Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 2 March 17th, 1943
In the past very little interest has been taken in the musical activities of this college.
To you, the students of 1943, we therefore offer the chance of building up a Music Club, which will remain a permanent part of College life and tradition.
As the president told you in his "Message to Students," "The Executive has decided to pursue an active social and cultural policy." in the last issue of this paper you were welcomed as potential members of the Tramping Club (oh, how lyrical were those pitter pattering raindrops and waving ferns!); urged to keep fit(?) with the boxers, swimmers, cricketers and tennis players. Now we ask you to seek out that old oboe or violin or cello and give vent to that subconscious urge, we are sure you have it, to express yourself in music.
For one of our biggest undertakings this year is the forming of a College Orchestra. We are fortunate in having the assistance of Mr. Greenwood, who has had some experience in conducting an orchestra at an English University. It is hoped that in years to come no Capping Ceremony or other official function will go ungraced by the presence of "our own orchestra."
The Music Club also offers you an informal concert once a month in the Music Room. The programme is provided by members of the club—'this means you"—and by visiting artists. These evenings promise to be both bright and interesting. Watch notice boards for announcements.
Various members of the staff have kindly offered to help us arrange a series of musical lectures, which we hope will be well supported. The lectures will take the form of short talks illustrated by recordings, or gramophone recitals and explanatory remarks.
The Gramophone Committee are arranging lunch-hour and evening recitals suggested programmes may be sent in to the secretary, Mr. John Money.