Memorabilia Monday: Band Trophy

Engraving reads: "K.P.R.C. Trophy Rice Institute Band Lee Chatham - Director"; On the other side: "Houston Recreation Dept. Band Contest Second Place Class A May 7th 1930"

Engraving reads: “K.P.R.C. Trophy Rice Institute Band Lee Chatham – Director”; On the other side: “Houston Recreation Dept. Band Contest Second Place Class A May 7th 1930”

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.

Rice Institute Band downtown outside Rice Hotel, 1930s

Rice Institute Band downtown outside Rice Hotel, 1930s

 

 

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