Howard F. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Brown, 1010 South Eaton Street, Albion, is a talented clarinetist, pianist and conductor. He has attended the National Band and Orchestra Camp at Interlochen for the past three summers, 1929, 1930, 1931, and has won an enviable record at this unsurpassed training school for talented high school boys and girls. Through the efforts of his parents, federated clubs, civic and fraternal organizations, the public schools and a number of interested individuals, it has been possible for him to have he dine advantages of the Camp, and his achievements there have proven that he has been worthy of this greatprivilege.
In the spring of 1931 he won first place in the State Contest. During the summer of 1931, he won the National clarinet solo contest at Interlochen, and was given amedal and a scholarship at Morton Junior College, Cicero, Illinois, where he became a student Fall 1931, also teaching clarinet at the Cicero High School.
During his four years at Albion HighSchool he was an indispensable member of all musical organizations, helping in band and orchestra work, giving private and group clarinet lessons to high school students. He also took a leading part in different activities of the school, was a member of the National Honor Society of the Thespian Club, and president of the Senior Class of 1931.
Source: Miriam Krenerick. Albion’s Milestones and Memories. Albion, MI: Art Craft Press. 1932.