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Sussex-Lisbon Area Music History Index

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Lannon School Marching Band, April 1941; Note: Editor Mike Reilly's Mother, Marie Miller, is in front row just to right of drum.

1939 - new Lannon Elementary School is built and dedicated on September 1st,  and classes began on Monday September 11th. Grade 1 had 8 enrolled; grade 2 - 10; grade 3 - 14; grade 4 - 19; grade 5 - 14; grade 6 - 23; grade 7 - 17; grade 8 - 14; grade 9 - 16; and grade 10 - 9. The teachers were Mr. Philip Pejza, principal; Mr. Gumm; Misses Lees, Knoebel, and Roche assistants. Mr. Hayes, music, and Mr. Phillips, band.

The teachers of the students at Lannon School in 1941-42 were Principal Philip Pejza (9-10), Earle Powell (7-8), Miss Myrtle Burke (5-6), Miss Alice Knoebel (3-4) and Miss Pauline Medicke (1-2), plus music supervisor Mrs. Letetia Hase and band director Arthur Raccoli.

1963/Nov - Lenard Michaels is the Hamilton Band leader.

1970 - Norbert Steffen was the first director of the Templeton Middle School music department and band.

Aug 26, 2015 - Donated by Jeanne Schmidt a 1975 2 LP set performed by Hamilton HS, recorded by Sentry Custom Recording of Lannon. Thank you!


1978 HHS Jazz Ensemble LP record

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1982-83 wind & Jazz Ensembles LP record

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Week of June 1, 2002 - The new Hamilton Band Director is Jon Waite.

2009 - The Hamilton High School band has taken a big step forward as it is now a "competitive band," taking first place at Marchfest 2009. Jon Waite is the Charger Marching Band's director.

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