|The Auburn Knights Orchestra has graduated many excellent
musicians since 1930. One of their star singers, Toni Tennille, went
on to a successful career in television and as a recording artist.
So did another member of this 1959-60 band, saxophonist Dave Edwards (second
from Toni's left), who played with Lawrence Welk's orchestra. Another
Knights alumnus, Urbie Green, was the only sideman featured on camera in
the movie, The Benny Goodman Story. Gerald Yelverton was ranked
in the top ten of the nation's great jazz clarinetists. Incidentally,
Toni Tennille's father, Frank Tennille, sang with the first Knights Orchestra.
-- Photo: Auburn Knights Collection at the AU Archives