A Dozen Topics for Winfield Music History
Subject: Musical History of Winfield
Monday, February 19, 2001
Hi yawl - I?m asking Bill to share this with his long email list of persons interested. In a recent
The following is what I have so far. I fully realize many of you can add much more. But
1. Musical families (such as the Wilders).
2. Individual artists (instrumental and vocal and a few who went on to greatness)
3. Chautauqua (When Faith Hanna was in her early teens, her mother, Maude (Emory) Martin,
4.The Opera House (It was said that at the time, it had the finest acoustics of any auditorium in
5. Church music (by this I mean Winfield churches which continue to produce and encourage
6. Winfield College of Music (Marie Burdette as a student and later teacher there). By the way,
7.The "Southwestern Connection" in music.
8. "Elijah" and Ross Williams.
9. Public schools music. (there could be a whole chapter on the WHS string orchestra.)
10. Frank and Judy Johnson?s contribution to public schools? music.
11. City Band.
12. Frank Johnson and his "Spirit of New Orleans" combo (they even play regularly at church
Best to all - Howard