At the close of the gymnasium season each year competitive class drills in dumbbells, Indian club swinging, barbells, and fencing were held as well as contests in indoor athletics. "The gymnasium was not completed sufficiently early in '93 to give opportunity for thorough drilling. The classes, however, decided to have an interclass gymnastic drill contest. Enthusiasm supplied the lack of time for preparation, so that the drills were creditable." In 1894 and 1895 the gymnastic drills were more elaborate and much harder to master than those of the preceding year. They consisted partly of marching (U.S. revised infantry tactics), and partly of gymnastic exercises. During 1894 a piano was purchased for the gymnasium. As soon as the class drill exercises [were] sufficiently mastered to be done to music an accompanist [was] employed and all mass class drills [were] accompanied by music. -Prospectus of the Department of Physical Training of Washington & Jefferson College, 1894-1895.
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Circular for the first annual class drill contest and gymnasium exhibition held April 28, 1893.