Karl Bowers

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Karl Bowers - Navy Bandmaster To Retire; Live At Pine Grove...
Navy Bandmaster To Retire; Live At Pine Grove After a four year stint as procurement procurement officer for all Navy musical equipment^ he was promoted to Warrant Officer and assigned 'to a three year tour of duty as assistant assistant leader of the U.S.-Nava! Academy Band, from which post he is : now retiring. • During his 21 year Navy tenure Bowers has served as adjudicator and brass clinician at many music festivals, workshops, and Clinics such as the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, L u t h e i ollege, Iowa Band Festival, and :he University of Michigan Band Conductors Workshop. Bowers is transferring his resi dence from Annapolis to a permanent permanent one in Pine. Grove where is the owner and operator of Eden Hill Orchards, the most ex- ensive pear orchard operation in :lie East. Music is not to be forgotten forgotten however as Bowers plans :o teach brass instruments, dance aand techniques, and related subjects subjects at the newly located Marty's Vlusic Store in Lebanon, Hearing that inactivity is hard on the constitution constitution the 41-year-old maestro, in addition to "running the ranch" lias plans for more clinics, guest :onclucting stints, trumpet playing playing engagements, as well as an area dance band. KARL E. BOWERS Chief Bandmaster Karl E. Bowers Bowers has announced his retirement from the U.S. Navy as of November November 1st. Bowers is well known in this area due to his auditioning of many Lebanon High School graduates for acceptance as Navy musicians in the Naval School of Music as well as serving as guest conductor with R. Leslie Saunders and the Lebanon High School Band. ' ' . Before graduations from John Harris High School in Harrisburg he was state champion cornet soloist soloist and competed in the national championships as second place winner at Evanston, 111. and Des Moines, Iowa. Upon graduation from high school. Bowers attended attended Lebanon Valley College and proceeded from'there to the Naval School of Music for a two year course of instruction. During his early years in the Navy, Bowers accompanied the late President Roosevelt on his Navy cruises as solo cornetist. Early in 1946 he was assigned to the staff of the Naval School of Music as instructor instructor of cornet and trumpet. Upon creation of the brass, woodwind, and theory departments at the School of Music, Bowers headec the Brass Department and servec in that capacity for five years 3 Cars Skid Together Al Slop Light In City A three-car accident at the intersection intersection of Twelfth and Chestnut Chestnut Streets last evening caused total estimated $275 damage, city police reported. All the car's, :wo of which had stopped at a traffic light, were heading west when the third skidded into the rear bumper of one and caused :he chain reaction, Patrolman Anthony Anthony Fancovic stated. Earl F. Kauffman, 31, of 427 E. Elm St., had stopped his car at the light; Mrs. Ruth K. Gibbs, 58, of 512 Park Drive, was stopped behind him. Police said an auto driven by Lester D. Koons, 38, of 1280 Colebrook Rd., skidded into the rear of tht Gibbs car. Koons told police his children were creating a disturbance in the back seat when he glanced around momentarily to reprimand them. His car skidded on the wet street. Officer Fancovic was assisted in the investigation by Patrolman Michael Delio. During the year people purchase purchase twice as many U. S. newspapers newspapers as they do postage stamps

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 23 Oct 1958, Thu,
  3. Page 27

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