Canton Music Study Club celebrates 70th anniversary
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:00 PM
The Canton Music Study Club celebrated its 70th Year Anniversary with a Cole Porter Concert on May 4 at First United Methodist Church in Canton.
Those performing were Viola Dacus, vocalist, and Carol Joy Sparkman, accompanist. A reception was held following the performance. There was an interesting display of Canton Music Study Club Yearbooks for many years. Out of town guests included Mr. Terry Swindol of Tupelo, State Music Club President, and also Mr. & Mrs. Harold Kay of Tupelo.
This was the first of the events held during National Music Week, May 4 -11, which is sponsored by the National Federation of Music Club, the Mississippi Federation of Music Clubs, the Canton Music Study Club and its Junior Clubs. The 2014 theme was: "Music - the Dance of Life"
National Music Week was recognized at the Nursing home on each Sunday of the week, and May 9, and scriptures relating to Music were read. On Friday, Frazier Riddell performed on the guitar with the assistance of Shane Hobgood and Suzanne Scanlan.
On May 10 there was a Spring Recital performed by Ashlyn Acy, Bethany Biggers, Wonderful Lin, and Mary Grace Stewart, members of the Canton Junior Music Club and students of Mrs. Harold Dacus.
Each were awarded Superior Certificates. A Small Gold Cup was awarded to Ashlyn Acy in Theory. Mary Grace Stewart received Small Gold Cups in American Patriotic/Folk Song and Theory, and a Medium Cup in Hymn Playing. Small Cups were also earned by Lydia Allen in Theory, and Carrington Curtis in Hymn Playing, but they were unable to attend.
Also on Saturday, students of Mrs. Rob Chambers were presented in a Piano Recital at the First Baptist Church in Madison. They are members of the Con Molto Espressione Junior Music Club.
Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed National Music Week in Mississippi.
Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler of Madison also proclaimed National Music Week.