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Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, November 1 5, 1970

mu Ititudino us Band- 0-Ra ma

Georgia f ort stresses discipline

On the first wintry night of
the year, thirty-five hundred
spectators, and just about as
many performers, gathered for
the Music Department's Annual
Band-Q-Rama. In a program
ranging from Tchaikovsky to
The Beatles, the bands were in-
deed a proud representation of
the talent divisioni at this Uni-
Beginning with the Concert
and Varsity Bands, the m o r e
amateur of the performers, play-
ed works by Jager, Holst, and a
"Fandago" by Perkins. Doing
surprisingly well, considering
the choice of music and the
abilities of the flutists who pro-
duced more air than music, the
three works were certainly en-
joyable. In "Fandango," a piece
of Mexican origin, their timing
and good percussion sections
made it a rousing chorus.
Next came the less ainateur,.
if not professional, Symphony
Band. Starting with Shostako-
vich's "Festive Overture", they

demonstrated a true symphonic
tone. The excellent horn sect-
ion brought the piece to a dyna-
mic height, and only once did
t~he group's timing lapse - soon
to be recovered under William
Revelli's excellent direction.
They moved thi'ough "R e -
flections", a work by Roger Nix-
on, whiich showed a well-temper-
ed flautist, to "Broadway Cur-
tain Time", a medley 'of musical
hits, in which the Band was in
rare form. Their strong b a s s
sections gave a perfectly round-
ed strong tone ,and the rhythm
proved impeccable.
Oh - that the hundred twen-
ty member band concert fit in-
to an orchestra pit. T h e y
concluded with an even finer
piece -- "Estancia" by Ginas-
tera, which they played to per-
fection. The clarinets emerged
as a cohesive unit, precisely en-
tering the fast tempo. The horns
cracked ne'er a note, yet man-
aged a very effective presenta-
The Jazz Band took the stage
next, with a loud, sound beat

and plenty of sax - all great.
Particularly evocative of the
Jazz mood was a saxophone
solo by Andrew Drelles, which
far overshadowed the pre- an-
nounced alto-saxophonist, P a -
tricia Nixon, who played during
Symphony Band time.
Last on the program was the
Marching Band, who provided
with perfect accoustics produced
an optimum sound. Their horns
had trouble staying in tune, but
as far as the distraction of the
rest of the group, it was mini-
ther sktehusual griiron songs,
the sethe teopening o
Tchaikovsky's F'ourth Symphony.
Played a little fast, the group
made their task of success more
difficult; but, it was masterful.
In the following "September
Song" and "People", the pulsing
bats an h overall precision led
on t te mpression thta re-

cord was being played - a 11
parts were in perfect balance.
The group, a product of the gen-
ius of Revelli, is without a
doubt, the finest Marching Band
this reviewer has encountered.
In Anderson's "Bugler's Holi-
day", often attempited but sel-
dom performed, the horns re-
deemed themselves, playing
triplets with the ease of half.-
notes. In an arrangement by
Bilik of "The Victors", which
was in the form of a Bach Or-
gan Prelude, they showed their
versatility with balance as the
critical factor in their reed-like
7This year drawy to a close
Director Revelli's career with
the Michigan Bands. Band-O-
Rama was a fitting tribute to
himself and the superior quality
of the bands he has developed
during his thirty-six years at
the University.

The Moscow Tio:

Classcal gitar
Orch ea m i


(Last of two parts)

A literally packed recital hall
was the scene of Friday night's
unusual and highly successful
venture into music - classical
guitar. The Duo Costero-Bel-
tran, who performed duets on
accoustic guitars in all numbers,
are a male-female team of ad-
vancing renown. Originating in
Mexico City, the two, both in
their twenties, have recently
completed a widely acclaimed
European tour and won sev-
eral contests. In a flawless de-
monstration of classical guitar
as a medium, they performed a
varied program.
Sth art with Telemann and
ed mastery of the Intrigues of
Baroque Music - their precis-
ion and timing on the difficult
Rondo and Courante movements
in the ensuing works were com-
mendatory. Beltran, who took
the treble parts of the works,
showed an amazing perspkcaclty
for the different sounds of a
guitar can product. Moving from
the subdued, as evidenced by a
lute, to the tinkle of a harp,
and to the broad regular
strumms usual to a guitar, his
notes were all even, textured,
and in many cases treated as
vibrato. Using the latter - the
highly valued flutter usually
sought by 'violinists, Beltran em-
bodies the most dramatic feel-
ingsof e odhighly structured
Maricarmen Costero. taking
perhaps the simpler, but just as
needed bass parts, never achiev-
ed the complete mastery that
Beltran did, yet was by no means
faulty in her presentation. Her
overall tone tended to oversha-
dow Beltran's delicacy, and at
times her incomplete notes, pos.-
sibly caused in insufficient tech-
nique in the more difficult pas-
sages, lended themselves to the
infrequent but noticeable off-
key twangs.
Perhaps their most noticeable
excellence was found in t h e I r
timing. It was easily observable
in the beginning Baroque works,
and any lack would have severe-
ly injured the presentation. Not
only was it perfect, but includ-
ed the full nuances of expres-
sion -- in both volume a n d
speed, the adjustments m a d e
were in keeping with the most
desirous effects in the combirja-
tion of feeling and precision.
During some 'of the fastest
music Boteroe losher pc ent
musicianship that the credit for
her practically immediate catch-
ing and rectification of the er-
rors is 'due. Not only were they
barely evident, but she in no
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way disturbed the Co
accuracy of Beltran. I
such as this led the D
resounding success in
ance - where one memi
ed, the other was able t(
the final product bei
Movin throuh a
Sheidler and some sho
by notably Debussy andc
ence, their expressionisi
try became more and m
have difficultyncreatling
moods. Usin agitai
maner In which th y
thi instrumentura m
classical orchestra. All
mains is a search for m~
sicians who approach I

>11 E~ The Haydn G Major Trio (Ho-
boken 15), originally scored for
ntinuing flute, violin, and cello, betrays
Elements the unique reciprocal relation-
~uo to a ship which Haydn enjoyed with
peform- Mozart. Chromaticism In t h e
ber lack- melodic line, as well as In the
pick up harmony, humorous indecisive
ng truly solo piano cadenzas in t h e
Rondo movement, and a gen-
erally demanding and showy
)nt by pin part can be traced to Mo-
rt wo rk zar'-tros a dquartes.
I P 0u 1- The Moscovites were 1 e a s t
tic artis- .happy in this particular work.
rore ap- They approached It with silken
ers woul gloves, giving it the "Dresden
.similar China" treatment in which Gle-
did, it with Mozart. Haydn requires
ber of a bass line-non of tesequalitie
that re- were present, the cellist being
iore mu- content to hiide beneath the
;heir ex- pianist's neat playing, while the
violinist performed in a cloy-
-J.P.M. ingly sweet manner.


It was only in the Shostako-
vich E minor Trio, Op. 67, that
the Moscow Trio really let them-
selves go. This chamber master-
piece of Shostakovich was writ-
ten In 1944 as a memorial to his
.friend Ivan Sollestensky, Len-
ingrad music critic, and mentor
of Mahler.
The mention of Mahler is no
accident here - much of the re-
liance on folk-like material and
in particular the eerie sound of
the opening canon played by
cello and violin in muted harm-
onies (harking back to t h e
double-bass solo in the s 1o w
movement of Mahler's F i r s t
Symphony) can be said to be
inspired by Mahler. The first
movement builds from t h I s
filled lia which the perform
ers speeded up to a hair-raising
The acid bite of the allegro
con brio following recalls similar
virulent romps by Prok'ofiev, and
the brisk clip with which the
Muscovites whizzed through it
also raised audience intensity
upward. The Largo, a passa-
caglia, acheved an emou tioa
Doppelgaenger, a song built
on the same form: here eight
massive chords intoned Impres-
sively by the piano, with an en-
suing operatic duet by the
strings. The superbly calculated
crescendo, climax and decres-
cendi, by the strings took one's
breath away,
However, it was the Allegretto
finale, a sort of Russian Danse
Macabre, which capped the ex-
perience. Here a main theme
which could have come straight
out of Fiddler on the Roof is
subjected to the high voltage
humor and pathos of the com-
poser. Similar to the finale of
Shostakovich's Cello Sonata, the
composer here succeeds in bind-
ing together the earlier move-
ments by quoting the eerie open-
ing introduction timbre of muted
string harmonies over thte pas-
sacaglia chords on the piano
(shades of Beethoven's Ninth)
ending on hushed string pizzi-
The performers found com-
plete identification in this frenz-
ied Witches' Sabbath of a move-
ment - each player literally
"played like the Devil" to bring
it off, building and releasing
tension, and In the process leav-
ing the audience spellbound.

(Continued from Page 1)
Although the goal of the correc-
tional camp Is, according to its re-
gulations, "to promote the re.-
formatiofn and rehabilitation of
correctees with a view to their
restoration to military duty or ci-
vilian life," the impact of the
harsh treatment is to further
alienate the young soldier. "In-
stead of bettering yourself, as they
say," noted one GI who served
time for missing a bedcheck, "it
just lets you have a better grudge."
In interviews, officers of the
197th referred to Army regulation
27-10 in the military Manual for
Court-Martial, which provide for
the establishment of correctional
custody for article 15 punishment
and says it "may include extra
duties, fatigue duties, or hard la.-
bor." Another regulation n o t e s
that "Facilities utilized for
correctional custody shall be aus-
tere and conducive to the rigorous
and purposeful correction of these
hNothing ip thec regulations,
a work camp such as has been
set up by the Brigade. Under mili-
labor unwder confin eet u sually
requires a guilty finding in a spec-
ial or general courts-martial.
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pear once only. Student organiza.-
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publication. For more information,
phone 764-9270.
eg, :.S. Bachs Orchestra ad His
Generation Gap," School of Music Re-
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Degree Recital: N. Dietrich, piano,
School of Music Recital hall, 8 p.m.
Public Health Lecture: The Baker Lec-
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Health Service, "Primary Care and Pri-
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Engineering Mechanics Lecture: Dr. L.
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Degree Recital: Max Plank, 8 a x a-
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Symphony Orchestra: Josef B I at t ,
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General Notices

"We've got a legal facility," said
one senior officer in the 197th
nonetheless. "It's right down there
in the book." Construction of the
confinement facility was ordered
by Col. William Latham, c o m-
mander of the 19 7th Brigade,
shortly after he took over his
command in early 1970. At that
time, Latham said, the unit had
one of the worst reputations in
the Army, with friction between
blacks and whites, lack of respect,
and an extremely high AWOL rate.
"I had to have some way of re-
establishing control," the 43-year-
old officer said in an interview.
"Some action had to be taken." He
argues that his decision to set up
the confinement camp has an Im-
portant virtue for the GIs. "If you
court-martial him, he stands con-
victed with a federal offense ...
and we lose his services" during
time spent in an Army Stockade.
"The soldier doesn't have to accept
the article 15 punishment in the
first place," Latham said. "He can
choose a court-martial if he choos-
es to." All of the GIs are fully in-
formed of their rights and even
sign a waiver accepting the ar-
ticle 15 punishment, the colonel
He defended the separate facil-
ity for the offenders, saying that
"if you leave It in the barracks, he
(the convicted GI) mingles with
other soldiers. It's harder to main-
tain discipline there." Latham said
he would have no problem recom-
mending similar facilities for other
units with disciplinary problems.
"But to run it, you must h a v e
top-quality NCOs (non-commis-
sioned officers) ."
Another' argument for his harsh
measures, Latham said, is their ef-
fectiveness. The unit's AWOL rate
is way down, and open clashes be-
tween races have disappeared -
in some measure, he said, due to
the deterrent knowledge that t h e
penalty is harsh for offenders.
Asked about reports of over-
work and beatings at the camp,
on Latham aide said: "The kids
Fort Benigscmadn f
fcer, Maj Gen. Ori .Tlot
approved the facility during an in-
spection in mid-summer and the
base's inspector general, Col. Al-
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len MacDonald, recently toured it
and said, "As far as I'm concerned
they know their jobs. It's operated
completely within regulations."
"They run a clean camp out
there," the colonel added during
an interview. He said he person-
ally spent one hour at the facility.
"They're not prisoners," he salid
of the GIs. ,
Other personnel who work at
headquarters of the 197th were
harshly - but anonymously -
critical of the notion that the
confinement camp operates as a
deterrent. Many GIs are sent there
on more than one occasion (one
youth has served four sentences
at hard labor) and, in addition,
the unit's legal office processed
247 courts-martials from Jan. 1
through Oct. 15, 1970 - an ex-
tremely high rate that has not
abated. One source reported that
many senior personnel are seeking
transfers out of the unit and said
that out of 95 re-enlistments dur-
ing August and September, 69
requested overseas assignments In
an attempt to get away from the
19 7th.
In addition, many GIs interview-
ed at random at Fort Benning
described the 197th as the "worst"
unit they had ever served in, and
made clear they were doing all
they could to get transferred.
There has been no press inter-
est in the camp; since it was set
up, although the local Army un-
derground newspaper has vigor-
ously attacked it, once running a
full-page photograph of Latham
with a WANTED sign stamped
across It. In late June two GIs
inside the camp filed a federal
court suit in nearby Columbus,

Ga., arguing that the "punish-
ment and confinement being in-
flicted upon them exceeds the
constitutional and legal limits"
and . . . "is equal to, if not in ex-
cess of, punishment prescribed
persuant to Special and general
Court-martial procedures . . .
The court did not consider the
petition until the two GIs were re-
leased, and then ruled it moot. The
attorney for the youths, Frank
K. Martin of Columbus, Is S t'ill
angry about the camp. "It's un-
believable," he said in an inter-
view. "I don't think you'vej got a
right to put someone in a maxi-
mum security without any judicial
and procedural safeguards built
in." He complained that most GIs
would opt to serve 30 days in the
~confinement camip rather than
face the vagaries of a court-mar-
tial, which could provide for 6-
months confinement. In addition,
the time served in the C a m p
would be "good time", (count as
normal duty days as far as ful-
filling obligations) whereas the
time spent in a stockade Is "bad
time" (simply added to the mili-
tary obligation). "Thirty days'
confinement is supposed to be an
option," Martin said, "but it's not.
You can call it a choice but it's
The Army's doing too much to
these boys under the casual pro-
ceedings they have," Martin said.
"You tell me you can work 20
hours a day in 103 degree heat and
you never had a chance for a judi-
cial hearing.


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