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Page 88 text:
“The best in three years . . “members enthusiastic playing music you
really want to listen to . . these comments about Peru's orchestra came from the President of the Music Section of the Nebraska State Teachers' Association who incidentally is also Victor Hugo Jindra, conductor,—but they truly explained the reason for the orchestra's success.
The group of approximately forty members opened one convocation program with a
classic by Joseph Haydn, “Second Symphony.” The second number was a collection of melodies from Sigmund Romberg's “New
Violinist Jeanne Spier and Cornetist Leroy Redfem stepped down from their chairs to gain experience in actual conducting. Miss Spier lead the Peru Training School Orchestra, Mr. Redfem conducted the Training School Band to gain superior ratings in the annual M.I.N.K. Music Contest.
VIOLINS: Jeanne Spier, Virginia Clarke, Norma lean Hayes, Marilyn Hunt, Helon Wilberger, Muriel Reuter, Ruth Church. Wilma Wager, Bette Schneider, Carolee Garver.—VIOLAS: Cathryn Erffmeyer. Maryon Thomas.—CELLOS: Dorothy Hendricks, Frances Anne Sizemore, Ollie Marie Fredrickson.—BASS VIOLS: Isabelle Tynon, Melba McLune, Verda Keys.—TUBA: Murvel Annan.—TYMPANI: Lillie Mae Collins.—DRUMS: Phyllis Elaine Brier.—FLUTES: Janet Harris, Marjorie Wareham, Wilma Parnell.—CLARINETS: Frank Larson, Charles Paradise, Marjorie Bcettner, Audrey Zastera.—BASSOONS: Wilda Goings, Dorothee Weber.—FRENCH HORNS: Leona Bertwell. Willard Hun-zeker.—SAXOPHONE: Thelma Henry.—TRUMPETS: Reba Hauptmann. Robert Brammer, James Sandin, Margaret Ritchie.—TROMBONE: Marvin Hunzoker.—PIANO: R. T. Benford, Jean Humphrey.—DIRECTOR: Victor H. Jindra.
Page 87 text:
George Gardner, Audrey Cowan, Ollie Fredorickson were executives in the popular Learn-to-Dance Club which needed several upper-class sponsors: Edna Mae Petersen, Marge Evans, Dean Karr, Barbara Beal, Rex Floyd, June Modlin, and Bill Saale.
Monodramas, readings and one acts were scrutinized by the Peru Players, dramatic or-
ganization sponsored by Mary Olive Richardson. The governing board was made up of Felista Handley, Osa Marie Boedeker and Mary Parker.
Roy Kellogg guided the watery careers of Crawdad members and Charlie Hinman, Gladys Pieper and Pat Henry officiated at Sketch Club meetings.
Page 89 text:
BACK ROW: Lloyd Johnson, Darlene Swett, William Fankhauser, Dorothy Ewin, Marvin Hunzeker, Mary Groven-burg. Bob Ashton, Mervin Keedy, Lillie Mae Collins, James Steele, Charies Gabus, Mary Modlin, Dell Crouch, Nancy Henderson.
FRONT ROW: Madonna Adee, Chester Clark, Mary Lou Harvey, John Jacobs, Virginia Trively, Murvel Annan, Doris Starkebaum, Dean Slagle, Harriet Maxwell, Gladys Nofsger. Willard Hunzeker, Sylvia Ulmer. Edwin Bentley. Martha Clifton, Max Manifold, Osa Boodekor, Joe Littrell.
"Golly Darn,” gasped Pop Steck as sixty-five lusty do-re-mi-fa-so-la-te-do's informed him that they were his chorus for the school year early in September. From this group were choosen the chorus that toured the Southeastern part of the state from March 31 to April 7. However, the entire group this year instituted a series of Sunday Afternoon Musicals in the Music Hall Auditorium; during Holy Week presented the "Lenten Cantata” by Stainer as their contribution to the spring festivities.
The first Sunday in May the chorus sang the Elijah in junction with the College orchestra as a budget event with Oscar Bennett, baritone soloist from Wesleyan music faculty; Alice Auxier, supervisor of music at Seward; Dr. Lloyd Hiem, tenor from Humboldt, and Martha Clifton, senior chorus member as soloists for the group.
"Never have I had a group that has stuck with me as well as this one,” says Pop Steck. "and since most of them are Freshman I am looking forward to next year and future years.”
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