Plaza Theatre Searcy AR Searcy High Band with names! 1936

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Plaza Theater Searcy AR group with names historic photo

We have published the old Plaza Theatre picture before but this time it has the names of the band members.  I have always loved the looks of the building and the perfect way all the band members are sitting and standing.  The sign to the right on another street says, "Varner's Cleaners & Tailors.  We clean everything.  Phone 81."   Movies were HIGH WIDE AND HANDSOME, EBB-TIDE, and DOUBLE OR NOTHING.

The picture was taken by Faucett-Hogue Photo Co of Litle Rock, ARK and was loaned to me for this blog by Shirley Baugh of Searcy.  I believe it was saved by the first boy, front row, left to right, Dale Van Patten.  

Do you see any girls in the band???

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Don Thompson
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Read about the band here. There's a slightly better picture. There were girl band members at one point. The drum major,Gertrude Criner, is far left back row.

Oct 29, 2019 01:00 PM #1
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Barbara - beyond the lack of any female representation, there seems to be many other stories from 1936 Searcy that are revealed.  

Oct 29, 2019 01:01 PM #2
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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Don, that is bigger and better!  I am going to read the article later but wanted to go ahead and tell you thanks for finding another great supplement.  BTW, you are not in fire danger are you?  

Oct 29, 2019 01:37 PM #3
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Michael, Searcy is just like all the towns....full of great past news!

Oct 29, 2019 01:38 PM #4
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Plaza theater ad.

Oct 29, 2019 06:48 PM #5
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James Dray
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Morning Barbara.

Just wondering, are any of their decedent's still in the area.

Oct 30, 2019 01:33 AM #6
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former Searcian

What a great photo. Some of the band members appear to be too young for high school. The drum reads "Searcy School Band". Were all of the kids on the same school campus in those days? Gene Angel operated Angel's Grocery on Main Street in the 60's thru 80's? Frank Carder became a Buick dealer? Albert Yarnell from Yarnell's Ice Cream? Billy Rogers owned an IGA grocery on West Pleasure Street? John Stotts of Stott's drugstore? Several future prominent Searcians?

Oct 31, 2019 05:17 AM #7
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Former Searcian, there are many successfull-to-be folks in the picture.  That's why having the names is so important.  If you have not done so already go back to Don Thompson's comment and click for lots more information.  Or click here  for the great article he provided about the history of bands in Searcy.  Don Thompson is a great historian and provides so much information.  Give us your name and he may even know you!  

Oct 31, 2019 05:24 AM #8
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Barbara S. Duncan
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James, yes, lots of family members are still in Searcy.

Oct 31, 2019 05:25 AM #9
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