Courtesy of the WBHS Archives in the Oude Wijnberg Museum – the digital copy of the 1944 School Magazine.
Extract from the Musical and Dramatic Society report:
For over ten years, Music and Drama have figured ever more seriously in the activities of W.B H.S. We have witnessed the development of music from Eurhythmics and Percussion Band to the fully fledged school orchestra, and Drama from the Kindergarten song scenes to the Shakespeare play. It was a natural step, therefore, to the foundation of a Musical and Dramatic Society, which took place in an unpretentious, but very decided manner, in October, 1943.
The first meeting was held in the Hall on October 22nd, 1943, and there was a small but very enthusiastic audience. The programme consisted of a one-act play “A Marriage has been arranged,” produced by Miss Langford, with C. Jubber and D Lytton as the cast. After this, Mr. Lorie gave a talk on “The Place of Music and Drama in Europe,” with pictorial and gramophone illustrations. Eighteen boys then enrolled as members …