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Listen Up! Musical Memories of the Highwood

 

 

Musical Progress In Education?

"Many expressions of approval are heard among parents in connection with the teaching of music in our schools, and it is pleasing to observe the great interest manifested by the children. In one of the wards there is no instrument, but the pupils quickly acquire the fundamentals. Phonographs are being employed and in this way it is possible to make the study of music universal and bring to the children the latest in grand opera. The phonograph is breaking down the barrier that exists between the city boys and girls and their country cousins. It makes it possible for the smallest and poorest equipped school to stay abreast of the growth of musical art. The time is coming when all teachers will be required to pass examinations in music, along with other subjects."

- High River Times, February 5, 1920

"I remember so well the day the boys put the gramophone in the old air register and played 'Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do, I'm half crazy all for the love of you!'

and this blasted all over the school, of course, during school hours!"

- Lillian Knupp

 

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