{Throwback Thursday}The summer of 1944 had many musical activities in Kansas City’s parks. The Kansas City Civic Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Nazareno DeRubertis performed at many of the city’s parks. Another participating group was the Kansas City Municipal Band. Both performed music which leaned more toward the classic: opera, light opera, classical, musical theater, often with professional singers, but they also accompanied group sing-a-longs and talent shows.Here is a photo of a community sing in Budd Park in July 1944. The shelter at which they are performing is still in the park. There are several notable items about the shelter. It was designed by noted architect Edward Buehler Delk in 1928 who worked with the Park Department on several buildings and feature designs over the years. Most of the stone used for the shelter had formerly been part of the clubhouse of the Kansas City Country Club when it was located on what is today’s Loose Park. Also used in the construction was stone from the porches of Oak Hall, former home of William Rockhill Nelson on which todays Nelson-Atkins Museum was built. #KCParks #ThrowbackThursday #KCParks125 #TBT #HistoricNortheast | KC Parks Instagram Photos

{Throwback Thursday}The summer of 1944 had many musical activities in Kansas City’s parks. The Kansas City Civic Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Nazareno DeRubertis performed at many of the city’s parks. Another participating group was the Kansas City Municipal Band. Both performed music which leaned more toward the classic: opera, light opera, classical, musical theater, often with professional singers, but they also accompanied group sing-a-longs and talent shows.Here is a photo of a community sing in Budd Park in July 1944. The shelter at which they are performing is still in the park. There are several notable items about the shelter. It was designed by noted architect Edward Buehler Delk in 1928 who worked with the Park Department on several buildings and feature designs over the years. Most of the stone used for the shelter had formerly been part of the clubhouse of the Kansas City Country Club when it was located on what is today’s Loose Park. Also used in the construction was stone from the porches of Oak Hall, former home of William Rockhill Nelson on which todays Nelson-Atkins Museum was built. #KCParks #ThrowbackThursday #KCParks125 #TBT #HistoricNortheast

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