Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 11. 1961
Birth of a Club!
Birth of a Club!
The New Gram
Recently the University Women's Society presented the Women of the University with a beautiful new stereogram, which is at present in the women's Common-room. Now we are indeed grateful for this original gift and appreciate their generosity, but it seemed to us a pity not to provide an occasional opportunity for sharing it with the men students and also that It be used only to provide a trivial, somewhat annoying background of sound during the daytime; so we decided to do something about utilising the gram at night for the benefit of all.
For Music Lovers
Although there is already a Music Society which caters for classical enthusiasts, and a Jazz Club for more modern connoisseurs. both are automatically rather restrictive in their range, and the "uninitiated" music-lover can feel a little excluded by his own ignorance. This is why we have started a Record Club for the amateur "broke" collector who just likes music for its own sake without being able to discuss it intelligently or diagnose the technicalities of composition, etc.
We meet on Wednesdays about 7.30 in the Women's Common-room-bring your own favourite records to share with us and listen to those brought by others. Without being subjected to "music appreciation propaganda" or trying to learn formally by comparative analysis, you can become more tolerant of diverse tastes and also enjoy listening to a great range of recordings superbly reproduced without having to expend valuable funds on actually procuring an extensive collection of expensive records.
We are an informal loosely organised club with an ever-changing "clientele" who come along If and when they feel like it. Whether you're a militant crusader looking for converts to one particular kind of composer, instrument or technique, or whether you're the easy-going type who just likes music and wants to meet some others who are similarly "omnivorous"-take an evening of some time and come and see what's going on.
Meanwhile-watch the S.U.B. notice board for news of our progress.