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Annual Michigan High School Music Festival Opens


Ensemble, Solo
Music Feature
Festival Today
Senior Musicians Offered
Opportunity To Attend
National Competitions
Today's session of the Instrumental
Music Festival will be given over en-
tirely to the reading of music by
junior and senior high school solo
and ensemble groups.
Senior high soloists and ensembles
receiving first rating in this Festi-
val will be eligible to participate in
the National .School Music Competi-
tion Festival for Solos and Ensembles
to be held in Battle Creek, May 15-18,
provided they have met all necessary
qualifications and in accordance with
the quote allowed to Michigan.
Given below is a partial schedule{
of the events to be held today. A
more detailed schedule of solo and
ensemble events, giving names and
towns of participating soloists and
ensembles, may be obtained at Festi-
val Headquarters in Morris Hall.
Adjudicators at the readings will
be: Anthony Whitmire, Merle Isaac,
Roy Miller, Keith Stein, Leonard
Falcone, Floyd O'Hara, Joseph Brink-
man. and Edward Cooley.
Various members Hof the Festival
Committee will be present at most of
the readings today and tomorrow.
Junior High School String Ensem-
bles, 3:42-4:18 p.m., Room 302,
Junior High School Brass Ensem-
bles, 2:30-3:24 p.m., Room 304 Union.
Junior High School Woodwind En-
sembles, 10:42-11:48 a.m., Room 304,
Senior.High School Drum Ensem-
bles, 1:18-1:54 p.m., Room B 20, Ann
Arbor High School.
Senior High School Woodwind En-
bles, 4:18-5:42 p.ni., Room 302, Un-
Senior High School Woodwin En-
sembles, 3:30-6:06 p.m., Room 402,
Burton Tower.
Senior High School Clarinet Quar-
tets, 11:30-12 p.m., Room 304 Union.
Senior High School Brass Ensem-
bles, 3:36-6:18 p.m., Room 304, Union.
Will ie Held
With Festival

Most of the day will be taken up by junior and senior high school solo
and ensemble events in the Union, the School of Music, Burton Tower,
and Morris Hall and Ann Arbor High School. Other events on the
Festival program are:
Complimentary luncheon for all 1940
members of the Music Section of the
Schoolmasters' Club ..........12m; Main Dining Room, Union
Concert by University School
of Music Orchestra ..............2:30 p.m.; Hill Auditorium
Ccnrcert by University of
Michigan Band ..................7:30 p.m.; Hill Auditorium
Satariday, April 27, in Hill Auditorium




"A" Orchestras..............
"D" Bands .....................
"A" Bands .....................
"A" Bands .....................

.8:00 a.m.
.10:30 a.m.
.11:30 a.m.
.1:00 p.m.
.8:00 a.m.

Senior High

in Masonic Temple
Class "A" Bands .....................
(Noon Recess-12m.-1 p.m.) ,
Class "B" Bands (cont.) .............
Class "A" Orchestras .................
Class "B" Orchestras ...............





in Ann Arbor High School
Senior High Class "C" Bands ...................
(Noon Recess-12 m.-1 p.m.)
Senior High Class "C" Bands (cont.) .............

.8:00 a.m.
.1:00 p.m.


in Waterman Gymnasium
High Class "A" Bands ..............
High Class "B" Orchestras ............
High Class 'C" Orchestras ..........

in Yost Field House
Class "C" Marching Bands................
Class "B" Marching Bands ..................
Class "A" Marching Bands ................
Massed Band Program (800 players) ........

........... 9:15


5,000 Students'
To Be In Music
Festival Today
High School Instrumental
Groups To Participate
In Two-DayMeetings
(Continued from Page 1)
tives afforded the young people and
their teachers, he declared.
Most of the program for today will
be given over to solo and ensemble
readings by junior and senior high
school solo and ensemble groups.
These groups will be graded by judges,
and those seniors whose ratings are
tunity to attend a national music
contest in Battle Creek, May 15-18.
Classes To Read Music
Saturday's program will center
around the reading of required music
Sby the various classes of bands and
orchestras participating in the Festi-
val. The times and places for these
readings are included in a program
printed elsewhere on this page.
A complimentary luncheon provid-
ed by the "University Musical Soci-
ety" to all 1940 members of the Music
Section of the Schoolmasters' Club,
also meeting in An Arbor, will be
held at 12m. in the main dining room
of the Union.
At 2:30 p.m. today in Hill Auditor-
ium, the University School of Music
Orchestra under the direction of Mr.
Thor Johnson will present a concert
for the students attending the Festi-
val. Much of the music included in
the concert is taken from the na-
tional "required" list for Class "A"
Luncheon On Saturday
The last item in the business pro-
gram of the Festival will be a lunch-
eon at 12 noon, Saturday, in the
Union for the members of the Michi-
gan School Band and Orchestra As-
sociation. Plans for the Festival of
1941 will be discussed.
The Festival will be climaxed Sat-
urday night in Yost Field House as
Michigan's high school marching
bands take part in the annual con-
test arranged by the Association. Rat-
ings of comparative excellence will
be assigned according to the category
in whichthe band is playing.
Massed Band Festival
After the Marching Festival has
been completed there will be a massed
band concert of 800 members played.
Guest conductors for this concert will
be Lawrence Johnston, Karl Schla-
bach and Leonard Falcone. Admit-
tance to the Marching Festival is 25
cents, and tickets may be purchased
at the Field House. The program
begins at 7 p.m.
State chairman of the Michigan
High School Band and Orchestra
Association is King Stacy, who also
acts as committee chairman for the
Festival. Other members of the com-
mittee are William Champion, Eugene
Heeter, Clyde Vroman and others.
Admittance to all events except the
Marching Festival will be without
charge. All who care to attend are

Chairman of Michigan's great 1940
Instrumental Festival, Prof. William
D. Revelli, came up the long way to
the top of the musical heap.
Fifteen years ago in Hobart, Ind.,
Professor Revelli, now conductor of
he University Band, began his career
as Supervisor of Music, a title with
more presumption than authority, he
admits. Under his skilful guidance
his band won first place in the Na-
tional Contests for five consecutive
Professor Revelli oids degrees
from the Columbia School of Music,
the Chicago Musical College and the
VanderCook School of Music. He has
been with the University since 1935.
A trade writer of some prominence
Professor Revelli is associate editor
of "The World of Music", a musician's
magazine, as well as an editor of the
Band Department of "Etude." He is
a member of the American Band
Masters' Association.
Under Professor Revelli and work-


Festival Chairman's Career Marks
Gradual Climb To Musical Success

Johnson To Conduct Orchestra
In Symphony Concert Todaly

Program To Be Featured
By Chevren Composition;
Composer Will Conduct
Under the direction of Thor John-
son of the School of Music faculty,
the University Symphony Orchestra
will present a complimentary con-
cert at 2:30 p.m. today in Hill Audi-
torium as part of the Michigan High
School Instrumental Music Festival.
Featured selection on the program
will be the first public performance

of the University of North Caroina
where he served as conductor of the
Carolina Symphony Orchestra. He is
also founder of the Mozart Festival
at Winston-Salem, N.C. and the
Michigan Little Symphony which he
has directed during the last two'
years. He was recently appointed di-
rector of the Grand Rapids Sym-
The Orchestra's concert program
is a very interesting one, President
Charles A. Sink of the School of
Music commented yesterday,hand,
despite the fact that is primarily de-
signed for visiting high school pupils
and teachers, it should prove very
entertaining to the general Univer-
sity student body.j
Cellist To Play{
Gratia Harrington, '40SM, violon-
cellist of Waltham, Mass., will pre-
sent a music recital at 8:15 p.m.
Monday in the School of Music Audi-
torium in partial fulfillment of the
degree Bachelor of Music.
A student of Prof. Hanns Pick, Miss
Harrington will be accompanied by
Katherine Ziff, '40SM, pianist.


A number of talks, conference and
meetings in conjunction with the an-
nual Michigan School Instrumental
Music Festival will be held today and
tomorrow, President Charles A. Sink
of the School of Music announced
Louis E. Pete, Director of Music in
the public schools of Ashland, Ohio,
will conduct the Choral Materials
Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon today in
Lane Hall. The membership of the
Clinic Choir will consist of Choral
Directors and Teachers from the
A luncheon and business meeting
for all music members of the School-
masters' Club will be held at 12:30
p.m. in the main dining room of the
Union with President Sink presiding.
At 1:30 p.m. Mr. Pete will lead a
round-table discussion in the School
of Music Auditorium.
"Junior High School Music" will be
the subject of a Panel Discussion from
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today in the School
of Music Auditorium to be followed
by the annual meeting of the Michi-
gan School Vocal Association in the
League under the direction of War-
ren A. Ketcham, president. At 6 p.m.
a general banquet will be held at the
Michigan School Band and Orches-
tra Association's subscription lunch-
eon will be held at noon tomorrow at
the Union presided over by King
Stacy, president.

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of "An Orchestral Thought" by Vic-
tor E. Cherven, '40SM, which will
be conducted by the composer. Other
compositions scheduled to be heard
is Wagner's Overture to "Rienzi,"
Strauss' Waltzes from the opera "Der
Rosenkavalier" and "Caprice on
Spanish Themes, Op. 34" (Alborada,
Variations, Alborada, Scene and Gyp-
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Johnson, an instructor in conduct-
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