Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1955-12-091
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WEBER COLLEGE SIGN POST Vol. XIX No. 6 December 9, 1955 'Child accompanist J. All interested Weber College students are invited to tryouts to be held on the 12th and 13th of December at one o'clock in roofn 539 building' four on the upper campus. This year's production will be Blossom Time, a three act musical play adapted by Sigmund Romberg. The Opera will be under the general direction of Mr. Glenn L-. Hanson, Mr. Max Dalby will direct the orchestra and HE.D. Redford the staging. This musical will need all available talent and those interested should contact Mr. Redford or Mr. Hanson. Many students will be needed for the chorus and orchestra, as well as backstage work. Singers should prepare solo numbers and provide an accompanist. All persons trying out should have dramatic material prepared. The opportunities for leading roles are numerous and varied. There are five women's parts and ten men's parts for singers. There are several non-singing parts for both men and women. The setting of the musical will be in Vienna in 1026. This light, gay story about Franz Schubert utilizes his melodies, which gives the work much popular appeal. Some of the songs will be "Serenade", "Song of Love," "Only One Love Ever Fills my Heart," and "Ave Maria " During the winter quarter the choir wil meet at 11 a.m. and devote the quarter to the production. The Gleeman will meet at 1 p.m. Opera workshop will meet from 2-4. This period will be devoted to solo, group work, and dramatic roles. As the date of the production approaches, 9th and 10th of March, rehearsals will be intensified.Rules fcr Test Week Need inspiration for test week? Roland Parry's Music 24 class will give a concert in the choral room during their test period. Some of the school's finest soloists will be featured including Sherman Bennett, Douglas Brian, and Hal Wilcox. Members of this class have been singing for the community during the last three months. According to Mr. Parry the objective of Music 24 is to produce soloists and to increase their repertoire-Persons interested in attending this concert will note the time for the presentation to be that scheduled for the Music 24 final exam. 'Blossom Time For April Press U - .1 , - - if i f .- j if . ! i -I i Clair Anderson and soloists Lucille Heqstrom, H.E.D- Redford, Ponna Miller Kay Stanfield and Karen Poulter. ' Chosen Dress rehearsal will be held at Ogden High School on the 7th of March. The costumes will be gay and colorful. A modern flexible stage will be featured to add further interest and beauty to the total production. Mr. Hanson states that the enthusiasm for "Blossom Time" is tremendous and an exciting production is already assured- Cellar Tryouts Begin Deo. 14 Open tryouts for the next Out of Celler Theater production, Masque of Kings, by Maxwell Anderson will be held at 3 p.m., Dec. 12 and 13 in the choral room, accoi-ding to director, H. E. D. Redford. The play, which is a drama in three acts, has a cast of ten men and two women. To date, no parts have been filled and, thus, everyone is urged to attend the tryouts. Participants are urged to bring familiar material to read at the tryouts. When the cast is selected, members will automatically be enrolled in theater workshop which meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the new theater in the Moench Library from 11 am. to 1 p.m. Mr. Redford reports that practice sessions of the "Masque" will be climaxed when the production is presented Feb. 28 through March 3. . 955-56 'Acorn' Editor Jones Announces Staff Today is the final day yearbooks can be obtained this quarter. Yearbook picture appointments will be on sale until 3 p.m. this afternoon- Pictures for class sections will be taken beginning Thursday, January 12. Students must keep picture appointments. Pix and Copy A maximum of pictures and minimum of copy are planned for the 1956 Acorn. Under direction of Tom Jones, editor, a theme for the book has been selected, and a miniature plan of layouts has been drawn up. The 1956 yearbook will be larger and display a wider use of color. FINISHING TOUCHES TO Snnvjhflll to Feature June ft June Christy has been signed for the Dec. 10, Snowball. It will cost 3 dollars per couple, however, the entertainment will be tops, the proceeds going toward our new Union Building. One day back in 1945, when Stanley Kenton was looking for a new vocalist, he auditioned and hired blonde and blue-eyed Shirley Luster of Decatur, Illinois, and introduced her to the musical world as June Christy. Band dates, concerts and tours, splits and reunions followed in dizzying sequences as Stan and June pursued their ambitious careers-June will sing to the music of Dell Bush's Band. Warmth and Affection June sings with an unabashed warmth and lack of affectation that have become her trademark. She makes the listener feel that this is the way the song was meant to be sung. - For those who prefer the subtle to the obvious and the provocative to the trite June Christy, in person, will be a revelation. Queen candidates will be announced by Phoenix at a later date and there have been some rumors to the effect that all active members will be given the opportunity to meet Miss Christy in person and alone. Everyone Comes The dance will be held in the White City Ballroom to accomodate the expected crowd let's all support Phoenix and the new Union Building. Credit should be given to Phoenix for the amount of time and effort that has gone into this activity. Is Rolling; Kaz Shio, who did much of the art work for the 1955 Acorn, is art editor, assisted by Kay Knight and Barbara Slater. Work on Theme Helping with theme and general organization of the book are Ann Holmstrom, Joan Forsgren, Audrey Jones, Tom Quinn, Kent Fryer, Use Hull, Larry Tomlinson, Lynette Richards, Carolyn Handlcy, Roz-p.nne Geary, Bunny Lund, Donna Cook, and Gloria Perez. Stan Brewer is handling circulation, with the hope of selling 600 books. By George Mead A Child is Born will be presented by Weber College at Ogden High School next Sunday evening, Dec. 11. The first performance is scheduled for 6:00 p-m. and the second for 9:00 p.m. Roland Parry's music drama has become a tradition here in Ogden a Christmas gift from Weber College to the Community. Due to the great interest in this original work by a local composer it has been necessary to give two identical performances to accomodate the large audiences. To date 05,000 have heard the presentation. This year will make the fortieth performance in 17 years. Tickets Free Those who wish to attend should ask for their free tickets in advance. They are available now from Glen Bros. Music store, Walgreens Drug store, J. C- Penneys, the Weber College treasurer's office or from any of the participants. A Child is Born features some unusual musical effects, befitting the spirit of the season and the BIG AFFAIR I Lr-W -w " WH?? iHMhjr-" "T ' ' . ! , I I ; i ' V, 5- ' . 'j? ' '-life. " V v i V ' June Christy, Capitol recording star, will appear at the annual Phoenix 'Snowball' scheduled for the While City, December Mi. Howell Library Is Unique Addition Specifications Interesting, Exact By Kent Berg Weber College is richer by approximately $40,000. This is a rough estimate of the value of our new 12,000-voIume Howell Memorial Library received recently. The late Judge Howell's home library of the works of American and English writers was presented to us with some very interesting specifications. James A- Howell, an attorney here in Ogden for many years, specified that the books must be leit in their original bookcases' I and also that they must be separated from the general library. These requirements have been met and the library of priceless works now rests in room 511 under lock and key. The books and the room wi be restricted because some of the books are irreplaceable. meaning of the music. Six choirs are placed distantly apart around the auditorium. These augment the choirs and soloists who sing from the stage, the orchestra, and the organ, played by J. Clair Anderson. Varied Participation Over one hundred singers will participate, including both day and evening school students and also some alumni who have enjoyed singing the music in previous years and wish to repeat the experience. Leading roles will be sung by Jack Larsen, former Weber student body president, faculty member H.E.D-Redford and Weber alumnus Edward Johnston, Jackie Maxwell, and June Heiser. Other soloists will be Sherman Bennett, Heber Jentzsch, Delores Anderson, Joyce Massey, Hal Stephens, Kent Johnson, Jerry Brett, and Janet Had-ley from the present student body. Thatcher Allred, Weber College professor, will again be thenarrator. Irish At the present time our library staff faces the problems of organizing the books in a reference catalog and of obtaining an adequate study room. Until then the library will remain closed. "Judge" Howell's hobby of collecting these books was the result of a love of literature instilled in him by his mother when he was a boy. His mother (108 years old) lives in California now. The library was collected, for the most part, in used book stores all over the nation, wherever the "Judge" could take a vacation or find an excuse. He felt that after the 19th century, authors had not proved themselves: the complete works of authors before that time i seemed to be his "Golden Fleece."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1955-12-09, Vol. 19, No. 6|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|