Friday, June 1, 1962

Mason City Globe Gazette

Location: Mason City, Iowa

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 1, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Edited for MM tV i ht 11 Nrth low ni Pteu and Prew JaterMtional MASON CTY GAZETTE V HOME EDITION r ghbors 10c Paper Consists Two v S SIC n comes to town June 1 Mason City Viiv iiSiiTTr HJ111 r of ii contest scheduled at The 24th North Iowa Band Festival and Music Man Marching Band Competition June 19 in Mason City will be atribute to Meredith Willsons 5 mil lionmovieby Warner Bros and the happiest young sters In the world school musicians of the United States T Thirty competing bands from as many states outside of Iowa and Minnesota will strut their fin est in the huge threehour parade down Federal Avenue and will compete for in prizes of fered by the RichardsMusic Corp and a 10day allexpense paid trip by Warner Bros ending in New York City i L Iowa and Minnesota bands not inthe national competition willbe here with theircolors 83 band with 83 queens competing for the title of Miss North Iowa Festivities will start June 18 when visiting dig ititaries stars of Music Man movie press and TV personnelarrive atthVMasoh City Municipal Airport at various times during the day Meredith andRini Willson will be withthem Mor ton DaCosta Robert Preston Shirley Jones Arthur Godfrey BucTdyHackett Hermione Gingold Paul Ford Ronnie Howard animany others putofstate also will be arriving Mondayatvarioustimes Frbm5 to 7 pmthere will dinner for bands at Roosevelt and J o h n Adanis Schools St Josephs Church and theYWGA EHnnerforthe visitingbands will be at pm at the Hanford Motor Lodge C City Barbershop ChorusVdmner at Moose Hall at 6 willjiave the Buffalo Bills and Arthur Godfrey as their special guests From 7pm on June 18 it will be open house In Mason City for visiting band people with tion for band members at the YWCA and high school gym Games dancing andswimming all are free Throughout Monday evening there wiUbe half liour concerts in CentralPark by Mason City school bands From pm to 9 pm there will be tion for the outofstate bandmasters and wives and adult personnel accompanying the bands f Major festivities get under way Tuesday at 9 am with the grand parade of bands queens floats and personalities It willbe covered by radio and TV broadcasts EnteringPederal Avenue at the Hotel will continue down Federal miles to the ShoppingCenter for Dismissal picnic is planned for East Park for visit ing dignitaries including and Minnesota band t masters and others Aninformal program wilVcon sist pfjthe Rusty Hinges Barbershop Chorus Buf falo Bills and others with the guest director Paul Yoder Fort Lauderdale Fla as master of cere monies From 1 pm to 6 pm competition bands will give feight minute marching demonstrations at Roosevelt Field They will be judged on their per formances and their parade marching abilityduring morning as well t f During the afternoon there also be concerts in Central Park the presentation of the rec reation and entertainment The general program will start at7 Roosevelt Field at 6pm with the grand entry of bands and queens The evening show consist oFtlfJJrown ing of Miss North Iowa announcement of na 1 tional champion marching5 band presentation of awards a demonstration bythe championship band and a massed band number that should set arecord Ken Kevv of KGLO will be master of ceremonies for the evening show Composerconductor Yoder will the massed bands Following the night show the press preview of Warner Bros The Music Man with Arthur God frey as master of ceremonies will be at the Palace Theater Contest bands will be entertained by Mere dith and Rini Willson and Red Blanchardat Roos evelt Fieldhquse The Mason City GlobeGazettes souvenir edi tionof the 24th North Iowa Band Festival and Music Man Marching Band Competition will appear just two weeks after this issue