Musicalites Book

A new book collects the history of Iowa Falls High School’s Musicalites show, which delighted audiences in the 1950s and 1960s. The 111-page book is available for purchase from Raezy Paiges.

Don Fejfar and my father, Glenn Johnson, started Musicalites at Iowa Falls High School in 1955 after getting the idea from a Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians concert in Des Moines.

The first year the group was formed in just four months. It didn’t take long for word to spread and soon Mr. Johnson, the chorus director and Mr. Fejfar, the band director, received an invitation from WOI television. The directors took some students to Ames to perform for a one-hour Saturday morning show.

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