Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Harry N. Boone, Jr.
Deborah A. Boone
The purpose of this study was to determine the role of music in 4-H traditions from the beginning of the organization to the present. In addition to the overall 4-H traditions, the research focused on traditions in the 4-H camping program. The research examined songs, song quality, and the role they played in the 4-H tradition and/or the 4-H camp experience. Differences and similarities of 4-H music from the beginning of the 4-H program in West Virginia to the present day were explored. The study also examined the origins of the songs used in the West Virginia 4-H program discerning whether or not it was specifically a 4-H original song or a song originally written for different purposes. The study described songs currently being used and those that are no longer used.
Burnside, Jason A., "West Virginia 4-H Camp Songs and Music Traditions" (2011). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 463.