Fredrick Malcolm Waring (Tyrone, Pennsylvania, June 9, 1900 – July 29, 1984 in State College, Pennsylvania) was a popular musician, bandleader and radio-television personality, sometimes referred to as "America's Singing Master" and "The Man Who Taught America How to Sing. Tyrone is a Borough in Blair County, Pennsylvania, 15 miles (24 km northeast of Altoona, on the Little Juniata River. Events 53 - Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia 62 - Claudia Octavia commits Year 1900 ( MCM) was an exceptional Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar Events 1014 - Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) State College is the largest borough in Centre County in the U A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A bandleader is the leader of a band of Musicians The term is most commonly though not exclusively used with a group that plays Popular music as "  He was also a promoter, financial backer and namesake of the Waring Blendor, the first modern electric blender on the market. A blender, or liquidiser in British English, is a Kitchen appliance used to mix ingredients or Puree food 
From 1923 until late 1932, "Waring's Pennsylvanians" were among Victor Records best-selling bands. Victrola redirects here For other uses see Victrola (disambiguation The Victor Talking Machine Company ( 1901 – 1929  In late 1932, he abruptly quit recording, although his band continued to perform on radio. In 1933, "You Gotta Be A Football Hero" was performed on radio to great acclaim, and some recordings of this still exist. "You Gotta Be A Football Hero" is a song written by Al Sherman, Buddy Fields and Al Lewis.
Adding a men's singing group to his ensemble, he recruited Robert Shaw, recently out of the Pomona College glee club, to train his singers. WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Robert Shaw ( April 30, 1916 – January 25 Pomona College is a private residential liberal arts college located in Claremont California. A glee club is a Choir, historically of men but also of just women or mixed voices which traditionally specializes in singing short songs Shaw later founded the Robert Shaw Chorale, directed the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and became America’s preeminent conductor of serious choral music. The Robert Shaw Chorale was a professional chorus founded in New York City in 1948 by Robert Shaw, a Californian who had been drafted out of college a decade earlier The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra ( ASO) is an American Orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA For the musical composition see Chorale. A choir, chorale, or chorus is a Musical ensemble of Singers The Waring glee club sound can be detected in some Robert Shaw Chorale recordings.
During World War II, Waring and his ensemble appeared at war bond rallies and entertained the troops at training camps. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including War bonds are a type of Savings bond used by combatant nations to help fund a war effort and as a Monetary policy for controlling Inflation from an  He also composed and/or performed dozens of patriotic songs, his most famous being "My America. " Throughout the 1940s and early 1950s, Waring and His Pennsylvanians produced a string of hits, selling millions of records. A few of his many choral hits include "Sleep," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Button Up Your Overcoat," "White Christmas," "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor" and "Dancing In The Dark. "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" is an American abolitionist song written by Julia Ward Howe in November 1861 and first published in The Atlantic Monthly " Smoke Gets in Your Eyes " is a Show tune written by American composer Jerome Kern and lyricist Otto Harbach for their 1933 Operetta "Button Up Your Overcoat" is a popular Song. The music was written by Ray Henderson, the lyrics by B " White Christmas " is an Irving Berlin song whose lyrics reminisce about White Christmases. "Dancing in the Dark" is a Popular song, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz, that was first introduced by John Barker " 
In 1947, Waring organized the Fred Waring Choral Workshop at his Pennsylvania headquarters in Shawnee-on-the Delaware, which was also the home of Shawnee Press, Inc., the music publisher which he founded. Shawnee Press Inc. is a music publisher and one of the largest publishers of printed music and recordings in the world At these sessions, talented musicians learned to sing with precision, sensitivity and enthusiasm. When these vocalists returned home and shared what they had learned with fellow musicians, Waring’s approach to choral singing spread throughout the nation. He taught and supervised these summer workshop for 37 years, continuing right until the day he died. 
Waring expanded into television in 1949, with The Fred Waring Show on CBS. The Fred Waring Show was an American television musical variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to May 30, 1954 CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. The program ran from 20 June 1948 to 30 May 1954 and received several awards for Best Musical Program. Events 451 - Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius ' defeats Attila the Hun. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund a supporter of Antipope John XXIII burns Jerome of Prague following Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) (The show was 60 minutes long until January 1952, and 30 minutes thereafter. ) In the 1960s and 1970s, popular musical tastes turned from choral music, but Waring changed with the times, introducing his Young Pennsylvanians, a group of fresh-faced, long-haired, bell-bottomed performers who sang old favorites and choral arrangements of contemporary songs. Bell-bottoms is a Trousers that become wider from the Knees downwards  In this way he continued as a popular touring attraction, logging some 40,000 miles a year. 
In the 1930s, inventor Frederick Jacob Osius went to Waring for financial backing for an electric blender he had patented. The Osius patent (#2,109,501) was filed March 13, 1937 and awarded March 1, 1938. Events 1138 - Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II. Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army enters in Athens, removing the Tyrant Year 1938 ( MCMXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  Some $25,000 later, Waring-owned Miracle Mixer blender was introduced to the public at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago retailing for $29. 75. In 1938, Fred Waring renamed his Miracle Mixer Corporation as the Waring Corporation, and the mixer's name was changed to the Waring Blendor (the "o" in blendor giving it a slight distinction from "blender"). The Waring Blendor became an important tool in hospitals for the implementation of specific diets, as well as a vital scientific research device. Dr. Jonas Salk used it while developing the vaccine for polio. In 1954, the millionth Waring Blendor was sold, and it is still as popular today. 
Throughout his career, Fred Waring received many awards, but none was as illustrious as his last one. In 1983, the 83-year-old Waring — by now considered king of popular choral music — was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest honor for a civilian, by President Ronald Reagan. Not to be confused with the Medal of Honor, sometimes called the "Congressional Medal of Honor" which is the highest military decoration of the United States 
Fred Waring died suddenly of stroke on July 29, 1984 at the place where it all began — Penn State University — just after videotaping a concert with his ensemble and completing his annual summer choral workshop. Events 1014 - Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related, land-grant, space grant public research University He conducted many such workshops at Penn State in his later years, and in 1984, designated Penn State to house his collection of archives and memorabilia. The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related, land-grant, space grant public research University A souvenir (from French, for memory) memento or keepsake is an object a traveler brings home for the memories associated with He also served his alma mater as a trustee and was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University. Although many believe that Waring Commons at Penn State is named for him, it is actually named for his grandfather, William Waring. In Long Beach, California, there is a Fred Waring Drive named for him. Long Beach is a city located in southern California, USA, on the Pacific coast Another Fred Waring Drive is a major arterial road in the Palm Sprrings-Indio area of Southern California (where many major roads are named for post-World War II era entertainers).
Waring was a cartoon and comic strip collector, and a small meeting room by the West Wing restaurant has dozens of cartoons drawn by artists such as Al Hirschfeld in Waring's honor. Albert Hirschfeld ( June 21, 1903 – January 20, 2003) was a Jewish American Caricaturist best known for his simple black
Fred Waring was survived by five adult children; Dixie, Fred Waring Jr., William "Bill", Paul and Malcolm. Son Fred Jr. enjoyed a long and varied musical career as conductor and jazz trombonist. Grandson Jordan Waring is a critically acclaimed orchestral composer. Jordan Waring (b 1964, New York is an American Composer. Biography Jordan Waring was born on Long Island New York and was raised
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