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ANNUAL CONCERT. The annual concert of the above school was hold in the Early Settlers’ Hall last night. Tho hall was crowded. The items included selections by the junior and senior bauds, the school choir, and a team of sailor boys. Other items were: Humorous recitation, Ed. Shepard; action song, with chorus, Dolly and the stars’ (Vera Brook, soloist); dance in costume (sailor’s hornpipe), Mary Belcher; song, with chorus, ‘ Our Territorials ’ soloist, Ronald Clarkson) ; humorous recitation, Douglas Swift; song, with chorus, ‘ On the Banks of the Wabash’ (soloist, Lcn. Barton; violin, solo, James Grant; recitation, ‘ Bravo,’ James Macphorson; song, ‘Dolly and a Coach,’ Daphne Stokes; dance in costume (seauntreus), Nita Frame; flute solo, Jas. Cunningham; recitation, ‘ The Boy’s Return,’ Freda Stokes; spectacular song. ‘ Red, White, and Blue.’ Those who contributed solos in tho part songs given by the choir were Irene Campbell, Irene Mason, Grace Knowles, B. Clarkson, John Smith, E. Low, Jas. Hamilton, Lionel Paul, and Edward Barton. Sweets and flowers were on sale for the Belgian fund, £8 10s being collected. This amount was increased to £l2 10s by a collection and the sale of three centimes from Liege, which Mr Rennie sold several times over, tho highest amount received bring Bs. Mr J. A. Wilkinson thanked those who had assisted, and referred to the amount of work which Mr Rennie and his assistants had devoted to the musical education of the children. Tho speaker stated that tho band, the first of our public school fife and drum bands,'had visited several other towns in Otago to raise funds for local school bands. The total raised exceeded £lO6.

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ALBANY STREET SCHOOL, Evening Star, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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ALBANY STREET SCHOOL Evening Star, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914