On May 7th, 1930, the Rice Institute band made up of students and members of the Houston community participated in the annual Harris County Band and Orchestra Contest. Under the direction of Lee Chatham, the band played two marches, “The American Flyer” and “Them Basses,” and the four part suite, “Atlantis.” While they played well, they came in second to the Southern Pacific Railroad. The owls did not leave empty handed, though. They received the K.P.R.C. Trophy shown above.