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Memories are Made of This

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s60863fm
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title Memories are Made of This
Description The war finally ended and most of the guys came home. A few good men didn't, including one of the best piano players Manti has ever known We would miss our great friend and orchestra piano man Burke Brithwaite very much a brief but great musical career had come to a close. With the war's end came a renewed wave of excitement and happiness. People were glad for peace and anxious to get on with life. War-weary GI's were grateful to be home and out of harm's way. And best of all, dancing was soon going strong again, Lenny Meyers orchestra, a ten piece band from all over Sanpete, came together in 1946. The white haired kid joined that great band and was once again doing what he truly loved, making people happy with his horn Though short lived, Lenny's band was one of Sanpete's finest dance orchestras ever and war-weary people loved it Every Wednesday and Saturday night throughout the summer, rain or shine, a throng of people danced the night away at Palisade Park. More than once the crowd dashed to their cars to wait out a downpour. After the rain stopped, the squeegees came out and very soon the dance was going strong again. Yes, sir, Sanpeters were enjoying dancing at its very best once again And everyone who missed hearing Lenny Myers sing "Personality" has just a little bit missing from their lives. Lenny was a great entertainer. After that wonderful summer, Lenny's band split up and Devon Anderson, the director of Manti High's band program, assembled another good orchestra The white haired kid was delighted that his orchestra work would continue when he joined the band. Several new guys joined Devon's new band, including Keith Stevenson, a Manti school teacher who played a good alto sax. Dale Whitlock, who hailed from Mayfield and handled tenor sax duties; and Hal Edwards, a Gunnison native who played "a mean set of drums,1' Dancing was going strong everywhere, and the band enjoyed a long run playing throughout central and southern Utah In time, change came into the dancing world and larger orchestras were replaced by small groups With this change came a good little five piece band Maude Reid, a well known Manti piano player, and Hal Edwards handled rhythm, Dale Whitlock made up the sax section, and the white-haired kid who was better known as "Cotton," was alone in the brass section This orchestra was also together for several years and played in many locations throughout Utah 4
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326282
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326282