Mrs. Bailey has moved into The Arbor and is continuing to give up some of Mary Ellen's stuff. 

 This week she sent me Mary Ellen's band jacket and scrap book.  Hopefully this summer I can

scan the scrapbook and send it to MindenMemories.  I will save the band jacket for the Heritage

 Room at the new high school.  Thought you would be interested in knowing these things are still

being harbored.  Claire Turner Fussell (May 26, 2006)

Band 2- 38 - Plaque 54

Band2 - 37  - Plaque 54 Model 54












            MEB15 -  1937 - 1954














  MEB14-Robert "Bob" Grambling, Band Director

MEB13-Photo taken at the Minden Train Depot - LEAVING FOR GIRLS STATE

L-R, Carla Faye Green, Becky Jones, Mary Ellen Bailey, Linda Lee Mims, ___, Norita White, ___, Jeralyn Ship ___, ___ & Beverly Tash.

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MEB12-1954 Minden High School Building 










MEB11-Another view of the 1954 high school building when it was new.








MEB10-Three Band Members

Joan Andress, Neil Baker and Billy Baldwin

If you can identify the third person

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MEB9-The Girls Behind The Band Room

Font Row: L-R, Jackie Batton, Janie Sue Krouse, Judy Smith, Betty Sue Lewis, Peggy Cheshire, Linda Monzingo

Back Row, Marlene Fields, Patricia Farrow, Earlene Mendenhall, ____, Diana Jeffers, _____and Mary Smith








MEB8-GIRLS BEHIND MHS AUDITORIUM : 1952/53 FOOTBALL MAIDS Back Row, L-R, Carole Whitfield, Loretta Allen, Mary Ellen Bailey, Pat Wilson, Cora Lou Brown, Judy Gleason & Annetta Baker.
Middle Row, L-R, Jean Sentell, Trudy Brooks, Barbara Johnson, Helen Brunson, Rebecca Hearron and Sandra Gray
Front Row, L-R, Keitha Hough, Bettye Miller, Barbara Dene Byars, Jackie Davis, Cortez David, and Nedra Melton










  Maid of Charles Hennigan

  L-R, Jean Sentell, Annetta Baker and     Mary Ellen Baker

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NEB6-Lucille Daughril, Librarian







MEB5-Milton Fletcher

Mr. Fletcher taught bookkeeping and math.











MEB4-L. M. Frey, Jr.

English Teacher












MEB3 -Charlie Moore,

Janitor at MHS












MEB2 -Mary Ellen Bailey accepting a check from

J. Davidson Brown. He was  eventually

president of Peoples bank. This looks like the

annual prize given at the Bossier-Webster-Fair

Parade for the Second place Band. Bossier always

won first.   (Submitted by Greg Grambling)














Mary Ellen Bailey and Kenneth Beck 1952















Mary Ellen Bailey and Jerry Frasier 1954


















MHS PRACTICE FIELD - Majorette's are L-R, Barbara Bryan, Sandra Pullig and Earlene Mendenhall; Ronald Miller, Exhibition Twilrler












Countermarch on practice field













MHS band practice on

football field










MHS practice field 2













MHS practice on football field 3

Earlene Mendenhall in the front.

Playing the large drums is Billy

Baldwin, Neil Baker and Dolores

Webb playing the snare drums.  









MHS practice on football field 4












MHS trombones