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High School Band Hits High Note

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The Summit Herald of May 5, 1941 reported that the Union County Board Association was considering having women serve on juries, due in part to the difficulty of finding qualified men. A student from Summit was one of the winners of a nationwide essay competition on National Unity. The prize included a flight over New York City in an Eastern Air Lines “Silverliner” airplane. The Strand Theater advertised the new hit musical, “The Road to Zanzibar” starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour, while the Lyric offered Sonja Henie and Ray Milland in “Everything Happens at Night”. The Summit High School Band took second place in its category in a national musical competition in Atlantic City, despite the handicap of lacking an oboe, bassoon, and English horn (due to insufficient funding). The band was honored by being included in a mass performance conducted by Leopold Stokowski, Director of the Philadelphia Symphony.

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