Cliffside Listens to Band by Radio
Cliffside, Dec. 5 — The Collins Orchestra, under the direction of C. M. Collins, broadcasted from station WBT, in Charlotte, a program of classical and semi-classical music on Sunday evening from seven to half past seven o’clock. Many here who had radios tuned in as did many others in the county. The first number was a Hungarian march, “Rakoczy.” This inspiring music formed the basis of one of Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies; it was originally a lament for the Hungarian hero, S. Rakoczy, and the composer of the march is unknown. The second number was “Magnolia Blossoms,” a novelette, and then followed “In A Canoe,” “Heart’s Longing,” and “Song of the Sea,” all composed by Zamecnick. The fifth number was the well known Minuet in E Flat from the Rhapsody in E Flat by Mozart. Two more numbers, both by Zamecnick, were played, “The Bee and the Flower,” and “In Birdland.”
Members Of The Orchestra
The director and the trumpetist is C. M. Collins, Miss Beulah Heafner is the pianist and the violinist, who also plays the mandolin, ??? is W. T. Grady. Jesse Lancaster is the clarinetist, and Hall Padgett and Oliver Butler plays the saxophones. Howard Bland is the trombonist and Ovia Padgett plays the drums. The orchestra received many compliments for their playing the program which was broadcasted, and, by the way, it is the first orchestra in the county to broadcast a program. Their playing at the Cliffside Theater recently during the showing of Ben Hur was much appreciated.
This item was printed in The Sun on December 5, 1927.