Garfield Bender

In the early 50’s, the auditorium brand new, Garfield Bender gathered singers from Waterloo County schools. He was the music consultant for the public school board. I was in Grade 6 or 7 at Courtland Avenue Public School. The chosen singers walked to the auditorium, filled with hundreds of children to sing a variety of songs. The music was recorded and we got the 78 recording of this momentous event. I was so proud to be part of this in such an amazing building. I think my brother still has the record. - Patricia Poser

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