HOST
President Michelle Balog

Joliet Rotary is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021 at Noon CDT

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PLEDGE/INVOCATION
Jackie McTee
 
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
Brian Cedergren
 

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PROGRAM
Rotary Children's Fund
 
SPEAKER
Vitaliy Bedroznov
 
INTRO
Nick Weis
 
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ROTARIANS, DO YOU KNOW...?
 
The JTHS Band was organized in December of 1912 at the
request of Mr. H.A. Stillman, then a member of the Joliet
Township High School Board of Education. In 1913, A.R.
McAllister, a manual training teacher who played the cornet,
was asked to organize a band. Three Joliet Rotarians, who
were also members of the school board, Al Oldhaver, Herb
Spencer and Art Montzheimer, purchased the musical
instruments and band uniforms from Rotarian George
Wiswell’s Music Store. Thus, the storied band's legacy
began in a manual training (industrial arts) room. Nail kegs
were used for the band’s chairs, but the dreams of the group
were not so humble. By January 1914, there were 18 boys
in McAllister’s band and the band made its first appearance
in April at a basketball game. By 1917, it was recognized
as the finest high school band in the State. In 1924, the
band was invited to St. Louis as the official band of the
40th district Rotary convention. 
 
 
If you have any stories, memories or 
history notes for this space, please email to
Tim Brophy at:  tmb777@aol.com. 
Thank you!