The Kiwanis Band was a group of local businessmen that performed at fund raisers and community events and every year they spearheaded a drive to sell apples to raise money for community projects. They wore straw boater hats and blue blazers and had a very well rehearsed program of songs like When Your Smiling and Happy Days Are Here Again, modified to be Apple Days Are Here Again. This picture was taken in the CHAT TV studios in 1962 where they would put on a half hour show while promoting the apple sales campaign. Left to right Stan Weiler(sax)…Tom Dutton (sax) ..Al McMorran ( lap Guitar)..Ted Slack (guitar)???…Stan James (accordion)..Les Mann (drums)…Charlie Pattison (bass) ???…Jack Edwards (piano)…Jim Millar (vocals)
Another picture of the Kiwanis Band (see description above). This picture would appear to have been taken for a themed event as the ladies are in their finest flapper attire. It looks like it is in the CHAT TV studio. L to R…Stan Weiler, Tom Dutton, Al McMorran, Jack Edwards, Jim Miller, Les Man (drums), Ted Slack, Charlie Pattison, Stan James . The seated ladies are L to R…Jo Slack, Norah Miller, Marg James, Marg Edwards.
The Kiwanis Band with a few members missing….L to R…Ted Slack (guitar), Jim Hook (drums)?, Jim Miller (bass), Jack Edwards (piano), Stan Weiler (sax), Tom Dutton (sax) seated, Stan James (accordi0n). Jim Miller is holding a very cool Beatles Hofner bass. This photo is likely about 1964.