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Band directors -- United States.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

American Bandmasters Association records

 Collection 0016-SCPA
Abstract Formed in 1929 "for the purpose of furthering the interests of outstanding American Band Masters, and of interesting composers, arrangers, and music publishers in Wind Band music," the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) continues to champion the causes of American bands and bandmasters today. Its members' accomplishments include the election of John Philip Sousa to the Hall of Fame of Great Americans, the...

Arthur Wise papers

 Collection 0075-SCPA
Abstract Arthur Wise (1906-1973) was a music educator, involved as both a public school band director and a community ensemble conductor. He served the public school system for over 35 year, as band director at Lisbon H.S. in Lisbon, Ohio, and Lincoln High School in Philadelphia. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Wise was an avid Civil War scholar, and, with the collaboration of Francis A. Lord, he published two books on the topic, Bands and Drummer Boys of...

Chester E. Whiting collection

 Collection 0333-SCPA-ABA
Content Description The Chester E. Whiting collection contains material relating to Whiting's career with the U.S. Army, including his role in creating and leading the U.S. Army Field Band. Materials in it date from 1919 to 2015, but the bulk dates are 1946-1960. The collection has a varied provenance, which is reflected in its arrangement and description. The first box of material is from Frank Whiting, Jr., Chester’s nephew. Frank Whiting, Sr. was a member of the Americal Division Band and the Army Field...

Frank Mancini papers

 Collection 0038-SCPA
Abstract Frank Mancini (1886-1964) was an influential music educator in Modesto, California. This collection focuses on his teaching and conducting career there and includes music programs of many of Mancini's ensembles and guest conducting appearances; correspondence with important musicians of the time including William Revelli, Edwin Franko Goldman, and others; instructional materials from Mancini's years as an educator; awards earned by Mancini and his bands; audio recordings of an interview with...

George C. Wilson papers

 Collection 0022-SCPA
Abstract George C. Wilson (b. 1908 - d. 2001) was a music educator, band director, Director and Vice-President of the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan. In 1948, he was elected a member of American Bandmasters Association (ABA), where he served on the board of Directors (1963, 1966), as vice-president (1964), and president (1965), and in 1998 was elected as an honorary life member. The George C. Wilson papers include materials relating to Wilson’s tenure as the director at Interlochen,...

Hubert P. Henderson papers

 Collection 0058-SCPA
Abstract Hubert P. Henderson directed the band program at the University of Maryland, College Park from 1955-1965. Under his leadership the program underwent a series of significant changes, including a closer association with the School of Music and the formation of the Symphonic Band. Henderson was elected to the American Bandmasters' Association (ABA) in 1961 and resigned from the association in 1968. During his membership, he was integral to the establishment of the ABA...

Kenneth Slater papers

 Collection 0040-SCPA
Abstract A conductor and cornetist, Kenneth Slater (1917-2005) was involved with numerous bands throughout his career. He performed with the "The President's Own" United States Marine Band and the United States Army Field Band, where he was the cornet soloist for nearly a decade. Later he became the director of the Almas Temple Band (Washington, DC) and Hagerstown Municipal Band (Maryland). In addition, Slater was also a charter member of the Shrine Bandmasters, a Past President of the Pennsylvania...

Mark Hindsley papers

 Collection 0061-SCPA
Abstract Mark Hindsley (1905-1999) was a band director, music instructor, author, and composer of band transcriptions. He spent much of his career at the University of Illinois where he directed the Marching Illini and was Professor of Music. In 1948, he became the Director of Bands at Illinois; he served in that position until his retirement in 1970. During his long and fruitful career, Hindsley wrote seven books and more than forty magazine articles about instrumental music. In order to make...

Raymond F. Dvorak papers

 Collection 0035-SCPA
Abstract Raymond F. Dvorak (1900-1982) was an American band director and music educator who spent much of his career as director of the University of Wisconsin bands. The Dvorak Papers covers the period from 1876 to 1987, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1960 to 1980. The collection consists of both personal and professional papers, including published and collected articles, correspondence, programs, memorabilia, and photographs related to Dvorak's work as a band director, particularly...