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Linda Gylland, Fargo, Letter: A great evening at Silent Movie Night

Anyone who missed Silent Movie Night on Oct. 27 and 28 will certainly need to go next year. Thank you to all members of the band, with hours of practice and to Dr. David Ferreira with his talent in directing, accompanying and keeping everyone tog...

Anyone who missed Silent Movie Night on Oct. 27 and 28 will certainly need to go next year. Thank you to all members of the band, with hours of practice and to Dr. David Ferreira with his talent in directing, accompanying and keeping everyone together. The band played crisply and precisely in the Big Band style.

How many bands today have members who are 40, 50,60, 70 and 80 years old? How many people who are 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80 years old can even play their instruments anymore? Wow, that is talent, with commitment to practice and that is what the love of music produces: Beautiful music. We have a wealth of talent in this community, and it was evident on Friday and Saturday night.

The World War II veterans in the audience were honored with the late Jim Ployhar's arrangement of "Armed Forces Medley" with special recognition given to his wife, Ruth Ployhar. Doug Hamilton's magical voice "emceeing" with his words of wisdom added to the special effects of the evening. The Fargo Theatre singers were in close chord with memorized music and well-rehearsed songs.

The silent movie, "The Freshman," was accompanied by Lance Johnson on the Mighty Wurlitzer with amazing creativity for one hour and 16 minutes. That is a true talent, to be able to produce a solid stream of music for that long without music to look at. Our very own famous Lloyd Collins had lunch years ago with the star of the movie, Harold Lloyd.

Thank you Dr. Ferreira for undertaking this job and keeping the Big Band music alive. Jim would have been very proud of everyone.

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Linda Gylland, Fargo, Letter: A great evening at Silent Movie Night 20071104

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