THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, NOV. -2, 1949
THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDAY, NOV. -2. 1943
Varsity Men's Glee Club To Conduct Smoker,
Song Rehearsals for Fall Semester Tryouts
All Servicemen, Freshmen, Regular Students, Graduates Are
Eligible; Accompanists, Instrumental Soloists Are Needed
The Varsity Men's Glee Club has
planned a smoker, a rehearsal of
Michigan songs, program music and
preliminary try-outs for membership
in $he Club at 7:30 p. m. Thursday
and 4:30 p. m. Sunday in room 305
of the Union.
Servicemen Are Eligible
All servicemen and freshmen, as
well as upperclassmen and graduate
students are eligible; there are no re-
quirements other than an acceptable
singing voice, Prof. David Mattern of
to coast and several years
a trip to Europe. They
concerts in Milwaukee,j
Heads Glee Club
Chicago; Washington, D. C., Roch-
ester, N. Y. and New York City. Be-
cause of transportation difficulties,
recent activities have been confined
largely to campus.
"First semester freshmen may try
out for the Freshman Men's Glee
Club the first week of instruction,"
Prof. Mattern pointed out. "Those
showing special abilities will be al-
lowed to rehearse with the Varsity
Glee Club and will be taken in as reg-
ular members at the beginning of
their second semester.
All-Campus Sing Is Planned
The Glee Club made its first ap-
pearance of the semester at an orien-
tation program in Hill Auditorium
last week. An all-campus sing is be-
ing planned for early in the term and
serenades will be given regularly
throughout the year, Prof. Mattern
"'The broadcasts made by the Glee
Club from'Morris Hall will be con-
tinued," Prof. Mattern said. "The
aim of the Club is to keep alive the
spirit of Michigan songs, so concerts
and broadcasts will feature songs like
"When Night Falls Dear," "'Tis of
Michigan I Sing" and "College Days."
'Music for Morale'
To Be Band Slogan
"Music for Morale" will be the slo-
gan for University Bands under the
direction of Prof. William B. Revelli
for the coming year.
"A concert band is a spiritual tonic
for members as well as for those who
attend the concerts," Professor Re-
velli elaborated. The "pops" band,
directed by Prof. Leonard Meretta,
concentrates on lighter music. Both
Prof. Revelli and Prof. Meretta plan
to consolidate their bands and the
Girl's Orchestra to form the band
which will play at the football
The University Bands are open to
any student in the University. Al-
though the bands are sponsored by'
the School of Music, there have al-
ways been many students from the
other schools in the University who
have played in the band. The con-
ductors of the bands and all the
members sincerely hope that this
practice will be carried on this year.
Last year the bands started on a
new project. They published a Uni-
versity of Michigan Band Newslet-
ter. Copies of this letter were sent
every month to all former members
To Open Art
Two Short Subjects
Will Complete Bill foi'
With the promise of a fuller and
more entertaining season than ever
before, the Art Cinema League will
open its 1943-44 series Nov. 11 and
12 with a new Soviet musical comedy,
Two short subjects will complete
the bill. The first will feature the
famed Red Army Ensemble in a series
of songs directed by Prof. A. Alex-
androv'and the second will be a Brit-
ish documentary film dealing with
the role of sea-craft in the historic
evacuation of Dunkirk.
Although the complete program for
the rest of the season has not yet
been announced, a considerable num-
ber of high-quality films is assured.
Tickets will be sold separately for
each presentation. Art Cinema offi-
cials said that a series of films, such
as Charlie Chaplain's, may be shown
again this year. Tickets for films in
this series have to be purchased in a
In "Volga-Volga," music is the
cause of hilarious rivalry between
two groups of amateur musicians.
Each group seeks the honor of rep-
resenting their town in a nation-
wide music festival.
Ringleaders in this tuneful free-
for-all are Strelka, the village letter
carrier who espouses gay folk tunes,
and her fiance, Aliosha, whose enthu-
siasm for classical music is greater
than his playing ability.
When the two rival groups embark
on the Volga river, each determined
to reach the scene of the competition
before the other, amateur music gives
way to amateur seamanship as a
source of comedy.
Estranged by their musical dispute
and their hard-dought river race,
Strelka and Aliosha are finally rec-
onciled when the judges of the com-
petition award first prize to the girl
for her composition, "Song of the
Volga." The role of Strelka is taken
by Lubot Orlova.t
Talks Are Designed
To Link Class Work
With Current Events
The University Lecture Series
which has presented in the past over
30 lectures a year concerning present
day topics, has definitely procured
three lecturers for this 'year's series
and will undoubtedly have a great
many more before the year is
Made possible through an endow-
ment fund, these lectures are an in-
tegral part of every student's educa-
tion as they link together the stu-
dent's work in his courses with im-
portant present day issues.
In the first part of November,
Gottfried Treveranus, former mem-
ber of the German Cabinet under
Bruning, will speak at the request of
the Political Science department.
Dr. E. R. Kellersberger will speak
November 12 on Trypanosomiasis, a
topic of special interest to students
of bacteriology. Dr. Kellersberger has
lived in the Belgian Congo for many
years and practiced medicine there.
He is interested in trobical diseases
and research in th~t field.
On Dec. 6 Dr. Hans Simons of the
New School for Social Research will
speak on some phase of political
STo IU' Students
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Lane Hall Is Religious Center
At the center of all campus reli-
gious activities, Lane Hall, students
of all faiths hold serious religious
discussions, relax at the Sunday cof-
fee hours, and make use of the num-
erous facilities which are available.
Headquarters for all Catholic,I
Jewish, and Protestant denomina-
tions, Lane Hall contains a well-
equipped library of religious books
and periodicals, a large record col-
PROF. DAVID MATTERN
... director of the Varsity Men's
Glee Club. He is professor of
music education in the School of
Music and in the School of Edu-
cation and coordinator of music
instruction in the University High
School. The Varsity Glee Club,
under his direction, is planning an
all-campus sing in addition to fre-
the School of Musicand conductor of
the club said yesterday.
Regular rehearsals are held at 7:30
p. m. each Thursday. Mattern said
that a special section will be formed
for those who are unable to attend
at that time. He added that positions
are open for good accompanists, in-
strumental soloists or men who have
had experience in concert specialties.
Glee Club Has Traveled
Since its organization in 1884, the
Men's Glee Club has given concerts
lection of sacred music and confer-
ence rooms Where forum discussions,
recreation programs and hymn sings
are held during the year.
"The Student Religious Association
has come to stand for a feeling of
good-will and friendship among stu-
dents and their advisers, regardless
of their religious customs," Dr. Ed-
ward W. Blakeman, counselor in re-
ligious education, said.
PROF. WILLIAM D. REVELLI
conducts the University
Band that plays between halves at
all football games and leads the
band in its intricate formations.
The band also plays at many other
campus activities during the year.
In addition, he organized an 83-
piece Navy-Marine Band this sum-
mer. He is professor of wind in-
struments in the School of Music.
and he also has directed the band
and string instrument clinics at
Interlochen. The University Band
practices at Morris Hall.
of the bands now in the armed for-
ces. All those who received the letter
were asked to send news of their
activities so that it might be printed
in the newsletter.
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