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Above: The Ecus fa Band
Left: John Eversman and Charles Glass
BREVARD HIGH SCHOOL
The long planned transfer of the operation of
the Ecusta Band to the Brevard High School will
be made on January 1. In addition to the opera
tion of the band, the school will receive all instru
ments, uniforms and sheet music.
When the Ecusta Band was organized in 1945,
it was understood that the natural and logicai
place for the band would be under the jurisdic
tion of school officials and it was planned that as
soon as the local school system could handle it,
the band would be turned over to them.
The present band is composed of some fifty
members, from 13 to 17 years of age. The mem
bers have received private lessons in the school,
and ensemble training at the plant and at Camp
With the transfer of operations school officials
will have a closer contact with band members, and
it is believed that more students will have an op
portunity to participate. Much of the band work
previously done outside will be done during school
hours with students receiving credit for their time.
John D. Eversman, who has been in charge of
the band since its inception and has been Recrea
tion Director since 1943, has accepted a position
as Public Relations Director of Brevard College.
Both Mr. Eversman and Charles Glass, musical
instructors, will continue their work with the
Under the leadership of Mr. Eversman the Ecus
ta Band lias developed into one of the best musical
organizations in the area. It has been much in de
mand for concerts, parades, sports contests and
various civic and religious programs. Over the
past seven years some members of the band have
continued their musical education, and are now
music instructors in several high schools and col