Pictures in the Album - Part 4

"STATE HIGH SCHOOL BAND TOURNAMENT"
1932

The State High School Band Tournament was held here May 6 and 7, 1932. The organization of the Wisconsin School Bands was organized in Reedsburg in 1920, under the direction of William V. Arnold. The first tournament was held at Reedsburg in August of 1920 with bands from Mauston, Kilbourn, New Lisbon, Kilbourn Jr. and Reedsburg Cadet attending. The 2nd tournament was held June 1922 at Kilbourn 3rd, 1923 at Two Rivers, 4th 1924 at Lake Geneva, 1925 at Viroqua, 1926 at Green Bay, 1927 at Milwaukee, with 38 bands attending, 1928 at Waupun with 50 bands, 1929 at Stevens Point with 52 bands, 1930 at Milwaukee with 63 bands, 1931 at Menasha with 78 bands, 1932 at Wisconsin Rapids with. 70. 1931 was the first time Orchestras appeared in the competition. In this way many schools were represented that were not in the parade. Local director, Bernard T. Ziegler, is also a member of the State Music Committee.

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Picture No. 286 -- Algoma Band
No. 287 -- Menasha Band
No. 288 -- East Troy Band
No. 289 -- Beaver Dam Band
No. 290 -- Chippewa Falls Band
No. 291 -- Custer Band
No. 292 -- Black River Falls Band
No. 293 -- Wisconsin Rapids Jr. Band
No. 294 -- Wisconsin Rapids Band
No. 295 -- St. Mary's Menasha Band
No. 296 -- Manitowoc Band

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No. 297 -- Reedsburg Band
No. 298 -- St. Patrick's Eau Claire
No. 299 -- Oconto Band
No. 300 -- Stevens Point Band
No. 301 -- Two Rivers Band
No. 302 -- Eau Claire Band
No. 303 -- Plainfield Band
No. 304 -- Wood County Ag. Band
No. 305 -- Red Granite, Princeton, Oxford Bands
No. 306 -- Viroqua Band

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No. 307 -- Oshkosh Band
No. 308 -- Hillsboro Band
No. 309 -- Albany Band
No. 310 -- Richland Center Band
No. 311 -- Port Edwards Band
No. 312 -- Waupaca Band
No. 313 -- Lake Geneva Band
No. 314 -- Nekoosa, Almond Bands
No. 315 -- Appleton Band

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No. 316 -- Port Edwards Jr. Band
No. 317 -- St. Patrick's Eau Claire Band
No. 318 -- West De Pere Band
No. 319 -- Stevens Point Band
No. 320 -- De Forest Band
No. 321 -- Rio Band
No. 322 -- Waupaca, Whitewater Bands

"BAND TOURNEY AWARDS"

PARADE
1. -- Menasha 
2. -- St. Mary's of Menasha 
3. -- Wisconsin Rapids
4. -- Eau Claire
5. -- Green Bay

MARCHING
1. -- Waupun 
2. -- Menasha 
3. -- Wisconsin Rapids
4. -- St. Mary's of Menasha
5. -- Two Rivers

CONCERT AWARDS

CLASS A

Group 1
Appleton
West DePere
Waupun
Group 2
Algoma
Green Bay
Menasha
Oshkosh
Shorewood
Richland Center
Ripon
Wauwatosa
Group 3
Manitowoc
Stevens Point
Viroqua
 

CLASS B

 
Group 1
Eau Claire
St. Mary's Menasha
Custer, Milwaukee
Neenah
Two Rivers
Group 2
Oconto
Sturgeon Bay
Wausau
Group 3
Beaver Dam
East DePere
Mount Horeb
Plainfield
Portage
Rio
Wisconsin Rapids
  CLASS C  
Group 1
Almond
Holmen
Neilsville
Princeton
Wausau Jr.
Weyauwega
Whitewater
Group 2
Black River Falls
East Troy
Hillsboro
Lake Geneva
Medford
Mukwonago
Nekoosa
Reedsburg
Red Granite
Seymour
Shawano
Wautoma
West Bend
Group 3
Colby
Port Edwards
Mindoro
Withee
  CLASS D  
Group 1
Albany
Galesville
Oshkosh
St. Patrick's, Eau Claire
Group 2
Abbottsford
Deforest
Markesan
Mindoro Jr.
Neenah Jr.
Wisconsin Rapids Jr.
Group 3
Badger Boosters
Biron
Elk Mound
Hancock
Oxford
Wild Rose
Wood County Ags.
  SIGHT READING
CLASS A
 
1. -- West DePere 2. -- Green Bay 3. -- Menasha and Waupun tied
  CLASS B  
1. -- Neenah 2. -- Two Rivers 3. -- Custer, Mil.
     
 

ORCHESTRA TOURNEY AWARDS

 
  CLASS A  
Group 1
Wauwatosa
  Group 2
Green Bay
  CLASS B  
Group 1
Appleton
  Group 2
Eau Claire
  CLASS C  
Group 1
Waupun
Wausau
Wisconsin Rapids
Group 2
Nekoosa
Group 3
Lake Geneva
Mosinee
Neenah
Shorewood
  CLASS D  
Group 1
Black River Falls
Group 2
West Bend
Group 3
No contestants
 

MEMBERS OF THE WISCONSIN RAPIDS H.S. BAND 1931

Appel, Earl
Appel, Edmond
Appel, Harold
Arnold, George
Arnett, Donald
Brockman, William
Barto, Margaret
Bean, Richard
Beebe, Burton
Bever, Martin
Bell, Robert
Berard, James
Baldwin, Mary
Blackburn, Marjorie
Burt, Kenneth
Daly, Mary Ellen
DeGuere, Philip
Dietrich, Norman
Eberhardt, Harold
Eberhardt, Virginia
Engelbright, Donald
Ellis, Donald
German, Frank
Forstner, Nyal
Gross, Robert
Gottschalk, Edith
Gilson, Norbert
Heilman, William
Haferman, Roy
Herschleb, Jane
Iversen, Elden
Johnson, Gerald
Kahoun, Marie
Kabitsky, Vaudice
Kellogg, Richard
Kell, Ruby
Kraske, Arvilla
Kronholm, Wilbert
Knudsen, Fritz
Lashua, Gladys
Lefsted, Allan
Lowell, Laurence
Luth, Hazel
Manley, Durward
Manley, Glen
Maher, Jane
Mewalt, David
Miller, Marjorie
Monson, Norman
Monson, Pauline
McEvers, George
Peavey, Mable
Peterson, Marion
Richards, Leland
Rotermund, Hildegard
Reidhauser, Ruth
Searl, Howard
Siegel, Bernard
Smith, Kenneth
Smart, John
Smart, Betty
Snell, Ida
Snell, Dorothy
Sonnenberg, Margaret
Schill, Robert
Stout, Clifford
Uehling, Robert
Wales, Franklin
Weller, Germaine
Weller, Melvin
Welsh, Russell
Winn, Aurill
Wiltrout, Betty
Whitrock, Geraldine
Whitrock, Robert

 

MEMBERS OF THE WISCONSIN RAPIDS H.S. ORCHESTRA 1931

Adamschek, William
Appel, Helen
Bloom, Isabel
Burt, Kenneth
Bodmer, Eunice
Brockman, William
Berrard, James
Burchill, Anona
Berard, Marjorie
Cowan, Betty
Delmarter, Clarence
Ellis, Fred
Ellis, Donald
House, Conrad
Iverson, Elden
Jepsen, Laurence
Krueger, Lester
Kurz, Marie
Knudsen, Fritz
Kraske, Arvilla
Lowell, Mildred
Lansdowne, Mackinnon 
Meddow, Verna
Mewaldt, David
Monson, Norman
Monson, Pauline
Midthun, Joyce
Miller, Ceylon
Rumsy, Robert
Rucinski, Angeline
Rosebush, Richard
Rosenthal, Catherine
Smith, Kenneth
Skarweicki, Delores
Snell, Ida
Siewert, Alberta
Schil, Robert
Siegel, Bernard
Searl, Howard
Uehling, Robert
Weller, Germaine
Whipperman, Florence

 
"TOURNAMENT PARADE 1931"

The waving banners and dark blue coats of the Menasha high school band, led the parade. In quick succession, this organization was followed by East Troy's black coats and caps, Algoma, with its vivid orange coats and caps with black trousers, Chippewa Falls in its red and white combination, and the neat combination of purple and white with Sam Brown belts worn by Black River Falls.

The cardinal and white flannels of the senior Wisconsin Rapids band headed by a color guard and two drum majors appeared sixth in line and its catchy step drew generous applause from the crowd as it swung into review formation. Farther back in line Director Bernard T. Ziegler's newly organized junior band with its white blouses and sailor caps also acquitted itself well.

After Milwaukee Custer High, Mt. Horeb in Khaki and Reedsburg in blue and white, all good organizations, had passed by, the cerulean blue of St. Mary's school, Menasha, playing a type of march altogether different from those generally executed came into view, and again the crowd burst into spontaneous applause which was not exceeded during the entire afternoon.

It was to be noted that a considerable portion of the band membership was composed of girls and they handled their instruments quite as well as did their brother musicians. Some wore skirts and some trousers and in the Beaver Dam Band, which followed St. Mary's they wore bloomers.

Following Manitowoc, in simple but attractive black and white, and St. Patrick's Eau Claire, came Oconto in gold, white and blue and Stevens Point in black with red trimming and service caps. Then came Two Rivers, a purple and white clad band followed by Waupun's big 90 piece organization in scarlet and black which marched in so wide a formation that the crowd had to be pressed back in order that it might pass the stand. Eau Claire in blue and white showed an attractive "Goose Step" and gained a hand for its marching skill, and cleverness of its drum major, who was all in white. West Bend in a uniform of black and light blue with white caps preceded West DePere's experienced organization in dark and light shades of blue with service caps and orange cockades. Plainfield in its dark blue uniforms, was followed by Viroqua's 86 musicians, simply attired by marching and playing like the veterans they are. Then came the Wood County Agricultural school band in its red and white and Richland Center in plain blue and white but boasting a beautifully garbed girl as drum major. They were followed by St. Patrick's drum and bugle corps of Eau Claire, all little chaps in green and white. Ripon in black and gold also had an attractive girl drum major. In swift succession Wautoma in black and gold capes and caps and white trousers, Red Granite with its cadet grey coats and caps and white trousers led by a dancing drum major who won applause, and Princeton with red capes and caps and white trousers, headed by a tiny drum major and a still tinier "cop" passed the stand. Oxford came next in purple, gold and white, then Portage in gold and black.

Nekoosa in white and purple, passed next. Almond followed dressed in all white. Appleton made a fine display with its 68 pieces and its uniforms of light blue jackets, white trousers, gold belts and shoulder straps. It was followed in turn by Mukwonago in black and white with gold trimmings and Lake Geneva in Blue and white with capes and red and blue caps. Hillsboro, made a good showing in white naval uniforms without coats. Shorewood high, Milwaukee, its classy cadet grey uniforms trimmed in red gained an enthusiastic hand. Rio, with red capes, white trousers and red and white caps led the way for Port Edwards Junior High, whose orange jackets and black trousers, high caps and black cockades were very attractive. De Forest followed in purple and white capes and caps, with white trousers.

Sturgeon Bay and Wauwatosa both were plainly but attractively uniformed. Green Bay had 72 members in line and a girl drum major who knew exactly what she was doing. DePere, also led by a girl, with grey jerseys, blue and scarlet caps blue trousers with broad grey stripes, a pleasing combination; Wild Rose in purple and white with gold lined capes; Seymour in plain black uniforms trimmed with gold and red shoulder straps; Hancock, in white but original with Hancock pennants diagonally across their chests; Neenah in maroon and grey; Wausau's juniors in green blouses, white trousers and green tams.

Bringing up the rear in first class shape was Whitewater's excellent band of 55 pieces striding past the reviewing stand as snappily as if they had not been waiting for almost two hours for the opportunity. They, too, wore red and white capes and caps with white trousers.

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