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Jamie Soutar once said, “There's more real satisfaction in a becrial than in a merridge, for ye never ken hoo a merridge is goin't’ turn oot.”
And there is a certain disadvantage in making a write-up of a musical organization at precisely the opening of its public career. As we go to press (Doesn't that sound business-like and responsible? Just like real editors, for all the world!) the Octette is contemplating some serious adventures in concert giving. If we only could make up the forms (observe again the printer’s jargon) a month later we might be able to tell of a series of successes—crowded houses, applauding audiences, heavy box-office receipts, etc. Ihit enough of dreams and golden visions.
The girls have honestly delighted the Peru public again and again, with real harmony, delightfully phrased melodies, rich, sweet tones, and true poems truly interpreted and faithfully sung. They have even helped, in a small way. to make history: for when the biennial appropriations were in the balance and the legislative committee was down from Lincoln to look us over and see “how about it," the girls sang them into a delightful trance, from which no man recovered until he had voted “Aye" on every proposition favoring Peru.
Adalyn Blankinship, first soprano. The most popular girl soloist we ever had here. Full, rich, sweet voice, with lots of color (gold) in it. Extremely pretty girl—hair much the color of her voice.
Louise Segelke, first soprano. Tall, queenly style, swell dresser. Cloy lival for “Adalyn" as soloist. Light, lyrical voice, high and clearly sustained, keen as to pitch—an altogether indispensable voice, with exceptional intelligence in execution.
Winnie Delzei.l, second soprano. A very winsome person, specially gifte 1 in the musical temperament. Shows poetic feeling and insight in her singing. Clear voice, of good timbre, accurate as to pitch.
Esther Bi.ankenshii , second soprano. This young lady is a basket-bail star, who sings with as great enthusiasm as she throws goals. Her voice is wide and full, and of fine promise.
Li ra La.miiktii. first alto. Pretty enough to have her picture in the Sunday supplement. A11 intelligent singer, and a reliable soloist.
Burtis Kennedy, first alto. Another athletic person, distinguished alike in music and in basket-ball. Voice like a ’cello—rich and vibrant.
Lena Larimer, second alto. A girl distinguished by exceptional graces of person and bv remarkable musical attainment. (See write-up of the Glee Club.) The place made vacant by her graduation this year will be hard indeed to fill.
Ethel ii.i.iams, second alto. A handsome girl with a fine, deep voice.
Prof. H. C. House has directed the club since the beginning of the school year, and has developed a choice repertoire of standard songs.
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