager, JAMES
LINS, Business Managerg ORVILLE MERTINS,
EIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
FIRST ROW: JEANETTE WILLETT, Bass Clarinetg TRUETT
FILLMAN, First Cornet, BILLY MULLEN, Alto Saxophoneg
JERRY VINCENT, Snare Drumg MIKE GRACE, Second
Clarinet: SUZANNE FISH, Tympnnig NINA JO ROWE,
Oboe, JANE ANN GRIFFIN, Flute: NANCY FOSTER,
Tenor Snxophoneg LILLIE RUTH VESTAL, Solo Clarinet.
ALL-STATE BAND MEMBERS Bill Jones, Mike Grace,
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DRUM MAJOR JANICE HIXON AND MAJORETTES
SECOND ROW: HERBERT PROPP, Third Cornet, W. D,
HALE, Tromlnoneg RONNIE MCBRIDE, Bass Drurng CURTIS
WARNER, Baritoneg BILL JONES, 'Bassg VESTAL SHIRLEY,
Baritone Saxophone, TOMMY HUNTER, Third Clarinetg
JAMES COLLINS, French Horn, JOHNNY GRAHAM, Sec-
Vestal Shirley, Ronnie Mc-
Bride, Jane Ann Griffin.
ELECTRA, TEXAS, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
FLUIE, OBOE, AND BASS CLARINET
ALL REGION BAND MEMBERS
FIRST ROW: Sara Carlisle, Jane Ann Griffin, Farrell Quinn. SECOND
ROW: Ronnie McBride, Mike Grace, Vestal Shirley, Bill jones.
Bb CLARINET SECTION
SAXOPI-IONE AND BARITONE HORNS
C01zgral11!11fimz.r I0 All-Slnle and All-Regional Band
FRENCH HORN AND BASS SECTION
HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Hannibal, Missouri , ,
5561156 J. M. DILLINGER, Da-mar Dedication
The Hannibal High School Band has a busy schedule all
through the year. Summer parades included the Armed
Services Parade, the Tom Sawyer's Day Parade, and the
Labor Day Parade. This group also presented concerts and
played for seventy-two free acts for the Hannibal Fall
With the opening of school the Band marched for the
Homecoming Parade and performed half-time shows at
the home football games. In October Hannibal was host
band for the Annual Mark Twain Bandmasters' Associa-
tion's Parade and Marching Festival in which the band
performed stunts and formations. During the school year
the organization presents concerts for flj High School
Open House during Education Week, f2j Hannibal La-
Grange, Collegeg Q3j Central Junior High Schoolg UU
Northeast Missouri Teachers' Meeting, CSD Spring Music
Festivalg and QGJ two television shows. Besides these the
Band has a full contest program in both District and
State, plus many solos and ensembles. Numbers performed
in the past four years for contest include: "Mannin Veen,"
Haydn Wood, "First Movement of the Second Symphony,"
Boroding "First Movement of the Fifth Symphony," Bee-
thoveng "First and Fourth Movements of the Symphony
in Bb," Fauchetg and the "First and Second Suites," Holst.
This band has been a consistent First Division winner in
District and' State contests in concerts, ensembles, and
Mr. Dillinger directs the Band and Orchestra, and is assisted
by Mrs. Dillinger. Mr. Dillinger specializes in brass, Mrs.
Dillinger specializes in woodwindg and both teach strings
Mr. Dillinger has both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree
from Northeast Missouri Teachers College at Kirksville
and has done additional work in New York University, in
Missouri University, and with various private teachers. He
is a Past President of Missouri Music Educators' Associa-
tion, Past President of the Hannibal Civic Music, Past
President of Kiwanis, a member of Region IX Music
Board for eight years, a judge and clinician in many District
and State Festivals and Contests.
J. M. DILLINGER
Mrs. Dillinger is an accomplished accompanist and has done
work in Hannibal LaGrange College, Culver Stockton
College, and Northeast Missouri Teachers College and
with many private teachers. She teaches in the elementary
schools and is assistant at the high school.
Mr. and Mrs. Dillinger both do work with the Civic Choirs
and the Presbyterian Adult and Youth Choirs.
J. M. DILLINGER
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W. RAYMOND RANDALL, Dirertor- ELFRIEDA PFEIFFER, C0-Director
Sfdlfe Stamford, Connecticut
Appearances by the Stamford High School A Cappella
Choir included a performance for the Eastern Division
of the M.E.N.C. at Atlantic City, programs at University the area,
of Connecticut, at Grand Central Terminal and Com-
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graduate of N.Y.U.g Organ-
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Congregational C h u r c h of
Louis Lynas, Richard Lepore, Elizabeth Calfee, Eleanor Davis,
modore Hotel in New York City, and many radio programs
and recordings. Seventeen programs were performed in
Director of the Choir and
Music Department, graduate
liard, N.Y.U., and Yale
School: Past Dean American
of Organistsg Organist and
master of First Presbyterian
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PAHOKEE, FLORIDA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
ROBERT O. LAMPI, Direcfor
BAND PROGRESS under Mr. Lampi:
Membership May 1940--Eight members
Membership September 1940-Thirty-five members and performing at football games
Average Membership Now-Sixty-five members
Participated in every District I and State Contest sponsored by the Florida Bandmasters' Association and has
always rated Superior in concert, sight reading, and marching in District I Contest and the last four out of five
years has rated Superior in concert, sight reading, and marching at the State Contest for Class CC Bands.
ACTIVITIES: All football games at home or away, some basketball games, monthly
concerts in winter for student body and public, P.T.A., tpep meetings, rallies, dedica-
tions, park concerts in city of West Palm Beach, para es-and these include local
and out-of-town such as "Edison Pageant of Light, Fort Myers, "The Festival of
States," St. Petersburg, "Gladiola Festival," DelRay Beach, "Fiesta Del Sol," Lake
Worthg "Sun Festival," West Palm Beach, "Orange Bowl," Miami.
Many graduates from this band have entered the field of music and are now teaching
music in Florida and Alabama.
ROBERT O. LAMPI, Director of the Pahokee High School Band, was born in Michigan and
was educated in the schools of the Copper Country of the Upper Peninsula of the State of
Michigan, graduating subsequently from Northern Michigan College of Education at Marquette,
with a B.S. degree with a major in Music. Upon graduation, he accepted a position as Director
of Music at Gulf High School, New Port Richey, Florida-a position which he held for three
years. He then became Bandmaster of the Pahokee High School Band and is completing his
seventeenth year at Pahokee High School this year. He is a member of the Florida Bandmasters'
Association and has served as Secretary-Treasurer of that organization for ten years and is the
present Secretary-Treasurer of the Florida Bandmasters' Association. He is also a member of
the American School Band Directors' Association.
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LAMP1 KAREN ADAMS FRANCES CAMPBELL KENNETH MCINTOSH DRUM MAJORS
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MINOT MODEL HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Minot North Dakota
PAUL B MOORE Dzieclm
The Model High School Band, one of the top organiza
tions in North Dakota, was organized in 1950 under
the direction of Paul B. Moore. The band serves the double
purpose of performing all the functions of a regular high
school band-athletic events, parades, concerts, contests
etc.-as well as serving as a training ground for the future
man and Judy Allen
Amelia Hoffman Diane Hanson Sara Hoff
Top Honors in District and State Contest
directors of the area who are senior music students at Minot
State Teachers College Each year the Band plays many
exchange concerts with other bands in the area and takes
part in many festivals An active Band Mothers Club
gives considerable assistance in financing uniforms equip
ment and travel expenses
Lots Walton Nancy johnson Barbara
Benton Dorothy Keller and Chen Knudson
District and State Contests Highly Superior
PAUL B. MOORE
Assistant Professor of
Music at Minot State
Teachers Collegeg Super-
visor of Music at the Cam-
pus Schoolg Supervising
Director of the Band since
its organizationg B,.A. and
M.A. degrees at Colorado
State College of Educationg
many years of teaching ex-
perience in high school and
Gloria Renz, Sharon Axness, Marcia Bahl,
Knudson, Judy Allen.
One of the outstanclinf ensembles. Or anized
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Marcia Bahl, and Gloria Renz.
Sandy johnson. Sue Lee, B o n n i e Penfield,
Highly Superior in District and State Contests.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
MINOT MODEL BAND
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TOP ROW: SHARON AXNESS, Solo Oboe: MARCIA BAHI..
Solo Bassoon: GLORIA RENZ. Solo Fluteg JUDY ALLEN,
Solo Clarinet, Student Directory SARA HOFFMAN, First Clarinet.
SECOND ROW: AMELIA HOFFMAN, First Buss Clarinet:
DIANE I-IANSON, First Alto Clurinetg DOROTHY KELLER.
First Horn: CHERI KNUDSON, Solo I-Iorng SANDY JOHN-
SON, Solo Alto Saxophone. THIRD ROW: BONNIE PEN-
FIELD, Solo Saxophoneg SUE LEE, First Alto Saxophoneg CECIL
SCI-IIMKE. First Cornet: JUDY PETERSON, Solo Trombone
JULANE CONNERS, First Trombone. FOURTH ROW: DAY
TON KINGSXVRITER, First Tromboneg PHYLLIS THORSON
Percussiong MARY OLSON, First Baritoneg RAYMOND HAAS
First Bassg JANICE BAKKEN, First Trumpet, FIFTH ROW
DARYL KELLER, First Clarinet: EDDIE ODLAND, Solo Bari-
tone ancl Bassg MYRON DYBING, Solo Cornet, Drum Major
ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
ROBERT C. HEATH, Di1'eL't01' KSCH New Jersey State Pagffl
The Atlantic City High School Band, the "Vikings," is
composed of sixty marching members and twelve alter-
nates. In addition, there are four majorettes, a color guard,
banner bearers, and a twirling corps of twenty girls which
comprise the football half-time show unit. The A.C.H.S.
Band has long been noted for being a fine Marching Band
as well as a well-balanced Concert Band. The Viking Band
puts on elaborate shows at all the home and away football
games, participates in many parades, plays at all pep rallies,
home basketball games, and civic functions during the year.
After the football season, the Band reorganizes into a
Concert Band and turns its attention to the best music
in the Concert Band Field. It always has its annual Band
and Orchestra Concert during Music Week in May as well
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During the years, the music organizations have played
hosts to many national conventions, such as the American
Association of School Administrators, The National Asso-
ciation of School Boards, the National Association of
Parents4Teachers, etc. For the past few years, the Band
has marched in the Miss America Beauty Pageant Parade
and for many patriotic functions on a local and national
scale. Many of the A.C.H.S. Band members are selected
each year to play in the All-State Band and Orchestra of
New Jersey. A Band Boosters' Club was formed last year
and many fine things are in store for the betterment of
Theodore Winston and Gerald Armon
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Minor, Alan Matez, joseph Thompson QTenor Saxj, Mark Hyman fFrench Horny. FIRST
ROW CSentedJ: Ronald Wilson, Charles Lehrer, Ruth Scheide, Martin Holtz, Thomas
Ross. RIGHT: Douglas McMahon. LEFT: Donald Kuhn.
ANNUAL TI-IANKSGIVING DAY FOOTBALL GAME
ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL VS HOLY SPIRIT HIGH SCHOOL
A C H S 27 H S H S O November 28 1937
TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
JoHN Dioiuo, Duma,-
The Tupelo Band has a record of many Superior ratings, especially in the Concert Contest.
Graduate of University of Mis-
sissippig directed bands in Marks,
Mississippi, member of M.M.-
E.A., Kappa Kappa Psi, Kappa
FIRST ROW: TWINKIE LAWHORN, First Licutenantg JAMES
ROY RITTER, Uniformg JANICE BEGGS, Drum Majorg GAIL
GUNTER, Second Lieutenantg JIMMY HARRIS, Captaing JIMMY
RAY, Assistant Equipment Manager. SECOND ROW: ROBERT
PEARCE, Field Marshalg JOHN PAUL ROBLIN. Field ltiarshalg
JOHNNY GREGORY, Equipment Manager.
Graduate of University of
sippig directed bands in
Clarksdalc, and Lambert,
was Head Majorette with
sity of Mississippi Band:
of M.M.E.A., Sigma Alpha
Kappa Deltag on training '
Mississippi Lions All-State
for 3 years.
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ROW: Gail Gunter, Janice Beggs.
ROW: Bill Joyner, Robert Pearce,
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TOP ROW: PEGGY BARKLEY, Flute,
PATSY JAMES, Oboeg LYNDA GRICE, Solo
Clarinet, BILL JOYNER, Solo Clarinetg
JIMMY RAY, Solo Clarinet: MYRA CAR-
TER, Alto Clarinet. SECOND ROW: LINDA
MAYNARD, Bass Clarinetg PAT SCOTT,
Contra Bass Clarinetg KAY STEWART, Alto
Saxophone, BETTY LIGHT, Tenor Saxo-
phone, JIMMY HARRIS, Solo Cornet,
CHARLES HAYWOOD, Cornet. THIRD
ROW: EDDIE LOMENICK, Comet: CAROL
ALLEN, French Horn, BETTY WELCH,
French HornglJAMES ROY RITTER, Trom-
bone, TWINKIE LAWHON, Baritoneg ROB-
ERT PEARCE, Bass. FOURTH ROW: JOHN
PAUL ROBLIN, Bassg NANCY GARDINER,
Percussion, PATSY HILL, Percussion, PRIS-
CILLA WATTS, Baritone Saxophone.
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STEPHEN C. NORRIS, Di1'e4'101'
This band was organized 111 1936 by Mr. Elmer Wilson 'Ihree other groups-the Assembly Band, the Dance Band
who brought it to its high efficiency. Many honors have and the Pep Band-are drawn from this group.
come to the band because of its concert and marching
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GLEE CLUB SENIORS
FIRST ROW: Elaine Cnssista, Ann Gravel, Claudette Labonte, Bronwen
Chappell. SECOND ROW: J. Wlmitney Bancroft, Eleanor Enrley, Gale
Collins Sanclm Sharpe Stephen C Norris Director. THIRD ROW'
A COLOR GUARD Maurice I,eBlahc, Roland Marquis, iDanald ,Mau'quis, Robert l.ilfllll'lIlTlCl
Stanley Ratoff, Roland Marquis,
Roland Lebel and Richard Owens.
RIVERDALE, NORTH DAKOTA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
JACK G. JOHNSON, Diwal-
The Band, under the direction of Jack G. Johnson, and the
following ensembles and solos received "Highly Superior"
ratings at Contest C1956-57j: Brass Quartet, Flute Quartet,
Brass Sextet, Flute, Piccolo, Alto Clarinet, and Bassoon.
The following received "Superior" ratings: Woodwind
Quintet, Bass Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Cornet, Trombone,
Baritone, and French Horn.
During the school year, the band played three formal con-
certs, performed at numerous football arid basketball games,
participated in the Christmas and graduation programs as
well as exchange concerts with other area bands. Mr. John-
son is a native of North Dakota, graduating from Plaza
High School and from Minot State Teachers College. He
received his Master of Arts degree in Music Education
from Colorado State College of Education.
Zimmerman, Linda Farney, Linda Herfindahl, Bonnie Schmidt. Judy Kopp, Joan Larson, Sharon Taylor, Bonnie Schmidt, Kathleen Tobin
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Riverdale, North Dakota
JANET MAXNWELI.. Tenoi' Saxophone: JOAN LARSON, Clari-
net: JANNA DORY. Bass Clarinet: JUDY KOPP, Bassoon:
STEVEN VON ESCHEN, Alto Saxophone: KATHY TOBIN.
Oboe: BONNIE SCI-lMlD'l', Flute: JAMES BART HANSEN,
Bass: JOHN LARSON. Percussion: JOAN FUGATE, Trombone:
KATHRYN EKBLAD, Baritone: SHARON TAYLOR. French
Horn: BARBARA TAYLOR, Cornet.
RIVERDALE, NORTH DAKOTA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Kathryn Ekblad, Joan Fugate,
james Hansen, S h a r 0 n Taylor,
jon Floth, Barbara Taylor.
VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BAND
This band has received No. I ratings for three
straight years. It has participated in many activities,
including the C.S.U. Homecoming parade at Cedar
City and the Music Festival at Fillmore. Valley High
School has only 130 students and thirty-five of these
are members of this Superior band. The band works
CHARLES CITY, IOWA,
under hardships that might discourage some people-
rehearsing in the gym or on the stage during the noon
period which is the only free period. The more credit
to the members of this fine organization and for the
work they are doing. They deserve to have national
HIGH SCHOOL BAND
MAHLON E. COLLINS, Df1'6L'l01' fSee Iowa State Pagej
LOUISVILLE, OHIO, HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR
EMELYN CLOSE TERRY, Director
The Louisville l-ligh School Vocal Music Department is
well known in Ohio for its quality and versatility, In
addition to an 84-Voice Mixed Choir, which has won eight
Superior ratings in State Music Finals since 1948, there
are a 76-Voice Girls' Glee Club, a small Mixed Choir, and
six ensembles which present more than twenty programs
Select group for clubs, in and out of town: Special entertainers.
AND SECTION LEADERS
CRAIG L E S I. I E, Bass, President,
YVONNE LINGENI-IOLD, Soprano,
Vice Presidentg LANNY I-IISEY, Tenor
Treasurerg SUE BURCHFIELD, Alto,
each year-both in and out of school. A Boys' Quartet,
a Boys' Eight, two Mixed Eight, and two Girls' Mixed
Nine comprise the six ensembles which enter yearly com-
petition in the county, district, and regional contests and
receive a high percentage of I Superior ratings.
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B.E. in Ed., Ohio University and M.A.
Columbia Universityg active in Music
Education circlesg an accredited State
Music judge, participant in perform-
ances at clinics and conventions, county,
district, and state level.
DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
c. J. SHOEMAKER, Director 6SeeI11if10iS Safe Page
In the fall of 1929 Clarence Shoemaker reported in to
Downers Grove, Illinois, to take charge of the Instrumental
Music program in the schools. At that time the high school
band numbered twenty-one members and there was no
organized instrumental class system in the grade schools
from which to provide candidates for the senior band.
With the full support of the School Boards of the Downers
Grove School System and the help of a fine Band Parents'
Organization, a schedule of instrumental class instruction
was inaugurated covering grades four through nine. As
a result of this program a fine grade school band has been
developed and maintained over the years. The High School
Band likewise began to grow in size and improve in
instrumentation and performance quality. Through years of
hard work and band contest competition, the band has
earned a position among the finest in the state of Illinois.
It has been a Superior winner in every state contest from
1937 until the present time and has one Regional Contest
Championship to its credit. That was the Region III Band
Contest at Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1940. In 1954
the Downers Grove High School Band made a guest ap-
pearance at the Convention of the National School Band
Directors' Association at the University of Illinois. Of
course the Band is active in school and community affairs.
ELMORE COUNTY BAND
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XVILLIAM Ouiscsom' MARSHA MAKAMLIL MICKEY DIXON JACK KERCHNER
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JEFF COOPER KENNE111 POWELL DOUGLAS SLANSKY JOHN EDDY
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GEORGE TRUMAN NWELCH
Director, VC'etumpka, Alabama
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Orchestra: Past President of Ala-
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BOARDMAN HIGH SCHOOL BAND
RICHARD S. BAME, Director
This band has distinguished itself as a Marching Band
and as a Concert Band. On the football field, the band
has delighted audiences with unique shows containing
black-outs, moving figures, and script writing. It further
demonstrated its marching ability by participating in and
leading many parades in the area. In recognition of its
superb marching, the Band was invited to the Safety Patrol
Parade in Washington, D. C. last spring, As the only
band from Ohio, it made an impressive showing, thus
representing well the State of Ohio. Each year the Band
takes strides in improving musicianship, intonation, and
instrumentation. Numerous solos and ensembles which
have competed successfully in district and state contests
prove the results of hard work and practice. Last year the
Band took the responsibility of planning and holding the
District V Band, Orchestra, and Choral Contest. This year
the Band again took a great load by providing for the
District V Band Clinic held in january. The Boardman
High School Band is a model of cooperation and teamwork
for other bands in the area. The scope of its activities is
too numerous to describe fully. The Band even has its own
Christmas cards printed. Several factors explain the success
of this organization. The devotion to work of Mr. Bame
and the system of officers from Captain to Rank Corporal
are undoubtedly essential. Furthermore, the band has staunch
support in the Band and Orchestra Mothers' Club, which
helps buy instruments, uniforms, and provides the annual
banquet in the spring. And, not to be tossed aside, is an
undefinable "spirit" which pervades the Band and supplies
its members with a loyalty and ability seldom seen and
much to be desired.
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FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Boardman High School Band
TOP ROW: MARY HOFFMASTER, Flute: EDDIE SIMON, Oboeg BILL HALL, Bassoon:
JIM MEYER, Eb Clarinet, DAVE ERICKSON, Bb Clarinet, BILL DeCICCO, Alto Clarinet.
SECOND ROW: HOWARD BRADLEY, Bass Clarinet: DAVE ALLEN, Alto Saxophone: CLAR-
ENCE NACHBAR, Tenor Saxophone: RON MEIKLE, Baritone Saxophone: JOHN GEUSS,
Cornet: MARTY CLARK, French Horn. THIRD ROW: KEN REINHARDT, Trombone: ROY
FOWLES, Baritone: DON NORDQUIST, Bass: JOHN DOCHERTY, Percussion.
BAND RANK SERGEANTS AND CORPORALS
FIRST ROW: Nancy Franklin, Mary Hoffinaster, Marty Clark, Virginia Anistutz
BAND STAFF Doris Martin, Donna Bayless, SECOND ROW: George Bagnall, Charles Miller
STEXXfAR'1'. Unifonn Mnnngcn BEVERLY john Geuss, Bill Hall, Alan Shwartz, Ron Anderson. THIRD ROW: Will Rogers
Attendance Secrennyg DONNA BAYLESS' Roy Fowles, Ken Reinhardt, Don Nordquist, john Docherty, james Plummer.
CHESTER DUCK, Band Manager:
MYERS and MARCIA MILLER.
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Griffetlis. STANDING: Ray Bnndwateig Craig Hofeling, Dennis Dahl, John Klossner, Duane
Evans, Ronald Richardson. Craig Paxman fabsentl.
CHURCHLAND, VIRGINIA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
State DAVID A. MITCHELL, Director Dedication
The Churchland High School Band of Norfolk County
in Virginia was organized in 1946. Its present director
assumed leadership in the summer of 1952. Emphasis was
placed on musical perfection and an increased number of
band activities. Included in the stepped-up program were
ten elaborate and entirely different half-time shows each
football season, two formal concerts each year, long dis-
tance trips for performance, a series of assembly programs
for the high school student body, and participation in the
district competitive festival. The Band has participated in
such major events as the A.A.A. Safety Parade in Washing-
ton and the Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Vir-
ginia from which it returned with a trophy signifying its
competence. Members of the Churchland Band are veteran
travelers and have been as far from home as southwestern
Pennsylvania on a concert tour. District Festivals have seen
this group win Superior ratings awarded by judges of the
highest degree of integrity in the music world.
The Executive Board is the governing body of the Band and is composed
of the Student Director and a Representative from each class. An additional
representative is sent by the Majorettes so that their group may have a
voice in matters concerning them. All issues regarding the organization
and the conduct of the band members are handled by this group with
the advice of the Director, Left to Right: DAVID CREEKMORE, Eighthg
BOBBY HUGHES. Eleventhg EDNA SIIPSON, Ninthg LORNA ENGEI.,
Twelfth: BECKY SWANNER, Majoretteg JACK EDWARDS, Student
Directorg ROBERT STEPHENSON. Tenth.
DAVID A. INIITCHELI.
High School, Latrobe, sj
Force Service Band, 2 yearsg
State Teachers College, Indiana
sylvaniag B.S. in Music
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1952: is Chairman of District 2,
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audition committee for All-State
member of judges' Committee
trict Festivalg an outstanding Music
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
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FIRST ROXW: POLLY HOUSE, Piccolo and Flute, Head Librarian 5 years, All-State Workshorw
Band, All-State Band, Monogram. CAROLE GLENN, Flute, Executive Board, All-State Bandg
BUSTER PALMER, Oboe, Solo Competition, Workshora Band, All-State Bandg MARSHALL
REYNOLDS, Bassoon, Solo and Ensemble Competition, Monogram, JACK EDWARDS, Clarinet,
All-State Band, All-State Workshop, Student Director, Executive Board, Solo and Ensemble ratings
Superior, Dance Band. B I L L Y H E I L I G, C la rin e t, All-State Band, All-State
XXforksl1op Band, Dance Band. SECOND ROW: JUDY GODDIN. Clarinet, Honor Bandsman,
All-State Woi'ksl1og.w Band, Monogram, NANCY HUGHES, Alto Clarinet, All-State Band, All-
County Band, Monogram, BARBARA BENDER, Bass Clarinet, Monogramg ROBERT STEPHEN-
SON, Alto Saxophone, All-State Workshop, Dance Band, Executive Board, Monogram, Superior
ratings, Solo and Ensembleg JOHN DORSON, Tenor Saxophoneg TONY DIXON, Baritone
Saxophone, Quartermaster, Dance Band. THIRD ROW: LARRY GOODSON, Cornet, JAMES
KEMP, Cornet, Dance Band: BERT MORRISON, Cornet, All-County Band, FRED GASKINS,
Trumpet: GYPSY LAWSON, French Horn, All-State Band, Executive Board, Treasurer, Student
Council. Superior ratings in Solo and Ensemble, All-State Workshop Band: TOMMY RIDDICK,
Trombone, All-State Band, Monogram, Superior ratings Solo and Ensemble, FOURTH ROXV:
BOBBY HUGHES, Bass Trombone, Monogram, Dance Band, Executive Board, DAVID CREEK-
IXIORE, Baritone, Student Director of Elementary Band, Executive Board, LORNA ENGEL,
Percussion, All-State Workshop Band, All-State Band, Monogram, Historian, CLAY SHELTON,
Bass, Dance Band.
CHURCHLAND, VIRGINIA, HIGH sCHooL BAND
jack Edwards, Gypsy Lawson, Lorna Engel, Charles Cgulbgum, jglm TONY DIXON, Quzirtermastci NANCY SMITH Historim GY
Head Librarian Polly House, Virginia jereme, Nancy
Hughes, Cynthia Davenport. These girls are respon-
sible for numbering, cataloguing, and cross indexing
every arrangement that becomes the property of
the band. It is also their responsibility to see that
parts are correctly issuecl'in folios preparatory to
L A W S O N, Treasurer: JAY N U N I If Y Accessory S Iles
CHARLES COULBOURN, Qu ulclm ister
The Student Director is elected by Band personnel
for his ability to assist the Director and assume
leadership of the group should it be necessary.
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WILLIAM L. WURTZ, Dirertor
During the past three years the Band has grown from
forty-three pieces to its present balanced instrumentation
of seventy-one pieces. The Band received a I rating as
a Concert Band last spring and this fall received a I rating
in marching competition at the Grand Island, Nebraska,
Harvest of Harmony. Besides the various competitions the
Band enters, it also performs during half-time at all home
football games and one out-of-town game, Band Day at the
University of Nebraska, and numerous parades. A small
Pep Band plays for all home basketball games. Following
the marching season, the Band gives an annual Winter
Band Concert in February and an annual Spring Concert
in May. For a more rounded musical education, the majority
of the students take part in either solo work or in the vari-
ous instrumental ensembles-penforming at numerous func-
tions in Schuyler, as well as the District Music Contest in
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Librariang KENNETH GREBE
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B.M.E. and M.M. degrees f
University of Nebraska.
DRUMMERS DRUM MAJORETTE CLARE VRBA, AND TWIRLERS
JUDY BEST, First Snare Drummer, SIBYLLA
MITTELSDORF, Bass Drummer, JUDY VON-
DRACEK, Bass Drummer, Cymbal and Snareg
JANET ZELENDA, Cymbals.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Oboe, Soloist, Wfoocl-
Clarinet, Clarinet Quar-
tet, Drum Majorette.
wind Trio, XX'ooclwincl
HARVEY LADEHOFF SUSANNE NICNALLY
Alto Clarinet: plays Bb Bass Clarinetg plays Bb
Clarinet 0 I1 M11fCI1: Clarinet 0 I1 ilVI3ICl1
WASKO FRED KRENK GAYLE LONGACRE RITA STONE KENNETH
Saxophone Tenor Saxophone Baritone S a x o phoneg Bassoong Bb Clarinet GREBENICK
Saxophone Quartet. in Marching: Wood- Cornet, Soloist, Cornet
wind Quintet. Trio, Brass Sextet
LEGI-ER RODNEY RUZICKA WARREN DOBRY FRANK SOBOTA LORRAINE CIHACEK
Horn, Brass Trombone, S o I o i s t. Baritone, Soloist, Brass Bass, Soloist, Brass Sex- Tympani, Twirler
HOFI1 Quartet: Brass Sextctq Trombone Sextet. fet-
"Tiger Band" COMMERCE, GEORGIA, HIGH SCHOOL
JOHN W. HAMBRICK, Director
Commerce, Georgia-band-conscious and with a population of 3300-boasts three com'
plete bands: a Senior High Band of eighty-one pieces, a Junior High Band of seventy-
six, and a Beginning Band of over fifty. Since 1954 when Mr. I-Iambrick became Director
of Bands in Commerce, the Band has participated in the Gator Bowl Festivities, the
Govern0r's Inaugural Parade in Atlanta, Georgia, and Band Days at the neighboring
University of Georgia and Clemson College. For the past four years the Commerce
"Tiger Band" has received a Superior rating in the Georgia State Music Festival. An
outstanding marching band, it was chosen to perform the pre-game show for the Georgia
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High School All-State Football Game in Atlanta this fall.
After attending Band Camp as a unit for a week each summer, the Commerce students
begin a rigid schedule. Playing at all home and away football games, presenting an
annual Christmas Concert, participating in Georgia Music Festival, preparing for a
Spring Concert, and contributing the musical support for numerous parades constitute
a fine year for Commerce Band students. A five-day state tour highlights the spring
season and outdoor park concerts give the community more opportunities to hear this
FIRST ROW: KENNETH WILBANKS, Section Leader, JIMMY MILFORD, Section Leaderg
LARRY BEARD, First Lieutenantg AMANDA TANNER, Section Leaderg BETTY LOU Mc-
DUFFIE, Publicity Managerg NANCY WRIGHT, Section Leaderg LINDA LANG, Storekeeperg
HELEN THOMPSON, Section Leader. SECOND ROW: BRUCE BARRON, Drum Major,
HARDMAN JONES, Captaing FRANCES BARRETT, Section Leaderg JOHN HARDMAN,
Parliamentarian: MARTHA JO BROWN, Section Leader. THIRD ROW: GEORGE MONT-
GOMERY, Section Leaderg NANCY WELLS, Majorette Captaing SIDNEY RICHEY, Section
Leader. Head Librariang SAM OLIVER, Second Lieutennt.
JOI-IN W. HAMBRICK
Mr, Hambrick attended
Young University and 1
Bachelor of Music degree from
University of Miami. He has
tinued his studies at the
of Georgia and has held 1
in G.M.E.A. as General C
and Instrumental Chairman of
Ninth District and Chairman of
1955 Reading Clinic. Recer
Hambrick was elected State
mental Chairman for G.M.E.A.
1957-59. He is a member of
Mu Alpha and is Vice Pre
the Georgia Chapter of Phi Beta
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
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Clurinctg MARTHA JO ISROXXIN, Alto Snxophnneg JUNE CHAS- NEY RICHEY, Bassg FRANCES BARRETT, Drum and Per-
TAIN, 'I'cnnr Snxnphimeg JIMMY MILFORD, French Horn. cussion.
SECOND ROXV: AMANDA TANNER, Cornet: GEORGE
LARRY BEARD, Lust Lieutenant, HARDMAN JONES,
Captain: SAM OLIVER, Second Lieutenant. BRUCE BARRON
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CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY, HIGH SCHOOL "Mustang Band"
SAUL KAY, Director
Assistant Band Directorg U.
S. Army Bandmaster in
France, World War I.
RICHARD F. EBERT
Director of Music, B.S. and M.A. degrees,
New York University.
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The Mustang Band is widely known for its precision marching and is composed of
sixty musicians, twelve twirlers, five color guardsmen, two banner guardsmen, and thirty
reserve bandsmen and twirlers. The Band appears at every football game played by the
school and at many of the important community affairs such as Memorial Day, Veterans'
Day, at dedications, and other functions. Fifteen of the members of this band were
selected as members of Region I All-State Band and some are also members of the All-
State Orchestra. Many concerts are given during the year by the Band. For the past
four years the members of the band formed quartets and trios and participated in an
ensemble festival held by Montclair State Teachers College Music Department. The
Clifton Mustang Band has two television shows to its credit-one an hour-long TV
Show originating from Washington, D. C., and on the other the Band was awarded
the 3500.00 First Prize in the "Parade of Lights" TV Show for its excellence as a
marching unit. For the past three years the Band has been in concerts on the steps of
the Capitol Building in Washingtori D. C. and last year the Band appeared in the
National Safety Day Parade held in Washington, D. C., and was awarded Third Prize
in the Senior Band Division.
Vice Principal and Faculty Advisor
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B.A. and M.A. degrees, Montclair State
ers Collegeg Adjudicator Region I and
State Band and Orchestra.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Clifton, New Jersey
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TOP ROW: IRWIN SACHAIS, Solo Trombone, Rank Sergeant, Band Council, Band President,
Solo Trombone, Region I and All-State Band, Solo Trombone All-State Orchestra, CURT KREIGER,
Trombone, Property Sergeant, Band Council, Region I State Band, All-State Orchestra, JAMES
KENNEDY, Solo Baritone, ALEC REIDELL, Sousaphone, Rank Sergeant, Band Council, Region
I State Band, All-State Orchestrag DAVID GRANT, Recording Bass, Band Council and Master
Sergeant. SECOND ROW: WILLIAM BOWERS, Sousaphone, Property Sergeant, Band Council,
Region I State Band, ALBERT BOWERS, Tenor Saxophone, Rank Sergeant, Band Council, DAVID
SCHUMER, Baritone Saxophone, Rank Sergeant, Band Councilg WILLIAM KOCH, Tenor Saxo-
phone, Secretary-Treasurer of Band, DANIEL LESLIE, Rank Sergeant, Band Council, Region I
State Band. THIRD ROW: VIVIAN FURLAN, Percussion, Rank Sergeant, Band Council,
JOYCE MCBURNEY, Bells, NANCY SANDRI, Flute Piccolo, PATRICIA MOLODOWITZ,
Solo Clarinet, Rank Sergeant, Band Council, Band Vice President, Region I State Band, All-State
Band, All-State Orchestra, STEVEN FAZIO, Clarinet, Librarian, Sergeant, Band Council, Region I
State Band. FOURTH ROW: MICHAEL BISHAK, Clarinet, Region I State Bandg ROBERT
D'LUCA, Clarinet, Region I, State Banclg DAVID SLAFF, Clarinet, Rank Sergeant, Band Councilg
RAYMOND WALSH, Cornet, Rank Sergeant, Band Council, Region I State Bandg FREDERICK
TRUNTZ, Cornet, Rank Sergeant, Band Council. NEXT ROW: DONAL ZAENTZ, Cornet,
CLIFTON NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL BAND
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IONROE, WISCONSIN, SENIOR BAND AND CONCERT ORCHESTRA
ALLAN F. BARNARD, Cwzdzlrlor
The Monroe High School Concert Orchestra, besides its
own yearly concert, plays for the Senior Class Play, the
Chorus Operetta, Baccalaureate Services, Graduation, and
community functions. The Orchestra no longer participates
in Wisconsin District and State Festivals, but up to six
years ago it played in Class A and never received anything
but a First Division rating fWisconsin's highestj in both
Concert events and in Sight Reading,
The String Orchestra, an orchestra within
Its members are: SEATED LEFT TO RIGHT: Lucy Ann Sowl,
Richard Campbell, Elaine Signer, Great Pitkin, Mary Bober,
Thomas Fritz, Carol Lux, Lyn Marsh, Roger Brunkow, Barbara
a orchestra, is featured at each concert.
Schuetze, Deanne Bowman, Michael Baltzer, Nancy Baker, Elaine
Rubi, Ronna Lane Hasse. Judy Stauffacher. STANDING: Donna
Waefler, Beverly Myers, Caryl Goecks, Ann Baker, Judy Goecks.
MONROE, WISCONSIN, SENIOR BAND AND CONCERT ORCHESTR
ALLAN F. BARNARD, Coizdzzrlm'
SENIOR BAND PERSONNEL qalpmbefxfui, by secrifmsy
FLUTES AND PICCOLOS: Carol Brunkow, Carol Cunningham,
Bette Gempeler, MaryJo Henning, Rosetta Marty, Kent Phillips,
Connie Spring, Enid Spring, Marlene Wild, and Christie Wittwer.
OBOES: Karen Anderson, Beverly Flaherty. and James Weir.
BASSOONS: Ann Goodmiller and Jeanne Shager. ALTO CLARI-
NETS' Barbara Marvin and Mar Matzke BASS CLARINETS'
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Patricia Crouch, Patricia Miller, and Gary Schwarze. Bb CLARI-
NETS: Shirley Ault, Joanne Beach, Ruth Benkert, LeRoy Bidling-
maier, Sue Bissell, Tamara Brugger, Roger Bruny, Karen Bunolzer,
Marlene Frey, Sally Fritz, Barbara Hartwig, Donna Kuhly,
Beverly Ommodt, Sally Ruf, Nancy Schutt, Norma Stark, Gay-
leen Steensrud and ames Sullivan. ALTO SAXOPHONES
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Donna Deininger, Larry Gardner, Beverly Koehn, Joan Swiggum,
and Bobette Trumpy. TENOR SAXOPHONES: Karen Jones,
Thomas Marean, and Greta Pitkin. BARITONE SAXOPHONES:
Penelope Coole. CORNETS AND TRUMPETS: Anita Ainsworth,
Karen Feldt, James Flanagan, John Fritsch, Penelope Haberman,
Mariella Johnson, Thomas Kuebli, Ruth Mahlkuch, Rudolph
Regez, Lonna Rhyner, and Mary Summeril. BARITONES and
EUPHONIUMS: Shirley Harrington, Robert Jeglum, Kenneth
Mayer, and Jean Schneider. FRENCH HORNS: Thomas Howe,
Marian Ingwell, Josephine Klassy, Bette Simpson, Sherry Simp-
son and Hazel Swanson. TROMBONES: Kay Chambers, George
Kinschi, Patricia Krebs, Janet Swiggum and David Warfel.
SOUSAPHONES: Harold Blumer, Donald Heeren, Richard
Rufener and Robert Wolfe. STRING BASSES: Ann Baker and
Caryl Goecks. DRUMS AND CYMBALS: Sandra Babler, Richard
Campbell, Linda Drake, Emilie Erb, Thomas Fritz, Ronna Lane
Hasse, Beverly Myers, Donna Waefler and Susan Warfel.
GLOCKENSPIEL: Sandra Miller. TYMPANI: Elaine Rubi.
SENIOR BAND OFFICERS: GAYLEEN STEENSRUD, Presi-
dent, CAROL CUNNINGHAM, Vice President, LONNA
RHYNER, Secretary, BARBARA HARTWIG, Treasurer,
THOMAS FRITZ and DONALD HEEREN, Student Conductors,
PATRICIA MILLER, Signal Drum Major, PENELOPE HABER-
MAN, Twirling Squad Leader, ANN GOODMILLER, Manager,
CHRISTIE WITTWER, Assistant Manager, DEANNE BOW-
MAN, BETTE GEMPELER, PENELOPE HABERMAN, NANCY
SCHUTT, LUCYANN SOWL and DONNA WAEFLER, Li-
brarians, ALLAN F. BARNARD, Conductor.
ALLAN F. BARNARD
Twenty-fourth year in Monroe, directs Senior Band, Concert
Orchestra, City Band, Junior Band, Pep Band, Dance Band, Im-
manuel Church Orchestra, work taken at Oshkosh State College,
Carroll College, University of Wisconsin, Bachelor Education
degree. Flute Instructor three summers, University of Wisconsin
Music Clinic, Flute Lecturer and Woodwind Chairman two
summers, University of Wisconsin Music Clinic. Clinician and
Adjudicator, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois. Compositions published
by Belwin. Directed State Fair F.F.A. Band 1955. Past President,
Wisconsin School Music Association, President fat present timej
Wisconsin Band Masters' Association. Received Veterans of
Foreign Wars Citizenship Award 1948, Honorary Lions .Club
Membership 1954, Honorary Membership for Service to Music
in Swiss National Gymnastic Association, 1956.
ONROE, WISCONSIN, SENIOR BAND AND CONCERT ORCHESTRA
ALLAN F. BARNARD
The Monroe High School 90 piece Senior Band has a
packed schedule of events each year. Besides the Memorial
Day Concert, the annual "Old Timers Massed Concert,"
the Christmas Concert, the Spring Concert, playing at
special community and county affairs, and maneuvering
at football games, the Band was chosen to play for the
Governor's Radio Network Broadcast Program for Wis-
consin's Statehood Day in 1953 and acted as host band
for the "Alice In Dairylandn State Finals in 1955. The
Band at the formal concerts has had as guest conductors
such distinguished men as Dr. Charles O'Neill, Merle
Evans, Col. S. E. Mear, Dr. Raymond Dvorak, and Wis-
consin State Music Supervisor G. Lloyd Schultz. Many
GOLD CUP TROPHY WINNERS
each approved solo or ensemble appearance, band
orchestra members receive special credit. All solos and
mbles must be adequately prepared and approved
he Director. Those students who have made the most
ic appearances throughout the year are given Solo
Ensemble Award pins. The five students who were
outstanding receive Gold Cup Trophy Awards. Last
's Gold Cup Trophy winners fLeft to Rightj: Mary
Summeril Q46 appearancesj, Anita Ainsworth f-411.
NDING: Donald Heeren fS7J, Greta Pitkin OSD,
ge "Jud" Kindschi 1582, and Joyce Ludwig, a gradu-
Sally Fritz, Ruth Benkert, Karen Bu-
holzer, and Sue Bissell. The Clarinet
Quartet makes approximately 25 ap-
of the Band's former members have won top scholarships
in music in competitive auditions for colleges and universi-
ties. During the seventeen years that the band participated
in Music Festivals, it established an outstanding record
in the state of Wisconsin. Monroe soloists and ensembles
topped the State Contest for three years and tied for top
honors several other years. Community service is stressed.
Band members are trained to make their own announce-
ments and comments for all solos and ensembles, as well
as to make all announcements and commentaries at con-
certs. Poise, stage presence, ability to speak and musician-
ship are fostered.
ANITA AINSWORTH, Trumpet
MARY ELLEN SUMMERIL, Cornet
DONALD H E E R E N, Sousaphone
GEORGE KINDSCHI, Trombone the
Brass Quartet makes approximately 30
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
TOP ROW: ANITA AINSWORTH, Trumpet, Senior Band 5
years, 'Concert Orchestra, Pep Band, Dance Band, City Band,
Soloist, Brass Quartet, Apprentice Directory Private Instructor, 2
Gold Trophy Music Awards, Silver Music Lyre Award, SALLY
FRITZ, Clarinet, Senior Band 4 years, Concert Orchestra, City
Band, Pep Band, Dance Band, Soloist, Clarinet Duet, Clarinet
Quartet, Apprentice Director, Private Clarinet Instructor, Gold
Music Lyre with Year Guard Award, Silver Music Lyre Awardg
ANN GOODMILLER, Bassoon, Senior Band 3 years, Concert
Orchestra, City Band, Band Manager 2 years, Assistant Manager
1 year, Gold Music Lyre Awardg GEORGE "JUD" KINDSCI-II,
Trombone, Senior Band 4 years, Concert Orchestra, Pep Band,
Dance Band, City Band, Brass Quartet, St. John's Church Orchestra,
Brass Quartet, Private Instructor, Gold Trophy Music Award, 2
Silver Music Lyre Awards, University of Wisconsin Summer
Music Clinic Band, SANDRA MILLER, Marimba, Tympani,
Glockenspiel, Senior Band 2 years, Concert Orchestra, Soloist,
Gold Music Lyre Award. BOTTOM ROW: GRETA PITKIN,
Tenor and Baritone Saxophones, Violin, Band and Orchestra
Vocalist, Senior Band 4 years, Concert Orchestra, Pep Band,
Dance Band, City Band, Immanuel Church Orchestra, Soloist,
Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Saxophone Duet, Violin-Flute
Duet, Director of County 4-H Band, Apprentice Director junior
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Band Signal Drum Major, Private Saxophone Instructor, Gold
Trophy Music Award, 2 Gold Music Lyre Awardsg ELAINE
RUBI, Tympani, 'Cello, Senior Band 4 years, Concert Orchestra,
Pep Band CBass Drumj, Soloist, String Quartet, String Trio,
3 Silver Music Lyre Awardsg ENID SPRING, Flute, Piccolo,
Senior Band 4 years, Concert Orchestra, Pep Band, City Band,
Soloist, Flute-Clarinet Duet, Flute Quartet, Private Instructor, 2
Gold Music Lyre Awards, JOAN SWIGGUM, Alto Saxophone,
Senior Band 5 years, Concert.Orchestra, Pep Band, Dance Band,
County 4-H Band, City Band, Soloist, Saxophone Quartet, Gold
Music Lyre Award, Wisconsin State 4-I-I Band, LOWER LEFT:
THOMAS FRITZ, Student Conductor, Violin, Percussion, Band
and Orchestra Vocalist, Senior Band 2 years, Concert Orchestra,
Pep Band, Dance Band, City Band, St. john's Church Orchestra,
Soloist, Violin Duet, Private Teacher, Gold Music Lyre Award.
CENTER: DONALD I-IEEREN, Student Conductor, Sousaphone,
Senior Band 4 years, Concert Orchestra, Pep Band, Dance Band,
City Band, Soloist, Brass Quartet, Immanuel Church Orchestra,
private Instructor, University of Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic
Band, 2 Gold Trophy Music Awards. LOWER RIGHT: PATRICIA
MILLER, Bass Clarinet, Signal Drum Major, Senior Band 5
years, Concert Orchestra, City Band, Soloist, Silver Music Lyre
RUBEN A. LEHMAN
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High School, Monroe, Louisiana, B.A.
Louisiana Tech, 1952, taught at Columbia,
and Winnsboro, Louisiana and at
Classify To State Pages
JOE BARRY MULLINS
Northeast Louisiana State College, Mon-
roe, Louisiana, Associate Professor of
Music and Director of Band, Instructor
in Brass and Percussion Instruments
and Conducting, present position since
September 1951, adjudicator, clinician,
outstanding Music Educator.
RONALD W. SI-IURIE
Supervisor of Music and Band
Director in Latrobe Public
School System 5 years. Gradu-
ate, Indiana State Teachers
College and working toward
Masters' Degree in Music Edu-
cation at Pennsylvania State
University. Served in Army
Air Corps during World War
II as Trombonist and Ar-
ranger. President, Greater La-
trobe Civic Association, Past
Director, Latrobe Drum and
Bugle Corps. Member W.C.-
M.E.A., P.M.E.A., and Phi
Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
CHARLES R. "BUD"
Kissimmee, Florida, B.S., Flor'
ida Southern College, M.M.,
Northwestern U ri i v e r si t y
m e m b e r F.B.A., F.M.E.A.
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Memorial High School Band, Eau Claire, Wis-
consin, QSee Wisconsin State Dedicationj.
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State JOHN STEPHENS, Direrlor Dedication
Each summer for the past eleven years the band and the
majorettes have gone to the New Kensington Boosters
Camp for a week of intensive training and drill to perfect
rneir football half-time shows. The Marching Band con-
sists of one hundred members and is governed by a board
of student officers, the Director and the Assistant Director,
Mr. joseph Farinelli. The majorette drill and dance group
is selected from about 300 girls who try out each year,
and is advised by Mr. Gust Babalis, the German instructor
in the high school. The band and majorettes have per-
formed for the past five years for each of the Pittsburgh
Pirate opening day ceremonies, each year for the Pittsburgh
Steeler games, for the 'Wilkensburg Kiwanis Tri-State
Festival, College Homecoming celebrations, and many other
festivals and parades locally. Immediately after' the football
season each year, the Concert Band is formed and maintains
a busy schedule of activities, performing medium to diffi-
cult grade music for its concerts and programs.
HEAD MAJORETTES, Donna Kaforey,
Pat Laskey, Linda Murar, Marion Connolly.
JOHN STEPHENS THOMAS A.
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New Kensington, Pennsylvania
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FIRST ROW: VICTOR NERY, Trombone, American Legion
Award Wfinner, County Band, District Bzind, Junior Achievement
Association, studies with Peter D'Argenziog RICHARD STEVENS,
Drum, Student Council, Senior Class Vice President, DeMolay,
Key Club, Dance Band, American Legion Award, BILL CROIS-
SANT, Baritone Saxophone, Assembly Staff, District Band, County
Orchestra, County Band: BILL LEASURE, Trumpet, Key Club,
DeMolay, National junior Honor Society: RICHARD A. SAC-
CRAMANO, Solo Clarinet, Choir, Dance Band, Arnold Fireman's
Band, Honorary member of N.B.B.A.A.g SECOND ROW:
GARRETT TYRRELI., Cornetg LARRY SOLOMAN, Vice Presi-
dent of Band, Dance Band-piano, Church Organist, National
Honor Society, Pianog BONNIE KUNES, Flute, Band Librarian,
Choir, American Legion Award, National Junior ,Honor Societyg
LARRY KORZON, Baritone, President Camera Club, Key Club,
Band Basketball Team, New Kensington's Fireman's Bandg JOAN
SCHAFER, Clarinet. THIRD ROW: JAMES HADDAD, Horn,
Band President, Student Council, Key Club, Semi-Finalist in
Merit Scholarship Program, National Honor Society, Arnold Fire-
man's Band, New Kensington's Fireman's Band, District Band,
County Drchestrag KENNETH WALSH, Trumpet, Band Business
Manager, Dance Bandg ROBERT DEAN AYSSE, Tuba, Band
Basketball teamg JIM D. SYKES, Clarinet, junior Achievementg
HOWARD HEAVNER, Uniform Manager.
"STANDING ON THE CORNER"
"HELLO, YOUNG LOVERS"
CASPER, WYOMING, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
State BLAINE COOLBAUGH, Director Dedication
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A select group of musicians for Concerts, Radio and TV
appearances-One of America's fine playing High School
Total band enrollment is 170, of which a 120-piece March-
FIRST ROW: Gale Simons, Pat Witt, Stanley Ball, Pat Doyle,
Homer Lathrop, Ronna Dobbins, Sylvia Damon, Paula Berrey,
Jackie Tartar, Mike Hunter. SECOND ROW: Martha Ackerman,
Judy Johnson, Clyde Wilson, Judy Thompson, Roberta Cornelius,
Carol Orton, Kenneth Hoff, Martha Hinthorn, Kay Havill, Tana
Moore, Doris Pomeroy, Connier Walters, Sue Havill. THIRD
ROW: Donnell Nicoll, Marilyn Hoffman, Jean Wilder, Nancy
Hull, Jim Mass, Kenneth Evans, Laura Lee Bragg, Darrell Gray,
Linda Jones, Jim Jones, Gene Chandler, Willis Burke. FOURTH
ROW: JERRY MCKIN, Ralph McCann, Don Loucks, Fred
Hanselmann, Sandra Surges, David Parsons, Carol Welch, Kay
ing Band is selected for parades and band shows at foot
ball games. Both the Concert Band and the Marching Band
do consistently Superior work.
Boston, Hope McLain, Connie Satterfield, Karen McMillen,
Miriam O'Connor, Carol Dunn, Gary Frank. FIFTH ROW:
Steve Broadbent, Ray Wilson, Larry Rein, Abram Hitt, Joe Remick,
Jerry Sands, Kay Stewart, Alan Fenwick, Marian Hutchison,
Sara Greenhalgh, Heather Little, Hanson Rickard, Steve VanCoops,
Bob Downs, Kermit Brown, Dick Galley, Tom Rodda. SIXTH
ROW: Tom Savage, Albin Heushkel, Fred Perry, Larry Long,
Chuck Satterfield, Jackie Baker, Reta Roberts, Craig Orr, Yvonne
Link, Skip Larson, Joy King, Monte Hunter, Beverly Rue,
Eleanor Ury, Bertha Davis, Jan Thomas, Kay Branson.
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FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
GALE SIMONS PAULA BERREY LINDA JONES CHUCK SATTERFIELD CONNIE WALTERS
MIRIAM O'CONNOR KAREN MCMILLEN
JERRY MCKIN DICK GALLEY
THE MUSTANG MARCHING BAND
FIRST ROW: Gale Simons, Pat Witt, Stan Ball, Pat Doyle,
Roberta Cornelius, Nancy O'Buck, Marsha Myers, Homer Lathrop,
Ronna Dobbins, Sylvia Damon, Paula Berry, Jack Tarter, Mike
Hunter. SECOND ROW: Martha Ackerman, Judy Jolmson,
Clyde Wilson, Judy Thompson, Carol Orton, Kenneth'Evans,
Kenneth Hoff, Martha Hinthorn, Kay Havill, Tana Moore,
Doris Pomeroy, Connie Walters, Sue I-Iavill. THIRD ROW:
Donnell Nicholl, Marilyn Hoffman, Patsy Seamonds, Ellen Gray,
Jim Mass, Duane Middleton, Sharon Brewer, Tad Evans, Donna
Smith, Jerry Watts, Jim Jones, Gene Chandler, Willis Burke.
FOURTH ROW: Nancy Hull, Jean Vlfilder, Jean Lytle, Nancy
Christopher, Judy Kennedy, David Parsons, Carol Welch, Kay
Boston, Donna Wilkes, Chcrril Morgan, Laura Lee Bragg, Linda
Jones, Kay Kennelly, Darrell Gray, Carol Dunn, Gary Frank.
FIFTH ROW: Jerry McKin, Ralph McCann, Don Loucks, Fred
Hanselmann, Sandra Surges, Abram Hitt, Joe Remick, Marion
Hutchinson, Sara Greenhalgh, Heather Little, Ernie Hamlet, Joe
Mathis, Hope McCain, Connie Satterfield, Karen McMillen,
Miriam O'Connor. SIXTH ROW: Mary Wallaway, Janet Hull,
Steve Broadbent, Ray Wilson, Larry Rein, Jerry Sands, Kay Stewart,
Alan Fenwick, Curtis Reeves, Hanson Rikard, Steve VanCoops,
Bob Downs, Dermit Brown, Dick Galley, Tom Rodda. SEVENTH
ROW: Jackie Baker, Bonnie Hamilton, Monte Hunter, Linda
Ladd, Reta Roberts, Joy King, Bertha Davis, Skip Larson, Richard
Parsons, Craig Orr, Yvonne Link, Eleanor Ury, Beverly Rue,
Tom Savage, Albin Heushkel, Fred Perry, Larry Long, Qhuck
Satterfield, Rodney Cocking, Jan Thomas, Mary Ellen Watters,
BEL AIR, MARYLAND, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
RAYMOND DOMBROWSKI, Direclor
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The Bel Air High School Band, under the direction of marches in many parades annually, and performs at each
Raymond J. Dombrowski, is composed of students from home football game. One highlight of the year is the
the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades. The Band All-Band Concert presented in the spring. One of Mary-
plays for pep rallies, assemblies, and local organizations, 1and's outstanding bands!
RAYMOND J. DOMBROWSKI
Graduate of Pennsylvania State Uni-
versity, 1951g spent two years with
the 2nd Army Bandg come to Bel
Air in 1955g teaches Instrumental
Musicg directs the Band, Dance
Band, and the Orchestra.
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The majorettes, under the capable direction of a
senior student-Ann Pyle-are a part of the Marching
Band, They execute routines during the football
half-time shows, perform at pep rallies, and partici-
pate in all parades.
A senior, Priscilla has helped plan
and execute football half-time
shows, has rehearsed the Band,
and has conducted the shows at
half-time. She has been a mem-
ber of the Band for three years
and plays First Chair Bass Clari-
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Bel Air, Maryland
FIRST ROXV: WILLIAM COX, Cornetg RICHARD FAIR,
Trumpet, STEVE FENDER, Clarinetg JOHN CALDER, Clarinet.
SECOND ROW: JEAN GAYLEY, Alto Clarinetg SANDRA
SCARFF, Suxophoneg KAREN SHARP, Flute, JUDY MUN-
HALL, Flute, ANN BOWMAN, Clarinet, PRISCILLA STAN-
CILL, Bass Clarinet. THIRD ROW: JOHN REEVES, Snare
Drumg LINDA GRIMM, Bass Drumg CARLTON THOMSON,
Tuba: MICHEAL SHELBERT, Baritone, ELEANOR LEWIS,
THE DANCE BAND
Organized three years ago, the High School Dance Band PIANO: Micheal Shelbert. FIRST ROW: John Oberender, John
has played for school variety shows, school dances, local
organizations, the town Lions Club Minstrel Show as pit
band, and assemblies.
Calder, Wade Yeakle, Mickey Vogel, Steve Fender. SECOND
ROW: Gary Greenfield, James Groseclose, Edward Miller, Lee
Choate, William Cox, James Miller, Richard Fair. DRUMS:
MONTEREY HIGH SCHOOL BAND
DR. TED CRAGER, Director
FLUTES: Reesa Vaughter, Mary Barrett, Jonelle Minton, Andrea
Henry, Brenda Johnson, Ann Blackburn, Annette Wyche, Wilmo
Nowell, Joan Jennings, Charles Healer, Grant Taylor, Pat O'Neal,
Reha Bristow. PERCUSSION: Carolyn Cozby, Bobby Higgs,
Naomi Hunt, Hal Johnson, Gary Key, Allen Nichols, Ronald
Thompson. SAXOPHONES: Lynda Minton, Anna Lou Busby,
Lanny Counts, Charles Lindsey, Tommy Appling, Tina Smith,
Karen Karnegay, Gerald Turbeville, Carl Hickman, Bob Cone.
ALTO CLARINETS: Linda Perryman, Judy Hollars, Janie Wil-
liams, Ann Wilson. BASSOON: Mary Lois Jones, Mike Atcheson.
CONTRA BASS CLARINET: Buford Terrell. FRENCH HORNS:
Buzz Strehli, Brenda Dunn, John Farrell, Dan Stevens, Beverly
Moore. BASS CLARINETS: Butch Young, Gayle Bateman, Sarah
Porter, Donna Anderson. BASSES: Dale Bateman, Ronnie Ayers,
Amon Wade, Ronald Strawn, Dudley Barber, Bud Harvey, James
Horne. CORNETS: Martin Jones, Frank Bray, Billy Marquam,
Benny Murray, Dixie Ward, Roy Roberson, Charles Kelly, Jim
Underwood, Daniel Boone, Robert Strange, Jimmy Nelson,
Bob Meyers. TROMBONES: David Knox, Carl Mc-
Kinzie, David Gilliam, Jimmie Gamble, Ray Green, Jimmy
Hodges, Billy Brasher. BARITONES: Ray Glenn Dale, Joe Dan
Walker, Mack Perdue, John Sanders. CLARINETS: Ray Kireilis,
Winford Gore, Robert Boverie, Karen Brown, Diana Blake, Gary
Yaggy, Larry Marshall, Alan Cate, Randy Frecleriksen, Sharon
Wilson, Lee Mcllroy, Jimmy McDivitt, Buford Terrell, Lynn
Mcllroy, Jake Angle, Doug McPeak, Margaret Henry, Patty St.
Clair, Clayton Parks, Mary Jo Best, Mac Cravy, Walter Boyd,
Marion Golden, Hunter Heath, Norma Nowell, Janet Lindley,
Sue Davis, LeFreda Smith, Janice Ownsby, Marca Holland. OBOE:
Tina Smith. Eb CLARINET: Beverly Biggs. DRUM MAJOR:
Ray Glenn Dale. MAJORETTES: Brenda Dunn, Ann Blackburn,
Reha Bristow, Janice Ownsby.
Director, DR. TED J. CRAGER, and Assistant Director, GARY
MONTEREY HIGH SCHOOL BAND
TED J CRAGER Dxrector OFFICERS
DAVID KNOX Treasurer BRENDA DUNN Secretary FRANK BRAY
President DOUG MCPEAK Socxal Chaxrman RAY KIREILIS Vxce Pres1
dent ANN BLACKBURN, Hxstorxan RAY GLENN DALE Drum Mayor
President, MARGARET GROTI-Ig Secretary, CLEONE
HOLLUMQ Vice President, GEORGE HILSTADQ Librarians,
JERRY BEITZ, ROGER OFFERDAHL.
MAYVILLE, NORTH DAKOTA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
ROGER L, KOLSRUD, Director
The Mayville High School Band of seventy members has become noted as one of the
top Concert and Marching units in the area. The Band in the past six years of compe-
tition has rated Highly Superior in every contest entered. This includes county, district,
and state levels. Soloists and ensembles drawn from the band members have compiled
one of the better records in the state in contest competition.
The membership includes students from the 8th through the 12th grades. Prep Band
and Beginners' Band total a membership of eighty-five, with students beginning in-
strument study in the fifth grade. The Band appeared in parade and concert at.the
Minneapolis Acquatennial 2 yearsg Duluth Centennial 19565 N. D. Soap Box Derby
Band of the 2 yearsg N. D. State Fair at Grand Forks, as well as practically every local
parade and band day within a radius of 100 miles. The Band's rating in major parade
competition has never been far from the top, although the most concentration is on
The Mayville High School A Cappella Chair has an equally fine record and the group
has been acclaimed as one of the finest choirs of its type in the state.
State Winners past 2 yearsg
Allan Boedecker, Richard
Balstad, Glen Thoreson.
' ROGER L. KOLSRUD
B.A. degree, Concordia
taught at Lynd,
yearsg Director of Vocal
strumental Music at
6 yearsg member of
N.C. and member of
Control of N.D, Music l
Mdyvrlle North Dakota
FRONT: LINDA ZINIEL, Drum. SECOND
ROW: BERNICE XWINGER, Saxoplmoneg
SHARON JOHNSON, Flute and Piccolo
THIRD ROW: GARY I-IANSON, Horng
CLEONE HOLUM, Clarinetg ANN EAST-
VOLD, Saxophone, BACK ROW: HERMAN
MOE, Tromboneg GEORGE HILSTAD, Bari-
tone: JERRY BEITZ, Bass Hornsg GLENN
THORESON, Cornet and Trumpet.
FRONT: Veda Boedecker, Gauy Hanson. SECOND ROW
Herman Moe, George Hilstad, Allan Boedecker THIRD
ROW: Roger Offerclahl, Glenn Thoreson.
When the Central High School Band was organized, it was
used only for military purposes but xery soon began to
grow in importance In 1949 Mr A E McClain came
to Central and Gave the band the motto Spirit-Attitude
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL BAND
State Memphis, Tennessee
A. E. McCLAIN, Direrfor
Late in the summer, open band practice is held during
which new members enroll. When school begins, each
member is given a tryout based on scales, sight reading,
tone, and technique. He is then placed in the Band where
he can best serve most effectively in the promotion of a
full-sounding and balanced unit. The Band's activities in-
clude appearances at football games, assemblies, parades,
civic functions, and concerts. It has presented concerts in
several states to stimulate interest in music. One of the
highlights in the band year is a tour taken in the spring
and often includes three or four states where concerts are
given in schools and universities. Another important appear-
ance of the Concert Band is participation in the State
Each student makes his own grade. It is up to the individual
to have his music ready at the proper time. At the end
of six weeks, section leaders listen to and grade the pieces
of music which have been assigned. The Band has no cer-
tain number of members. The personnel is limited by
considerations of balance and proficiency. Included in the
year's work is a class in music theory. Since the last eight
bands have earned "Superior" ratings at State Band Con-
test, emphasis has been placed on good performances of
the best possible music. The 1958 Central High School
Band is striving to uphold the fine record of the past bands.
MARGARET BAKER, Secretary
WARREN NANCE, Chaplain
PAULA W I-I I T E Librarian
DAVID PECK, Presidentg KA
HYATT, Treasurerg RICHARII
TILLINGHAST, H i s to r i a n
DAVID CAUDILL, Co-President
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WORTHINGTON, MINNESOTA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
State GERALD NIEMEYER, D21-atm Dedication
The Worthington High School Band was organized in 1919
when Mr. Victor Moeller initiated the idea of public
school music in the city and took over the directorship of
the group. He held this position until Mr. Niemeyer suc-
ceeded him in 1945.
At the present time the membership of the band includes
32 seniors, 28 juniors, 29 sophomores, 9 freshmen-a
total of 98 pieces-plus the 8 twirlers who lead the band
during the marching season. In addition to daily rehearsals
half of the band members take part in the 12 ensemble
groups and 37 solos which will be entered in the contests
this spring. The Band has won Superior ratings for the
past thirteen years in contests. The people of Worthing-
ton have always shown a great interest in the band, and
Cadet and Trojan Band
in 1955 when the group was invited to play at the Min-
nesota Music Educators' Clinic in Minneapolis and the
Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago, the businessmen of the
city bought the individual band members at a "Slave
Auctioni' to raise money for the trip. The Band has also
performed at St. Olaf College in Norfield, Minnesota,
Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and many other cities.
In 1956 Radio Station WCCO selected the W.H.S. Band
as the "Football Prep Band of the Year." This year the
group has been asked again to appear at the Minnesota
Music Educators' Clinic in February. Besides its famed
Senior Band, the Worthington school's instrumental de-
partment includes a Trojan Band of 75 members, a 50-
piece Cadet Band, and two grade school bands.
American Instrumental Music
Educator and Cornetistg born
at Fairmont, Minnesota, and
graduated f r o m Fairmont
High Schoolg received B.M. W
degree at Dana's Institute of f
Music in Warren, Ohiog
studied Cornet with Ross
Hickernell and Violin with "
Charles Lowrey and Guy Don-
nellyg was professional comet-
istg was Music Educator in
public schools of Sherburn,
Minnesota, Armstrong, Iowa,
and Swea City, Iowa before
joining faculty at Worthing-
ton in 1945g was honored to
have high school annual dedi-
cated to him in 19503 is mem-
ber of Iowa Bandmasters' As-
sociation and other organiza-
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
TOP ROW: Bass, CONROD SCHMIDTQ French Horn,
PHILIP HILLSTROMQ Cornet, JANE NIEMEYERQ Trom-
bone, DALE I-IODGESQ Baritone, LARRY HUGHES. SEC-
OND ROW: Bassoon, PHYLLIS ANDERSON, Bass Clari-
net, MARILYN BENSONQ Tenor Saxophone, RUTH
del Long, Joy Boysen, Shirley Nelson, Joan Rogers, Shirley Smith, Carol IQ
lds, Barbara Kruger.
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Snare Drum, PAULA LARSON. FRONT ROW: Alto
Clarinet, AUDREY JACOBSONQ Alto Saxophone, JACKIE
WAHLQ Oboe, JOYCE E H I. E R SQ Flute, MERCEDES
JOHNSON: Clarinet, JIM WHIPKEY.
SOLOISTS at the MINNESOTA MUSIC
this year. CSeniorsJ
JOYCE EHLERS, Oboe
PHILIP HILLSTROM, French Horn
JANE NIEMEYER, Cornet
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WINYAH HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Georgetown, South Carolina
W. W. JACOBUS, Director
recognition as a clari-
S. C. All-State Band 19573
District Band 1957: re-
trophy as the Most Out-
Player in Eastern Dis-
Bandg has been president of
The nationally famous Winyah High School Band has performed from New York
to Texas and proudly holds three national championships: The 1955 Cherry Blos-
som Parade Championship, the 1956 Cherry Blossom Parade Championship, and the
1957 Cherry Blossom Drill Championship. The Precision-perfect group is well known
for the strict discipline, close order drilling, showmanship abilities, and sportsman-
ship. Each student must maintain a scholastic average in his academic work in order
to remain in the band program.
This band holds the title of the "Official State Band" for South Carolina and is
also known as the "Official Southern 5010" High School Band. Since entering com-
petitive events in 1953 the band has collected thirty ribbons, trophies, and plaques.
The Winyah Band is highly supported by the Winyah Band Boosters Club, a group
of four hundred interested citizens who help raise funds to send the band on its trips.
The Winyah Band has its own bus and trailer and has two sets of uniforms, a mili-
tary styled uniform for winter use and a cowboy styled outfit for summer wear.
Organized for eleven months in the year, the band performs at many summer festivals
throughout the United States.
National appearances of this band since 1954 has included: 1957 Presidential Inaugural
Parade, Washington, D. C., 1954-57 St. Patrick's Day Parade, Savannah, Ga.g 1954-57
Cherry Blossom Festival, Was.hington,,D. C., 1956 Veterans of Foreign Wars Con-
vention, Dallas, Texasg 1954-56 Azalea Festival Parade, Wilmington, N. C.g 1955
Lions International Convention, Atlantic City, N. 1.5
1956 Tobacco Festival, Richmond, Va., 1955 Carousel -
Parade, Charlotte, N. C., 1956 Miss America Parade,
Manning, S. C.g 1956 Southern 500 Races, Darlington,
S. C., and it officially led the 1957 Miss America Pageant
Parade down the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
W. W. JACOBUS, Director
Came to Georgetown in 1953 and has built the Band Pro-
gram from 57 students to the 143 students from 4th 'Kilim
through 12th gradesg conducts the Maryville Elementary
Band, Winyillz junior Band, Winyah High School Concert
Band, Pep Band, Dance Band, and Marching Bandg directs
First Baptist Church Choirs in Georgetown: .is an out-
standing Music Educator.
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WINYAH HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Georgetown, S '
WINYAH BAND COLOR GUARD
A drill unit within themselves, they participated in the
Penn-Jersey Circuit Color Guard Competition. They also
present drill exhibitions at local sports events.
JENNIE TURNER, Captain, Clarinet, JOANNE PORT, Rifle, Clarinet
JEANNETTE BUNN, American Flag, Alto Saxophoneg RUTH ETH
RIDGE, Confederate Flag, Percussiong REGINA GIBSON, State Flag,
Alto Saxophoneg MARTHA MILLS, School Flag, Percussion, FA
CKLEN Band Fla Percussion WANDA HEALAN,
TRICIA MA , ' g, 3 . ,
Rifle, Percussiong JANIE ACKERMAN, Co-Captain, Sabre, Clarinet.
WINYAH BAND OFFICERS
SONYA HIGGINS, Vice Presidentg CHARLES CARTERg JEN-
NIE TURNER3 RICHARD GUSTAFSONg FRANCIS PORT,
Secretaryg DREX DOBSONQ LYNN COX, Presidentg MIKE
CORBETT, LINDA SUE JOHNSON, BILL CLAPP, JANIE
ACKERMAN, BOBBY SIAU, LINDA FRANCIS, JOYCE HAR-
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MARCHING BAND DRUM SECTION
BAND BUS AND TRAILER
Lined up on the starting line is the 54 piece Winyalu High School Ma
Band. This company front formation is always used by the Band when
start a drill exhibition.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Wfinyah High School Band
SONYA HIGGINS Majoretteg CHARLES CARTER, Percussiong TAW, Saxophonesg JOYCE HARRELSON French Horns DREX
LYNN COX Clwunetsg RICHARD GUSTAFSON, Flutesg MIKE DOBSON, Sousaphones.
CORBETT 'liomboncsg BILL CLAPP, Trumpetsg SHERY SHOP-
Four years old, the daughter
of Mr. und Mrs. Abbie V.
Johnson. Marches with High
SONYA HIGGINS, Drum Majorette
juniorg first year as Drum Majoretteg
has participated in Band four years-
performed with Color Guard, Majorette
Section, and Trumpet Sectiong plays
trumpet in Concert Bandg daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. O. N. I-Iigginsg Band
Officer for two yearsg Chosen as Band
Sweetheart, 1957g Vice President of
WINYAH HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND 1957-1958
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FAIRBURY HIGH SCHOOL BAND
S F airbury, Nebraska
Wie KENNETH E. FOUST, Director Dedfwffvw
Outstanding in both concert and marching the Fairbury High School Band under Mr.
Foust has grown from twenty-two members in 1937 to eighty-nine. Band activity starts
well before the beginning of the school year when band members are to be found
working out routines for future football games. Precision routines are a favorite of
the band which marches at all home games and travels to one out-of-town game
each season. During the first few weeks the band develops small groups, such as trios,
sextets, and quartets, which, in addition to playing for various local organizations,
play for concert and go to district music contest. The band also forms two pep bands
which alternate playing for the rallies held before sporting events in the school. Through
the year the band participates in such activities as an exchange concert with a nearby
city, district music contest, three or four music and band clinics, and band days of two
colleges. Local work includes a fund raising campaign for the band activity fund, a
Mid-Winter Concert, and the Spring Musical. The close of the school year does not
signify the end of work for the band students, for a summer band program begins two
weeks after school is dismissed and continues for six weeks.
PATTY DOYLE, Drum Major
Gunnison, Colorado Music Campg North Platte
'Ifwirlers' Clinicg Syracuse Twirlers' Clinic, Mid-East
Music Clinicg Chorus.
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ROW: GLEN SNYDER, Trombone, Vice President Band, Trombone Quartet, Brass
Band, WENDELL MOHLING, Baritone, Brass Sextet, Pep Band, Chorus,
Cornet, Trumpet Trio, Brass Sextet, Brass Quartet, State Clinic, All-State,
FRANZEN, French Horn, Horn Quartet, Brass Sextet, Chorus, Girls' Sextet,
Triple Trio: MILTON VVHITTIG, Bass, Brass Sextet, Band Sergeant-at-Arms,
Clinicg KAY LIVINGSTON, Flute, Flute Quartet. SECOND ROW: JUDY
Clarinet, Band Treasurer, State Music Clinic, Chorus, Operetta, Librarian,
JUNKER, Alto Saxophone, Saxophone Quartet, Chorus, Aeolian Girls' Choir,
Triog LINDA HUNTSINGER, KATHY SIXEL, Bass Clarinet, Band Secretary,
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Treasurer Student Council FINIS REID Percussion Soloist Duet Trio Senior
sident, Band President.
Treasurer, JUDY WALKERQ Vice President, GLEN SNYDERQ
President, FINIS REID, Sergeant-at-Arms, MILTON WHITTIGQ
Secretary, KATHY SIXEL, All are First Chair players.
EAST PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
State DR. STEPHEN E. FARNUM, Da-effor-
The Senior Symphonic Band has received many honors These include Division I ratings
in Grade 6 Music in Rhode Island and New England Music Festivals in marching and
drilling. A highlight of the year has been a series of exchange concerts with outstand-
ing bands from New England, New York, and Pennsylvania. One of the popular
features of the school year is the Solo and Ensemble Festival. Students enter both
the Rhode Island and the New England Festivals where a Division I or II rating
earns them the medals shown in the pictures. The Senior High School has a complete
music department which includes a band room, chorus room, classroom, ten practice
rooms, storage rooms for instruments, uniforms, and music, a listening alcove, record-
ing studio, dressing rooms, and a repair room. The training program for band leader-
ship begins in the junior High School at the seventh grade level. In the Senior High
School Band it is a major subject with full credit. Success of the program is shown in
part by some of the music played: "Rumbalero"-Camarata, "Prairie Legend"-
Seigmaster, "Afternoon of a Fawn," "Rhapsody in Bluei' with Piano Solo, "Russian
Sailor's Dance," "Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla," "Flying Dutchman Overture,"
james Osborn and
DIANE HUNT, Student Conduc-
torg ROBERT WALZ, Drum
Majorg BETSEY CHASE, Student
Conductorg JAMES OSBORN,
Drum Majorg GLORIA GAG-
NON, Student Council Represen-
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FIRIST PCI2IiAIR MEMBERS
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Snare Drum, CARL WALKER Trombone, BETSEY CHASEg Cornet, DONALD WARREN g Trumpet,
Tympani, GORDON ROWLES CHARLES CROWNINSHIELDQ Baritone, FRANK RAYg Tuba, FRANK
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Piccolo, JAMES OSBORNQ Oboe, LEA ZUFFOLETTI3 Clarinet, RENA WELLS, LORRAINE PIERCE, Eb Clarinet, ROSE-
VICTOR ZUFFOLETTIQ Tenor Saxophone, DAVID MARY EDGARQ Alto Clarinet, MARTHA DAVENPORTQ Bass Clari-
Snxophone, ANN CASARATELLOQ Baritone Het, KNIGHT TUTTI-E.
with band, featured in Concert VOCHI Soloist Wifh Band Flute French Horn
Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."
ANTONIAN, Piano Soloist, PEGGY MCIVER DIANE HUNT MARK POVAR
VELVA, NORTH DAKOTA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
FLOYD NELSON, Director
The Velva High School Concert Band, consisting of fifty-four members, comes from
a high school enrollment of 190 pupils. Although still a very young band, it was
selected to play for the N.D.M.E.A. at the State Teachers' Convention in October in
connection with a demonstration of low reed instruments by Dr, William T. Gower
of Colorado State College. "Five Dances for Five Clarinets" by Alfred Reed featured
Dr. Gower as Soloist. The program also included the "Celebrated Air" by Bach, "Second
Suite in F" for Military Band by Holst, and "Slavonic Folk Suite" by Alfred Reed.
A Holiday "POPS" concert, cafe style, drew a packed house during the Christmas holi-
days. An extensive tour during March by the Concert Band with the Concert Choir
was also a highlight of the year.
SEATED: GAYLE CARLSON,
Secretaryg KAREN DAHLE,
MARION BAUER, Historians.
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Student Directorg NORINE
CILKE, President, CHARLENE
jean Swedlund, Almaree Loberg
Patsy Lienhart, Mary Swedlund
Norman Sollid, Paul Coughlin,
VELVA, NORTH DAKOTA, FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
DOYLE DONNA SCHLAG CYNTHIA CARLSON
DAHLE GAYLE CARLSON JEAN SWEDLUND
GERRY ROBINSON AI-MAREE LOBERG
PATSY LIENHART MARY SWEDLUND
SOLLID LESLIE LARSON NORINE CILKE
KENNETH RYGH MARION BAUER
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TOOELE, UTAH, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
State LEE CALDWELL, Da-mm Dedication
This outstanding band has been developed through careful
planning by the director and administrators. Students must
complete a course of study and pass an exacting test for
admission to the concert organization. These tests and other
requirements in a point system form the basis of annual
merit awards that are presented at the annual banquet.
The band makes many appearances-the highlight of which
is the winter concert with guest artists from the Utah
Symphony and from the colleges. The band competes in
Class A and is a consistently Superior organization as are
a record number of soloists and ensembles. On January
18, the band played at the Mid-Winter Music Clinic of
the U.M.E.A. with Thor johnson as critic for the basis
of a discussion on adjudication. The band has a fine
library of music and has access to the Ricks College Band
The Marching Band is also a highly skilled organization
and has received acclaim at such great parades as The
Lions International Parade in San Francisco where it
was acclaimed by the press as "An Eyecatching Feature of
the Parade," the Elko Fair and Live Stock Show, and
others too numerous to mention and in all of which it
received the highest of praise. Note the picture of the
band in Bermuda shorts, yellow knee-length stockings
and striped blouses in which they have been admired by
thousands of people wherever they appear. flt has been
a privilege of the editor of FIRST CHAIR OF AMERICA
to see and hear this very fine organization and I commend
them highly for their outstanding performance.-The
MARCHING BAND LEE CALDWELL
and Majorette, JUDY DENNIS SPENDLOVE and JANICE
Assistant Drum Major and Majorette
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MRS. ERNESTINE KEARNS
71 year old grandmother of two band students, john Cluff and
undertook the making of one hundred summer band shirts without
ce from anyone. She cut them by hand and sewed them all on a home
sewing machine. This caused her considerable pain as her right wrist
and are afflicted with arthritis. This is the largest project on behalf of
oele Band ever undertaken by one individual. Her efforts have been in
m of a donation as no funds are available to pay her. We feel that this
cord of achievement equalled by few, if any. Add my appreciation for Mrs.
Richard Kroff, Glenna
Hansen, Judy Proctor,
Mary Lou Whitehouse,
Ronald Bateman, Glen
Caldwell, David Wil-
liams fPresidentj, john
Cluff, Bill Nelson, jo-
anne James, Annette
Smith, Kathy Lewis.
Mary Lou Whitehouse, Marlene Nix,
Captain, Donna Deppe, Annette Smith.
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RICHARD COESENS, 5, Principal STEWART WILSON, 1, Principal
The Tooele Band owes much of its success to students who Ciflfifm for their Seven Yeafs of Sefvife, WC Salute this
stay with the hand program until they graduate. In appre- year's graduating seniors shown below:
TOP ROW: James Tate, Marlene Nix, David Wil-
liams, Thomas Coesens, Ronald Bateman. BOTTOM
ROW: Donna Deppe, Judy Proctor, Mary Lou
TOOELE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
. - Principal, Central School: FRANKLIN
Prmflivall Junior High School: STERLING R- OFFICERS OF THE BAND LOYALTY ORGANIZATION
Superintendent, Tooele County Schoolsg CARL R.
Principal, Tooele High Schoolg MORONI I. OVESON, Mrs. Proctor, Mrs. Bennett, Mrs. Lewis, Mr. Cluff, Mr. Coesens
Harris Elementary School, Mrs. Gressman, Mrs. White, and Mrs. Perkes, President.
BLADENSBURG SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Prefenfr ltr New Concert Band
Sonjaetta Swick, Pat Williams, Jack Drager, Turner
Miles, Fred Cogswell, Paul Jacobson, Stanley Phelps,
Jerry Freedman, Bill Walters, Bill Mayhew, Bob
Van Natta, Frank Oelschlager, Roger Hall, John
Hinkle, and Jay Buckley.
"THE RANGERETTESH and "THE MUSTANG
CAROLYN HALL, Rangerette Captain, JAY BUCK-
LEY, Drum Major.
"THE LANCERSH Dance Band
Dick Moody, Roger Hughes, Pat Willian1s, Pete
Gordon, Doug Mnrron, Brenda Mast, Carroll
Mahoney, Paul Jacobson, Jack Zaner, Mr, Hoff-
nmn, Roger Hall, John Hinkle, Jerry Freedman, Roy
Goodman, and Bill Wzxltcrs.
ANOTHER GAME, ANOTHER WIN
BLADENSBURG, MARYLAND, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
MR. M. DENE HOFFMAN
Director of Instrumental Music
THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
JACK ZANER, Presidentg ROGER HUGHES, Vice Presidentg SONJAETTA
SWICK, Secretaryg LINDA LATIMER, Treasurerg PAUL JACOBSON,
Senior Representativeg STANLEY PHELPS, junior Representativeg CAR-
ROLL MAHONEY, Sophomore Representative.
Librarians: SUE CI-IRISTOFANE and
Concertmistress: PAT NWILLIAMS
Quartermzistcrsz LARRY HUGHES and
Student Conductor: PAUL JACOBSON
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
RONALD W. SHURIE, Dfmfof
The Latrobe High School Wildcat Band enjoys an out-
standing reputation for intricate precision marching, both
in parades and at football games. Each year the band,
beside its regular local schedule, is invited to march for
college football games, parades, benefits, and marching
exhibitions. Its attractive and highly trained majorette corps
is a valuable asset to the organization. The band is also
a fine concert organization, attaining a high degree of
WILDCAT BAND OFFICERS
LOREN FLECK, Publicity Direc-
torg JANET CAMPBELL, Treas-
urer, PATRICIA GILLIGAN,
Secretary, JOSEPH Del SORDO,
Vice President, THOMAS
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Band Director and Supervisor of
Music for Latrobe Public School
System five yearsg graduate, Indiana
State Teachers Collegeg Working to-
ward Masters' Degree in Music Edu-
cation at Pennsylvania State Uni-
versityg served in Army Air Corps
during World War II as trombonist
and arranger, President of the Great-
er Latrobe Civic Music Association,
Director of Latrobe XY'omen's Choral
Clubg member of W.C.M.E.A. and
P,M.E.A. and Phi Mu Alpha Sin-
skill, and plays for specific occasions at high schools and
colleges in the surrounding area as well as for school func-
tions. It has the advantage of complete concert instrumenta-
tion and magnificent spirit within its ranks. These musi-
cians serve faithfully ancl vvell, giving Latrobe, the home
of professional Football, good reason for its extreme pride
in the Wildcat Band.
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FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
ROW: LOREN FLECK, Trombone, Brass Quartet, Orchestra,
Officer, County Bnndg THOMAS WAHLROBE, Snare Drum,
Class President, Orchestra, County Orchestra, County Band,
Band, Assistant Drum Major, CAROL ANN FEATHER,
Piano, String Bass, Orchestra, Girls' Chorus, College Symphony,
Orchestra, County Band, Western District Orchestra, Western
Band, Honor Student, BARRY L. LYNCH, Trumpet,
Brass Quartet, Trumpet Trio, County Band, Dixieland
JOHN BLANK, Tuba, Boys' Chorus, Vocal Quartet. SECOND
RALPH KEIM, Baritone, Boys' Chorus, Western District
Vocal Octet, SANDRA I-IARR, Clarinet, Bassoon, Piano,
President Senior Orchestra, County Band and Orchestra, high
Honor Student, SHEILA PALMER, Oboe, Piano, Clarinet, Violin,
Senior Orchestra, Girls' Chorus, County Orchestra, CAROL PEFFER,
Alto Clarinet, County Band, Church Orchestra, Honor Student,
PATRICIA BELL, Bass Clarinet, Piano. THIRD ROW: RODNEY
RUBY, Alto Saxophoneg NANCY SCHWEER, Flute, Piccolo, Flute
Trio, REBECCA ROBINSON, Solo Flute, Oboe, Director junior
Classical League Chorus, County Band, Girls' Chorus, Honor Student,
JUDITH CARDELLI, Clarinet, Clarinet Trio, Honor Student, JOHN
ZAJDEL, Clarinet, Clarinet Trio, Honor Student.
Field Major, Trombone,
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MARKS, MISSISSIPPI, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
JIMMY FERGUSCN, Director
The Marks High School Band, under the direction of jimmy Ferguson, is one of the
outstanding bands in the state. The band has received consistent Superior ratings in
State Competition and in Solos and Ensembles. As an active part of the high school,
the band participates in football games, parades, and other activities. This is the band's
second appearance in FIRST CHAIR OF AMERICA.
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Baritone: LINDA JAMISON, Bassoong BARBARA BREWER, Saxophone. SECOND ROW
KATHY THOMAS, French I-Iorng MARIETTE KATZ, Tenor Saxophoneg JIMMY SPARKS, rl: -A--Q33
Bassg ANNETTE INMAN, Baritone Szixophoneg JOHN GUNTER, Trombone. I WJ. ' X
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KATZ, KA'fHY Dful11 Majofetfg
KATHY THOMAS, First Lieutenantg VAN SAN- Clarinet
DERS, Captaing JOHN GUNTER, Second Lieutenant.
MISSISSIPPI LIONS ALL-STATE BAND-INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS-1951-1952-1955
This group is responsible for many new and novel shows that have made
HUNTERDON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL "Red Devil" BAND
Flemington, New jersey
JOHN F. KRAUSS, Director
The "Red Devili' Band is one of the best marching bands in the state. The band ap-
pears at all home and away football games with an original halftime show.HSince its
appearance at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D. C. where this- organiza-
tion won First Place, the band has been invited to participate in many parades .through-
out the state. This year the band performed at the New jersey Parent Teachers Conven-
tion held at Convention Hall in Atlantic City and was very enthusiastically received.
The "Red Devil" Band is also recognized as a fine concert organization, playing the
best in musical literature. Under the direction of an energetic, inspiring director, its
concerts have attained wide popularity. Twelve members of the concert band have been
chosen by competition to play in the New jersey Region II Band and six to play in
the New jersey All-State Band. The band is aided considerably by a very active Band
Mothers Club which contributes financially toward uniforms and instruments. This year
the Band Mothers sponsored the second annual Military Ball held at the football
season. Directors and band members of the eight schools encountered on the gridiron
were invited. With boys in their own band uniforms and girls in lovely formal gowns,
rivalries of the past were overshadowed by the friendly atmosphere of this colorful
JOHN F. KRAUSS
THE BAND PLANNING COMMITTEE
B.S., State Teachers
fMusic Ed.J, Columbia
played professionally before
U. S. Army Bandmaster World
Treasurer, N.j.E.A. Music
Guest Conductor, Beaver Brook
Campg member A.S.B.D.A.
the Red Devil Band one of the most outstanding football bands in the state. TWIRLING CORPS- BARBARA DAVIDSON, Captain
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Flemington, New Jersey
FIRST ROW: WILLIAM BRITTON, Student Director, Trumpet, JERE JACOBS,
Tympani, CHARLES ORASCHIN, Saxophone, First Chair Region II Band, All-
Stnte Band, National Honor Society, HELEN KINNAMON, Solo Flute, Publicity
Chairman, National Honor Society, MURIEL METERSKY, Oboe, Region II Band.
SECOND ROW: RICHARD JONES, Solo Trumpet Symphonic Band, Region II
Band, CHRISTINE WENZEL, Alto Saxophone, National Honor Society, EDWARD
THORNTON, Trombone, All-State Band, Region II Band, Youth Symphony, Trenton,
N. J., ROGER KIRSCHEN, French Horn, Region II Band, All-State Band, NANCY
HUFF, Flute and Piccolo. THIRD ROW: JOSEPH DILTS, Baritone, Region II
Band, All-State Band, PEGGY OBERT, Solo Clarinet, Region II Band, All-State
Band, CAROLEE VOORHEES, Tenor Saxophone, Band Secretary, WILLIAM
FIESS, Sousaphone, Region II Band, All-State Band, JUDY BUSH, Bassoon
Region II Band. FOURTH ROW, Left: SHIRLEY HOOVER, Bass Clarinet, National
Honor Society, Right: BARBARA DAVIDSON, Captain of Twirlers, National Honor
Candidates who lnvc won places in the Region II of New Jersey The Director and Student Directors
Band md 1112 NCW Jewry All-State Band. JOHN WOODWARD Assistant student Director MR
KRAUSS, Director, and VUILLIAM BRITTON Student
MIAMI SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND
State orro J KRAUSHAAR Da-may
The Miami Senior High School "Million Dollar" Band has achieved an impressive
record of activities .and accomplishments during the past decade. With its auxiliary
organizations, the band numbers around two hundred and thirty students. Of the total,
one hundred and eighty are bandsmen, the remaining students being members of march-
ing units-The Dancing Majorettes, Stingarettes, Flagettes, and Ballet.
The hundred and eighty musicians called the "Marching Band" are divided into two
smaller groups-a "Concert Band" and a "Stingaree Band" for the purpose of facilitating
rehearsal and administrative problems. The Miami High Band has been and is a regular
participant in district, state, and regional CNationalj band contests and in them has
accumulated an impressive total of First Division CSuperiorj ratings in concert, march-
ing, and sight reading events.
The Miami High Band regularly participates in community and educational activities
in cities throughout the state of Florida and is in constant demand for appearances in
hometown Miami. The band has made several trips to neighboring Cuba for the "Carni-
val de la Habana" as guests of the City of Miami and the Cuban Government. In
1956 the band and majorette units went to South America as guests of the City of
Manizales, Columbia, for their annual Fiesta. These one hundred and eighty student
musicians together with the Dancing Majorettes, Stingarettes, Flagettes, Ballet, and other
colorful units have made an outstanding impression on Miami football fans.
The Miami Senior High School Band has pioneered many firsts in half-time shows
for Miami football fans. In 1939 they introduced the art of Swiss Flag Swinging.
In 1940 their Blacklight Show received national attention. 1941 brought on Miami's
first large Majorette Corps when the Miami High Majorettes took the field. 1943
introduced Miami's first between-halves musical pageant which Miami High called
"Salute to the United Nations."
Hailed as one of the snappiest bands in the South for its marching maneuvers and
throughout the country as a superb convert group, its is dear to the hearts of Mramians
as Miami's "Million Dollar" High School Band. The band and majorette units have
received wide acclaim for the colorful pageants staged each year. The Miami High Band
is well represented in university and college bands. Many thousands of dollars worth
of university scholarships have been awarded to its graduates.
Under the banner "Leadership-Character," which is also a philosophy, graduates of the
Miami High Band are daily taking their places as leaders in their communities.
OTTO J. KRAUSHAAR
Born in Sturgis, Michigang
Howe Military School, Sherwood
School, with graduate work at the
versity of Wisconsin and the Uni
Iowag served on Flagship U.S.S.
vania during World War Ig was l
with Canadian Kilties Band, Chicago
cert Band and with Elkhart, Indi
Wayne, Indiana, and Kalamazoo, I
Symphony Orchestrasg was bassoonist
the Sousa Band for four yearsg was
tary-Treasurer of National School
Association four yearsg was
Treasurer of Florida Bandmasters
tion one yearg was President of
Music Educators' Association four
and Vice President of Southern
Music Educators' National Conference
years and member of its Board of
six yearsg has been Vice President
President of Florida Bandmasters'
tiong is member of the Sousa Band
Society and of American Ban
Associationg has been member of the
of Directors of the A.B.A.g has been
and orchestra adjudicator in district
state contests in Texas, Iowa, Illin
consin, Indiana, Georgia, Florida,
Carolina, and national contestsg was
pointed to serve on the Florida
School Activities Association as re
tive of the Florida Music Educators
MIAMI, FLORIDA, SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND
FIRST CHAIR PLAYERS, CONCERT BAND
Flute A.....,..,.,..,...,,.,.,,....,,,.,,...,.........,...,...,.,,...... SUE SMITH
Oboe ,.A,,, ., ..,..,,......,,. JAMES ANDERSON
Bassoon . .. ......,....,.. DIANNE HOLZINGER
Clarinet.. ,,,,.w,,... ........., A LBERT ABRAMOWITZ
Alto Clarinet A.,...,.. .,......... B ERNICE GROSSMAN
Bass Clarinet ,,.,...,, .,,..,.l.,,.....,,.r M ARCIA BUAN
Alto Sxaophone .,..,,.,.. ....,.., S ONIA MCLAUGHLIN
Tenor Saxophone ...l,..,,.,, ......... I- IENRY GREENFIELD
Baritone Saxophone ...., .,.,............. CARL ZITTRER
Cornet ,.,,.,,v.,.v.............w. e...w.,.LL. F RANK OFFERLE
Trumpet., ..,.....,.,...... ....... W ILLIAM MOTLEY
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Trombone .,..... ,....,,. R ICHARD COUCH
Baritone .,....... ,......,... B RUCE BOWERS
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THE LYMAN HALL HIGH SCHOOL BAND
DR. RICHARD A. OTTO, Di1l'ecz'01'
The Lyman Hall High School Band was organized in 1928 through the efforts of
Robert H. Early who was then principal. Guided by a philosophy of making music
inclusive rather than exclusive, the Lyman Hall Band steadily grew to a membership
of one hundred. For many years it has received top ratings in both state and regional
festivals and thus holds an established position among musical organizations of the
East. Its annual activities include appearances at football games, assemblies, civic func-
tions, parades, concerts, and festivals. It has presented concerts in communities through-
out the state to stimulate interest in music. One of the highlights in the band's history
was experienced when it performed at the M.E.N.C. Eastern Convention, in Buffalo,
New York, in February 1953. To the then newly-formed Music Parents' Club goes
credit for raising over five thousand dollars in less than two months to defray expenses
of the memorable trip.
Members of the band are given weekly instrumental lessons by the music directors and
are placed in the band where they can serve most effectively in the promotion of a
full sounding and balanced unit. Unnecessary tension is thus eliminated from rehearsals
and the young musicians give a good accounting of themselves unencumbered.
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RICHARD A. OTTO
Reiceved Bachelor's degree from Ithaca College
and Masters' degree from University of Michigan
and Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Univer-
sity of Connecticutg member of C.M.E.A. and
has held officesg Past President, Connecticut Band-
masters' Association, a member of M.E.N.C., of
N. E. Music Festival Association, of the A.S.-
B.D.A., and of the First All-American Band-
masters' Bandg Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa
Psi, Phi Delta Kappag festival conductor and
GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
J. H. RENNICK, Damm-
The Greenville High School Band has proved itself to
be one of the nation's top bands. It consistently rates
Superior in the state competition and has taken top ratings
at the Tri-State Festival in Enid, Oklahoma. Members of
J. H. Rennick, director fPicture on State Pagej, and the
school administration have developed the best coordinated
school music system in the state with physical facilities
and faculty unsurpassed anywhere. Mr. Peyton Crowder,
the band consistently rate Superior in Solo and Ensemble
contests and take their rightful proportion of places in
regional and state clinics and in the All-State Band.
director of the Junior High School Band, is highly regarded
by every director in the state and is on the staff of direc-
tors of the All-State Band.
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FREDERICK A. PARFREY, Director
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The Beaver Dam High School Concert Band celebrated its 35th Anniversary this year. This
organization is an important part of the community life of Beaver Dam, and its
record in the District, State, and National Contests is one of which the community
is proud. The members of this band serve the community throughout the entire year
and once each year the group goes on tour. Its travels have carried it throughout the state
of Wisconsin and into Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, and Michigan.
The School System of the city of Beaver Dam also supports an excellent junior band of
ninety members who are recruited from the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades, and a
Regimental Band of ninety members, made up of students from the seventh, eighth,
and ninth grades.
The band members participate in an elaborate solo-ensemble program whereby each
month many participate in community activities, Ranking at the top of Class A for
many years in competition the band has attained an enviable record among the high
schools of the stte.
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Frederick Parfrey, Dick Ehlert, Arthur Rahn, Paul
FREDERICK A. PARFREY, Directo
Has directed bands for 19 yearsg has se.
as Conductor of the Clintonville
Orchestra, Beaver Damg American Le,
Band, Water'loo American Legion B
and is presently conducting the Beaver
Municipal Recreation Band and Ch
has served on the Board of Control of
W.S.lVI.A. for five years and has se
as chairman of the State Festival
Committee, organized and conducted
All-State High School Band for the An
All-State High School Football Gam
a member of W.B.A., a charter me
of W.S.B.D.A., and a member of
Statewide Music Curriculum Comm
operating through the State Depart:
of Educationg has served as a membe
the All-American Bandmasters Band at
Mid-West Band Clinic and is in den
as an instructor and lecturer on the f
has been twice awarded the Distingui
Service Award by the junior Chambe
Commerce for his work in the music f
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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BACK ROW: ARTHUR FOSTER, Bassg JIM EVERSON, Trom-
boneg BARBARA REGLING, Harp-Percussiong BILL WHIT-
NALL, Percussion: JANICE EYRISE, Baritone, Saxophoneg
GLENN MAUS, Bass Saxophone. MIDDLE ROW: GLENN
WOOD, Cornetg MIKE CLEARY, Contra Bass Clarinetg BON-
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NIE DUPUIS, Bass Clarinetg BETTY SCHWEIGER, French
Horng MARY ANN WELSCH, Alto Saxophoneg MARY LINE-
HAN, Tenor Saxophone. FRONT ROW: CAROL PISZCZEK,
Bassoong FREDERICK PARFREY, Piccolog ELAINE PIERON,
Fluteg SANDRA MORRIS, Oboeg BARBARA BIRD, Clarinet.
HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
ELWOOD E. KINNEY, Director
Accomplishments: 1956-57, Second Place in National Cherry Blossom Festivalg First
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Place in the State of Maryland in the A.A.A. School Boy Safety Patrol Parade in
Washington. 1957-58, First Place in the Front Royal, Virginia Christmas Parade and
led the Mummers Parade in Hagerstown,
SOUTH HAGERSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL BAND
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JAMES FORD, Drum Major
First Chair Cornet
Received Certificate of Merit leading
to the commission of drum major first
class from Sn1itl1-Walbridge Drum
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
South Hagerstown High School
JOANNE HOLTZAPPLE SHIRLEY NEWCOMER LEE ISEMINGER
Flute Clarinet French Horn
MARY SECRIST KENNETH SECRIST FRANKLIN NICHOLS
Oboe Alto Saxophone Tenor Saxophone
ELWOOD E. KINNEY
B.S. in Music Ed., State T
M.A. in Music Ed., Teachers
Columbia Universityg taught
mental Music in California
vania, and Montclair, New
Baritone Horn Soloist with
town Municipal Band.
ANNAPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL BAND'
KENNETH W. PAGE, Director
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MEMBERS OF THE A.H.S. BAND
CFrom Left to Rightj FIRST ROW: MR. KENNETH PAGE,
Band Director: Claudia Brush, Mary Ann Torovsky, Pat Goodhue,
Ronnie Hendrick, Michael Greene, Hilda Griscom, Stanely Haavik,
Lynne Murphy, Donna Paul, William Ronsaville, Nancy Thomas,
Marie Smith. SECOND ROW: Shirley Humphreys, Martha
Schey, Marjorie Wright, Anne Sherer, Adele Frantum, Pat
Judd, Steve Tucker, Ellen Fowler, Carolyn Walker, Harriet
Snyder, Barbara Campbell, Pat Cox, Margaret Burns, William
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FRONT ROW: Hilda Griscom, Mary Ann Torovsky. SECOND ROW:
Willianm Ronsaville, Michael Greene, Duane Alexander. THIRD ROW:
Stanely Haavik, Peter Hoyt.
Seabrook, Gary Carle, Carolyn Willie, james Thomas, Douglas
Meekins. THIRD ROW: Gael Cantler, David Lofgren, Fred
Taylor, John Wierenga, Peter Hoyt, Richard Stilwell, W'illiam
Holme, David Hopkins, William Rheems, joseph Lee, Thomas
Lambrose, Charles Brown, Phil Sweeney, Dana Coletta. FOURTH
ROW: David Wood, Duane Alexander, james Powers, St.
john Martin, William Tongue, Timothy Wakeman, Sharon
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FIRST ROW: MARY ANN TOROVSKY, Flute, Drum, Bell
Lyra, Piccolo, Saxophone, Dance Band, Uniform Committee,
All-County and Maryland All-State Band, Flute Trio, Pep Band,
Flute Solo, Woodwind Quintet, MIKE GREENE,.Bb Clarinet,
Lead Saxophone, Dance Band, Piano and Organ Solos with
Band, Maryland All-State Band 3 years, Band Council, Dixieland
Band 2 years, German Band 2 years, Publicity Committee, Saxo-
phone, Marching Band, Library Staff 2 years, Woodwind Quintet,
Piano Accompanist for Solos, Pep Bandg WILLIAM RONSA-
VILLE, Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Dance Band, Library Staff 3
years, Chief Librarian 1 year, All-County Band 1 year, Mary-
land All-State Band 2 years, Dixieland Band, Drum Solo 2 years,
Clarinet Quartet, Band Council 1 year, Assistant Drum Major
1 year, Pep Bandg MARIE SMITH, Bassoon, Band Council,
Woodwind Quintet, Band Secretary, GARY CARLE, Baritone
Saxophone, Dance Band. Library Staff, Saxophone Quartet. SEC-
OND ROW: CAROLYN WILLIE, Tenor Saxophone. Alto
Saxophone, Marching Band, Dance Band, Pep Band, Library
Staff, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Solo, DOUGLAS MEEKINS,
Saxophone, Dance Band, Pep Band, Stage Crew, DAVE LOF-
GREN, French Horn, Uniform Committee, Trumpet, Marching
Band, PETE HOYT, Trombone, Maryland All-State Band 2
years, Dance Band, Dixieland Band, German Band, Band Presi-
dent, Brass Sextet, Tenor Trombone Solos 2 years, Pep Band,
All-County Band, Trombone Trio 2 years, Bass Trombone Solog
RICHARD STILLWELL, Baritone, Trombone, Marching Band.
THIRD ROW: BILL HOLME, Trumpet, Band Council 2 years,
Dance Band, Dixieland Band, Herman Band, Maryland All-
State Band, TIMMY WAKEMAN, Percussion, Uniform Com-
mittee, Stage Crewg CLAUDIA BRUSH, Piccolo, Band Council,
Flute, Pep Band, DUANE ALEXANDER, Sousaphone, Mary-
land All-State Band 2 years, Drum Major 2 years, Band Council,
SUMTER HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Sumter, South Carolina
State JAMES D. PRITCHARD, Da-mm Dedication
judy Kennedy, Nan Myers,
Saundra Sheridan, Patty Gau-
thier, Nancy Cooper.
The Sumter High School Band has received Division I
fClass Aj ratings since 1952 in SouthiCarolina District
and State Festivals. After all 1955 District Festival Band
events had been heard, judges commented "it is the opinion
of the judges that the Sumter Schools have the finest
instrumental music education program in the state." Other
honors have included a Concert and a "Rehearsal Technics"
Clinic before the Southern Music Educators' Conference
in Miami, Florida on April 27, 1957, and the Third
Place trophy in the 1956 National Cherry Blossom Festival
Band Contest, XVashington, D. C. with scores based on
concert and marching performances. The Sumter Band
Parents' Association was organized during the 1956-57
school year and has been active in seeking support of the
community in the musical education of the students. Dur-
ing the summer months the City of Sumter sponsors the
Sumter Municipal Band which presents ten outdoor con-
certs in Sumter's Parks, thus offering musical opportunities
for high school students and graduates as well as service
men in the Sumter area.
EDWIN VU. LITAKER
B.A., University of North Caro-
linag M. Mu. Ed., Vandercook
College of Music.
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JAMES D. PRITCHARD
B.A., Newberry Collegeg B.S.
M.S., Juilliard School of
Past President of S.C.M.E.A.
S.C.B.O.D.A.g member of
D.A. and of All-American
masters' Band, 1956, 1957q
dent, Theta Chapter QS. C
Beta Mug Director of Sumter
pal Band and Trinity IS
Church Choirs: Clarinet C
Conductor 1955 S. C. All-State
in Concert for S.C.E.A.g
"Young Man of the Year" 1954
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Sumter, South Carolina
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GLYN N ACADEMY BAND
R. E. JONAS, Director
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F. J. HILLMAN BETTY JEAN MCCALI. R. E. JONAS
Assistant Director Drum Major Band Director
BOBBY I-IARRELL JOHN TABOR DON MANNING EVA ALICE SIMPSON HILL
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Glynn Academy Band
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Clarinet Flute Clarinet Trombone Bassoon Saxophone
DREHER HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Columbia, South Carolina
LAVERNE HAHN, Director
OFFICERS, DREHER HIGH SCHOOL BAND
FRONT ROW: Cpl. GEORGE RHAME, Assistant Librariang
S!Sgt, RICHARD COMPTON, Supply Sgt.g S!Sgt. LINDA
BRADLEY, Statistical Sgt.g 2nd Lt. FRANK BUIE, Officer, Second
in Commandg Captain JAMES KEMP, Commanding Officerg Sgt.
ANDREA STOCKS, Assistant Statistical Sgt.g Sgt. JIMMY
KOLB, Librarian. SECOND ROW: Cpl. JO KIRKPATRICK
Secretaryg Cpl. JEANNETTE SCOTT, Secretaryg Sgt. WYMAN
LOONEY, Assistant Supply Sgt.g MfSgt. ROBERT MAXWELL,
First Sergeantg Cpl. OTHO POOL, Supply Assistantg Cpl. PERRY
CAUGHMAN, Assistant Librarian.
LaVERNE J. HAHN
DREHER HIGH SCHOOL BAND
FIRST CHAIR LASICEIRNIEMI.SIc3ILl'llI-Ilglzilrclgilifrtoif MEMBERS
Since its inception, the D.H.S. Band has worked toward the highest
standards of musicianship and marching. It has won the State Fair
Marching Contests four out of the past seven years. The 1956-57 Band
received an All-Superior rating in the District Contests and an Overall
Superior rating in the State Contests. These contests grade each band in
marching, sight reading, and concert .march-and concert number selected
from the National Graded lists. CThe Dreher Band played "E Pluribus
Unum" and Tschaikowsky's "Finale to the Fourth Symphony." The Band
participated in eight parades, twelve football shows, some basketball games,
and six concerts. The Band averaged for the entire school year two hours
and twenty minutes per day in rehearsal..The Dreher bandsmen are quite
willing to devote their extra time in making the Dreher High School
Band one of the finest in the state. Fifteen Dreher High School Bands-
men were selected by the State Audition Board to participate in the
92-piece All-State Band which performed at the Southeastern Music
Educators' Conference held in Miami in April, 1957.
TOP ROW: ANDREA STOCKS, Fluteg JAMES KEMP, Trom- PAT NIELSON, Tenor Saxophoneg RICHARD COMPTON,
boneg BILLY CHERRY, French Horng LINDA BRADLEY, Clarinet: JEANNETTE SCOTT, Drumsg EDDIE BROWN,
Alto Clarinetg GUY MEARES, Tubag BAT O'KELLY, Bass Cor-net,
298 Clarinet. SECOND ROW: FREDDIE PUGH, Alto Saxophoneg
THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA BAND
HAROLD B. BACHMAN, D21-mor
The University of Florida Bands are under the adminis-
trative supervision of the Department of Music, Dr. Robert
S. Bolles, Head. Faculty Assistants are JAMES HALE,
Instructor in Percussion Instruments, PATRICIA STEN-
BERG, Instructor in Reed Instruments, ARNOLD WIR-
TALA, Associate Professor of Music and Clarinet Instruc-
tor. Student Officers are ROBERT GUNN, Student Man-
ager, RICHARD DIEWEY, Assistant Manager, AMELIA
MACY, Secretary, JAMES VALK, Publicity Manager and
Librarian, WILLIAM STANLEY, Graduate Assistant.
The CONCERT BAND devotes its time to the study and
performance of concert literature. An extensive library of
the most important works for concert band is maintained.
Frequent appearances of the Concert Band on the campus
and elsewhere in the state are received with enthusiastic
appreciation. The most skilled men and women players are
designated for the Concert Band and the instrumentation
is selected to provide a well balanced concert ensemble.
Certain members of the Gator Band, such as players of
instruments not essential to the marching band and girls
Qexcepting bell lyre players and majorettesj may be desig-
nated as members of the "Concert Band only." These
members are invited to play in the stands with the March-
ing Band at home games and to make trips with the
Marching Band whenever financial and other arrange-
ments can be made satisfactorily.
During the fall semester, the Gator Band is primarily a
Marching Band, composed of approximately 120 per-
formers. The Band presents an elaborate program of
music and maneuvers at each "home" football game,
whether played in Gainesville or in neighboring cities, and
usually accompanies the football team on at least one
extended trip during the season. In addition, the band
sometimes plays for pep concerts and parades in cities
in which games are held. The Marching Band is tradi-
tionally a men's organization. With the exception of
the majorettes and bell lyre players, girls are not mem-
bers of the marching band.
THE GATOR RESERVE BAND concentrates on an
interesting repertoire of concert music and the preparation
of players to fill vacancies in the Gator Band. Many
students who are qualified to play in the Gator Band,
but who cannot meet the requirements of the Gator
Band schedule, register for the Reserve Band.
THE GATOR VARIETY BAND is an organization of
some twenty members which specializes in the study and
presentation of music in the dance, popular stage band,
television, and radio-presentation style. Membership is open
to musicians who have ability of a near professional level,
and who are interested in receiving training in the various
musical styles encountered in dance, radio, television, and
show music. The Variety Band performs at its own
annual jazz concerts, for musical shows, for dancing,
and for athletic department gymnastic and water shows.
This band serves as a valuable workshop in composition
and arranging and its repertory includes many compositions
and arrangements by University of Florida students. MILI-
TARY BANDS are composed of approximately 100
basic ROTC students. Instrumentation is selected from
members of the Army and Air Force units so that the
two bands may appear separately or combined as the
occasion demands. Students selected meet with the band
instead of with companies for the regular ROTC drill
period. A PEP BAND composed of selected volunteers
from the various bands is organized to play for pep meet-
ings, rallies, and other informal occasions.
SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL BAND
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CONCERT BAND 80 Membersg MARCHING BAND 65 Membersg TRAINING BAND 50 Members.
Concert, Capitol Steps, Washington, D. C.-Concert, Capi- Teachers' Convention-All - State Band Festival-Educa
tol Steps Annapolis, Marylan d-Govern0r's Inaugural tional Concerts at schools throughout Baltimore.
Parade-Spring Tour of Eastern Shore-Concert, State
JOHN COLLIER, Drum Major
First Division Clarinet Solo
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WARREN W. SHELLEY
Chairman of Music Department, Southern High School, State
Chairman, A.S.B.D.A.g B.M., University of Michigang Kappa
Kappa Psig member of Baltimore Park Band, Baltimore Civic
Opera Orchestrag on Faculty Petrie Band Camp, Tally I-Io Music
Camp, Peabody Conservatory of Musicg Percussion clinician and
Trumpet, Second Division in
Scholarship, Peabody Conservatory, All- Ensemble'
State Bandg First Division Solo.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS-SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL BAND
TOP ROW: KAROLE LYNN DORSCH, Oboe, Majoretteg
JAMES SELL, Baritone Saxophone, DONALD ADDISON, Bari-
tone, First Division Solo, Equipment Manager, RAYMOND
ROSE, Bass: THOMAS SICKS, Percussion, Solo and Ensemble
Contestsg JOHN SCHMIDT, Tenor Sax, Solo Contest, First
Division Ensemble Contest. BOTTOM ROW: CHARLES PAR-
RISH, Bass Clarinet, Solo and Ensemble Contests: ROBERT
TURNER, French Horn, Equipment Staff, Deitchis Scholarship
Peabody Conservatory, All-State Band, Solo Contestg JERRY
BURNS, Bassoon, Deitchis Scholarship Peabody Conservatory, All-
State Band, Solo Contestg FRANK MILLER, Alto Saxophone,
Uniform Custodian, All-State Band, Solo Contest, First Division
Ensemble Contestg RUTH PFEIFFER, Flute, Secretary, Head
Librarian, Deitches Scholarship Peabody Conservatory, Solo Con-
testg LEE HOFMANN, Trombone, Solo Contest.
NORWICH, NEW YORK, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
TED POST, Director
Busiest of all N.H.S. organizations is the Senior Band.
A high step and a peppy cadence is characteristic of the
band during the football season. Every Saturday from
September to the middle of November is spent present-
ing football half-time reviews. As marching season comes
to a halt in November, chairs are set up for Concert
Season. Two annual concerts of great and enjoyable band
music are given to standing room only audiences. During
basketball season a snappy pep-band plays at the games
and pep sessions. The most important event of the year
is the N. Y. S.S.M.A. Music Festival held in May. Sum-
mer months are spent traveling to conventions with local
Firemen. Student-Director cooperation allows the band
to march at many holiday parades celebrated in Norwich.
Each year the band sends one or two of its most outstand-
ing members to a summer music camp. The Norwich
High School Senior Band provides valuable musical knowl-
edge as well as entertaining social activities to its members.
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin ' , ,
State DONALD 1. BOYD, Director Ded20cll2012
The present Memorial I-ligh School Band was organized
under the direction of Mr. Donal I. Boyd in 1928 and
for the past twenty-nine years has participated in all
district, state, and national events in this area. The
concert and marching band received 1 and 1+ ratings
every year up to 1949 at which time they discontinued
playing in area competition.
In the fall of 1957 the new high school was completed
and the students moved into a building with an ideally
equipped band department which contains eight private
studios, all are sound proofed. Other features are an equip-
ment room, a music library, a locker room with facilities
for 165 instruments, offices for the band and orchestra
directors and an acoustically treated 80x45 foot band
During the past twenty-eight years the Band Association
has purchased ninety per cent of the equipment used
by the concert band, now valued at 322,000 Two years
ago this organization whose present officers are Mr.
Wallace Loken, Presidentg Mr. Harold Smith, Vice Presi-
dent, Mr. john Duffy, Treasurer, and Mrs. Everett Burns,
Secretary, presented the band with new uniforms at a
cost of .?S8000+.OO. The funds are raised by projects such
as thrift sales, bake sales, magazine sales, and concessions
at athletic events. For the past fourteen years, the Band
Parents' Association has underwritten an annual spring
concert trip for the band. The band has played at schools
in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, Madison, Wis-
consin, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois,
and has been invited to give concerts at Wartburg Col-
lege in Waverly, Iowa and at Luther College in Decora,
Iowa. In 1954 the band was invited to give demonstra-
tions at the State Clinic held at the University of Wis-
consin and twice it has sent its tapes to be auditedg
Most students begin the study of their instruments on the
junior High School level, when from the sixth through
the ninth grades they learn the basic technics of their
instrument under the leadership, patience, and persistence
of Mr. Everett Graves. The junior High School maintains
a band program of four separate units, each instrumentated
for one complete band. Students in the Concert Band
must attend a weekly sectional meeting under their sec-
tional leader and Mr. Boyd. During the summer, sec-
tionals are held once a week. Those students who have
already completed the Concert Band requirements assist
Mr. Boyd in teaching and screening the candidates for
the next year's band. About seventy percent of the band
personnel participates in the spring solo and ensemble
contests each year. To illustrate the high standards required
of the participants, last year out of seventy-two solos and
ensembles, sixty-five received 1 and 1+ ratings.
The band plays and maneuvers at all home football games.
The pep band, a group of about twenty-six of the mem-
bers under a student director, plays at all basketball
games. It performs for community events and marches
in parades on Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc. During the
Second World War it played for each group of soldiers
which left the city and for all bond-raising events. On
at least three occasions, it has played for presidents of
the United States and presidential candidates.
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
Eau Claire, Wisconsin , ,
State DONALD 1. BOYD, Damaf Dedzcatzon
TOP ROW: TONI BENNETT, Flute and Piccolo, First Band:
1, 2, 3, 4, Pep Band: 2, 3, 4, Section Leader: 3, 4, CAROL
MILWARD, Oboe, Sectional Leader: 3, First Band: 1, 2, 3,
Pep Band: 2, 3, Concert Pianist with Band fPiano Concerto in
G Minor-Mendelsohnj, Oboe Solos: Sonata II by Handel, Con-
certo Grosso No. 8 in B Flat-Handel, English Horn, Vibra-
harp, Piano, MARCIA DUFFY, Clarinet, First Band: 1, 2, 3, 4,
Pep Band: 3, 4, Sectional Leader: 4, Piano, Orchestra, BARBARA
GRAMENZ, Saxophone, First Band: 2, 3, 4, Pep Band: 3, 4,
Sectional Leader: 4, BURT LARSON, Cornet, First Band: 1, 2,
3, 4, Pep Band: 2, 3, 4, Sectional Leader: 4, Solos: Vignette:
Award 1+, Introductiona du Polonaise, Award 1, jata, Award
1, Ensembles: Trios: Buglers' Holiday fwith Bandj, Sonata, Three
Men in a Boat fwith Bandl Triolet, BOTTOM ROW: JOYCE
KUFAHL, French Horn, First Band: 2, 3, 4, Sectional Leader: 4,
OFFICERS fLeft to Rightj: JIM HENDERSON, Quartermaster,
DOROTHY SORLIE, Ass't Librarian, ELROY SEVERSON, Person-
nel, BARBARA GRAMENZ, Librarian, DAVID OLSON, President,
SYBL STEINER, Ass't Librarian, STEVE MEYER, Vice President,
MARCIA DUFFY, Secretary-Treasurer.
Piano, STEVE MEYER, Baritone, First Band: 1, 2, 3, 4, Pep
Band: 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice President of Band: 4, Sectional Leader:
3, 4, Solos: Trixie Valse: 1+, Silver Zephers: 1, Beautiful
Colorado: 1, Stars in a Velvety Sky: 1, Ensembles: Brass Sextet:
3, 4, Trombone, Piano, JAMES HENDERSON, Trombone, First
Bilfldi 1, 2, 3, Sectional Leader: 2, 3, Pep Band: 2, 3, Solos:
Atlantic Zephrus: Award 1+, Tromboneology: Award 1,
Ensembles: Trios: Holiday For Trombones fwith Bandj, Quartets:
Prelude and Solenelle: Award 1 plus, Rokotzy March: Award
1+, March Triomphal: Award 1+, BILL WALKER,
Tuba, First Band! 1, 2, 3, Pep Band: 2, 3, Sectional Leader: 3,
Solos: Pomp and Circumstance: 1+, His Majesty the Tuba: 1,
RALPH RABLIN, Percussion, First Band: 2, 3, 4, Pep Band: 3, 4,
Sectional Leader: 4, Ensembles: Modulation, Uncle Gus.
DAVID OLSON, President, MARCIA DUFFY, Secretary
STEVE MEYER, Vice President.
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MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN COLLEGE BAND
DR. RAYMOND MANNONI, Director-R. D. HAYS, A.s'.mr'ia1le Direrloi'
Known throughout the nation as "The Pride of Mis-
sissippi," the Southern College Band upholds this tradition
in the finest possible way. The band has come to be known
nationally through several outstanding television appear-
ances. Some of these, at which the band performed for
capacity crowds, were The BLUE AND GRAY Football
Game, Montgomery, Alabama, The SENIOR BOWL
Game, Mobile, Alabama, The Sugar Bowl Game, New
Orleans, Louisianag and the professional game between
the Cardinals and Cleveland Browns in Chicago, Illinois.
The man responsible for making the band a big time
operation at Southern is Dr. Raymond Mannoni, a gradu-
ate of the University of Michigan. Under his guidance the
Southern Band grew from a small unit of about forty-
five members to its present large, efficient playing and
A highly skilled concert band is maintained, and this
organization gives many outstanding performances dur-
ing the year. There are many music majors within the
membership of the Southern Band and these fortunate
young men and women are receiving the highest type
of training to equip them for future outstanding band
The first week in February each year, Dr. Mannoni and
Southern College hold a very outstanding clinic bringing
to the campus such outstanding personalities as Dr. William
D. Revelli, Glenn Cliffe Bainum, Dr. E. L. Kent, Dr.
Jody C. Hall, Frederick Wilkins, Nilo Hovey, Don
Jacoby, Fred Weber, Gene Krupa, and many others-
thus giving outstanding inspiration, contacts, and experi-
ence to these future teachers.
DR. RAYMOND MANNONI
Through Dr. Mannoni's influence many additional bands
have been organized in the state and these have been
staffed by well-trained personnel from Southern. Mis-
sissippi Southern, through Dr. Mannoni's influence, is
rapidly becoming the band center of the South. At the
clinic held there in 1958, directors from eight states
were in attendance and this clinic is now known as one
of the nation's finest band clinics.
Due credit should be accorded R. D. I-lays, Associate
Director of Bands who makes the very fine arrangements
heard during the wonderful football shows and who is a
very fine conductor and teacher in all that he does and to
Gilbert Saetre who also contributes much to the success
of the instrumental department at Southern.
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Mr. Hays taught successfully in Oregon and in Alnltiama
bcforc: Coming to Southern. Hu is witluly known and
rcspcctetl for his vc-ry fine iirreingcinunts, for his teaching
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thc Marching zintl thu Concert Blind. His close associa-
tion with and loyalty to Dr. Mimnoni and the Southern
progi'iim has maiilc him il popular antl ai highly rcrspcctcnl
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GEORGE P. KRAUSS, Direclol'
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The service record of the South River High School Band
is one of noteworthy achievement. The organization is
active from the first day of the school year through
the last day of activities in june, It can be compared to
the Rotary and Lions Clubs in its many contributions
to the school and community. Being an active force in
school affairs directly and indirectly, it has undertaken
work for school improvement physically and spiritually.
Among some of its efforts, we list the promotional cam-
paigns for a school mascot, publicity for a new high
school plant, pep rallies, extemporaneous musical assem-
blies, and a well organized marching band that performs
skillfully for the football audiences throughout the season.
Many of the football show themes are based on sugges-
tions of the student planning committee. Simultaneously
the band prepares for the formal Thanksgiving assembly.,
Christmas assembly, and ensembles of the unit are used
for the public presentation of the Nativity. Other ensembles
contribute their efforts to churches, hospital units at the
N. Neuro-Psychiatric Institute, Veterans groups, and
the area service clubs.
The Concert Band has representatives in the N. All-
State Band Region Il, the All-State Orchestra, and the
N. All-State Band. The band also performs at the
Spring Concert offered by the Music Department of
the school, at exchange programs with neighboring schools,
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Socially, the band is also active throughout the year-
planning and preparing seasonal parties, conducting the
sale of school decals, book covers, and pennants. The
proceeds of these sales provide for an annual excursion
for the band members and their guests at the end of the
school year and the purchase of additional uniforms and
George P. Krauss, instrumental director for the past eight
years, participated in the musical activities of the Mill-
town, N. and the New Brunswick, N, Public
Schools. l-Ie studied trumpet with Ernest XX!illiams and
attended his Band School. Mr. Krauss is a graduate of
the U. S. Navy School of Music, performed with the
Concert Band at the Navy Recruiting Station, Wfashington,
D. C., was assistant director of the Battleship U.S.S. New
York Band and received his degree from the New jersey
State Teachers College at Trenton. A member of the
American Federation of Musicians, he is active with pro-
fessional bands and orchestras throughout the state. Mr.
Krauss has served as a member of the Try-out Committee
for the All-State Chorus and the All-State Orchestra, the
All-State Band, the N. All-State Band Region II, and
as Program Coordinator of the N. All-State Band
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS
South River, New jersey
LENE I5 E D I. IZ, Trezisurcrl
ANK NICHOLS, Vice Prcsi
' BARRY BRODKIN Pre"
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ti MR, KRAUSS, Advisor'
THE SENIOR PLANNING BOARD
The Senior Planning Board reviewing the plans for the new
music and storage rooms in the new high school are: Jeanne
Wfissing, Barry Brodkin, MR, FRED XVILLIAMS, Principalg
Frank Nichols, MR. KRAUSS, Advisor, and Arlene Bedle.
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MILLARD HIGH SCHOOL BAND
SHELDON A. JOHNSON, Director
The Millard High School Band, under the direction of Sheldon A. johnson, has
participated in several parades throughout the state and locality. One such occasion
was the famous "Days of 47" Parade in Salt Lake City, Utah. It also participated
in the University of Utah Homecoming and the MUTE STAMPEDEH Parade in Nephi,
The band has a reputation of winning Superior ratings at its region festivals and this
is the second year it has been presented in FIRST CHAIR OF AMERICA yearbook
-an honor of which it is very proud.
The big concert of the year was its Midwinter Concert at which the band featured
the world famous Alfred Galladoro. Besides this concert it presented a Christmas
Concert and two combined concerts with neighboring bands. The Millard Band was
has band at the Utah Region 10- Music Festival at which new standards were set up.
The band is considered a social organization on the campus as well as a musical
organization. It sponsors dances throughout the year and other social functions. The
band built the First Place float for the Homecoming Parade this year.
Majorette, LEE ANN TAYLOR
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MICHALL LARRY LEE STEVENS MARCIA KAREN
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CHARLES KIRSCH, Dirertor
The Battle Creek High School Bands and Orchestra, under the direction of Charles
Kirsch, enjoy a reputation for outstanding musical performances and versatility. "The
Marching Bearcats," all male with the exception of three majorettes took the field
at eight football games to the roaring ovation of home fans and visitors alike. The
public has come to expect ingenious routines and fine precision from this "marching
band that really ,l1lf1yr." This group numbers 95.
The Concert Band of 90 members is organized and holds daily rehearsals immediately
following the marching season. Primarily composed of marching band personnel they
are joined by girls whose concert uniforms are floor length navy taffeta gowns. Presi-
dent is Bill Sherratt, Vice President Alfred Lofgren, Secretary Charlotte DeLand,
Treasurer Connie Shaw, Student Conductor Bob Holt, and Assistant Student Conductor
is David Knockemus.
In the orchestra Battle Creek High School really displays its lovely distaff musicians.
l-lere girls outnumber the boys about four to one. Smallest of the performing groups
this organization also enjoys a considerable following in the community. Battle
Creek is proud of its symphony orchestra and several high school players are numbered
among its members and many more carry their musical interest over into adult life
through symphony participation. President of this group is john Parkes, Vice President
Mary jo Rosa, Secretary Joyce Richardson, and treasurer is Ruth Anne Sergeant.
A unique phase of B.C.H.S. musical activities is "Band Follies," an annual production
which runs three nights early in january. The 1958 Follies, Manhattan Madcap, played
to approximately 5,750. Although talent is auditioned from the entire student body,
the total production and direction is in the hands of Mr. Kirsch. Competition is keen
for spots on the show and singers, dancers and other acts are assured of backing
by an 18 member dance band of professional calibre. Proceeds from this show are
used by the instrumental music department for new' instrument purchases and upkeep.
"Follies," 21 years old this year, has come to mean a fast paced, live wire show-
a great favorite with the public.
Battle Creek Public Schools numbers 16 grade schools, 3 junior high schools and the
high school. Heading the music staff is Mr. Paul Tammi as supervisor. Mr. Kirsch
has all instrumental music at the high school. Messrs. Harvey Thomsen, Dan Greenman,
and A. B. Coffman teach the junior highs, and music instruction is provided 5th and
6th graders on all instruments with 4th graders receiving stringed instrument instruc-
tion. Miss Caroline Wliite and Miss Winifred Emerson are the directors of elementary
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BAND FOLLIES-"MANHATTAN MADCAPH-Chorus Line and Dance Band on
Stage at W. K. KELLOGG AUDITORIUM in BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN.
MR. PAUL H. TAMINII
Music Consultant for
Battle Creek Schools
Tammi served as director of instru-
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952, since when he has served as
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Band under the direction of Dr.
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BOB HOLT DAVE KNOCKEMUS
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HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT CHOIR
Rugby, North Dakota
CATHARINE B. I-IORNSTEIN, Director
The Concert Choir of Rugby High School is selected in january of each year from the
high school mixed chorus of around 160 voices. The choir averages around 86 voices.
The enrollment of Rugby High School is a little over 300, and the vocal music affects
at least fifty percent of it. Five years ago Rugby was put in Class A and was forced
to compete with seven high schools of the Western Division whose enrollments
range from 600 to 1,0005 but Rugby still rated Superior. The First Chair members
whose pictures are included all received Highly Superior ratings at the annual Voice
Clinic with Professor John Strohm of Minot State Teachers College adjudicating.
Each year, the Music Department presents an elaborate program of Christmas music.
This year the program was given in the new auditorium with a capacity crowd of over
one thousand in attendance. The Choir also presents an annual minstrel show and
this year was asked to appear at the Fair-proceeds of the show being estimated at
352500.00 The show was also on KCJB-TV, Minotg and played to the annual
convention CMinotj of the North Dakota Press Associationg played a Skating Rink
benefit at Bottineau and had invitations to show at the State Convention of Nurses'
Association and the State Convention of Hotel People. The money earned is used
for trips-such as to the Fred Waring Show in Minot, and the opera presentation
in Minot in the spring--gowns, risers, music holders, award letters, and the like.
CATHERINE B. HORNSTEIN, Vocal Music Supervisor, has her degree in Music
from McPhail College and B.A. from Minot Teachers College. She has been teaching CATHARINE B.
for twenty-five years and has taught in every phase of music-including directing a
Superior band at Mohall. She is president of the Community Concert Association, a
member of N.A.T.S., M.E.N.C., N.D.M.T.A., N.D.F.M.C. She has many former
students who are now successful teachers in many parts of the world.
OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATION
BACK ROW: BONNIE ELLINGRUD, Librariang GARRY
VAN SWERINGEN, Business Managerg GWENITH
' HAMILTON, Student Directorg JANIS RAE BLESSUM,
Librariang RICHARD JOHNSON, Student Council Repre-
sentativeg JUDITH JOHNSON, Vice President. FRONT
ROW: BRYAN HARPER, Presiclentg I. PENNINGTON,
Superintendentg MYRON FAHEY, Principal.
I'IRS'1 ROW Fred Lien Bryan Harper, Harlan Blessum, Mary Lynn Loiselle, Judith
Johnson Douglas Holt SECOND ROW: Carolyn Lien, Twylah Tjon, Garry Orvik,
David Stcmpson Gloria Volk Judith Bucklin. THIRD ROW: Hallie Ostrem
Gwenith Hamilton Student Director.
DING Judy Bucltlin Judy Spillum Suzanne Limmg Judy
GWEN HAMILION Student Director SEALED Carolyn
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS-CHORUS
Rugby, North Dakota
FIRST ROW: Twylah
,.. Tjon, Judy Bucklin,
Suzanne Liming, Hallie
Ostrem, Charlo Peter-
son. SECOND ROW:
Connie Olson, Candy
Hannis, Janis Rae Bles-
sum, Alice Rohrer,
Gloria Dokken. THIRD
ROW: Gloria Volk,
Darlene Axtman, Mau-
reen McGuire, Bonnie
Brekke, Lynda Kaye
ROW: Judy Johnson,
Carolyn Lien, Gwen
Hamilton, Mary Lynn
GALENA PARK, TEXAS, HIGH SCHOOL A CAPPELLA CHOIR
JAMES "Buddie" FURRH, Direc'l01'
The Galena Park High School A Cappella Choir, under
the direction of James CBuddiej Furrh, is one of the
most respected choirs in the state. The Galena Park
Schools, under the leadership of W. C. Cunningham,
Superintendent, can boast of one of the finest music
departments in the country. Each year the choir presents
the "MESSIAH" during the Christmas season. The Choir
performs at festivals, clinics, conventions and contests
throughout Texas. The annual Spring Tour is one of the
I ip' i y
BACK ROW: Monte Fry, Wesley Kendall, M. J. Stockton. FRONT
ROW: Jackie Watson, Ann Leamons, Gerry Cooley, Beverly Laake,
Linda Brown, Gladys Fahrenthold.
highlights of all the choir activities. It usually extends for
four to five days and has taken the choir over most of
Texas and into Louisiana. The Choir and its many
ensembles are in constant demand for various types of pro-
grams. Graduates from the Choir can be found in many
of the leading college choirs, with many of these on
music scholarships. A high percentage of the choir gradu-
ates enter into some form of professional music work.
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Ruby Taylor, Sandra Murphy, Barbara
GALENA PARK, TEXAS, HIGH SCHOOL A CAPPELLA CHOIR
I-IALLIDAY, Ac- "TI-IE KITTENS
HITNEY, Student Director-4 Linda Davis, Judy DC Fw- Ruth
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e Bell Lee.
ROW: Kenneth Vlfhilney, Frank Bauer- BACK ROXV: Kenneth Whitney, Char'
THIRD ROXV: Richard McGinty, john les I-Inrt, SECOND ROW: Margaret
SECOND ROW: Brenda Russell, Mlrr- Woods. FIRST ROW: Sandra Murphy,
Woods. FIRST ROW: Szlndrn Ivlurphy. Glaulys Falmrentlmlel,
BACK ROW: Wfesley Kendall,
Kenneth Whitney. S E C O N D
ROW: Larry Bynum, Skipper Fly.
FIRST ROW: Ann Franklin,
ALI.-STATE CHOIR MEMBERS
LARRY BYNUM, Beau
BACK ROW: Randall Vincent, jimmy
Hauglzmd. THIRD ROW: Terry De-
rouen. Charles Hart. SECOND ROXW:
Sandra Roberts, Darlene Gooclridge
FIRST ROXV: Karen Blevins. Dian
PLYMOUTH, WISCONSIN, SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAN
RUBEN A. LEHMAN, Director
The Plymouth High School Concert Band is composed
of eighty-nine members who are all members of the
senior high school. All members receive their basic train-
ing in the junior Band which has an enrollment of eighty
members this year. The Concert Band was the only
organization representing Wisconsiii in the 1957 FIRST
CHAIR OF AMERICA yearbook. The band has received
First Division ratings in Class A for many years and the
Junior Band has received top honors ever since it first
entered into competition six years ago. The band per-
forms at all home football and basketball games and
parades at many civic affairs during the year. The half-
time football shows include a marching unit called the
Pantherettes which is composed of band members and a
select group of girls from the high school.
SENIOR BAND OFFICERS
FIRST RONW: PHILIP KREUGER,
Presidentg SHELBY STEGER, Vice
President. SECOND ROW: MAUREEN
PRINDIVILLE, Secretaryg MARILYN
RUBEN A. LEHMAN,
Received B.A. degree, Ripon College fwisconsinjg further
University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and in Madisong studied
in New York and went to Europe with an orchestra and
Paris during one summerg served on the Contest Music Selection
in Wisconsing has been judge at Music Festivals throughout
was Director of Ripon College Band, New Holstein H. S.
Chorus, and Orchestra: Chilton City Band Wifisconsinjg
Civic Chorusg Plymouth Citizens' Bandg Director of all
Hillsboro High School fwisconsinj and presently is director of
and Junior Bands in Plymouth High School.
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FREEPORT, NEW YORK, HIGH SCHOOL BAND
DR. MAYNARD WETTLAUFER, Director
HAT QMexican Dance, Twirlersj EL RANCHO GRANDE-Music
Known for many years as an outstanding High School QDr. J. Maynardj Wettlaufer, to generations of Freeport
Marching Band-due to radio and television performances, musicians, is the guiding genius behind all the efforts
movie premieres, et al-the Freeport Band somehow of this group, which is seen and heard by millions of
continues its pattern of success. The Director, "Prof" Americans annually.
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Drum Majorette, PEGGY ANN MORROW, is a worthy suc-
cessor to the many outstanding leaders who have led this famous
musical organization at outstanding sports events all over the
metropolitan N. Y. C. area for years, Daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. james H. Morrow, Peggy started twirling in elementary
school, attended music camps and clinics, and studied with
many nationally known teachers. Her background includes five
years of dancing, appearances with the "Ink Spots," a Superior
rating in the New York State
Twirling competition for several
years, majorette of the junior Band as a freshman, a student
leader in gym, a member of the Girls' Chorus, and many other
F.H.S. honors, The "Night of Stars," an annual outstanding
show at Roosevelt Raceway, in which many Broadway stars enter-
tain in a benefit performance, saw Peggy lead the twirling corps
of 175 Long Island twirlers in their routines-an outstanding
DR. J. MAYNARD
Born in Vllilliamsport, Pa., l906g
Colgate University, A.B.g taught at
Illinois, University of North Dakota
liamsport, Pennsylvania before coming
portg B. Music QSherwood Music
Violin, Conducting, and Music E
M.S. in Ed., N.Y.U. and Hofstra
Music Doc. 1950, New York College of
String Major Viola and Violing
works include "Building a Show
recognized textbook and manual on
Bands, and "Fiddlers Four," Beginning
Quartetsg adjudicator of many contestsg
OUTSTANDING MEMBERS-FREEPORT, NEW YORK,
HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Snipas, Jack Kort, Robert Hercndeen, Mary Lou Johnson,
Uman, Peggy Ann Morrow, Sandy Feldstein, Kenneth
Cavalyn Gundel, John Sanders, Arnold Diaz, Ronald
BACK ROW: EDWARD KENNEDY, Freshmang ANN BIR-
GENTHAL, Junior, ROGER SCHENKE, Juniorg RICHARD
SNIPAS, Seniorg LESTER WHITE, Junior, PEGGY REGAN,
Junior, and DONALD HANNA, Sophomore. FRONT ROW:
ARNOLD DIAZ, Senior, G.O. Representative, JOHN SANDERS,
Senior, Presidentg MARY LOU JOHNSON, Seniorg PEGGY
MORROW, Majoretteg SANDY FELDSTEIN, Senior, Vice
Presidentg JACK KORT, Senior, Treasurer. This student group
is the administrative assistant, and in their meetings, discuss
problems pertinent to the operation of the band. Performances,
awards, attendances, discipline fwhenever necessaryJ, and other
matters are the subject of discussion, The group is composed of
six seniors, four juniors, two sophomores, one freshman, the
majorette and Head Manager.
FREEPORT HI BAND-Veterans' Day-"Taps" fCornet Quartetj
as Band forms a Cross.
JOHN SANDERS Well-Known "Signature" of Freeport Hi Field Shows RICHARD SNIPAS
LOU JOHNSON Freeport Hi Band Lined Up For a Dance Routine SANDY FELDSTEIN
MASSILLON-WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
ADVANCED CHOIR-MASSILLON, OHIO
R. BYRON GRIEST, Director
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Director of Vocal Music
Mus. B., Whittenburg College, Springfield,
Ohiog M.A., Ohio State University, Columbusg
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, National Music
Honorary Executive Secretary, Ohio Music
Education Association, Festival Conductor
throughout Ohio, Vice President, Stark County
fOhioJ Music Educators 1954-555 President,
Stark County M.E.A. 1956-57, Chairman Vocal
affairs, Ohio M.E.A. 1950-51-52, Conductor,
Ohio University Summer High School Clinic
at Athens, 1953-54-55-56-573 Vice President
District VIII, O,M.E.A. 1956-573 member of
the American Guild of Organists, Canton
Chapterg Organist and Choirmaster, St. Paul's
Lutheran Church, Massillon, member of the
committee to select Competitions Music for
Ohio since 19503 Chairman of Competitions,
O.M.E.A., 1952-553 Vice Chairman of Com-
petitions, Ohio M.E.A. 1955-565 Past Member
of National Vocal Committee, Competitions
Adjudicator for Ohio.
This choir, under the capable direction of R. Byron Griest, has consistently
Superior throughout Ohio. Under its present leadership for the past six years
choir received the highest rating possible from all three judges both in District
State Competition. Activities of the Advanced Choir are numerous consisting
year of Handel's "Messiah," DuBois Lenten Cantata, "The Seven Last Words
Christ " a musical show Cthis ye1r's being uC"Ll'OLlSClHD District and State Competii
an exchange concert with Mansfield High School Choir and numerous ass
Stark County Music Festival, the I' ive School Tri County Festival a Spring Cox
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programs for the junior and senior high schools of Massillon and surrounding
The choir is composed of 106 members of the eleventh and twelfth grades
So homore Choir a trainin rou feeds into the advanced rou and is com
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MASSILLON, OHIO, ADVANCED CHOIR
IOP ROW ROBERT BURROWS Student Dxrec
tm SHARON ALLTN ASSISIIDI Student Dlrector
-ITRRH KOVAICH PICSILICHI LORIIN EASTER
DAS VICL Prcmlent PAT MCCLEASTIQR Secre
my SECOND ROW' TIM IONG Treqsurer
PRISCILLA ADAMS SOC1'Il Chnlrman SANDRA If
SCHUMAKTR I'1rst Soplnno Scctmn Leader JEAN
ROHRBAUGI-I Second Soprano Sectxon Leader ' ' '
GIADXS LYSITR Ixrst Alto Secuon Leader ' '
'IIIIRD ROW Icft ANITA KAESAR Second Alto 'fi x u
Scctxon Iudcr IHIRD ROW Rxght BUDDY I 3
MAYER BTIIIOYIL Section IEICIC1 'Ind JIM SWEAR
INC I N Buss Scctmn Icxdu
'1 HE MESSIAI-I 20th Annull Presentation Combined Choirs
DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
LEROY A. BATTLE, Dirertm'
The Douglas High School Band is a fine concert and marching organization as is
evidenced by the trophies shown below and by the many outstanding performances
which they have given. A letter from Music Supervisor Frances Hill Lynch says in part:
"I want to congratulate you for your part in 'A Festival of Music.' The program would
do credit to any school system . . . Some of the music performed by the Choir and
Band was extremely difficultg "Gloria in Excelsis" was performed exceptionally well."
A letter from the University of Maryland says: "On behalf of the University, I would like
to express our appreciation to you and your band for taking part in the 1956 High
School Band Day Program . . . May I thank you for a job well done." A letter from
john O. Smith, Adjutant, Lexington Park, Maryland says:
"We wish to thank the director and students for their
splendid performances and cooperation with the Color
Guard of the Post." A letter from William E. Henry,
President, Maryland State Teachers College says: "On ' .'
behalf of the faculty and student body I wish to thank
you and Mr. Battle very much for the excellent program Q 'N
which you and your school band rendered to us on .I i
Thursday." The musical and parade performances of this y '
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band are a credit to any school and community. The 3710- Y 'X
school serves a vast area, students travel as much as sixty X ' . VG'
miles, rehearsals are held after school, and parents take ' , dig- ff'
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The School Is Very Proud of the Splendid Record of the Band and -Q '
the Trophies Are on Constant Display. , f ' f
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Plays Alto Clarinet in Con-
cert Band, Honor Student, and
B.S., Morgan State
graduate work, Juilliard
of Music, Columbia Teachers
lege, and University of
landg M.E.N.C., M.M.E
the Philharmonic Scholai
studied Tympani with Saul
man, Tympanist with New
SECTIONS-DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Principal ROBERT F. FRISBY fRightj
Vice Principal SPICER PETERSON Uleftj
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS-DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL BAND
SANDRA MIDDLETON, Snare Drumg ALBERTA ADDISON, ADDISON, Tromboneg LAWRENCE NEWMAN, Baritone, All-
Co-First Clarinetg BERNICE PROCTOR, Alto Saxophone: EU- State Band 2 yearsg WARREN PINKNEY, Sousaphoneg CAROL
GENE SMITH, Tenor Saxophone, All-County Bandg THOMAS HAWKINS, French Horng EVERETT TOLSON, Trumpet.
BUNKER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND
VERNON BENEDICT, Direrfor
Bunker junior High School is one of four junior high
schools in the Muskegon Public School System. Its junior
band has long been one of the outstanding junior bands
in the State of Michigan and the majority of its
players eventually become important members in the
Muskegon High School .Symphonic Band. Backed by a
splendid parent association and a highly cooperative
administration, the band carries out an extremely active
program of concerts, football appearances and competitive
festival activities. The band has won five consecutive
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS DESIGNATED
FLUTES AND OBOE
FIRST ROW: Judy Countiss CFirst Chairj, janet Meyers, Gertrude Tweist,
'lricia Newkirlf, Lynn Weatter. SECOND ROW: Marilyn Treutler, Carol
Schallx Carol Matthews, Anne Borgeson, Mary Dayson, Sheila Nelson, Rebecca
Schwan fnot in picturel.
First Divisions in the State Band and Orchestra Festivals
in the Class B Division and for seven years has been a
First Division group in the District events. The band
performs formations at some junior high football games,
just as would the senior band, and takes an active part
in junior High Night held annually at one of the Senior
High Football games. Smartly uniformed, the group is
an outstanding example of the completely instrumented
concert band on the junior high level.
Came to Muskegon, l950g
played Solo Clarinet, Michi-
gan State University Band'
doing graduate work at Michi-
gan State: member Fifth Army
Band, 1953-569 returned to
Bunker Band, 1956: Assistant
Conductor, Muskegon High
School Marching Band: Life
member Phi Mu Alpha Sin-
FIRST ROW: Allan Thompson fFirst Chairj, Boyd
Baughman, Russell Wright. SECOND ROW: joe
Ellis, Bill Boeschenstein, Mike Smith, Marian Jury,
jean Sepura, Patty Reecl. THIRD ROW: Janet
Beehler, Sherry johnson, Carolyn Crawford. Blaine
Pearson, Larry McNair, Mary Hennley, Marsha
Reimer, Margaret Doctor.
OFFICIAL BAND CAMP PICTURE ON CAMP REHEARSAL HALL STAGE
FIRST CHAIR MEMBERS DESIGNATED IN SECTIONS
BUNKER JUNIOR HIGH
HORN, TROMBONE, BARITONE, AND BASS
FIRST ROW: Mary Meyers fFirst Chairj, Mike Stewart, Sandra
Robertson, Joanne Erickson, Helen Dawson fnot in picturej.
SECOND ROW: Martin Stewart fFirst Chairj, Peter Hanson,
Larry Meeusen fEirst Chairk, Art Clark, Bruce Baughman, john
Pothoff, Dave Workxnan, Courtney Struclwick fFirst Chair, not
R SSION SAXOPHONE AND BASS CLARINET
lflLlCI'lTl1I'l lust Chalr Keren Cloud Bill Warren ack FIRST ROW: Linda Ga First Chair Geor e Fredrickson
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Long Island, New York
ROY H. MILLIGAN, A.S.C.A.P., A.S.M.A., N.A.A.C.C., Directorg
STEPHEN A'ZARY, Instrumental Directorg RICHARD COR-
DANI, Rifle Instructorg BETTE REIDEL, Twirling Instructorg
BETTE RIEDEL, Business Secretaryg MARYKATE MADDOCK,
Personnel Secretaryg MARYKATE MADDOCK, Librariang BETTE
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ARTHUR ACCARDO, Presidentg LANCE CHIMENTI, Treasurer
MARYKATE MADDOCK, Publicity Director: HARRY HLAVAC
Business Manager: WARD TUCKER, Assistant Business Manager
PETET PASCI-IKE, Assistant Business Managerg BETTE RIEDEI.
Drum Ma'or Ca wtaing KATHLEEN VAH EN, Drum Majo Co-
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Kathleen Vahjen, Co-Captain
FRONT ROW: ARTHUR ACCARDO,
Presidentg LANCE CHIMENTI, Vice
Presidentg W I L L I A M WEBSTER,
Treasurer. BACK ROW: H A R R Y
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN BANDS
DR. WILLIAM D. REVELLI, Conductor
The University of Michigan Symphony Band takes the spotlight at the close of the
football season and is known throughout thc nation as one of the outstanding organi-
zations of its kind. The late Dr. Edwin Franko Goldman was quoted as saying, "The
University of Michigan Symphony Band stands without peer among college bands."
The Symphony Band is the major concert unit of the' bands at Michigan, performing
through Michigan and other areas of the nation. It has twice appeared before the College
Band Directors' National Association. Appearances have been made in major musical
centers in such auditoriums as Carnegie Hall in New York City, Philadelphia Academy
of Music, Boston Symphony Hall, Shrine Auditorium in Detroit, and Bushnell Audi-
torium in Hartford, Connecticut. I
Critics have yielded high acclaim to the Michigan Symphony Band. Here are some
of the comments:
"The Unizferyity of Michigan Symphony Band, under the leaderrhip of IVilliam D. Revelli,
laft night gaueta concert in Carnegie Hall. The Uniuerrity of Michigan Band is without quertion
one of the finer! in the country, if not the entire world."
NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, Saturday, April 9, 1955.
"Long conridered the hert undergraduate murical organization of ity hind in the country, it:
fThe Uniuerrity of Michigan Symphony Bandj Symphony Hall concert last night proved why."
BOSTON POST, Boston, Massachusetts, April 6, 1955
"ll7e have heard quite a numher of proferrional handr, hut- in our memory we find none that
equalled what we heard lart night. It Kric., the Unirerrity of Michigan Symphony Bandj har
the richness of the Barton Symphony, along with it.r power and rurgef it har the tonal heauzier
of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the rhythmic flexibility of the New York Philharmonic,
when Mitropoulo: i.r conducting."
SPRINGFIELD UNION, Springfield, Massachusetts, April 5, 1955.
"IV ith impeccable muricianrhip and artirtry far heyond it: age level, the University of
Michigan Symphony Band played to a capacity audience."
COURIER EXPRESS, Buffalo, New York, April 1, 1955.
"Last night thi: 106 member aggregation Kric., the Unioerrity of Michigan Symphony Bandj
came to Burhnell and performed in a collective manner that would put to shame many a
trained praferrional group."
HARTFORD TIMES, Hartford, Connecticut, April 8, 1955
1957 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MARCHING BAND
DR. WILLIAM D. REVELLI, Cofzductor- GEORGE CAVENDER, Asrixlrmt Cozzrlzzcfor
GURDON "CHAMP" PATTON, Drum Major
For the first eight weeks of the fall semester, the Univer-
sity of Michigan Marching Band takes the spotlight., The
1957 version of the Michigan Marching Band was one
of the largest in the history of Bands at the University
of Michigan. It was composed of 143 playing members,
four twirlers, one drum major, a color guard of four
members, and ten guidon-pennant bearers carry pennants
in the various "Big Ten" colors. Tradition has established
the policy of an all-male marching band and this has
been true ever since its inception in 1859. With men
from 26 states in its membership, it truly can be called
the "All-American Band." A typical season finds this
organization marching over 28,000 man-miles, or over
once around the world in the preparation of its shows.
This group will expend some 26,048,936,960 foot pounds
of energy in the preparation of its shows during the
course of a season, and if all the music it is to use in
its eight-week season were to be stacked in one pile, it
would tower some fifteen feet into the air. Because of
its leadership, its showmanship, and its superior perform-
ances, the Band was chosen as the subject of a film-short
which was made by RKO Pathe Pictures. This was the
film entitled, "Here Comes The Band," a "short" which
received international release. The Band has also twice
been chosen as the subject of a feature article in "LIFE"
Magazine, and has appeared on nrunerous national tele-
All musical arrangements used on the field are specially
scored for the particular show and formation. The march-
ing band members drill from 4:15 to 5:45 Mondays
through Fridays in preparation for each show. The posi-
tion of drill-master does not exist, for Dr. Revelli and
his assistant, Mr. George Cavender, work hand in hand
in all the myriad details concerned with presenting per-
formances. Flutes, piccolos, oboes, bassoons, contra-bas-
soons, alto clarinets, bass clarinets, baritone saxophones,
bass saxophones, and French horns are not used on the
field. Alto horns, trombones, cornets, trumpets, euphon-
iums, and the like come into prominence in the March-
ing Band, giving it a sonority which is its traditional
The Michigan Band has been very fortunate in having
for its drum majors, some of the outstanding men in the
field. Names like Richard Smith and Floyd Zarbock and
"Champ" Patton are but a few. The Drum Major for
the 1957 season was Gurdon "Champ" Patton from Mt.
Morris, Michigan. Twirlers were: joseph Brown of Dear-
born, Michigan, john Kirkendall of Burlington, Indiana,
Gary Kocher of Shelby, Ohio, and James I-Iiggenbottom
of Lincoln Park, Michigan.
The Michigan Marching Band has appeared from coast
to coast, and from this has come the title, appended by
the sports writers, of "Transcontinental All-American
Marching Band." Typical of its engagements are appear-
ances in most of the "Big Ten" stadiums, and two appear-
ances in the Rose Bowl.
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KAI JEAN LaDOUCEUR SARAH JANE BAIRD ROBERT WOJCIAK DON G. WILCOX
Oxford, Michigan Gary, Indiana McKees Rocks, Penn. Chicknsha, Oklahoma
Oboe Flute Clarinet Alto Clarinet
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Old GICCHWICF1, COHH- Adrian, Michigan Poplar, Montana I-lbefw, MISSOIII1 N0ff0lk,
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Edmond, OlCl8l10mH Shelby, North Carolina Muskegon, Michigan Granclville, Michigan WISCONSIN R11P1Cl5,
French Horn Trombone Percussion Euphonium Tuba
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING FIRST CHAIR OF AMERICA
This is the nineteenth year since FIRST CHAIR OF
AMERICA was first published in 1940 with a book con-
taining 102 pages. FIRST CHAIR OF AMERICA has
been published every year since with the exception of
the war years. The 1940 edition carried the endorsement
and best wishes for success from such outstanding men
as GLENN CLIFFE BAINUM, ERNEST S. WILLIAMS,
HERBERT L. CLARKE, JAMES C. HARPER, BOB
MAKOVSKY, WILLIAM R. WEHREND, L. BRUCE
JONES, HAROLD BACHMAN, CLIFFORD P. LILLYA,
A. R. McALLISTER, A. A. HARDING, EDWIN
FRANKO GOLDMAN, RALPH E. RUSH, H. A. VAN-
DERCOOK, and others. The publication was approved
by the National Competition Festivals QBand, Orchestra,
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In 1941 a National Approval Board was set up to recom-
mend outstanding organizations which Qonlyj could be
presented in FIRST CHAIR OF AMERICA.
The publication has grown to the present 344-page edition
and the Twentieth Anniversary edition coming up in
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With the publication of the 1959 CTwentieth Anniversary
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place those directors who have proved to be very outstand-
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sent in from the many sources. Mrs. Barrett taught for eight years
in the schools of Mississippi, has assisted in the management of the
Mississippi Lions All-State Band since 1950, and has a great store
of knowledge regarding the quality bands, orchestras, and choruses
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CHAIR OF AMERICA beginning with the 1959 QTwentieth Anniversary,
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OTTAWA HILLS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA
Grand Rapids, Michigan
W. MERWYN MITCHELL, COIZJZICIO7'
Ottawa Hills Orchestra and Band Members have participated in large numbers in
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OTTAWA HILLS FESTIVALS RATINGS-1957
Dirtrict S olo and Ensemble
SENIOR HIGH JUNIOR HIGH
I Division Ratings .......,, .....,,, 1 8 I Division Ratings .,,.,.,,, ,,,,,,t,, 1 2
II Division Ratings ....., .,,,, 6 II Division Ratings ,,,,,,,,. ,,,,,,,,w,,, 1 1
III Division Ratings ...... ...., 4 III Division Ratings .,..,....,,......,,.,,,, 3
State S010 and Ensemble N0 feffifffll 071 Wife 191191
I Division Ratings .....,. ......... 1 5
II Division Ratings .,,...........i...,..,..,. 5 SQSSESTRA """""" "4'-- I E
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During the last ten years of festival participation by Junior and Senior Orchestra at
district level, Ottawa Hills Orchestras achieved 10 First ratings with no ratings lower
than II. In the State Orchestra Festivals since 1949 the Senior Orchestra achieved three
First ratings and six Second ratings. The Ottawa Hills Senior Orchestra was Guest
Orchestra at the Mid-Western Music Clinic at the University of Michigan on january
12, 1957. The Orchestra was honored by being invited to present music for the
opening program of the Michigan Education Association at the Grand Rapids Civic
Auditorium on October 17, 1957. Not the least important part of the orchestra's educa-
tion is the preparation and performance of music for Senior plays, Christmas, and
National Honor Assemblies and others. .
The record of attainment of the Ottawa Hills Orchestra would be incomplete without
recognition of the fine support-moral as well as financial-of the Music Parents'
Club which is known as the Ottawa Hills Band and Orchestra Boosters. From the
abbreviation to the initial letters comes the word OH-BO Boosters of Ottawa Hills.
The purposes of this organization as listed in its constitution are: to romote and
encourage interest in the various phases of the Senior and unto
School Instrumental Music Departments namely the bands and the oi
-and to promote cooperation between the parents members of the
and junior High School band and orchestras and the instructors
lend all possible support to the instrumental music progress in our
.aa All parents of the students in thc Ottawa Hills Senior and unior
instrumental departments are automatically considered members Fin
the OH-BO BOOSTERS have raised funds by such activities as pa
rummage sales, cake sales, food concessions and the sale of adverti
Spring Concert programs. The group has contributed over 351000
year for the welfare of the music department program including su
as bus transportation for festivals new instruments uniforms and
ships for All'State Band and Orchestra at the Summer Youth Music P
at Michigan State University and at Intcrlochen
JAMES BATES, Presidentg PETER PRICE Treasurer CAROL
BENS, Vice Presidentg and JEAN HARRISON Secretary
OTTAWA SENIOR ORCHESTRA
Grand Rapids, Michigan
FIRST VIOLIN SECTION SECOND VIOLIN SECTION
ROW: JAMES BATES, Concertmasterg JOSEPH MAYNE, FRONT ROW: CAROL WILSON fPrincipalJg MARIS GRAUBE
HAAS, TINE COOLIDGE, DAVID LOGSDON.
LOWER STRINGS WOODWINDS
ROW: Cellos-JOANNE DUNN, EDWARD TORNGA, FIRST ROW! FIUYCS-DIANE COX, LYNNE JOCHEMS,
SPENCER fPrincipalJ. SECOND ROW: Violgg-MIL. SHERYL SMITH QPrincipalJ. Oboe-GAIL COOK. SECOND
SINNING, KATHY JOHNSON, RITA HUGHES, JEAN ROW: Clarinets-CAROL RENS CPrincipalJ, ROGER HELMS,
fPrincipnlJ. THIRD ROW: String Basses-THOMAS DAVID OOSTDYKL BHSSOOH-MAX SCHOLZ-
MARY WEBSTER qvfinfimy.
W Irench Horns ROGER HARRIS PETER PRICE MICHAEL BERGER Snare Drum LARRY LEITCH Tympam
SECOND ROW: Comets and Trumpets-NORMAN FRANK RENS, Chimes and Bellsg JACQUELINE SHAKNIS
fPrincipalJ, THOMAS PRESCOTT, CAROL BEIMERS, Piano.
JOHNSTON. THIRD ROW: Trombones-PHILIP
N, KENNETH AYRES, GRANT WORFELQ Cornet-
WORFEL, DONNA BOUWENS. SECOND ROW: MICHELLE DEBAKEY, NAN TELGENHOFF. SECOND ROW:
BEUTE, SALLY BRAND, SUSAN FAUSETT, MAU- PHILIP WATTERSON, VIRGINIA VAN SLUYTERS, CHRIS-
Index--FIRST CHAIR GF AMERICA-1958
Dedication-National U 5
Message from Editor ...., -.,.,,.. 2
Parade of The States .... 4,.,,-. 1 2.53
Special Announcement .,..,....
Special Feature Organization ....
Aberdeen, Mississippi-H.S. Band .....,,.,.
Amarillo, Texas-H.S. Band ...............
American Fork, Utah-H.S. Band ..........
Annapolis, Maryland-H.S. Band ............,..
Atlantic City, New Jersey--H.S. Band ,.........,,
thern H S Band
Baltimore, Maryland-Sou . . .,.....,. ..
Baton Rouge, Louisiana-Istrouma H.S. Band .,...
Baton Rouge, Louisiana-Senior H.S. Band ........
Battle Creek, Michigan-H.S. Band ..,......,,,,..
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin-H.S. Band ..,...
Bel Air, Maryland-H.S. Band ..............,...
Belt, Montana-Belt Valley H.S. Band .....
Bernardsville, New Jersey-H.S. Band .....
Bessemer, Alabama-H.S. Band ....,., - ,....
Bladensburg, Maryland-H.S. Band ..,..............
Blytheville, Arkansas-H.S. Band ..,..,..................
Brunswick, 'Georgia-Glynn Academy Band ........
Carthage, Texas-H.S. Band ...,........................,...
Casper, Wyoming-H.S. Band ...,....,...................
Ceres, California-Ceres-Union H.S. Band .,...,..
Charles City, Iowa-H.S. Band ..............................
Chattanooga, Tennessee-Red Bank H.S. Choir .....
Chico, California-H.S. Band' ..,.........................
Churchland, Virginia-H.S. Band ............,........,.
Clifton, New Jersey-H.S. "Mustang Band" .,,, ..
Columbia, South Carolina-Dreher H.S. Band ..,....
Columbia City, Indiana-Joint H.S. Band ..,.........
Columbus, Georgia-Jordan H.S. Band ......
Commerce, Georgia-H.S. "Tiger" Band ..., .
Compton, California-Union H.S. Band ,..........
...... 76, 77
Coral Gables, Florida-H.S. Band ,......................... ..,...,..........,, 1 47
Corpus Christi, Texas-H.S. Buccaneer Band .,..... ......... 1 52, 153
Crawfordsville, Indiana-H.S. Band .....,..,........... .......... 8 4, 85
Decatur, Alabama-H.S. Band ..............,... ........Y. 8 0, 81
DeWitt, Iowa-Community H.S. Band ...........,........ .......,.. 5 4, 55
Dighton, Kansas-H.S. Band ,,...v..,,,.........,,,...............,,..,..... 100, 101
Downers Grove, Illinois-Community H.S. Band ...........i.... 218, 219
Drexel, North Carolina-H.S. Band .....,....,........... ........,,...., 1 71
East Islip, New York-H.S. Band .....,........,.,.....,.,. ........... 3 34-336
East Providence, Rhode Island-H.S. Band .,...,.. ...,..,.. 2 64, 265
Eau Claire, Wisconsin-H.S. Band .,.......,.........,. ........ 3 03-305
Elbow Lake, Minnesota-H.S. Band ,...., .........,... 9 6, 97
Electra, Texas-H.S. Band .......,.......... ......... 1 96, 197
Elizabeth City, North Carolina .......,... ......... 1 20, 121
Fairbury, Nebraska-H.S. Band ....... ......... 2 62. 263
Farmington, Maine-H.S. Orchestra ....................... ......,........ 2 13
Fillmore, Utah-Millard H.S. Band ......,,................................ 310, 311
Flemington, New Jersey-Hunterdon H.S. Band ..,..,..,....... 280, 281
Fort Worth, Texas-Paschal H.S. Band ,.................. ......... 1 24, 125
Fort Worth, Texas-Polytechnic H.S. Band .,....
Franklin, Indiana-H.S. Band ...........,............... ...........,... 1 07
Freeport, New York-H.S. ................... ...l...,. 3 24. 325
Gainesville, Florida-H.S. Band ,...... .......-.-..- 6 4. 65
Galena Park, Texas-H.S. Choir ....... ......... 3 20. 321
Garden City, Kansas-H.S. Band ,..... ..........,......,. 1 72
Garden City, Kansas-H.S. Choir ....... ...-..l.. 175. 176
Garden City, Kansas-H.S. Orchestra ...,.......,........... ......... 1 73, 174
Garrison, North Dakota-H.S. Band .................................... 313, 314
Georgetown, South Carolina-Winyah H.S. Band .i., ,........ . .259-261
Glendive, Montana-Dawson Co, H.S. Band ......................AAl.., 58. 59
Graham, Texas-H.S. Band ................ .............................-.---.- 1 32, 133
Grand Rapids, Michigan-Ottawa Hills H.S. Orchestra .... 342, 343
Greenville, Mississippi-Senior H.S. Band ..............-.....-..- 286, 287
Greenwood, Mississippi-Senior H.S. Band . ........................... 102, 103
Gunnison, Colorado-Gunnison County H.S. Band ..i............. 66. 67
Hagerstown, Maryland-S. Hagerstown H.S. Band ........ 289, 290
Hannibal, Missouri--H.S. Band .................... ............-.---..-1----.- 1 99-201
Humboldt, Tennessee-H.S. Band .....,.....................,.....-- ----..-.-, 9 8. 99
Indianola, Mississippi-H.S. Band .........................,. ..,...r.. 1 43. 144
Kalispell, Montana-Flathead CO. H.S. Band ........ -- .-....----.- 161
Kohler, Wisconsin-PLS. Band ....i..................-........-- -----.-- 1 34-136
Lake Worth, Florida-H.S. Band ...... -..---.-. 1 30. 131
Latrobe, Pennsylvania-H.S. Band ...... ---------- 2 76. 277
Leavittsburg, Ohio-H.S. Choir ....,........
Lenoir, North Carolina-H.S. Band .....
Lexington, North Carolina-H.S. Band ......
Louisville, Ohio-H.S. Choir ,.,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,
Lockport. Illinois-Twp. H.S. Band ,,,..,...,,,,
Lubbock, Texas-Monterey H.S. Band ....,.. ......,...
Marks, Mississippi-H.S. Band ..,.,,..,,.,,,,.,.,,,,,,.,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 278, 279
Massillon, Ohio-Massillon-Washington H.S. Choir ..... 326, 327
Mayville, North Dakota ,,..,,,,,.,.,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,, 2 51.253
Memphis, Tennessee-Central H.S. Band ,,,,,,, ,r,,,,, 2 54, 255
Memphis, Tennessee-Messick H.S. Band ........ ....,.. 1 66, 167
Memphis, Tennessee-Messick H.S. Choir ........ .......... 1 68, 169
Meridian, Mississippi-Senior H.S. Band ...,..,, ,,,,,,, 1 22, 123
Merryville, Louisiana-H.S. Band ,......,.. ..,,,, ,,,,,,, 1 0 4, 105
Miami, Florida-H.S. Band ...........,.............,.,...,.. ......,.. 2 82-284
Minot, North Dakota-Model I-LS, Band ,,,,,,, ,,,,,,, 2 06, 207
Mississippi Lions All-State Band .,.....,,...... ....,........,...,. 2 '79
Mississippi Southern College Band ,,,,,,,,,,.,, ,,,,,,,,,, 3 06, 307
Monroe, Louisiana-Neville H.S. Band ,,..,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,291
Monroe, Wisconsin-H.S. Band ,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 237-240
Monterey, California-Monterey Union H.S. Band ...... ,...... 'I 0, 71
Montgomery, Alabama-Robt. E. Lee H,S. Band ,,,,,, ,,,,,,, 7 4, 75
Montrose, Colorado--H.S. Band ,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, 1 91
Morganton, North Carolina-H.S. Band .......... .,...,...,...... 1 65
Murray, Utah-H.S. Band ,.,.,,....... ...,,,,.,..,,,,,,,,,,,,.,, ,,,.,,,,,, 2 2 2, 223
Muskegon, MichignnfBunker Jr. H.S. Band ...... . 330, 331
Muskegon. Michigan-Senior H.S. Bimd ...,,,,.,,, ,.,,,,,,,, 3 32, 333
Nacogdoches, Texas-H.S. Band ...,............. ........,. 1 92, 193
Nacogdoches, Texas-H.S. Choir ..,.,....,,,. ,,,,,,. 1 94, 195
Nashua, New Hampshire-H.S. Band .........,. ,.,.,,,,,,,,,,,, 2 14
Natchez, Mississippi--Senior H.S. Band .........,.,.., . 142, 143
New Kensington, Pennsylvania-H.S. Band ....... . 244, 245
Norwich, New York-H.S. Band ...,....,,,............. ...,.,.,., 3 01, 302
Orderville, Utah-Valley H.S. Band ,,,,,,, .,,,,,,,,,,, 2 16
Outstanding Directors ...,.,...........,,.,,,.......,.,.,....,.,..,,,,,,,.,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, 2 41
Pahokee, Florida-H.S. Band ................,,...........,,,,,.,..,..,,,,,,.,,,, 203-205
Palm Springs, California-Nellie N. Goff
Paonia, Colorado-H.S. Band ...,.....,...,
Paris, Tennessee-H.S. Band ........,............,
Philadelphia, Mississippi-H.S. Band .,... ..,..,..,,
Philippi, West Virginia-H.S. Band .,... .....,..,.
Plainview, Texas-H.S. Band ........... ........,.
Plymouth, Wisconsin-H.S. Band ..............,.,.......... .......,.,
Pompano Beach, Florida-H.S. Band .........,.......,.,,.. ,..,..,..,
Princeton, Kentucky-Caldwell Co. H.S. Band ..........,..,...,
Riverdale, North Dakota.-H.S. Band ..............,.,....,. .,........
Rugby, North Dakota-H.S. Choir ...,..........,...,.,.. ,.,,.....,
Russell, Kansas-H.S. Choir .....,..........,.... ,,...,....
Schuyler, Nebraska-H.S. Band ........,........ ..........
Shreveport, Louisiana-Byrd H.S. Band ,....,.. .......
Snyder, Texas-H.S. Band .,.............,.........,... .
South River, New Jersey-H.S. Band ...,.
Spencer, West Virginia-H.S. Band .....
Stamford, Connecticut-H.S. Choir ....
Stanley, North Dakota-H.S. Band ......
Sterling, Colorado-H.S. Band .......
Sulphur, Louisiana-H.S. Band .....,...,
Sumter, South Carolina-H.S. Band ......
Taft, Texas-H.S. Band ..................
Tioga, Louisiana-H.S. Chorus ......
Tooele, Utah-H.S. Band .,..,,........
Tupelo, Mississippi-H.S. Band .,.,...
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, .....,......... 299
Upper Marlboro, Maryland-Douglas H,S. Band ....,,
Velva, North Dakota-H.S. Band ............,..,......,....... ....... 2 66, 267
Vicksburg, Mississippi-Carr Central H.S. Band .......,,,...... 94, 95
Wadena, Minnesota-H.S. Band ..,....,.................,.,.,........,,..... 106, 107
Wallingford, Connecticut-Lyman Hall H.S. Band ................ 285
Washington, Indiana-H.S. Band ...........,............................,-.- 116. 117
Washing-ton, Indiana-H.S. Chorus .............i................ ....... 1 18. 119
Wellington, Kansas-H.S. Band ..A....,..................i.... ..,.............---------.--.
West Palm Beach, Florida-Palm Beach H.S. Band ,.......,. 138, 139
Winsted, Connecticut-Gilbert School Chorus ......,....... -...----------.----
Wetumpka, Alabama-Elmore Co. Band .......... .......-.- 2 13
Winterhaven, Florida-H.S. Band .................. 4.-.--,-- 6 0-63
Worthington, Minnesota-H.S. Band ..........,...... ...... 2 56-258
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