The Featherless Bird

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
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Title The Featherless Bird
Description The two sons, Dan and Jack Harrison, have also been active in choral groups, Dan singing with the Mendelssohn Chorus in Provo and Jack securing a three-year music scholarship at BYU. He was with the Texas Army Band for four years and Manager of the Civic Orchestra and President of Oak Hill Second Ward Choir in Provo. Charles and Alice's second son, Kenneth Bird, who married Lola Bradley, made music his career. He attended the McCune School of music and received a Life Teaching certificate. He directed the Alpine Stake choir for 20 years and directed two Stake choruses, an 85-member male voice and a 75-member female voice chorus. He was MIA Stake Chorister for five years and took special groups to General Conference. He was Supervisor of Music in the Alpine School District and was Instructor of Music in the American Fork High School. His family have followed in his footsteps, being active participants in Church and Community choirs and activities. Heber was only two years old when the family moved to Manti. He spent all his school days there and then taught for seven years and was principal of the school for the last year. He married Irma Reid, and after her death he married Hazel Snow. He and Hazel were members of the Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir for 33 years after they moved to Salt Lake, where Heber continued to teach school. In 1955 they went with the Tabernacle Choir on a European Concert tour to the dedicatory service of the Beme Switzerland Temple. A son, Gayle, was also a member of the Choir for 15 years. Myron Evan Bird, the last of the "Featherless Birds." would have celebrated his 100th anniversary this year of Utah's Statehood. He was bom June 25, 1896, in Manti, Utah. He too had music in his life as he played in band concerts around southern California while at Camp Kemy in World War I. The 145th Band also performed benefit concerts throughout Utah prior to leaving for the European Theater of the war. The Unit was stationed at Hospital #6 east of Bordeaux, France. During a war interval he married Romania Westenskow of Manti and they made their home in Delta where they raised their three children, Dorothy, Evan, and Don. Myron became Ward Chorister and Choir Director in his ward in Delta. He recorded that his greatest thrill in his musical career was leading the singing for a fast meeting in an airplane 11,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. 110
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326775
Reference URL