Monday, September 03, 2012

Sandusky High School Victory Song

In 1914 Sandusky High School senior Lloyd F. Weninger wrote both the words and music to the Sandusky High School Victory Song, published by the Alvord Peters Company.

For a time, Lloyd Weninger co-owned the Lloyd-George Studios with George J. Lehrer. Lloyd F. Weninger was a graduate of the School of Drama, Carnegie Institute of Technology, now known as Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Weninger was professor of Dramatic Arts at Carnegie Tech for thirty one years, retiring in 1961. While at Carnegie Tech, Weninger designed more than five hundred stage sets. Frank Smith stated, in an article in the March 29, 1973 issue of the Sandusky Register, that Lloyd Weninger was ahead of his time. He used black light technology before anyone else. He wrote a Harlequins play in 1949, entitled “619 Portrait of the Polish Family,” based on his experiences of living with a Polish family. During the summer months, and after his retirement, he resided in Sandusky. For several holiday seasons Mr. Weninger played Santa Claus at the Hill’s Department Store in Sandusky. After contracting pneumonia, Lloyd Weninger died on December 23, 1971. He was buried at Sandusky’s Oakland Cemetery.

The Lloyd Weninger Award for Stage Design is awarded to a Junior or Senior at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.

1 comment:

Lj Swiech said...

I received one of Mr Weninger's watercolors. It was passed down from my grandparents with whom he boarded during the school term. I was wondering if there is any galleries that deal in his work? I am trying to get a value for insurance purposes.