Members of the Carthage Music Club welcomed their scholarship recipient Austin Atkisson, who performed Mozart Sonatina, Movement 1, Allegro de WA Mozart (arr. Jay Ernstsolo), at the first club reunion of the year in the Frances Ross Ballroom at Panola College. Atkisson is a young trombonist who attends Panola College.
President Dwaine Hubbard presented an agenda for federation and guidance. He reported that the Carthage Music Club was founded in 1898 and has greatly contributed to the musical well-being of the community. Elizabeth Morris, who joined the club in 1958, recalled the club’s past experiences and traditions. Several directories from previous years were available to members.
Kristy Cawthon led the group singing the National Anthem and the Federation Anthem with Sarah Baker to accompany it. Stephen George led the Federation Collect recitation. Hubbard reviewed the 2021-2022 yearbook and highlighted the special programs that will be featured. Particular emphasis will be placed this year on poetry. Claire Windham initiated the addition to this year’s programs by reading “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman. The band celebrated Judy Galetar’s birthday by singing “Happy Birthday”.
Those in attendance included Atkisson, Baker, Cawthon, Carolyn Copeland, Galetar, George, Becky Gullette, Jacinda Gwinn, Hubbard, Joyce Hughes, Elinor Humphreys, Nancy Langford, Morris, Windham and special guest Abby Kate Cawthon.
The Carthage Music Club is affiliated with the Texas Federation of Music Clubs and the National Federation of Music Clubs.