Kicking off our posts this week, here’s another show from a collection of “throwaway” working lacquers from WHBC in Canton, Ohio, I’ve been posting over the past few weeks.
This transcribed program, originally heard March 28, 1950, features the Ohio State University Symphonic Band. The first song played is “The Fairest of the Fair” composed by John Philip Sousa. Mary Bingham, a student at Ohio State and member of the band, is interviewed about her interest in music and introduced the next work, the “Summer Day Suite”, by Prokofiev.
Our mp3 was transferred from a single-sided sixteen inch Audiodisc lacquer.
If you would like to learn more about the history of Ohio State’s band program, you can read a master’s thesis on the subject from 2010.
Next week - the last in our series of previously lost local WHBC programs.