This letter in response to Fred Hauck and his article on Redcliff musicians is not meant to be critical but is meant to be an addition to what Fred submitted.
First of all, to the best of my knowledge “Doc” Hall played the “coronet” not the clarinet.
I think that we had many more good and talented musicians that could be mentioned and acknowledged; Palmer Huckle who first started a drum and bugle corps. and later, in the 1970’s, a School marching band. They performed in the Medicine Hat Stampede Parade. We had Jacob and August Boshee, both very talented men. They came from south of Medicine Hat and later farmed in the Rosebeg district while living in Redcliff. Klass Craats, internationally known musician, born in Holland, was raised and educated in Redcliff and Medicine Hat. Ed. and Gloria Van Wert. Ed on piano and Gloria doing vocals were well know in and around Medicne Hat as well as Las Vegas, Roy and Wally Vossler, with Fay Vossler doing harmony, and Cecil Ziebart, a Dominion Glass worker, who along with his brother Vic played at many parties, weddings,etc. He made several 78 RPM recordings. We have some of them,and finally Les Herman, father of Tim, Greg and Colin; all of them musical, as well as Tim’s daughter, Jenna. Les played in several bands in the Cypress Hills area. Tim and Greg are well known in Redcliff and Medicine Hat. Tim is a music instructor in Medicine Hat and has made some fine recordings, Greg has recently released 9 CD’s which he composed and recorded. All are very well done.You can find these guys playing several times a week in various venues through out the city and area. They are definitely out there. If I missed anyone, I’m sorry.
Vi Rieger, Redcliff