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Melodies Provided By Band Providing jump tunes and lilting melodies for many Rocky after-game dances and exchange assemblies is the Rock Island High School dance band. First Row: Donald Knabe, Jerry Evans, James Campana, Gerald Casey, and Robert Williams. Second Row: Mr. McDowell, Bond Director; Donald Kruzan, Jack Coleman, Vernon Glisan, Wesley Sedrel, Ernest Workmon, Jack Hyde, George Pickett, and Robert Newell. Right! left! Right! left! Strutting proudly, majorettes Karen Bream and Karen Pratt and drum major Don Motz practice energetically before the game. 169
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and Lilting Dance Meet the Band as it comes sprint¬ ing down the football field with propel¬ ling music and military precision. Re¬ member also those moving strains of a classical overture and the " Allegro " of a Broadway musical in concerts present¬ ed by the Orchestra and Band. Also there is the new fourteen piece Dance Band which plays for many Rocky dances and entertains students in other schools at exchange assemblies. As always, the Pep Band adds to the student enthusiasm and pep with the popular theme song, " When The Rocks Go Marching In, " and many other songs which enliven half-time in the Rocks ' new fieldhouse. Yes, from football games to bas¬ ketball games, from concerts to dances, Rock Island High School Band is very much a part of student activities and does its utmost to provide good music, variety, and entertainment at its best. ments for their next appearance. " Won ' t you come home Bill Bailey " is one of the songs ployed at the basketball games by the Pep bond when the Varsity game begins. Pep Tune Band officers, Jerry Evans, Assistant Monoger; Ernie Workman, Bond Manager; and Jack Hyde, Assistant Manager; decide on musical arrange-
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Members of the Rock Island High School Bond anxiously Tuning up for another performance are members of the high school orchestra and their leader Mr. McDowell.
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