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Bands (Music) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

 Topic
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Archives of The Midwest Clinic, An International Band and Orchestra Conference

 Collection 0026-SCPA
Overview Begun in December 1946, The Midwest Clinic, An International Band and Orchestra Conference (MWIBOC), is a multi-day band and orchestra international music conference held annually in Chicago, IL. The conference not only includes performances of featured ensembles, but also focuses "on bringing music directors into contact with not only the best published music, but also with new and established teaching techniques, and the latest products and services for the music educator." The...

Arthur Wise Papers

 Collection 0075-SCPA
Overview 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 the...

Chester E. Whiting collection

 Collection 0333-SCPA
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 Band....

Frank Mancini papers

 Collection 0038-SCPA
Overview Frank Mancini (1886-1964) was an influential music educator in the 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...

Kenneth Slater papers

 Collection 0040-SCPA
Overview 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 Collection

 Collection 0061-SCPA
Overview 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 classical...

Raymond F. Dvorak papers

 Collection 0035-SCPA
Overview 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 those...