Mail Tribune 100
Aug. 23, 1916
BAND TO PLAY 'SPECIALS' IN FUTURE
The City park has become a popular spot on Tuesday evenings when regularly at 8 o'clock the Medford band will be found ready for the first sign from the director to commence. "On the dot" is the slogan of the 1916 Medford band, and it is rarely at 8 o'clock an empty chair will be found, be it concert or rehearsal. The general opinion was that this week's crowd was the largest that ever attended a band concert in Medford. All available seats were filled before 8 o'clock, the adjacent streets being lined three deep with autos. From a musical standpoint this week's concert, both as to choice of music and rendition, exceeded all previous efforts of our band. Rossini, Strauss, Suppe and other well-known masters were included in the program. Special mention should be made of the "Chimes of Normandy," which was beautifully rendered, the bell obligato being skillfully handled by Mr. Root. A repetition of this selection at one of the next concerts would be most acceptable. Bandmaster Rowland states that in all probability with fine evenings that the crowds will still increase in dimensions.
For the balance of the season the concerts will be in the form of "specials." Next Tuesday's concert will be "visitors' night," when hundreds of invitations will be extended by citizens of Medford to friends outside the city to spend the evening attending the band concert. September 5 will be "Ashland night," when a special program will be given in honor of our neighbors. The following week an "old timers'" concert will be featured and it is expected a large number from the rural districts will augment the usual large crowd to hear some of the old-time popular tunes.
The Talent Industrial club met at the schoolhouse Friday afternoon for a discussion of topics of special interest to members preparing material for the county and state fairs. Supervisor E. R. Peterson and Miss Hazel Lowe were welcome outsiders who contributed to the success of the meeting.