The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, October 5, 1951 Page: 3 of 6
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M. H. McNeely Is
New Band Director
Rice has a new band director this year. He is M. H.
In a personal interview he said that he intends to "develop
a unit that will be in keeping with the standards of Rice Insti-
tute. Rice has a high scholastic rating, a nationally famous
stadium and the band should be
-something the school is proud
to have play in its stadium."
A student at the University of
Texas in 1929, he transferred to
the University of Michigan to join
the Michigan band on a European
concert tour. From there, he went
to Hardin-Simmons, where he grad-
uated with a BA in music in 1931.
After graduation he directed the
high school band in Falfurrias, Tex-
as for four years.
From 1935-'42 he worked with
the Navasota High School Band.
The war interrupted his career from
1942 to 1945 while he served in the
Navy Inspection Service. Then back
he went to Navasota until 1948.
In the ten years he worked at
Navasota, the band received super-
ior rating- achieving first place po-
sition in many contests.
He came from Navasota to Jeffer-
son Davis High School here in
Houston in 1948. He will continue to
direct there and assist the Rice
"I intend to develop what is here
and put it on a more highly organ-
ized basis and raise its standards.
The Band is not a club. We will do
our best to sell the band to the stu-
dent body. We will play the music
His main ambition is eventually to
have a band that can do shows.
They will have new and more varied
music, marches, popular pieces, and
descriptive music. The band in the
future will do precision drills, let-
ter formation, and pageant, show
formations. It will take a great deal
of work but he hopes to accomplish
this ambition in the near future.
After the football seasons, a con-
cert band will take the place of the
football band. There will be a con-
centration on popular and descrip-
His general purpose is to organize
the band to make it a more integral
part of Rice's life. He wants the
band to be accepted by_Jthe students
as something of which to be proud.
M. H. McNEELY
BSU Starts Daily
At Autry House
"Noonspiration," a program of
daily devotional meetings, has been
launched by the Baptist Student Un-
ion with local pastors as speakers
for a "Get-Acquainted'' week. Kent
Bendall directs the meetings, which
the held Tuesdays through Thurs-
days from 12:10 to 12:30 on the sec-
ond floor of Autry House. Singspir-
ations are scheduled every Monday
at the same time and place.
Dr. Ralph T. Overman, physicist
and chairman of the special training
division of the Oak Ridge Institute
of Nuclear Studies, will initiate the
BSU's schedule of monthly semin-
ars with an address Thursday, Oc-
tober 18, at 8 p.m. in the Fondren
Lecture Lounge. He will speak at
the Thursday Noonspiration and at
the night meeting.
A "listening party" for the LSU-
Rice game is scheduled by BSU.
Students and their guests will as-
semble at Autry House at 7:45 Sat-
urday night for transportation to a
Intramural Entries Open Today
Entries open today for boys swim-
ming intramurals. Entries close Oc-
tober 13. All boys who have any in-
trest in swimming are urged to
sign up over at the Physical Educa-
tion Dept. A fee of 50 cents will be
charged each person who in turn
will be allowed to swim in any num-
ber of events he wishes. Twenty-
five cents will be refunded to those
who actually partcpated. The swim-
ming event has been tentatively
set for Friday, October 19 at 3:00.
Coach Jack Davis has scheduled
the following eleven events:
50 yd. freestyle, 50 yd. back-
stroke, 50 yd. breast stroke, 100 yd.
free style, 100 yd. back stroke, 100
yd. breast stroke, 220 yd. free style,
440 yd. free style, 200 yd. relay (four
men on a team), 150 yd. medley re-
lay (three men on a team, one swim-
ming back stroke, another breast
stroke, and the third free style), and
Any contestants who have a sched-
ule that conflicts with the time of
the event should speak to Jack
Davis in thfe Physical Education of-
Be Patient . . . The Co-op is doing its best
to get your books and supplies to you as
quickly as possible. Some back orders are
now in and others will be delivered soon.
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