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Page 11 text:
Directed by Paul Painter, the Winfield high school symphony orchestra
Worked hard this year to maintain its former high standards.
As a homeroom the orchestra has been active. It led the way in the
Invasion Day contest for stamp and bond purchases. Orchestra members
contributed stamps for organization bonds to be used for music after the War.
The orchestra was honored by being
invited to play the annual Olmstead
Memorial concert. This was the fifth
time that the Olmstead invitation had
been extended to the high school or-
chestra. They also played an assembly
Theatre orchestra performed at all
ot the school plays and added several
new numbers including "Porgy and
Bess", "Connecticut Yankee", and
"Girl Crazy" to its repertoire.
A strong local contest, a district
solo, and an ensemble contest at-
tracted the attention of band and or-
Dorothy Merriam was concertmaster
of the orchestra, Marilyn McNeish was
student conductor with Raymond Old-
ham, assistant. Pattie Reiter was the
student conductor of the band with
Elizabeth Evans, assistant.
Page 10 text:
The Viking victory band under the direction of Paul Painter devoted the
first part of the year to marching and was organized along military lines.
Don Wind was drum major, and Rex Dulaney, top sergeant.
The band carried a heavy football schedule giving shows at all the games.
Outstanding in the memory of the students were the HalloWe'en show when the
band paraded as ghosts on a dark field, and the Coronation show when the
band helped crown the personality queen, Patricia McGuire, who was also
This organization continued to serve
W.H.S. by performing at the basketball games.
The formal opening, including the presentation
of the American and the school flags, was used.
Flag swingers were Ruby Duncan, Iane
Crawford, Marilyn Thornton, and lean Thomas:
twirlers- Lorita Higginbottom, Darlene Reece,
Juanita Wilt, and Doris Atkins: the color guard
-Don Wind, Iim Dobbs, Iim McPeek, Walter
Shipp, and Bob Light completed the band
roster. Kenneth Bean was head of the quarter-
master corps, and Ioann Miller and Don Wind
The band also presented a formal concert
and played at the pep assemblies.
Page 12 text:
The Winfield high school vocal department under the direction of Mrs.
Foster Newland has had an active season which was high-lighted by their
Christmas program. All of the choruses, the senior high girls ensemble, and
the string ensemble took part in this concert. These ensembles gave programs
of Christmas music at the Chamber of Commerce and at the hospital at
The choruses and ensembles gave several junior and senior high assem-
blies which were marked by the warmth of the students' reception.
The Treble Clef club, a junior high girls ensemble, was organized this
year to further interest in choral chamber music. The group made its debut
at a senior high assembly.
The department furnished the music for the Baccalaureate service.
Viking choral groups pictured above are top: mixed chorus: second row,
left to right are girls' ensemble, Treble Clef Club and Senior high girls'
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