Organization News: Cecilian Club, February
SHAMOKIN - The Cecilian Club held its February meeting at the Grace Lutheran Church.
Nan Weller, president, conducted the open meeting, which was well attended by members and guests.
Marily Stasney shared a devotional reading, "Reach Out and Taste Life," by Debbie Macomber, from the book Daily Guideposts. Macomber said most of us like to taste all sorts of good food, so we should "reach out and taste life" by being willing to try doing something new and different.
The evening's concert theme, "I Love a Parade," featured a variety of patriotic music. The opening number was a vocal solo by Charlene Pell, who sang "Say a Prayer for the Boys over There" by McHugh. Philip Maue accompanied her on piano. This was followed by an organ solo as Margaret Morris played "America the Beautiful," arranged by Decou.
Carol Ellis sang "An American Celebration," arranged by Lojeski. She was accompanied by Weller. A saxophone solo was next as Bonny Klinger, accompanied by Noriene Ladd, played "Beautiful Colorado" by DeLuca. A vocal trio followed with "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by Raye and Price, sung by Charlene Pell, Stasney and Kathi Christ, accompanied by Maue.
Weller, accompanied by Klinger, favored the audience with a flute solo, "Patriotic Medley," arranged by Olstead. Margaret Morris then sang "I Am an American," by Schuster, Cunningham and Whitcup. She was accompanied by Ladd on piano.
"America, My Wondrous Land," by Peery was sung by Ellis, Grethel Vinup and Linda Latsha, accompanied by Irvin Liachowitz. The concert concluded with Klinger playing a medley of Sousa marches on piano.
Members and guests then sang "Eternal Father, Strong to Save," also known as the Navy hymn, accompanied by Klinger.
The business meeting followed. Members were asked to remember several colleagues who are sick or recuperating from injuries.
Scholarship applications are ready to go out to area schools. This year's scholarship will be for $500. Any area high school senior who will be attending college next year with a major in music is eligible to apply. Instructions are with the application forms which will be available from music teachers at area schools.