National Geographic : 1939 Aug
Photograph courtesy DesMoines Chamber ofCommerce MASSED BANDS PLAY THE CLOSING NUMBERS OF THE STATE HIGH SCHOOLMUSIC FESTIVAL Each summer the University at Iowa City (Plate I) is host to more than 6,500 finalists from district high schoolmusic contests. These young people, representing some 550 schools, compete in solo and ensemble work, both instrumental and vocal. In May, Cornell College, in the little town ofMount Vernon, presents theChicago Symphony Orchestra. Oskaloosa is the birthplace of the composers Frederic Knight Logan (Missouri Waltz) and Thurlow Lieurance (By theWaters ofMinnetonka).