Presentation on theme: "RecruitCakewalk Recruit Cakewalk On Monday, February 29 1960 the Recruit Class entertained their Seniors with a variety show. Some photos and notes from."— Presentation transcript:
RecruitCakewalk Recruit Cakewalk On Monday, February 29 1960 the Recruit Class entertained their Seniors with a variety show. Some photos and notes from this show appear here along with some other photos of interest from this period. -- photos and notes courtesy of Bill Evans
Cakewalk Details The Cakewalk gave the Recruit class a chance to poke some fun at the Seniors, and show off some of their talents. In particular, Dave Johnston's portrayal of CWC Bruce Morris was very close to the mark, and got a lot of laughs. Performances included piano numbers by Jack Scoffield, a can-can chorus line led by Al Clarke, spoofs of the CWC and CWTO by understudies Johnston and Bawden, an Andy Griffith rendition by Barry, as well as a Shakespearian tragedy and a variety of musical/entertainment numbers. Details of the show which was produced by Bill Evans are vividly described in the 1960 edition of RMC Review.
Recruit Cakewalk, Fall 1959 Appearing in the next group photo, from left to right, are: Lance Appleford Bill Evans, Danny O'Neil John (Land) Kolvart, Mike Camacho Al Clarke, Jack Scoffield Nigel Van Loan
The Tragedy of the RMC Recruit Cast: Dave Johnston, Rick Kerr, Bill Bawden
Leaving With The Cake Last seen leaving with the cake were: Jack Scoffield Bill Evans Al Barden
Cakewalk Outcome At the end of the show, The Class of 63 was presented with a large cake which had to be taken out of Currie Hall onto the steps outside. At this point it was open for capture, especially by the second year. The objective for the recruits was to maintain possession long enough for all of the recruit class to have a piece of the cake. Earlier in the day, part of the recruit class had taken up a position on the roof, and so when Scoffield, Barden and Evans got outside, they dumped the cake into a duffle bag that had been lowered from the roof and it was quickly hoisted to safety. There were some pitched battles later and some damage to College property, but the mind goes dim on the details.
RMC MARCH 1960 Shown here: John Braby Rich Ratcliffe Bob Brown Bill McKay John Kolvart
RMC MARCH 1960 On Parade Are: Bob Johnston Jack Scoffield Stew Esdaile