School Band Practice To Start Next Monday

From The Malakoff News
Friday, August 2, 1957

Charles Wetzel, band director for the Malakoff schools, announces band practice for high school members, beginning Monday, August 5th in the high school auditorium.  Practice for high school beginners will follow on Monday at 9:30 a.m.

Charles Wetzel

Charles Wetzel

According to Mr. Wetzel, regular rehearsals will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:00 a.m. until the beginning of school.  All members and those wishing to play in the school band are urged to attend.

Misses Delores McLain and Deanna Poole will begin classes on Monday, teaching “twirling.”  Classes are to be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, according to Mr. Wetzel.

A “Bit” of Looking Back – First Baptist Church Chapel Choir (December, 1961)

from The Malakoff News22 December, 1961

from The Malakoff News
22 December, 1961

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A “Bit” of Looking Back – Liz’s Listings (March, 1958)

Liz’s Listings

From The Malakoff News
Friday, February March 28, 1958

By Malakoff News Columnist Elizabeth Gentry Waller

One of the nicest things about working here at the News is meeting and talking to people and particularly hearing about school programs which we enjoy.  Wednesday morning, Mr. Starkey called us to say that the Malakoff School Band was presenting a practice concert in the auditorium and invited us to attend.  Band director Charles Wetzel has done an excellent job with our band, which is only three years old.  It has grown to a membership of fifty pieces, starting out with a very few.

Among the numbers we enjoyed at the concert were:  “Wang, Wang Blues” (which was popular in our younger days), “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” “Fascination” and “Singing the Blues.”

The solo part in the first number mentioned was played by Mike Starkey and was really good.  Sometime in April, Mr. Wetzel said the band would give a concert for the public, and we suggest that you plan to attend and see for yourselves just what a fine young band we have and how well Mr. Wetzel has done directing the group.