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14 BRANDO INSTITUTE BULLETIN
Brandon's Literary Society An Education, in order to be of the most efficient type must be two-fold in its nature. It must be an education of Impression and Expression. An individual may give an idea of the phenomena of nature by her own study. She may grasp conceptions from the exposition of the teacher in the class room; she may listen to a story. These are impressions. But in order for her to gain the clearest conception of that which she reads and in order for her to retain her story and have all become a part of her mental fibre she must give expression to it. One can only well remember a story by telling it to some one else. The Brandon by means of its Literary Society has from its very beginning taken care that all its students gain a certain amount of training that will aid them in telling what they know. This is done by means of carefully arranged weekly programs. The programs are extremely varied in their nature: Debates, Readings, Discussions of current topics, quartets, solos, duets, trios, etc., both instrumental and vocal, Declamations, Essays, and Orations, being their constituents. These themes are very often prepared under the direction of a teacher. The Faculty has always sustained an advisory relation to the Society, one member of its body being appointed to oversee the work done in the organization. Brandon believes thoroughly that a development of the expressive side of the individual life is quite important and will want each and every student to feel as she matriculates that she is matriculating for a well rounded education.
The Orchestra The Brandon Orchestra has been one of the vital features of the school since its beginning. Like all things worth while it had a small beginning, but during the years 1915-16 its constituency was 4 1st Violins, 3 2nd Violins, Cello, Viola, Flute, 2 Clarinets, Trombone, 2 Cornets, Drums and Piano. The Or-