[Vision2020] A tribute to . . .

Shirley Ringo ringoshirl at moscow.com
Fri Jun 10 10:25:11 PDT 2022

I enrolled in September of 1958 … Washington State College.  The following fall it was Washington State University.  In the spring of 1959, our sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta) joined the Beta Theta Pis to participate in the “Song Fest” Competition.  Dick Batdorf, a member of the Beta house, was our director.  Our group actually had several talented musicians.  The contest required two numbers.  All groups had to sing one, I believe it may have been “I dream of Jeannnie with the Light Brown Hair.”  It had to be sung a cappella.  Then there was a number of your choice.  Ours was from the “Music Man.”  We practiced quite a bit and we thought we sounded great … we expected to win the competition.  But as it turned out, our performance in the required piece was terrible.  Nobody seemed to find the right pitch.    As Dick Batdorf directed, he kept crossing his eyes.  I think we would have been better off had it been a comedy sketch. We certainly wouldn’t have been competition for the Vet students.   For my following three years, we opted to stay out of the competition.


The spring Song Fest was a part of the entertainment for our moms during Mothers Weekend.  There were many activities and I was always exhausted after the weekend was over because my mother insisted upon doing absolutely everything.


Go, Cougs

Shirley Ringo


From: Nancy Chaney <nancy.chaney at outlook.com>
Date: Friday, June 10, 2022 at 8:42 AM
To: Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com>, Keely <siyocreo at live.com>, Jeanne McHale <jeannemchale at hotmail.com>, "Dr. Rula Awwad-Rafferty" <rulaa at uidaho.edu>, Ellen Roskovich <ellenroskovich at gmail.com>, Fritz Knorr <fritzknorr at gmail.com>, Joan Klingler <joanklingler at gmail.com>, Joann Muneta <jmuneta at uidaho.edu>, Linda Pike <lindaopike at gmail.com>, Moscow Vision 2020 <vision2020 at moscow.com>, Penni Cyr <cpenni at gmail.com>, Rose Huskey <rosejhuskey at gmail.com>, Shirley Ringo <ringoshirl at moscow.com>, Tom Lamar <tlamar at moscow.com>, Arlene Falcon <tyedye at moscow.com>, Tom Trail <thomasftrail at gmail.com>, Carmen Suarez <carmensuar at gmail.com>, Debi Smith <debismith at moscow.com>
Cc: Gary Bryan <vos at moscow.com>
Subject: RE: A tribute to . . .


Thanks for the fun reminder, Tom! Gary has fond memories of singing tenor for four years in the men’s Veterinary Choir. They never lost a campus-wide competition, and were eventually banned because the large size of their well-practiced group and relative maturity of their voices gave them too much of a competitive advantage in that era. Today, comedy sketches are more of a thing than vocal dynasties (with propensities for Wagner), and well over 80% of veterinary students are female. 


Go, Cougs!

Nancy (and Gary)


From: Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 5:06:58 AM
To: Keely <siyocreo at live.com>; Jeanne McHale <jeannemchale at hotmail.com>; Dr. Rula Awwad-Rafferty <rulaa at uidaho.edu>; Ellen Roskovich <ellenroskovich at gmail.com>; Fritz Knorr <fritzknorr at gmail.com>; Joan Klingler <joanklingler at gmail.com>; Joann Muneta <jmuneta at uidaho.edu>; Linda Pike <lindaopike at gmail.com>; Moscow Vision 2020 <vision2020 at moscow.com>; Nancy Chaney <nchaney at moscow.com>; Penni Cyr <cpenni at gmail.com>; Rose Huskey <rosejhuskey at gmail.com>; Shirley Ringo <ringoshirl at moscow.com>; Tom Lamar <tlamar at moscow.com>; Arlene Falcon <tyedye at moscow.com>; Tom Trail <thomasftrail at gmail.com>; Carmen Suarez <carmensuar at gmail.com>; Debi Smith <debismith at moscow.com>
Subject: A tribute to . . . 



. . . Washington State College Veterinary Medicine Choir 

“Halls of Ivy” 



“Pilgrims Chorus”


Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .

"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)



Tom Hansen

Moscow, Idaho


“A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met.”

- Roy E. Stolworthy

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