Chilly Parade, But Great Floats

July 7, 2011

in History,News,Woodstock

Photo Provided By Bob Kelly
These marchers are: front row left to right, an unknown trombonist, Gramling and Bob Kelly, trumpets, Lyndon Kelly, bass horn. 2nd row, Warren Spaulding and Bob Bourdon, trumpets, Elmer Emery and Chick Wells, saxophones, back row, Dave Farley, snare drum and Don Eaton on bass drum. Out of the picture leading the band is Fred Howes.

By Bob Kelly
Woodstock: 60 Years Ago
I wish I could say that this picture of Schnozzlefoos band was taken last weekend at the Alumni Day parade but unfortunately it was taken 62 years ago during the 1949 parade. Maryann Emery Allcroft and Dwight Camp have been trying for five years to bring this band back to life but without luck. Most of the members in this picture have either passed away or moved away and today’s musicians don’t seem to be interested. If anyone is interested in a future band contact Mary Ann ( or Dwight ( They would love to hear from you.
By the way, even without Schnozzlefoos, I thought the parade was very good this year. I don’t see how the organizers keep coming up with the array of marching groups. I don’t see how the tee shirted horseback riders lasted the whole parade considering that it rained throughout. I had on a shirt, sweater, jacket and an umbrella and I was cold. I guess it must have something to do with the age difference. Fortunately, the real rain held off until after the parade.
Last week I included a picture of the 1947-48 Woodstock High School girls’ basketball team but the Standard failed to include the names so this week here are the names with no picture. If you don’t have last week’s Standard to refer to let me know your email address and I will send the picture and names to you. Front row: from l to r: Marion Fletcher Malarasic ‘49, Louise Lamontagne Parker ‘48, Edith “Ri” Frost ‘48, Ruth Barnard Finan ‘49. 2nd row: Kate Chase ‘49, Mary Fleming ‘51, Joyce Harrington Dumas ‘49, Carolyn Atwood McGrale ‘49, Joan Hull Lessard ‘50. Back row: Joyce Holt Lovell ‘48,
Margery Parkhurst Johns ‘48, Coach Howe, Jean Burke Lord ‘49, Nancy Rowe Patenaude ‘48.
It was fun to watch Keegan Bradley play in the PGA tournament last week. He finished tied for eighth, which is not too shabby in that league. The two leaders finished five strokes better than the rest of the field. I don’t believe that Keegan qualified to play in the U.S. Open this week so we’ll have to wait another week to watch him again. Bob Kelly 192 governors Lane, Shelburne, VT 05482 802-985-9555


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