Last edited........July 8, 2008

Centralia City Schools Band - 1948

This is a very old photo of the Centralia City Schools Band. Look closely and you will see several of our classmates. Unfortuantely it was not on photo grade paper and was grainy so details could not be seen very well. To see a little larger photo, click on the face of the person you want to see and a larger image with names will appear. Click on your browser's back button to return for another view.

There are numerous pages of other photos, including some framed photos.
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Front Row, L-R: Mr. Jordan, Madonna Daniel, Robert Broadhurst, Michael Frazier, Thomas Gallagher, Pam Gillespie, Shirley Davis, Peggy Jordan, Donna Hester, Carolyn Stedelin , Duane Bude, Donald Luzader, James Ring, Ronnie Elliston, Ray Branch, Mr. Loomis.

Second Row: Clifford Rapp, J. M. Swaim, Billy Hesser, Alice Jane Stevenson, Barbara Brand, Jeanette Kavanaugh, Paula Bierman, Barbara Purpus, Sue Chambers, Dee Boswell, Shirley Wiles, Nancy Garren, Donald Winters, Bobby Hesser, Jerry Beguelin.

Third Row: Ronnie Edmondson, Melvin Gambill, Paul Kepner, Linda Lou Fogleman, Phyllis Booth, Gene Leiber, Rodney Snow, Virginia Morgan, Shirley Chambers, Margaret Boswell, Richard Storer, Freddy Linkon, Bobby Stevens, Bob McCown, Bob Waldron, Donald Niepoetter, Ernie Sundermeyer.

Back Row: Kenneth Scott, Billy Heyduck, Glenda Meyer, Orva Lee Smith, Earline Brookman, Patty Tudor, David Stedelin, Donna K. Matthews, Lea Rae Lester, Martha McCown, Bobby Pinkerton, Larry Fortney, Donald Brice, Don Wade, Harland Roethemeyer.

The band was very active throughout the year. It played several concerts including one for the County Teachers meeting in Salem, the County Teachers meeting in Centralia, a PTA meeting at Irving School, the Band Parents meeting at Washington School, spring concerts, and the graduation exercises. They also paraded in the Halloween parade dressed as ghosts. They attended the DuQuoin Festival, the Marion Festival and sponsored the first annual Centralia Clinic Festival. They played at the basketball tournament at Johnston City and led tthe Centralia delegation in the Rotary parade held at Pinckneyville. They played a joint concert and held a picnic with the Salem Grade School band at Salem. They also took part in the Decoration Day parade in Centralia.
They played as an Honor Band in the district contest and won first division rating in the state contest held in Bloomington. In the solo and ensemble contest, there were fouteen entries. Of these, six received Superior and eight received First division rating. In state competition, seven received Superior, four received First, two received Second, and one received Third division rating.
Officers of the band are: Pam Gillespie, President; Dee Boswell, Vice-President; and Lea Rae Lester, Historian.
Nine will graduate this year.


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