It's taken more than one hundred years, but Bismarck High School finally has a dedicated school auditorium!  The public is invited to tour the new facility TODAY Monday, November 18th from 5:30 to 7 pm.  There will also be a free jazz concert tonight starting at 7:30.  The entire public is invited to come out and enjoy this momentous occasion.

TSM Bismarck
TSM Bismarck

The new Bismarck High School auditorium will be dedicated to former BHS graduate Roy Gilbreath, who made a donation to the project.

Roy Gilbreath, who was born on June 11, 1930, in Mott, attended second grade through high school in Bismarck, where he graduated from Bismarck High School in 1948. Roy attended the University of Minnesota for one year before enlisting in the United States Air Force and serving four years during the Korean War.

He continued college at Montana State University and graduated with a degree in agronomy. After graduation, he worked several years for Doane’s Agricultural Services. He later returned to Bismarck, where he worked as a land leasing agent. as well as working for the North Dakota State Legislature.

Gilbreath, who still wears his letterman's jacket on occasion, is best known for being the chief clerk of the House of Representatives from the late 1960s through 1997 with the exception of the 1983 legislative session.

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