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Swift Current Music Festival Association fonds

  • SCM-RG-0023
  • Fonds
  • 10 September 2004

The fonds, related to the Swift Current Music Festival Association, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described.

Swift Current Music Festival Association

Dick Warren fonds

  • SCM-RG-0035
  • Fonds
  • 24 April 2004

The fonds, related to the Swift Current Boys' Band, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

Folder #1 - Photographs:

  1. 26 copies of a postcard with a photo of the Swift Current Boys' Band in Memorial Park, n.d.
  2. the Air Cadet band, (back row - standing): Charles Warren, Kelly Hayward, Art Elefson, Clifford Shirriff, George Shick, Maver McKay, Ernie Moen, Bill Wilson, Jack Hudson, Ross McLeod, Jim Standen, Ed Fisher, Ross Bearman, (front row - kneeling or sitting): Wilf Siebel, Gordon Traub, Alvin Carleton (?), Wally Walker, Ken Schmidt, Bill Ford, Gerald Thorneycroft, Dick Warren, Ken Moore, Everett Lett, Barry Traub (?), Ian Phillips, Ted White
  3. members of a Swift Current band (tintype photo)
  4. postcard with an image of a band in front of a horse-drawn wagon, ca. 1930s
  5. Swift Current Boys Band, photo taken inside an H-Hut, n.d.
  6. Swift Current Boys Band, 1913
  7. Swift Current Boys Band, n.d.
  8. Swift Current Boys Band, n.d.
  9. Swift Current Boys Band, taken on the front steps of Toronto City Hall, 1952
  10. Swift Current Boys Band, n.d.
  11. Swift Current City Band, 1921
  12. Swift Current City Band, ca. 1921
  13. Swift Current City Band, ca. 1913
  14. Swift Current City Band, ca. 1912
  15. Swift Current band, ca. 1910
  16. Medicine Hat band, ca. 1912
  17. Swift Current Citizen's Band, 1906: (back row) Reid, Marlow, Dick, Moote, Benson, Clinite, (middle row) Hodges, Sykes, Maxwell, Stephenson, Talman, Jones, (front row) Smith, Furnace
  18. Swift Current Citizen's Band, 1906: (back row) Reid, Marlow, Dick, Moote, Benson, Clinite, (middle row) Hodges, Sykes, Maxwell, Stephenson, Talman, Jones, (front row) Smith, Furnace
  19. Swift Current Boys Band in a parade, Calgary, 1956

Folder #2: scrapbook, containing newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, etc. that chronicle the band's events and trips, from 1949 to 1956, including their trips to Toronto, Calgary, Moose Jaw and Lethbridge.

Photographs in scrapbook:

  1. Swift Current Boy's Band banner
  2. four members of the Swift Current Boys Band, and three young women, posing in a restaurant, perhaps taken during the band's trip to Toronto in 1952
  3. members of the Swift Current Boys Band seated at long tables in a restaurant, perhaps taken during the band's trip to Toronto in 1952
  4. several members of the Swift Current Boys Band and a few young women seated at typesetting machines, perhaps taken during a tour of a newspaper office on the band's trip to Toronto in 1952
  5. several young women who are part of the Swift Current Boys Band, perhaps taken during the band's trip to Toronto in 1952
  6. members of the Swift Current Boys Band, a young women in the front row is holding a trophy, there is a welcome sign behind the band, taken in a restaurant, perhaps taken during the band's trip to Toronto in 1952
  7. Charles Warren (on the right) and two unidentified men, perhaps taken during the Swift Current Boys Band trip to Toronto in 1952
  8. a large audience in Memorial Park

Folder #3: book made for conductor Charles Warren, contains a poem and is signed in the back by all the band members

Folder #4: Swift Current Air Cadet Band attendance record, 1944 - 1946; list of Swift Current Boys Band members, 1952

Envelope #1: address to the Kiwanis Club of Prairie Pioneers, re: the history of community bands in Swift Current, given by Charles Warren in 1984; history of the Air Cadet Band; program for Swift Current Boys Band Golden Jubilee Concert; excerpt from a written history of the Swift Current Boys Band / Junior Band (pages 8 to 13, written for a University class on Recreation in Communities), list of Junior Band activities from 1968 - 1970 and proposed activities for 1972 - 1973, newspaper clippings; photographs:

Photographs in envelope #1:

  1. Swift Current Junior Band in a Frontier Days parade, ca. 1974 - 1975 (taken and developed by Patrick Laird)
  2. Swift Current Junior Band in a Frontier Days parade, ca. 1974 - 1975 (taken and developed by Patrick Laird)

Envelope #2: booklet "Marching Along Together: The Saga of the Swift Current Boys Band", 1954 (3 copies); booklet, "The Swift: A Review of Current Events/The Magazine of No. 39 SFTS Royal Air Force, SC", 1942; photograph

Photographs in envelope #2:

  1. several adults members of a band, brass section, band and individuals are unidentified

Discrete items: photograph #31, Swift Current Boys Band in a parade in Calgary in 1956; framed document, "Mr. Charles W. Warren/A Testimonial/This scroll is presented to Mr. Charles W. Warren upon his retirement as bandmaster of the Swift Current Boys Band"

Swift Current Boys’ Band