Former schoolmates get the band back together
With some help from a music teacher charge for the senior citizen groups in and some older brothers, six guys in high Springville, Spanish Fork, Payson and school got together in 1960 in Provo and Santaquin/Genola. They visit assisted started a musical group. They played for living centers regularly. The music is for the school assembly and church groups oldies, and the jokes between numbers are and even played for Janie Thompson at even older at times. They last played for Brigham Young University in the Program the Tabitha’s Way Christmas benefit dinner Bureau in several places. at the Veterans Hall in Spanish Fork.
Missions, marriage, education and careers Its members are as follows: Karl split up the group by 1962. But retirement Weight is a retired engineer living in finally began to set in the guys Woodland Hills. Clyde Nielsen is a retired moved back to Utah Valley. In 2006, they pharmacist living in Spanish Fork. Clay got back together. Five of the original Airington, fife player, is retired Air Force group are still playing and the sixth is a and currently a school bus driver living welcome addition with good fife skills. in Spanish Fork. Tom Powell is a retired Three live in the Spanish Fork-Salem area BSA Scout executive living in Provo near now and the other three are in the ProvoVal Jones, who is retired Air Force and isOrem area. tuning pianos now. Glen Miller, not the
The Blowhards Fife, Jug and Bottle famous Glen Miller, is a retired grade- Band has been playing regularly at no school teacher living in Orem.