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15th century jam session with the Vielle Trio, January 1949

15th century jam session with the Vielle Trio, January 1949 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 14, 1949
Caption
JAM SESSION -- 15TH CENTURY STYLE: Members of the Vielle Trio, playing instruments of Renaissance design, yesterday furnished melodic patterns for a medieval jam session in which they were joined by University student vocalists and instrumentalists. The vielles played by the trio have been described as the "grandparents" of the violin family, and are modern reproductions of ancient instruments, built by a famous Belgian violin-maker from original drawings and descriptions. Above, seated, are Franz Siedersbeck, alto vielle; Beatrice Cohme, alto vielle, and Werner Landshoff, contra-tenor vielle. Standing are Dr. Louise Cuyler, head of the University musicology department which sponsored he appearance of the trio, and Du Bose Robertson, tenor vocal accompanist, for the Vielle Trio.

Lawrence Welk and members of his show at Willow Run Airport, May 1959

Lawrence Welk and members of his show at Willow Run Airport, May 1959 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 7, 1959
Caption
WELK ARRIVES AT WILLOW RUN: John L. French, general manager of the Ford Motor Company hardware and accessories division at Rawsonville, (second from right) welcomed Lawrence Welk and members of his show when they arrived at Willow Run Airport this morning for the Ninth Annual Future Unlimited Celebration of the Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, of which Mr. Welk is master of ceremonies. The celebration will be held at the Masonic Temple in Detroit at 8 p.m. tonight. Accompanying Mr. Welk from Los Angeles were Janet Lennon, of the Lennon Sisters, (fifth from left); her father, William Lennon (extreme left); Warren Luening, Jr., trumpet player, (second from left); Brian Siebman, singer, guitarist, (third from left), Bo Wagner, dancer and drummer, (fourth from left), and Thomas Owens, accordianist, (fifth from left). Also on hand to greek Mr. Welk and his troop was Carl Kolon, 20, of Detroit, president of the Achiever's Association of Southeastern Michigan. French is president of the J. A. board of Southeastern Michigan.

Community High School Graduation Party, June 12, 1979

Community High School Graduation Party, June 12, 1979 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 13, 1979
Caption
Community High School seniors, their teachers, friends and parents celebrated graduation Tuesday night in high fashion. About 500 persons attended ceremonies at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church where each graduate received a diploma and gave a personal speech. Then everyone moved to Community High's lawn where Barton Polot and the Community High Jazz Band entertained, above. Some students had a really swinging time, left. (Staff photos by Robert Chase.)

Community High School Graduation Party, June 12, 1979

Community High School Graduation Party, June 12, 1979 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 13, 1979
Caption
Community High School seniors, their teachers, friends and parents celebrated graduation Tuesday night in high fashion. About 500 persons attended ceremonies at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church where each graduate received a diploma and gave a personal speech. Then everyone moved to Community High's lawn where Barton Polot and the Community High Jazz Band entertained, above. Some students had a really swinging time, left. (Staff photos by Robert Chase.)

Community High School's 1:45 Jazz Ensemble During A Practice Session, March 1990

Community High School's 1:45 Jazz Ensemble During A Practice Session, March 1990 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 24, 1990
Caption
1:45 Jazz Ensemble members, left, John Holkeboer - bass, Jim Borda - keyboards, Keith Walter - Drums, Alex Graham - saxophone.

Award-Winning Community High School Jazz Musicians, May 1984

Award-Winning Community High School Jazz Musicians, May 1984 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 12, 1984
Caption
JAZZ HARDWARE - Community High School musicians earned several bests at the School Jazz 2 Festival in Saginaw. From left: Erik Saran (outstanding soloist), Jim Kimball (front-best percussion), Geoff Estey (best guitar), Gwen Williams (best piano), Mike Grace (teacher-director), Mike Manley (coordinator of the festival from the Saginaw schools), and Ryan Claunch (best promising young musician). Claunch, who plays keyboards, wrote all the songs that Community High played in the event that attracted 300 musicians.