Playing Godmother in "Cinderella"
|Dear Alumni Association;
I was happy to receive the plan to put the Raider Band in uniforms!
I owe much to the teachers and friends in the Burden Schools. Southwestern College sent a director and loaned large instruments to us when I was in the 7th grade (1924?). My Mother had a violin, which I chose to use. We also had an out-of-school group (I remember Ralph Lefwich in it) playing violin. And we had a music teacher for singing – we sent groups to County contests! And I am much concerned now, that "music" is what a school board cuts first when trying to economize!
We have a music group here (my 62 year old son sings in it) that bought small song books for every child in the 4th - 6th grade in the system, and met with teachers to plan a big get together to sing after 3 months of practice. Very popular – filled the Auditorium!!
I taught 6 – 8 grades for 3 years, married and helped raise 2 wonderful children, then taught 22 more years and earned my MA. Also joined theater group and had good parts in 16 plays – over 10 years!
I joined the Peace Core for 2 years in Africa. In poor war – torn Liberia. When I returned – I was lucky enough to get some parts in movies and commercials.
So Burden gave me a good start in performing arts. I am now retired, 91 years old. I live in small town in central Washington State – Mt. Vernon – Son Shane was Administrator of Med. Clinic – now retired. Daughter Modeena and family live in Nashville.
Anyone remember Virginia Stubbs???
Virginia Spray Class 1930