The Orchestra.

Herman Felber The WLS Orchestra, under the direction of Herman Felber, Jr., shown at the left, is a group of the finest musicians in Chicago.

Every member is a distinguished soloist.

Herman's violin is a historic old instrument valued at $25,000. Of course, it isn't the fiddle that counts, so much as the fiddler, and Herman can make the crudest old instrument yield rich melody.

WLS staff orchestra Stirring marches, dreamy melodies with Theodore DuMoulin leading with the cello, the mellow tones of the wood-winds, the sweetness of strings, all may be heard from this talented group.

Sometimes serious, playing an excerpt from a great opera, sometimes gay, as in The Skipper of Toonerville or Drumology, they are always expert.

The group at the right is The Little German Band, which has specialized in playing music brought in old books from Germany; and possessed by no one else in this country.

This picture was taken in the famous "cornstalk" studio in Prairie Farmer Building, just one minute before they started a Dinnerbell Program.
The Little German Band

Oscar Tengblad and Walter Steindel At the left, Oscar Tengblad and Walter Steindel must quit their checker game as Gary Vogt calls them for a program.

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