Letters, Jan. 6, 1958

The Music Makers


A bellowed "Bravo!" for your Dec. 23 roundup story on music. I'm glad you stressed the country's community orchestras; they are doing a whale of a job. More than 2,250,000 people have attended the Los Angeles Bureau of Music's late spring, summer and early fall band concerts. The community-sing attendance is well over the million mark, despite the once-crippling inroads of television. We sponsor a citywide "Artists of the Future" youth voice contest and an avocational civic "pops" orchestra. Dig under the films, TV, radio and records, and the blandishments of the big names—the city of Los Angeles provides...

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