January 31, 1931
The Rolla Boys Band is progressing very favourably, considering the fact that they are trying to finance themselves. Buying instruments and the music necessary for a band is no small undertaking. Some of the lads have already purchased their own instruments, others are naturally finding it hard to make the grade, but are staying with the tuition part and occasionally getting a try on another fellows horn.
At the same time a Debating Society was active. It expanded into a Public Affairs Study Group as well.
Another clipping shows the beginnings of training for the Drama Festival
February 7, 1931
The play entitled “A Poor Married Man” will be performed Friday evening in the Star Theatre at Rolla, followed by a dance. Entire proceeds is to be given to the Anglican Church for building fund.
The cast of the play is as follows: Carmen Coons, G. Atkinson, Jack Webb, William Wray, Mrs. H. G. Atkinson, Luella Motzer, Mrs. Fern Forbes, Anne Waugh. Director: Capt. J. E. Lean. Stage manager: Bert Newcombe.
It was not a “classical” play, but the cast records the names of those who made the Festival a success.