Junior Music Club

1955 Tupelo High School

The Tupelo High School Junior Music Club, consisted of members, who joined for one common interest — Music. The purpose was to develop an appreciation of music.

Mrs. J.O. Harris sponsored the organization. Officers for the 1954-55 were as follows — Sara Jane Smith, President; Mary Sue Beam, Vice President; Sara Dardis Pryor, Secretary; Mary Jane Grantham, Treasurer; and Betty Chaney, Reporter. Sorry we don’t have the names of those in the photographer.

My good friend, Bob Kenney, did spot our old friend, the late Billy Boren in the center of the back row.

These kids would be listening to songs like “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White,” by Perez Prado; “Rock Around the Clock,” by Bill Haley & His Comets; “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” by Mitch Miller; “Autumn Leaves,” by Roger Williams; “Unchained Melody,” by Les Baxter and “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” by Bill Hayes.

If you have any old photos of historic Lee County, we’d be glad to run them. You can drop them by our office at 303 West Main Street or email them to courierL@bellsouth.net

If you would like a copy of this photo (black & white), cost is $5 and it must be paid up front. Come by Courier office located in Downtown Tupelo, at the corner of Main Street and Broadway. 

Thanks to Vanessa Bullard for sharing this image.

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