Damrosch Music Club holds October meeting

The Damrosch Music Club met in the home of Mrs. Deryl Bishop, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m., with Janet Harlow serving as co-hostess. President Fay Lawler welcomed the members and one guest. She reported that Becky Webber wishes to remain as a member. It was reported that we have two new “Friends of Music,” Ginger Gray and Beverly Sherwood. A guest, Becky Martin, was also welcomed. The club was reminded that October was “Parade of American Music” month, so she asked that each member answer roll call with one of their favorite American songs. They were reminded of quite a few old songs from the past. Janet Harlow read the minutes from the previous meeting and Verona Garner gave the treasurer’s report. Both were accepted and approved as read. The hymn of the month was “America, The Beautiful,” which was written by Katherine Bates and the music by Samuel A. Ward. The hymn leader, Mrs. Verona Garner, gave the history of the hymn and led the group in the singing of it, accompanied by Mrs. Marjorie Barnhill at the piano. Guest artist for the evening was a group called, “The Vision” which was composed of Beverly Sherwood, Gwen Ragsdale, Lynne White and Mary Ann Smith. They entertained us with a 1941 song, “Sentimental Journey” with words by Bud Greer, Les Brown and Ben Homer, and arranged by Audrey Oakley. Their second number was a 1944 song “I Don’t Want to Walk Without You” with words by Jule Styne and Frank Lesser and arranged by Renee Craig. They closed with “San Francisco Bay Blues.” The music was enjoyed by all. Refreshments were served to Marjorie Barnhill, Mary Bates, Helen Bitters, Mary Sue Fields, Verona Garner, Hilda Jamison, Drusilla Miller, Norma Ridout, Lamonte Wells, Lynne White, Ginger Gray, Caroline Parks, Wadena McAlister, Gwen Ragsdale, Deryl Bishop, Janet Harlow, Fay Lawler and guest, Becky Martin.

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