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Gower reports old CCHS music online uploads now complete

By James Grob,

Doug Gower is reporting that all of the old Charles City High School music record albums/songs that he knows of have been officially uploaded on his SoundCloud page for anyone to listen to.

“They’re not all perfect but they’re all up there now,” Gower said. “I still have some other Charles City recordings to upload but all of the CCHS records are on there.”

Gower’s father, Bob Gower, was director of bands for CCHS from 1961 to 1979 and head of the music department for nearly 20 years. Recently, Gower decided to start putting old recordings up on his SoundCloud site. Many of the recordings are of either the high school band, orchestra, or both — although some that he’s uploaded are from the all-state band, rather than the Charles City band.

Any musician who performed with the Charles City High School band or orchestra in the late 1960s through the early 1970s just might be able to hear themselves perform online.

“I’ve been posting up my recordings of the Charles City High School record albums and tapes — band, chorus and orchestra concerts — from the ’60s and ’70s,” Gower said. “Some of these are recordings that no one else has.”

Anyone who wants to give the uploaded music a look and listen can do so by visiting online. Listeners can also go to the “SoundCloud” web site and search for Gower’s profile, “dynamic groove.” There is no cost to listen to the songs. A click on the avatar — or profile icon — of each track will reveal the time and place of the recording, the name of the band that was recording, and the director or the conductor.