Me, 4th chair clarinet - behind & left of director, James Gordon
Gene's on the far right - in 5 places - our sophomore year at East
EWHS Band -1954
If you check closely you'll find Gene on the right (front with trumpet) and me on the left- 2nd chair (clarinet)
circa 1951 at old East Jr - I was a 7th grader there- 2nd row - rt center
Gene and I spent much of our time involved in music throughout our Jr and Sr HS days. Between marching band, orchestra and swing band there wasn't much time for anything else. We even dated girls in the band.
East Waterloo HS,1956 - I'm in the middle of the saxophone section
Gene Collins is in the back row -left- This annual music production took up about two months every spring with extensive rehearsals.
EWHS Band -1955
Music was a major part of my activity at EWHS with Band, Orchestra and Swing Band.
Playing in an ensemble meant one had achieved some success in this endeavor.