Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 12, 1974, Brandon, Manitoba
Big summer planned at the Music Camp
by OARTX STOUFFER Sun Aitociat* Editor
Anyone who spends a quiet Sunday wondering what to do this year has obviously missed one of the better weekend attractions available in the province... the International Music Camp at the world’s only International Peace Garden.
On a brief visit to the Garden on Sunday, we found a summer menu that offers something for almost any taste ... and most of the attractions are free for the taking-in, without charge.
The excitement actually started at the Music Camp on Sunday, when scores of young bandsmen from across the U.S. and Canada flocked to the first week of band camp, joined there by musicians from England, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, West Germany and Japan, as the international features of the Music Camp grow and grow year by year.
These students will be on the stage on Sunday coming, with one of the best-known names in band music on the podium for the Mountie and Ranger bands.
Dr. Paul Yoder, a North Dakota native who has composed more than 1,500 pieces of music for bands, is a busy chap and his name is probably known by almost any musician who has ever been around a school or community band.
Past-president of the American Bandmasters Association and currently vice-president of the World Band Congress, Dr. Yoder will help kick off the summer in the Garden program on Sunday.
Also on the bandstand Sunday will be James Ployhar of Fargo, a leading composer of band music for high school and junior high bands. The concert will feature one of Mr. Ployhar’s recent marches, a tune commissioned by the North Dakota Band Directors’ Association as a possible “official” march for the state.
Mr. Ployhar will conduct the cadet band on Sunday, while the honor band will be under the direction of Dr. Merten Utgaard, director and founder of the International Music Camp.
Away back in 1956, when the first session of the International Music Camp was held, it is unlikely that Dr. Utgaard’s fondest dreams could foresee the day when more than 400 students from ll nations would combine for the opening week of a big summer of music, dance and the arts in the park surroundings straddling the Canada - United States boundary.
Echoes of European visits . . .
Many of the students from abroad are here as a direct result of the excitement generated across Europe by the every other year visit of a select band and choir from the Music Camp.
This year, as since about 1962, some 140 kids from across the U.S. and Canada will make a three-week visit to European centres stretching from London through Holland, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and winding up in Olso ... a grass-roots youth exchange that has paid dividends for the whole program.
Because of the tours, young bandsmen from many nations now know about the International Music Camp... and more and more each year are turning up to be a part of the program.
Henk van Lijnschooten, a leading composer, conductor and adjudicator in Holland, will again be part of the International Music Camp crew this summer, and will be guest conductor on the June % Sunday concert at the Formal Garden area.
Mr. van Lijnschooten has had an intimate association with the Music Camp ever since about 1966? when he was an adjudicator at the World Music Festival at Kerkrade, Holland, where the Music Camp band came away with a gold medal.
The band and choir — under the direction of Dr. lltgaard and Edward Anderson of Colorado State University, respectively — will head for Europe in early August, after departure concerts at Bottineau, Brandon and Devils Lake.
Five young Manitobans, plus two from Saskatchewan and a girl from Thunder Bay, will make up the Canadian contingent in the band Manitobans are HQlly Johnston of Hamiota, Ingrid Stitt of Dauphin and a trio of Win-nipeggers, Kathleen Granger, Richard Kowalski and David Jackson. Shelley Peterson of Frontier and Heather McAuley of Saskatoon will carry Saskatchewan colors, with Katie Kirkup joining the band from Thunder Bay.
More Manitobans will be in the choir this year than ever before, with a fairly wide representation of the province.
Singing tourists will include Daphne Wagner of Brandon, Lisa Cosens of Stonewall, Loreena McKennitt of Morden, Alison Bertram of Swan River, Calla Carrothers of Minnedosa, Ann Marie Goetz of Winnipeg, Donna Downing of Virden, Marjorie Fraser of Fairfax, Jennifer Osachuk of Gardenton, Kimberly Peltz of Russell, and John Peters and Randy Goossen, both of Winkler.
Only part of the program . . .
The preparations of the tour band and choir for their voyage to Europe, however, make up only a small part of the- activities of the Music Camp.
A series of six items will be on the International Festival of the Arts series this year, starting with the Annapolis Brass Quintet on June 20.
The following Thursday night (all at 8 p.m. CDT) will feature the Sawmill Playhouse with “Ten Nights in a Bar Room,” the Frank Larrabee group of folk singers on July 4, the Brescian String Quartet on July ll, and the Bad Uberkin-gen Youth Concert Band from West Germany on July 18.
The Sunday concerts are all at 1:30 p.m., and there will be Saturday evening programs, too. Like the festival series, the Saturday programs are at the amphitheatre and will include jazz ensemble and stage band July 6, dance recital and drama workshop production July 13, swing choir concert July 20 and opera workshop production July 27.
For those interested in art, the Festival of the Arts series includes a “Spirit of the Old West” exhibit July 4 to 7 (I to 8 p.m. daily) and the Music Camp art exhibit co-ordinated by Dr. Vernon Watson on July 27.
The International Music Camp was established 18 years ago to provide a centre of cultural study for youngsters, adults and educators of the central part of the continent.
Today, as well as recognized as a leading centre for Americans and Canadians, it is truly international. Last year, for instance, more than 2,800 students and directors from 22 states and provinces and nine nations took part in the program.
You really owe it to yourself to spend a few days this summer at the Music Camp. Enjoy the activities while you relax in Manitoba's most inviting parkland.
THE BRANDON SUN, Wednesday, June 12, 1974 29
Youngsters show stuff at annual beef cattle show
BOISSEVAIN (Special) — Bradley Shaw, Margaret 4-H Beef Club, showed the Grand Champion Steer at the 40th annual 4-H Rally and Beef Cattle Show in Boissevain on Friday, May 31. Bradley received the Boissevain Lions Club trophy, presented by Miles Phillips, for his winning 990 lb. Limousin-Angus crossbred steer. Bradley also received the Co-op Feed special award for his top calf. The award was made by Mr. Mel Blanchard of the Boissevain Co-op.
Byron Johnson, Ninga Beef Club, won the Reserve Grand Championship with his 885 lb. Simmental-Hereford cross steer. Byron received the Boissevain Credit Union Trophy for his Reserve Champion presented by Ron Kehler, manager of the Boissevain Credit Union. Byron was presented with the Bowes Cup for best calf in a club sponsored by the Turtle Mountain Agricultural Society. Mr. Earl McCausland, president of the society, made the presentation. The Parrish and Heim-becker special award of Shur Gain feed was also won by Byron’s Reserve Grand Champion steer.
The Boissevain Co-op bought the Grand Champion steer for 78* per pound. The Reserve G rand Champion went to DuRite Motors and H. Wilkinson for 63* a pound. These prices include the three
Lodge waiting list reviewed
NEEPAWA (Special) — The admission committee of the lodge — Lloyd Briese (board), Mrs. Beulah Davidson (Langford), Mrs. Myrtle Hannah (Rosedale), Mrs. Gloria Thomas (Neepawa) and Mr. Fred Thomson (Lansdowne) — meets with Dr. George McNeil, regional medical director of the area, Mrs. Lois Hulme, public health nurse; Neil Muir, director of nursing and Harold Casselman. administrator, to review the *4uaitMtg list and place priorities where necessary. Only applicants who are residents or have been recent residents are accepted in the lodge, and the committee sees that this policy is strictly adhered to.
Anyone wishing to make application should contact the administrator of East View Ute (ph. 476-2383) or the public health nurse at 476-2341 and arrangements will be made for an interview for the filling out of the necessary forms. Admission to the lodge is not instantaneous and consideration is given to the need and availability of rooms in the area where the required care can be received. There could be as many as 40 on the waiting list.
RESTON (Special) — First organized in the early 1950s and composed of members of both the domestic and nursing staff of Reston Hospital, the hospital helpers have decided to disband. They were the only such organization in Manitoba, it is believed. Mrs. Flora Scott was the last president and she served for several years. Mrs. Mary Munro was the secretary.
At one time this organization had 22 members, but the membership and interest has fallen off in recent years. They raised money mainly through raffles, the first one for $25, donated by Mrs. Hupp, a nurse in the hospital at the time. The group’s first purchase was a TV for the nurses’ lounge. They also bought a chesterfield and chair, rugs, drapes and pictures for the lounge. For the hospital they provided funds for a Ventalung and made cash donations to such things as the hospital sign.
The money remaining in their account, $374.41, was given to the Reston Ambulance Fund and the vending machine and a display case to the hospital.
cents federal beef premium.
Grant Scheirlinck, Killarney Beef Club, was awarded the T. Eaton Company gold watch for outstanding 4-H work during the year. The watch was presented to Grant by Roger Schroeder, 4-H specialist for the region.
The Inter-Club Showmanship was won by Harley Johnson, Ninga Beef Club. Harley received the venerable E. H. McCausland Trophy and show halter presented by Mr. McCausland. Rickie Kinsley, Margaret Beef Club, received the W. E. Green showcane presented by Mrs. Green to the Reserve Grand Champion Showman of the day.
Kevin Bartley, Killarney Beef Club, won the Boissevain Co-op trophy for top place in the junior showmanship competition. Mr. Roger Thevenot, manager of the Boissevain Co-op, presented the trophy to Kevin.
The Hereford special, open to the all Hereford steers in the show, was won by Bill Simpson, Boissevain Beef Club. Shelly Rankin, Killarney Beef Club, placed second. Miss Ann Mitchell, Manitoba Hereford Queen, presented the prize money
to the eight top Hereford calves.
The Charolais special, a new class at the show this year, was won by Kelly Turtle, Margaret Beef Club. Second place went to Allan Manshreck, Dand 4-H Club. Mr. Barry Blixhaven presented the Charolais special prize money. Kelly Turtle also won the J. A. V. Charolais trophy presented to the top Charolais at the rally by Mr. Jules Vercaigne.
The J. Kowalenko special for all first year beef club members was won by Wayne Bartley, Killarney Beef Club, and Gale Wright, Boissevain Beef Club. Mr. Les Hicks presented silver dollars to the first year members for Hick’s Abattoir, Killarney.
In the heifer project Merlin Blixhaven, Killarney, won the Grand Championship. He was awarded the Hilliard Jones trophy by Mr. Jones for his top heifer. He also received the Manitoba Charolais Association award for his Grand Champion heifer. Lois Campbell, Margaret Heifer Club, showed the Reserve Grand Champion heifer.
Earl McCausland, president of the Turtle Mountain Agricultural Society opened the rally at parade time. Earl ack
nowledged the 40th anniversary of the 4-H Rally. The first rally was held in 1934. Mr. E. H. McCausland was leader of the Swine Club at that time and the leader of the Beef Club was the late Henry Washington.
The Ninga Home Economics Club, resplendent in their red plaid skirts and white blouses, won the 4-H parade. The Deloraine Home
Economics Club was judged Reserve Champion in the parade. Ron Church and Rosalie MacFarlane, gold watch winners in 1973, were flag bearers for the parade. The Boissevain Band provided the march music and the Boissevain Baton Club led the parade.
Six beef clubs, three heifer clubs and two peewee clubs from Boissevain and Killarney participated in the beef cattle show.
Mr. Allan McRae from Hayfield and Mr. Gordon Ferguson from Brandon judged the beef cattle. Showmanship judges were Larry Gould, Napinka and Keith Kyle, Carman.
Champion steer in the farmer fed class was owned by Ted Simpson, Boissevain. Reserve was won by Kelly Johnson from Ninga.
Auctioneer Bob Wright
sold the beef animals for an average price of 48* per pound. This price included the three cent federal beef premium payment. Major buyers were Swifts, Kempthorne Farms, Boissevain Co-op, Killarney Coop, Doug’s Tomboy in Boissevain, Ransom Cattle Co., Deloraine Co-op, East-West Packers and Burns.
In the beef judging competition Dale McKay, Hilton, and David Tripp, Rowland, won first and second in the junior section; Elizabeth Manshreck, Dand, and Russell McCausland, Rowland, won first and second in the intermediate; and in the senior judging Warren Wright, Boissevain, and Russell Tripp, Rowland, placed first and second.
In the junior grain judging competition Blair Empey, Turtle Mountain Seed Club, and Allan Smith, Turtle Mountain Seed Club placed first and second. In the senior section Glen Dickson, Turtle Mountain Seed Club, and Edward Franz, also of Turtle Mountain Seed Club won first and second place.
Kent McKay, Hilton, won first in woodworking A judging. Greg Dalgliesh and Brent Hill, both of Hilton, tied for second place.
The senior light horse
judging was won by John Alcock, Belmont, with Margaret Maxwell, Belmont, placing second. Noreen Dubyts and Marilyn Maxwell of Belmont were first and second in the intermediate light horse judging. Allan Dubyts, Belmont, placed first in the junior light horse judging and Ronald Scott, Belmont, and Greg Dalgliesh, Hilton, tied for second.
John Manshreck, Dand, placed first in the photography senior judging competition and Laura Saban, Boissevain, placed second. In the junior section Joyce Spurrill, Dunrea, and Elaine Tschitter, Killarney, won first and second respectively.
In the conservation project, Gene Morrison, Ninette, placed first in the junior judging while Kevin Weidenhamer, Dand. placed second. In the senior section first place was won 4>y Dennis Beer-naert, Dand, and second by Charles Beernaert, Dand.
Brent Richards and Alan Caswell, both of the Killarney Automotive Club, placed first and second in the automotive judging. In mechanics, Carol Cote, and Paul Legare, both of Dunrea, tied for first and George Legare, also of Dunrea, placed second.
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