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Bands Produce Student Talent

AdWingWorks To Effect Policies
(Continued from Page 1)


Stepping off at 220 steps per
minute each fall is the Univer-
sity's Marching Band.
The Michigan Marching Band
takes the spotlight for the first
eight weeks of each fall semester.
Under the direction of Prof. Wil-
liam Revelli, the band has estab-
lished a reputation for unusually
fine playing, precision marching,
and intricate dance steps, forma-
tions, and gridiron productions.
The practice that the bandf
members go through requires
enough steps to equal the distance
of a little over once around the
world. The 170 band members
spend about seven hours drilling
on each show and manage to lose
800 pounds -in eight weeks.
Director Since 1935
Prof. Revelli assumed the duties
of director of University Bands in
1935. The band performs at all
home :football games and also ac-
companies the team on out of
town games. -
With the close of the football
season. the University Symphony,
Band takes over the spotlight.
The Symphony Band requires a
high degree of musical proficien-
cy, since members read and per-
form the finest of symphonic liter-
ature. Often the band premiers
new works for a composer under
his direction. -
The spring. tour climaxes each
symphony season. Band members

receive' a real exposure to "being
on the road."
Symphony Band has played in
Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia Aca-'
demy of Music, and Symphony
Hall 'in Boston during recent
years. Students have gained pro-
fessional training and experience
on the concert stage.
The third part of the University
Band lineup is the Wolverine
Band. The Wolverine Band's ac-
tivities center around extra cur-
ricular campus functions such as
basketball games and local pa-
rades. The Band takes over the
marching role of the Marching
Band at the close of the latter's
Primarily for students without
the proficiency to qualify for the
Symphony Band or for those who
cannot devote the time required
for participation in the other
bands, the Wolverine Band is di-
rected by Prof. George R. Caven-
der, assistant director of Univer-
sity Bands.
Training Groupd
University Bands, according to
Prof. Revelli, are to encourage
student talent and serve as a val-'
uable training ground for future
music educators.
Actual practice in organization,
training and presentation provide
,participants with experience in
music education, culture, and ar-

CHING BAND-Hallmarks of precision in a bow to the audience. Capes and heads level - and
the tubas form a precise line as the band acknowledges applause.

Upon entering the University of Michigan you will
be faced with the chore of finding the proper place
which will take care of your clothes, dry-cleaned
or laundered. To save you a lot of trouble trying
to find the right place by - trial or error - we invites
you cordially to stop in and get acquainted with ,us
-the right place for you, for service asg you hke it-
when you like it.
Everythiiig brought in thoroughly cleaned and ex
pertly pressed; cuffs brushed and tacked, missing
buttons replaced, rips mended,- all these extras
included at our regular, moderate prices.

breaking a tie vote to settle the
Others Work
Behind the scenes in the Stu-
dent Activities Bldg. which houses
the SGC offices work nearly 150
people, members of the Adminis-
trative Wing. These students work
to implement the basic policies of
SGC through five committees.
The Education and Welfare
Committee's purpose is to give
students an effective voice in edu-
cational policies through SGC,
and to generally further the stu-
dent's interests in education. Fol-
lowing this line of interest, the
committee this year started an
exam file in the Undergraduate Li-
brary, sponsored an Asian Book
Drive and conducted studies on
improving the counseling system.
The Council concerns itself with
education through. such action as
letters to foreign governments and
universities concerning education,
discussing (and voting against)
the idea of loyalty oaths, consider-
ing course synopsis books to be
made available to students and
discussing and forming motions on
academic freedom.
Summer Program
It also sponsored the' Summer
Reading and Discussion Program
for the second year. Students are
sent reading lists for seven topics.
Each of these is led by a faculty
member, who will hold a seminar
discussing hid area during the fall.
The Student Activities Commit-
tee is in charge of activities co-
ordination, counseling and inter-
viewing and nomination for posi-
tions on SEC's semi-independent
boards. Within their jurisdiction
are groups seeking recognition
from SOC,helping them to meet
necessary requirements. This year
they helped Tau Epsilon Pi fra.-
ternity gain colony status.
In sponsoring student services
the group this year initiated a stu-
dent bike auction. Students wish-
ing to sell their bikes delivered
them to the SAB during spring
term exam week. The bikes will be
auctioned during the fall.
Bus Service
Another of their services was
the Willopolitan Bus Service. This,
bus took students to the Willow
Run and Metropolitan Airports be-
fore spring recess.
The National and International
Committee is concerned with rela-
tions with other schools, interna-
tional programming, and the Na-
tional Students Association. They
answer correspondance from other
schools and keep in touch with
schools interested in the same


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BALLOTING-To avoid double voting, each student who has cast
a ballot in an SGC election has his-ID card punched over a speci.
fled number. Elections are run under the Hare system, a form of


proportional representation.
areas as SGC. This year they de- .
veloped the exchange program
with -the University of Delhi in
The elections committee takes
charge of SGC elections held in the
fall and spring. They are respon-
sible for polls, poll workers and
counters. This year they spon-
sored the "Elections Hyde Park,"
a diag open forum in which the
SGC candidates told their plat-.
forms and answered questions.
Approves Budgets
The Finance Committee aids the
Treasurer and approves GC ex-
penditures, as well as budgets for
such functions as J-Hop. SGC
funds are obtained from student.
taxes paid by all students.
SGC each spring sponsors the
awards of activities scholarships.



515 East Willkam
Monday-Friday - 7-5 Saturday

Amounting to the maximum of
$450, these are given to students
whose participation in activities
would otherwise be hindered due
to financial reasons.
A Rose Bowl Referendum was
sponsored in May to let students
express their opinion "on the Uni-
versity's participation in the Rose
Bowl and post - season football
games in general.
SGC is composed of 11 members
elected at large semi-annually
and the heads of the seven major
campus organizatioIs. These are
the Presidents of Interfraternity
Council. Inter-House 'Council,
Panhellenic Association, Assembly
Association, the Union and the
Women's League and the Editor
of The Michigan Daily.


BAND PRACTICE-It looks easy when it's done between halfs of
a football game. But Michigan's Marching Band practices for the
same long hours as the football team itself, polishing di cult rou-
tines into precision formations.



Lane Hall Emphasizes
Importance of Religion




presents their


"Religion, morality and knowl-
edge being necessary to good gov-
ernment and the happiness of
mankind, school, and the means of
education shall forever be en-
These words are engraved in the
marble above the entrance to An-
gell Hall, and to demonstrate that
religion is not overlooked at the
University, Lane Hall exists to em-
phasize the relevance of religion to
the educational process.
The present Office of Religious
Affairs, situated at Lane Hall, is
the result of over 100 years of
University interest in students'
religious activities.
Beginning with the establish-
mentof the first college YMCA in
1858 and later forming the Stu-
dent Christian Association to in-
clude women when they were ad-
mitted to the University, the SCA
initiated many services that are
taken for granted now.
A few of these are the orienta-

tion of new students, the Fresh-
man Handbook, employment bu-
reau, student directory, book
exchange, English language classes
for foreign students and others.
Religious counseling is an im-
portant service provided at Lane
Hall. Students of every faith are
welcome to bring their problems
to the counselors who are eager to
talk with them.
The purpose of this office is not
to promote new affiliations with
va:-ious religious institutions but
to provide resources for religious
thought and activity, a library,
music collection, meditation room,
meeting and counseling rooms and,
a well - trained and experienced
The office also attempts to
stimulate and encourage inter-
faith cooperation and understand-
ing, partly by sponsoring a series
of lectures by outstanding religious



with Special Student Prices





Owned and Operated by Students



LANE HALL--This red brick building on the corner of State and
Washington houses the Office of Religious Affairs. This office
coordinates activities for all the various denominations on



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