May 12, 2019


From the 1943 Lewes High School Beacon yearbook, Christine Dunlap gives us the 1943 Band under the direction of Miss Mary Fox.

With only 39 members the band gathered for the fists session last fall in the music room and elected officers. Hilliard Palmer was elected president, Bill Hastings, vice president, Christine Dunlap, secretary-treasurer, Jim Short and Tom Morris, librarians. Under the capable direction of Miss Mary Fox, the band practiced diligently and on December 7, 1942, made its first appearance when it played at the Christmas Fair held by the PTA in the school auditorium. Since then several musical numbers have been learned including overtures and patriotic marches which will be part of a spring concert Miss Fox has in her plans. Everyone in the band enjoyed working with our new teacher and had a successful year.

Members are:

Clarinets: Bill Hastings, Betty Guerin, Ervin Lang, Bob Maull, Sarah Carpenter, Phyllis Jefferson, Sara Rickards and Maclyn Cullum.

Flutes: Joann Greenspun and Alfred Graves.

Trumpets: Peggy Hocker, Jack Morris, James Short, Paul Hudson, Heaster Bennum, Jack Lynch and Louis Michalski.

Trombones: Hilliard Palmer, Bill Hocker, Doug Connor, Halsey Knapp.

Saxophones: Marilou Willard, Tom Best, Alfred Best, Bill Joseph, Ralston Dennis.

French Horn: Kathleen Baynum and Jim Palmer.

Tuba: Gene Perr, Bell Lyre, Norma Lee Stauffer

Drum Major: Kenny Mitchell. Drums, Bill McCabe, Donald Marsh, Jim Lehman, and Joe Hudson. Bass Drum, Paynter Lynch, and Jack Freeman.

Baritones: Tom Morris and Christine Dunlap.

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