Looking Back - "Spokane Conservatory" in late 1940's

Jennifer O'Bannan
July 3, 2024

This photo was taken in approximately 1947-48, prior to the formation of the Spokane Junior Symphony. Otto Huttenbach (right), was an original board member when the Junior Symphony was formed in 1949.

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String Ensemble Class Enjoys Outing at McClain Home

The summer string ensemble class of the Spokane conservatory was entertained last week at a musical picnic in the yard of Mrs. Donald McClain, W129 Thirty-fourth. Preceding the social activities the group rehearsed with their teachers, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Huttenbach.

Above, front row, left to right, are Malcolm McClain, Sally Sweigle and John McClain; middle row, Anette Brochet, Joelle Lyons, Charles Gilstrap, Mickie Soss, James Carpenter and Jerome Cohen; back row, Ann Blake, Mrs. Huttenbach, Diana Lawson, Marion Sweigle, Carol Ennerton, Gail Morgan, Bill Nesbeitt and Mr. Huttenbach.(Chatteau.)


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