Calgary Herald

1953-04-28 Page 12


GRADES 3 AND 4 OF ST. MARY'S SCHOOL, winners of three trophies at the recent musical festival and top-marked school choir of the festival with 89 points, are seen above. This choir sparked the Calgary separate school system's amazing record of 13 firsts, 18 seconds and seven out of the 10 championship trophies awarded to school choirs. (Left to right, back row) Ruth Fuller, Albert Irsa, Michael Beatty, Jocelyn MacDonald, Bernard McCarthy, Lillian Casavant, Eugene Bartman, Lind Armstrong, Wayne Devlin, Doris La Prairie. Third row (left to right): John Veres, Sandra Young, Paddy Benoche, Caroline Schmick, Brian Newman, Joan Bandurk, Ronnie Kovack, Teresa Sieben, Elphege Roussage, Sharon Nessman, Gary Weinman. Second row (left to right): Charlie Baksa, Helen O'Connor, Michael Woodlock, Riki Kalman, Bernard Reilly, Marjorie Robinson, Ray Baily, Paula Zack, David Beatty, Miss Margaret Woodlock (teacher and conductor). Front row (left to right): Gary Krivy, Marlene Pfeuti, Frances Gall, Ernest Shanahan, Frances Baca, Moira O'Neil, Bryan Molyneux.

Separate Schools Win Many Prizes

What is believed to be a record for minority school system participation in Canadian musical festivals was set here last week when school choirs from the Calgary Separate schools won 13 firsts, 18 seconds and seven of the 10 championship trophies.
The choirs were entered in a total of 22 classes.
TOP SCHOOL CHOIR of the festival was the grades three and four group from St. Mary's girls' school which won three trophies and topped all school choirs with a mark of 89. This choir was directed by Miss Margaret Woodlock.
Officials of the separate school board stated today they were delighted with the record of performance of their school choirs, pointing out
 that the separate school enrolment is about one tenth of the total Calgary enrolment.

Extracted by J. Kynman 2014-10-19