The Yard Concerts.

To the Editors of the Crimson:

There is certainly no feature of the spring life at Harvard more welcome to the average undergraduate than the Glee Club singing on the Holworthy steps: in the first place a tradition which both "grads" and undergraduates would hate to see declining,- and besides a pleasure which we are all looking forward to as long hot days, cool evenings, and final examinations approach.

For one or two years, however, these concerts have not been fully up to our expectations. We are not, to be sure, too critical nor expecting dress-suit platform performances, but there has been notably a lack of concerts and little regularity in attendance which has caused unevenness on the parts and lack of spirit and inspiration in the music.

I am convinced that every undergraduate would like to see this spring a greater number of concerts, beginning very soon, more regular attendance, and consequently larger audiences; greater enthusiasm, and greater manifestation of college feeling. To the Glee, Banjo and Mandolin Clubs we look to bring us together, to cheer our victories and to raise our hopes.

I suggest then that the musical club officers arrange a schedule of concerts, which, the weather permitting, every member must attend as regularly as he would attend the outside engagements of his club; that the airs be lively, old and familiar; that at least two songs be sung each evening, led by the Glee Club, in which all the students may join.


These suggestions will cause little additional trouble to the club members, who we are confident will regard it a pleasure and a duty to give a new stimulus to an old feature of college life-still very dear to the hearts of Harvard men.