The Stephenville Music Club met in the home of Marion Cole for its annual Christmas celebration.
Dee Cox presented a brief and informative biography of Paul Whiteman, band leader and orchestra leader during the 1920s. Whiteman was referred to as the “King of jazz” because of his unique way of blending symphonic music with jazz. Whiteman wrote more than 3000 arrangements, including one of his most famous, “Rhapsody in Blue” in 1924. Marion Cole presented an organ solo arrangement of “Rhapsody in Blue.” Dan DeVivo sang “Old Man River,” with vocal assistance and piano accompaniment by Larry Parham. Kelijon Nance concluded the program with a vocal solo, “White Christmas,” accompanied by Marion Cole on the piano.
Bill Gresham led the invocation and a covered dish luncheon followed. After lunch, club members enjoyed gathering around the piano to sing Christmas carols.